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Fresh update on "platform" discussed on Bloomberg Businessweek
"That means? They'll grow their business. So what's top of mind in terms of how you prioritize what you need to have on this platform? Absolutely. So the platform itself is going to be innovation, right? Never before, have you been able to connect this application to that application to that application kind of think like G Suite, where each product can be itself, but the good things happen if you start to use more than one product. So the platform itself is our first priority. It's really complicated. It's really hard, but that's where we're starting. And then we'll put applications on it that advisers need. They're not all going to be there to start. And we've been really clear about that. How are you thinking about this from a hardware perspective? Oh, it's cloud based. It's a 100%. So does that mean that equally people are able to access it equally and to the fullest extent, whether they're on a PC, whether they're on a Mac. Or a PC on tablet, right? They don't go they're not usually working with clients on a phone, right? So as long as we're doing what's called responsive design, it'll be able to fit to any device type we should be fine. I think really importantly, it has to be secure. It has to be safe. So that's where the Bank of New York Mellon comes in. What about working from home? Yeah, no, you can totally do that. Right Absolutely. Because this is going to be wet based. You can do it for everywhere. It's 2022. It's fine on that. I said before you sat down, we
With war, Kyiv pride parade becomes a peace march in Warsaw
"Ukraine's largest LGBTQ rights event Kyiv pride is going ahead but not on its native streets and it's not a celebration Give pride when instead join Warsaw's yearly equality parade the largest gay pride event in Central Europe using it as a platform to keep international attention focused on Ukraine's struggle for freedom director Lenny M some reminds that the day is not a celebration He says we'll wait for victory to celebrate adding we're marching for political support for Ukraine and we're marching for basic human rights Lesbian gay bisexual and transgender people are among civilians and soldiers killed by Russian forces I'm Charles De
Fresh update on "platform" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"In Central Europe using it as a platform to keep international attention focused on Ukraine's struggle for freedom, director Lenny emson reminds that the day is not a celebration. He says, we'll wait for victory to celebrate, adding we're marching for political support for Ukraine and when marching for basic human rights, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people are among civilians and soldiers killed by Russian forces. I'm Charles De Ledesma. A picture perfect day to
The Latest Features From Truth Social With CEO Devin Nunes
"We're back with Devin Nunes. He is the CEO of the Trump media and tech group responsible for truth social. Before you came on, we were chatting, I just want to say thank you. I'm nowhere close to your 733,000 followers. Follow him at Devin Nunes, but my account, my modest little account, almost a quarter of a million followers already, but I can't keep up with what's happening every day. It's two, three, 4000 followers. Tell us about what's happening on the site, what we should expect in the future. When is it going to go to other platforms, messaging systems, so much is happening it's so exciting. Yeah, it really is. And right now, we're basically just a feed where we don't use an algorithm. So if you follow more, if you're like me, you follow, I think I fell about 500 people. You can't hardly keep up with the feed, right? So it's a bit of a challenge. So if you post in the morning and I don't check it till the evening, I don't know what you really said that day unless I go to your page. So what we're working on is a feature that will allow for you to easily access folks that you interact with. And so that's a feature that we're coming out with, along with notifications. And we're hopeful it's going to be out by the 4th of July. We're pushing hard. We got our whole team working here on it to try to get it done, but it essentially gives you two features that will be good to go and see and view content. So that's the big feature that's coming up. Obviously, people ask about the Android app, we are working around the clock on that also. And we're hopeful I don't want to give a date on that, but we're pushing it as fast as you can. But I should say that even if you have an Android, you can go to true social dot com and you can bookmark it. So you can get it on your phone. It's not as simple as going to the Google Play Store, but you can sign up, get your account and interact with Sebastian gorka.
Human Relationships Still Matter!
"Human relations still matter. No matter how technologically it lanced our worlds could be coming no matter how technologically savvy we are becoming, you can't separate out the man from the machine. And that goes for programming, it goes from social media. You can't separate it out. This is also one of the concerns and I wanted to start with this one because I see this so often if the machine is being substituted for social interaction, we see this in social media, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, all of these YouTube platforms, Roman platforms, all of them. All are good things when used in proper perspective. But what we're seeing right now and probably wouldn't envision from this movie top that matter was that when you remove the man from the machine, when you remove the human element out of the social interactions, then people will begin to believe that they're their own best, they're their own best advisers, their own best interests, and that they know best because they're never challenged. Because if you can put something out there on the Internet and you can top a comment or a tweet and you can send it out an anonymous fashion, you're not able to receive the instant feedback like I grew up when I was growing up in high school. If you had a problem with somebody, you had to tell them you had a problem with them. Otherwise, nobody would ever know. You couldn't go to some anonymous electric site, electronic site in tweet, I hate or I'm mad at so and so. No, you had to actually get front and that's where human interaction skills were lacking in a leadership lesson. If you want to hear it today, the best leadership interaction I can give you is the demand. You can't separate the command of a machine and you can't separate the social interaction that we desperately need is humans. And when you do, you start isolating people. We start seeing the rise of the mental health issues that we see. And we start seeing more and more of a pervasiveness in our culture that is
Republicans Just Gave BLM Its Own National Holiday
"And for the naive Republicans that voted for this become a federal holiday, as somehow this would lessen racial tensions, this increases racial tensions. You have given BLM a national holiday to be able to write these ridiculous op eds in CNN. How about this one? Time Magazine. Juneteenth is now a national holiday, our reparations next. You see, they look at that as a starting point. You validate their racial disharmony agenda. You platform and recognize and give power to the very same people that burned and looted the entire country for weeks and months. Somehow we're now the very same academics that said that looting is acceptable. That the proper way to honor George Floyd is to blow off a little steam. This is what is called the movement of a million steps. They start with Juneteenth, but they're not done. Now they're saying our reparations next. And Republicans unwillingness to fight on what July 4th actually is. And it's that say, well, yeah, sure, this seems innocent enough. Goes to show how naive our own side is in dealing with the arsonist left.
Harriet Hageman: I'm Running for Wyoming, Taking on Liz Cheney
"Awesome Harriet hagerman you decided to take on Liz Cheney which I have an enormous amount of respect for you for She has done something in my mind that is unforgivable I am a Christian I believe in the power of forgiveness but you know you're gonna have to take that up with Jesus Christ and the afterlife politics right now forgiveness hasn't been doing as much good because they continue to attack us She is weaponized this January 6th committee and used it as a platform for herself to attack Republican she dislikes and try to interfere in I believe another election by dissuading activists from getting involved who may choose to support president Trump Was that one of the reasons you decided to take Quran along with many Let me hear from your perspective why you decided to take on this dynastic family in American politics Well there are many reasons why I make the decision to run for office But one of the first things I would say is that I'm not just running against Liz Cheney I am running four Wyoming and that's why I made the decision to do this We are not being represented Wyoming only has one congressional representative where the least populated state in the nation we have 580,000 people and right now we have someone who has completely taken her eye off the ball in terms of what are the important issues for us So we are the largest coal producer in the nation We're one of the top oil and gas producers in the nation We're a top cattle producer in the nation And all of the things that are affecting us from federal lands to the water issues to all of those are addressed oftentimes addressed in the natural resource committee and this is just one example of where she's failed She's no longer on the natural resource committee For the first time in Wyoming history we don't have someone on the natural resource committee or our congressional representative which is devastating to the state of Wyoming Because we don't have a voice on the very issues that affect the vast majority of us in this state
Texas GOP 'On Fire' With Passing Resolutions
"Is the Texas GOP was, you know, they were, in a sense, on fire on all fronts. And they were passing important resolutions that, you know, these resolutions look. Their statements have conviction. They don't have legislative impact. They're almost like a platform. There are a positioning, if you will of the Texas GOP. But the new Texas GOP platform requires Texas students to quote learn about the humanity of the pre born child, including that life begins at fertilization at conception. It even actually requires students to listen to ultrasounds and watch ultrasounds. Hey, listen to the science. Nothing wrong with that. It demands the Texas constitution to remove the legislature's power over a firearms. Quote with the view to preventing crime. So the idea here is that, listen, this is part of the, this is a constitutional right, of course it's in the U.S. Constitution, the Second Amendment. But the idea here is also to amend the Texas constitution to disempower the legislature to be able to take your gun rights away. The idea I guess being that the gun right is an individual right that is outside the province of the government. I won't comment on this one. Treating homosexuality as an abnormal lifestyle choice. Despite the way it was not in the 2018 or 20 platforms, but it is being brought forward now. And I suspect it's being brought forward and not even so much directly because of the gay issue, but more because of all this stuff. Involving the trans involving women's sports, involving pressuring young children. Are you a boy? Are you a girl? And the reason I say that is there's also a gender identity, a clause in here that describes it. I think accurately as a genuine and extremely rare mental health condition and the Texas resolution requires official documents to adhere to quote biological gender. In other words, kind of what doctors and nurses did from time immemorial as you hold up the kid, you take a good look down there, you decide if it's a boy or a girl, and that's what appears on the record. It's not like I identify as this I identify as that. You identification has nothing to do with the matter. This is your biology, whether you like it or not.
"The Texas GOP is Delusional" - The Rude Pundit
"By the way, the rest of the world also seems to have gone mad while I've been gone. You retweeted the new Texas Republican Party platform calls homosexuality in an abnormal lifestyle choice says President Biden was not legitimately elected and has said Texas students should learn about the humanity of the pre born child. And you just said this is madness. The Texas GOP is delusional and not living in reality. Treat them like they're insane. I mean, I think they just endorsed Putin and said no aid to Ukraine. They're just a booed. They both have no gays at their convention, no long cabin Republicans. I'm like holy crap. And they booed their senator. They booed John cornyn because he's working on the gun deal. Right, but still won't even get it done. Still probably, right? Is still blocking it. And he's got boot. And then who got a dancing? You got attacked by right wingers been called. Which comes from Tucker Carlson. Carlson coined that. Yes, he did. So they are quoting Tucker Carlson as they are shoving Crenshaw and his people. And yeah, it's like, at some point, the GOP has got to realize they're booting us out. Anybody who wants to in any way do any kind of work for the country is automatically unless you unless you are giving in to overturning the 2020 election or setting things up to overturn the 2024 election, then you have no business in the Republican
'Battle for the American Mind' With Pete Hegseth and David Goodwin
"Hey folks final segment talking with Pete hegseth and David Goodwin battle for the American mind uprooting a century of miseducation. So Pete the headline here is that you're not just an empty talking head on Fox and Friends. It's not like they say he's smart. He could do things. It gives me such joy to know that you not only get this stuff but that you've joined with David and written a book about it and that you're using your platform to get the word out to the American people about what is happening. I think part of this has been as a father, a journey of discovery myself as a parent. And that's how we've treated this book and how we treated the film series at Fox nation as well. David, I call him my Sherpa, you know? He's leading me through and I'm discovering in real time very much like most of our viewers are right now. Oh my goodness. I knew there were some problems. I didn't realize it was this big. And hopefully, because I've only more recently made some of the choices to get my kids intentionally into some of these schools. So all of us are behind the curve. And I feel this ticking clock in my mind of every moment they're not in that education. I'm not doing what I should be doing for them. Yes, I need to be doing it in the home. Yes, I need to be doing it in church, but to not have the third part of that of the classroom reinforcing the things that I believe. I'm just losing time. And so I would urge the same thing to parents, do the research, take a look, it's not enough to feel like your principles are nice guy or you've got two members of the school board. That's wonderful. We should fight those places. I don't think we should give up any space. But right now we're in a knife fight. We're in the kill zone. And they've got to surround it and you've got to act when you're in that spot.
Gavin Newsom Just Created a Truth Social Account
"An interesting story that just popped up here. It's not really a story. Gavin Newsom just created a truth social account. So Gavin Newsom is a user now on truth social dot com and has posted all about red state murders and all of that. I think it's a brilliant move by Gavin Newsom. It's very clear that he wants to run in 2024. I think Gavin Newsom will be formidable. And Gavin Newsom will raise a ton of money, Gavin Newsom is much more likeable than Kamala Harris, of course he oversees a terrible state, $10 gas, all that stuff. We can go through it, murder rates, all the trans stuff. It's terrible. I will say though that Gavin Newsom creating a truth social account, I think, is a mark of political brilliance and makes him look not like a woke liberal that he's willing to go on conservative platforms and he's willing to engage and dialog and interaction. He's also going to receive probably a fair amount of anonymous accounts that are going to be saying nasty things towards him and he'll be like, oh, look at how terrible conservatives are. I come on their platform and they treat me so terrible. I kind of create the victim a little bit. It's a way for Gavin Newsom to kind of get in the headlines and say, look, I went on Trump's social media app. I'm willing to go anywhere. It's not dumb. I gotta say. And it also frames the kind of Gavin V Trump dichotomy that he wants for coming into 2024.
Dana Goldberg Says Democrats Need to Actively Fight GOP Lies
"How are you feeling right now about America's ability to reject these lies, Dana? I think we need to be louder. I think the Democrats need to be making videos on every single day that Ariane national television because what's happening, especially with the January 6th hearings and I'm not pivoting out, but it's inclusive of this. No, it totally. There are people that are not watching Fox News didn't air the first hearing, which is in one way a very good thing because what happened was a lot of these people who still wanted to find out about the first hearing got it from a reputable news source. So it wasn't tainted by the Fox News spin, so they actually got to hear what really happened. And their horrified. And it's not necessarily a massive population, but if it's any population that we can start to unravel the brains of these people that have been literally taken over by this cult, one at a time is enough. So it's been really interesting with that. We have to keep airing this stuff. We have to make sure it's on every platform. We have to make ads and we need to make videos talking about how the people that tried to infiltrate the voting machines in Colorado. They've been charged, like the people that, you know, in Georgia, all of these things. They're under investigation. This is a debunk theory that people are actually going to jail Thor. I think we need to really hammer that down at this
How Librals Continue to Destroy the Cuntry.
"I think one of the biggest stories of the week still, one of the biggest stories of the week that many people have kind of moved along from is the fact that we had ten GOP Senate members that sided with anti American leftists in order to undermine your Second Amendment rights. Now let me say this again. When your enemy is committing suicide, let him. Let me give you some poll numbers. I did this on my podcast. I did it on my local show. I felt like it was in important enough that if Dennis prager is willing to give me this platform to speak about this, I think this is one of the most important things we can do. There's no doubt. We need to recognize that leftists are destroying the United States of America. No doubt about it. And I think a lot of Democrats as well liberals and well intentioned well meaning Democrats are complicit because they voted for the people on the left and not many of them have stood up against the people on the left. So I think we are in a precarious position. Those of us that love America.
Michael Youssef's Encouraging Message in New Book 'Never Give Up'
"Pastor Michael, yousef, you may know him as the head pastor of church of the apostles in Atlanta or is the head of leading the way ministries, he has a brand new book out called never give up, and here he is, my friend Michael yousef welcome. Thank you so much, Eric. What a delight to be with you. Well, you always cheer me up. And I think it's going to take years before I get it out of my head the time that you allowed me to preach in your church and you greeted me with saying, would you like a Red Bull, sir? I thought your voice, this accent, you just make it sound so authoritative. Not as the scribes, because I've been offered a lot of Red Bulls. Your book, the book that you've written is called never give up, holding fast to biblical truth in times of danger and despair. There is no question, Michael, that we are dealing with very, very strange times. And I think anyone who doesn't think we're going through crazy insane, unbiblical times, isn't paying attention. It's important that we acknowledge the madness around us. We know that God is the only answer. And we need voices like yours to remind us of this. So what do you say generally speaking in the book, never give up? Well, I am speaking primarily to church folks to very similar to what you think and how you view the church in Germany that caved in. We have so many churches in America and you're not sure that platform at NRB. So many churches in America instead of standing up and saying thus says the lord, this is wrong. They have embraced socialism. They have embraced that evil teaching that says that the world is made into two kinds of people oppresses and oppressed. And I was born in Africa, so I can speak with liberty and with freedom. And I speak without any hesitation that we in the puppets. And we always talk to the culture. We speak to the culture. But here's the problem. The church, when the church fails, the culture fails. It's a horse and a buggy, which comes first. The horse has to be there. And as goes the poop, it's so goes the pew, and as goes the pew, so goes the culture.
Have You Seen the Libs of TikTok Account?
"Have you seen the libs of TikTok account Lives of TikTok if you miss it you need to follow them on social media right It is very important Lives of TikTok is an account on Twitter that has garnered an enormous following and all lives of TikTok does all that they count to us It's run by a woman Is she takes videos liberals themselves post to TikTok TikTok and then she puts them on Twitter She offers very little commentary They're not edited most of the time but I say edit it Even if they are it's usually just for time because Twitter doesn't you can't run that long videos right But it's what liberals post themselves Folks as Ashley saint Clara a Twitter account pointed out this morning and she's correct I have never seen an organized effort so intense to get an account ban from Twitter then the movement right now to get libs of TikTok take it off Twitter There are Twitter internal employees on their slack channel It's a communication channel inside the company And insider gave post millennial and red state gave them some of the screenshots of the internal talk channel These Twitter employees are scheming and scamming away to get this account ban Again keep in mind this is nothing more than footage liberals have put themselves up on an open social media platform It makes my point there is nothing worse you can do to a liberal than to show a liberal who they really are
'Young Sheldon' Re-Run Did Better Ratings Than Jan. 6 Hearing on CBS
"Don't believe any of the lies about the ratings. And here's a cold, hard fact. Take one of the networks that went wall to wall. With the ridiculous opening night of Liz Cheney's Broadway debut. GBS preempted a dopey shit come Young Sheldon? To carry the January 6th hearing? Do you know that by the numbers now? They had more ratings for a rerun of Young Sheldon the week before than they did the night of the January 6th public hearing. A Young Sheldon rerun beat Liz Cheney's theatrical masterpiece. 19 20 million people were reporting across all the platforms. That's the total combined number? And they watched it wall to wall except Fox News. 19 20 million. Sounds like a lot of people, right? Do you remember Joe Biden State of the Union? Don't worry, nobody does. Because nobody cared, nobody was really paying attention. That drew 38 million viewers. So Biden's completely unmemorable State of the Union, double the ratings of Liz Cheney and Adam kinzinger, theatrical tour de force.
Dinesh D'Souza on the Rapid Impact of '2000 Mules'
"Expect I mean, look, you are a very successful author and documentarian. Did you expect it to have this impact so rapidly? Well, you know, I knew that this topic has haunted the American mind. But I also knew that the left has been so successful in squelching virtually any public discussion of this. I wasn't even sure I'd be able to tweet about it on Twitter. I got to say that the Elon Musk proposal on Twitter that has opened up Twitter and made Twitter into something at least close to a free speech platform has been critically important for this movie. Because this movie has not traveled on YouTube or on Facebook at all. Obviously it has helped also by getter becoming a strong platform by rumble and then also by the emergence of truth social. So it really shows we're building an alternative infrastructure to get our information out. And the left has been trying their best to launch fact check upon fact check up on fact check. I think they first unleashed their B team, which did a very clumsy job. Then they tried a more sophisticated attack, but quite honestly, they haven't drawn a single drop of blood off of the
Sebastian Talks to Maj Toure, Founder of Black Guns Matter
"Down. He is a patriot and a warrior for the Second Amendment. He's marged Toure of black guns, matter much. Welcome back to America first. Hey, what's up Doc? I appreciate you for having me. I would never ghost you, Doc. I know. I know I'm just having fun. I'm so glad mister J you can't hide from mister G my producer. He will track you down and he found you, but let's, before we get to the serious stuff, well, this is serious two minutes have a little bit of fun because I like the T-shirt you're wearing. If you're not watching us on rumble, why? If you're listening, he's got an OD green shirt that says black guns matter that I think I think I've seen before. There you go. I've got the long sleeve version. There I am with my Daniel defense Mark 18 with a DR Specter four times scope and a suppressor, love that gun. It's my new favorite what should I say to get rid of varmints that are two legged that would dare to raid my home? That's what I'm using. And Marge, I posted that a few days ago and the left. I'm wearing your T-shirt. They went insane. Why did they go insane? And why did you have to step up? I saw you step up and comment on my Instagram post. Yeah, it had to be said because a lot of times, you know, people that are usually freedom people or people that are more identify on the right, we tend to live and let live. And the leftists have allowed that to work in their favor. So you have somebody that hasn't done any research, they don't know what the shirt is about. They don't know what you're supporting. They don't do a modicum of just, you know, Google's to see exactly what our organization is about. But then they wanted to jump all into this tirade about somehow this means that he's doesn't, you know, Doc doesn't care about black life and this and all of these different things. And a lot of times freedom people just let people be wrong. But I just took personal offense to that. You know, you've had us on your platform several times. We've met at cpac. We've chopped it up and I just think that we got to start pushing back when there's a false narrative being explained. And I knew those guys were completely wrong. And I felt like, we could poke some fun at it. So when I reposted a retweeted it, everybody started to, you know, ratio those guys tremendously, but it just speaks to the level of how people will repeat a narrative based on assumption with no actual facts, no actual research. And we got to, as many times as we can, make those people look foolish because if they're foolish, maybe they'll be quiet and learn before they. All right, I doubt that, but we've got to push back and you push back very
Chris Buskirk on the Potential Midterm Mantra of the Left
"It seems like we're stuck in some kind of chronic history. The LP is stuck in a groove and it's back to the Democrats. It's more abortions, less guns. I think we've heard this before, haven't we, Chris? We've heard it over and over and over again. I'm waiting for the mostly peaceful protest to break out again this summer because the playbook is always the same. It always is. So do you think this will be, I know 5 months is a lifetime in politics, but do you really think that this will be the mantra, this will be the platform for the Democrats because it's hard to think of what they can point at in the last 15 months that is something to be proud of. Joe Biden sent out a tweet or somebody sent it out in his name. It was his official Twitter account this morning and he was talking about how bad the economy was when he took over as president and January of 2021 and because of him, his team and his policies that we now have the most in quotes robust recovery ever in American history never mind the almost 10% inflation, 6, $7 gas and a lot of parts of the country, people not being able to get jobs, supply chain, breakages, not even shortages, supply chain breakages all over the place. And this guy's on Twitter, literally this morning. Talking about how great it
How Social Media Censors Conservative Thought
"And right before the break, Carol, we were talking about it and you were explaining what we should do about censorship and how that all works within the scope of the government, partnering with social media. We talked about the cloud service and how they've knocked off parlor. But I'll let you finish your thought on social media censorship. So go ahead and take it away. Yeah, I think this is something where, you know, conservatives have been on the defensive here. You know, people will say, oh, it's all in your head. It's not really happening, but we actually have the data to show that this is happening and it's happening at a grand scale. So the media research center found that Twitter and Facebook sensor Republican members of Congress at a rate of 53 to one compared to Democrat members of Congress. You have a recent study coming out of NC state that says Google sends two thirds of conservative or Republican candidates, political messages to your spam compared to Democrats. So, you know, these are just two instances, and I can go on and on and on, you know, the Hunter Biden laptop story, the Wuhan lab leak, that was censored, so there's so many, not just anecdotal instances, but now we're actually able to say that this matters when it comes to the data. We can put ratios to this stuff, Google, search visibility for breitbart shrank, 99% from 2016 election year to the 2020 election year. Facebook created two internal tools that suppress very conservative media on its platform, the list goes on and on and on. So when people say this is all in conservative heads, that thought in and of itself is all in their head.
"platform" Discussed on Power Your Platform
"I hope you enjoyed my conversation. Today with laura hanoch i think laura is a great example of someone who's taken something she loves to do and has built a career around it. Now if you wanna learn more about swoop media you can visit swoop media dot ca or click on the podcast episode. Show notes and check out. What graphic recording is all about as promised here are mytalk. Tem takeaways from today's interview number. One always believe in yourself and your dreams number to be willing to try new things and stay open to new opportunities number three. Be a sponge and soak up all you can when you discover something that you love to do number four combine your passions together when creating your own life path number five look for new ways to excite and engage your audience number six. What we love to do as children tells us a lot of who we are number seven the human brain responds differently to visual communication number. Eight infographics help us understand. Complex subject matter number nine surround yourself with other women who inspire you and number. Ten flexibility and variety are just two of the upsides of being your own boss. So thanks so much for listening in today. If you enjoyed this episode please take a moment to rate and review. Power your platform on apple podcasts. To help us reach bore women and encourage them to turn up the volume on their own stories. We'd be so grateful if you did until next time keeping owning your story following your purpose and raising your voice because the world is waiting to hear your story..
"platform" Discussed on Power Your Platform
"Your business. So i had a lot of cancellations at the beginning of kobe. Barrel in person events but the the whole industry took a shift digital and a lot of our graph reporters of mine. All of us you know ordered. I had quickly and so it had to learn the programs And so it was a bit of a learning curve for some in even my mentor for example decided to step out because she wasn't comfortable with all the technology changes a for myself I've always loved technology. I already had an asset and found out how to get it to resume so Once there was a bit of a rough patch of everyone jumping on and finally organizing soon conferences than they're like. Oh you can have a quarter to perfect in. Took a few more months after that everyone started planning events that picked up for me as well. That's so interesting and yet the adjustment that we've had to make a i feel that everyone has been somewhat patient with people along the way. Right i mean specially in that first quarter. Let's say where everyone was. I mean i had been on zoom. It's you times but not immersive lii and then we all had to just learn new things and i feel like there. Was this extra grace that we just extended to everyone to say okay. Yeah we're all in this together trying to figure out the new way of doing business. And even today laura. Are you finding that you are serving virtual events even though the precautions and like the restrictions have lifted somewhat. Guess i'm still doing a lot of virtual events. I even did my first hybrid. Which was really fun. I was on the tv in the conference room where there was about twenty five people so that was unique while so you mentioned a community of graphic recorders a moment ago. You said that you know of others. How many like are there. Dozens hundreds like. What is this community. That you're part of just in case someone is listening and they too are in the straighter and wondering how do i engage with this fascinating community of women and manager organization part of the isp so international forum of visual practitioners and it's global So there's a american kind of focused. There's also european. So when i joined i didn't realize it's not as popular in canada as it is in the states. There's a lot more and as well as europe. It's very popular So that's the community. That i stuck with and i think that that often happen. I find it in the uk. Something will happen then. Suddenly you know six months or eight months later. It's happening here so you're really. I think at the beginning of that wave which probably makes you a little more Experienced now than some other illustrators. So can you tell me a little bit about your personal story. How did you get into illustrating itself. You mentioned you know you studied in college etcetera. But what was it about illustration that ben drew you to. What's what's your story. I always loved telling stories and beating as a child. I loved video games. And i. I loved immersing myself in the art of those types of gains era. Remember being a teenager. My mom's like oh i don't know about illustration like i don't know if you're gonna make enough money would've graphic design. I remember being so upset with her. Being like i don't wanna drive. Wanted to sign the stuff that was sides of trucks on the highways like that just did not excite me so when i went to school It was yeah the storytelling that kept staying through in as well as Sharing information but not in a way. That's always passed any pie. Chart saint crafts so it was inspirational. When i did my first info-graphic in as a project in college is a gap. This is what clicks for me and so Even after i did the side hustles. I wasn't really illustrating for those four years. After school i still was drawn to it. And i was like. I'm not telling the stories that i want to being a military spouse. I was looking for a flexible type of job end so i always wanted to be a freelance illustrator to have that flexibility. 'cause i knew we would be traveling or we would be posted in so the goal was eventually to get to the freelance illustrator job. I didn't know how i was going to get there. But that was the goal right so this is like a mobile storytelling business that you take with you. I can just imagine you laura in your little vehicle that's what it says mobile storytelling business and that you're actually your actual title underneath of. That's so fascinating. And i'd like we talked about the idea of telling story with numbers telling story with data because information and data. My gosh even the last couple of years. Have we ever learned how important it is to educate ourselves but often it's presented in such a dry boring way. So i think that this the idea of infographics which i'm also familiar with and which has helped me understand complex subjects at times. I think it's a real breakthrough in fact for the data industry because now they can reach so many more people right and not just the elite not just the academic soup hold all the information and the knowledge at now suddenly is the more decentralized in this to me makes knowledge more accessible which i think is pretty cool. Yeah i agree so as a storyteller yourself. Are there any other women who inspire you with their stories maybe and help keep you motivated along. The way to come to mind is definitely some of the local women in my business community Bill their businesses neuro passions. And i feed off of them. Were not in the same industry at all but to see them grow. There's always inspiring and i loved a girl in help. And you keep those women near me. But i also look up to two other graphic or quarters who are kind of more senior industry One Tinny gatsby who is so far advanced in technology. She's bringing vr into graphic according which is so cool So i really nerd out there and brandy outback who She just has an amazing brain in his always developing new new ways to look at graphic according as industry so those two while end session are ad a science involved in what you just literally are but then on the other side there's strategy and there's also the business side of it and so you just mentioned the two local women that you surround yourself with as well because i find that often it can be very lonely. Especially if you're a soul printer like we are If you have your own business you need a sounding board. You need somebody to be in the mix and somedays cheering you on as well. I mean sundays. You get to be the cheerleader. But often we. I find that we need that motivation. So i think that's incredible that you've had the foresight to do that as speaking of having your own business because you do now that you are working for yourself. What are some of the pros the cons because every day i have people approach me and say i'm thinking about starting a business. Do you think that's a good idea. And i never give an answer to that. Of course they decide for themselves. But i always love to present them keystone is like yourself and say what are the pros the cons and then let them decide. So what do you think about that. Crow is definitely the flexibility. Like i mentioned being a military spence. I need that flexibility in my life. Be like oh my husband needs a chore. Done this morning away. okay Pass that product on for the afternoon in the evening so to have. That flexibility is great. I also love the variety of clients and projects that i can achieve with.
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"Not many people realize this but the recipe for s'mores cookie sandwiches has actually been around since the nineteen twenties. And here's a fun fact. The i s- moore's recipe actually appeared in girl scouts guide called tramping and trailing with the girl scouts but back then the tree was actually known as graham cracker sandwiches. So in case. You've never heard of us more. Let me explain the preparation and cooking process. I promise it will only take sixty seconds. I you take to graham crackers and in between you slide. A layer of chocolate my favorite is arrow or hershey. But doesn't really matter next. You want to toast a marshmallow preferably over an open campfire if you can and if not you can do the cooking of the marshmallow in a toaster oven or even your microwave. Once you're marshmallows toasted you want to smush together the graham cracker chocolate marshmallow combo by the way. I'm pretty sure smoshing is the technical culinary term kissed. You'd like to look it up and then the sweet taste of that glorious mess of goodness. There's nothing quite like it. But let's breakdown this recipe further for today's stories more cooking lesson. Now the purpose of a story s'more is to make your contents so delicious and your messaging so worthwhile that your audience keeps coming back again and again. So how do we do that i. Let's consider the three ingredients of a traditional more graham crackers marshmallows and chocolate. That's it just three components. So hey you gotta love the simplicity. Today we're going to use each of those three s'more ingredients.
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"The, you know, the last supper painting on the wall. And I remember playing on that path to table. I remember going down and pretending I was making meals and you know playing on it and knowing it when we'd have all their meals in the basement. This was her second kitchen, right? That it's sat in there. We would use it to roll out dough and all of these things, right? So it was wonderful. It was a wonderful, you know, it was wonderful going back and talking about the memories of both the big parties we used to have down in the basement and looking at the cantina and the smell still being there, you know, and looking at the past table in the past aboard that went on top of it, the patina that's in the past of work. You know, when talking about that, looking at the old rolling pins like all of these things, it was it was really beautiful and you know, for us, that's like a direct connection to what we do. So anyway, we documented it. We picked it up. It's back at home. We're going to do with it yet, but it's pretty iconic. And yeah, it's quite short. So none of us were like, how can we get this quite short? My Noah was a short lady. So, you know, there's not a taller, but yeah, so that's what happens. We took three days and we went up to see Marie and recoup the pasta table, so it's officially with us now. Well, when you said that the table itself was iconic, but honestly, the story itself is iconic. And I wonder if your Nona even had any idea at the time when she was working at that table that here we are decades later. And her legacy lives on, as well as, you know, the recipes and those before her. I'm sure she received those recipes from others as well. So I mean, she would be so proud. I'm sure she is proud. And it's an amazing legacy that you two are continuing. And I love to hear you tell the story because it really, I mean, it shines through in your voice. And your energies. So you know you're in the right place doing the right thing when you can have that kind of energy talking about your brand. Let me just say. This is incredible. So let me ask you a question from a business point of view. And I don't know who wants to answer this one. But I mean, what's your secret sauce? No pun intended here. You've been in business for quite some time now. Again, as sisters, why do you think that your business is still going strong, stronger than ever, in fact, while some others sometimes fall by the wayside? What is, you know, maybe that secret sauce the two of you have. Well, I think Victoria had mentioned earlier, you know, the whole story and the timeline of pasta tablet. And one of the things that, you know, we really have always done. I mean, we've done many, many different things. But I think for us is that we are, you know, continuously evolving and pivoting and learning and adjusting accordingly. And that has been really important for us to really hone in on some key aspects of our business of what it is that we do, what is it that, you know, we don't do? Who is it that we are and so on? You know, and also, too, I mean, resilience. Owning a business and, you know, we often say this in, you know, to each other when we speak to, you know, other entrepreneurs is that people always say, you know, owning when we first started a lot of people would say, owning a business is, you know, difficult. And you're like, yeah, of course, yes, yes, I could understand that. But it really is not until you fully live the experience that you really do come to terms with who you are as a person, how strong you are, building that resilience, which is so important, especially as what, you know, we've learned over this past years that, you know, something could just come up like a pandemic. And you're going to have to weather apparently. And you're just going to have to weather that storm and just stay focused and, you know, work through it and pivot and adjust, right? Those are the things that I do find have been, you know, especially like I said over the past couple of years really important for our business. You know, also, one of the things that we also are quite fortunate and blessed to have is really the support both with our community, you know, a network of wonderful mentors and supports. As well as the support of our family, you know, our husbands our friends and that really to husband has been great. I think yeah, sorry. I think too, there's so many things to what how is it that we got here? But I think right now the system especially for female entrepreneurs is just so rich, right? And we've been really lucky to and we've actively sought out networks of people who can help and support us. And I think it's really important. It's really important to recognize your limitations. I think as business owners and because you're always learning, right? And no one can know everything. And so I really think that's important part in Paula and I are very much like rumors. You know, we believe in as we build our organization too, that it's a learning organization. And I think asking for help, there's no shame in that, you know? And I think now the opportunity to do that, especially if you receive a entrepreneur. I think there's great opportunities for you to network. So yeah, I mean, we've been lucky that we've surrounded ourselves or have been able to network with people who want to help us who believe in the brand. And have the skills that, you know, that we don't. The other thing I think it's important is is that we always try to see everything as an opportunity. So even in a pandemic, I think there's opportunities, right? And it really is a lot of it is mindset and it really is being on top of that mindset too, right? Because it's so difficult. It's so difficult. Being an entrepreneur and putting yourself out there, but I think that I think that's key to, right? Well that's all such excellent advice from the both of you. So let me ask, are there any other women entrepreneurs or entrepreneurs in general that you might look to whether it says role models or inspirations, whether or not you've met them, you mentioned mentorship, but I was just wondering if there are any other people that you look to who inspire you. Well, you know, I mean, from my perspective, Carrie, like, you're one of those women, right? And I've told you this before that, you know, I do incredible things. And I think you and I, too, like, we both work for organizations that support entrepreneurs and there's such inspiration. There's so many women out there doing incredible things, right? And who have resilience and have shown resilience, especially during this time. So for me, I mean, there's not anything in particular, right? Like, I mean, there's.
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"Mean, I think the interesting thing is is that our whole story is actually in our name, right? Like pasta means past a table. And for people who don't know in every Italian household in pollinator Italian, there is a pasta table. And that is where as growing up, that's where we learned how to create really good food using simple ingredients like literally going out the back door to the garden picking it up and then just creating this fabulous meal. So when we started in 2010, all of our conversations were about like, what does food mean? You know, and it always just went back to this idea of making good food and being with family and enjoying good food and how good food could elevate your life. Like those really beautiful memories we had, right? And for us, it was just kind of a natural thing. Of course. This is the core of who we are. And I think what makes it so powerful is the fact that the past a table is, it is authenticity. It's authentic to us. And people can see through, right? Like they can see through when you're being enough authentic. And I think for us, that, you know, going back to our core, our roots is something that people can identify with, right? Yeah. I mean, it's Italian. It's your Italian Nona, but frankly, it could be your Polish grandmother or your Indian grandmother, right? We have so many people from across cultures who identify or different backgrounds who identify with the pasta table. And I think there's something, I don't know, I just think there's something authentic and heart. You know, it's the heart, right? And so for us, we really, we knew early on that that, I mean, we've literally made people cry with the pasta table story. Talking about that and we knew that when we were building a brand, we knew that we had something. I mean, we're really lucky that it was, you know, it was so natural for us. We didn't have to create it. We didn't have to concoct it, right? That was that was it. And we knew that storytelling was very important in building a brand. And it was the core. So that's, you know, that's passed a tablet for you. Well, and I love you use a few words there are authenticity and heart and memories, which all evoke emotion. And the most powerful brands out there when they tell the story, it's not just your story as you've just said victory. It's everyone's story because everyone grew up, you know, no matter what the family arrangement was, there were family members. There was a place that people gathered most likely. So what are some of the emotions that you think that maybe even you're looking to convey through the story? And again, not because it's contrived, but because it's authentic and natural, what are some of those emotions that people feel? You said you made someone cry once. I also think too like, you know, for us and our understanding of food is that really like good food really does have the power to elevate your life or make a moment even more memorable. You know, that added touch to that family gathering or that, you know that that meal you had with friends after a long time, you know? For us and for a lot of people that, you know, we speak to is that, you know, it's that common experience that one meal where it was great conversation. You just sort of had a great perfection everywhere. Great wine, great meal, all of that. And really for us, we take such pride in being a part of those experiences for people. And even two, I mean, you know, for us, you know, we talk about these great, you know, lavish meals and memories and all of that, but sometimes even for our products. What's great about it as well is that it could even just answer the question, what is for dinner for a busy household? You know? And it just sort of makes the day a little bit easier a little bit brighter. You know, so and one of the things for us as well. And I mean, you know, we talk about the consumer's emotion. But I have to tell you even for us when we are putting out a new a new product like it really from concept to commercialization. It really is a thoughtful and an intentional process of crafting an item for people. It's not just putting something out there on the market or producing something. And you know, for us is that we really do take pride in the customers enjoyment and their experience in eating our food because we do see it as an extension of our own experiences that we've had around our own pasta table or our own dinner tables. Yeah, and that's a beautiful picture that you just painted Paula, which is the idea of your brand as an experience. And again, we know that that's what people are looking for, you know, especially when the celebrations were all taken away for us for quite a long time. The family gatherings, how do we then recreate celebration? How do we recreate an experience at our own table even if it's just our immediate family? So I think that that is beautiful. That picture that you've just painted. And I understand Victoria, I think you and I have spoken at one time that you actually have the table, the original table now is that is that true, it's back in Canada. So, you know, we just have this really beautiful experience poly and I so we have actually located the original pasta table. And it actually still sits in my grandmother's house. So let's just I'm just gonna set the stage. So my grandmother passed many years ago. And her house, she ended up her house was sold to one of her nieces. But the entire block is a block of Oliver nieces. So when they move to the neighborhood, it was my grandmother and then next door to her was one of her nieces in the next door to that was a niece. And that, you know, so the knees purchased the house to kind of come back to, you know, that kind of neighborhood, right? So we have a whole block of ferocious and sustained Marie. And we hadn't been back to the house. I mean, since we were little, right? So when we found out, we, my cousin had called, her parents now, then have passed, and she said, you know, I have the pasta table. It's sitting downstairs in the same place that it's always sat and so it was just so funny because we work with we have marketing people that are on our team and we are telling them this and oh my goodness, they were they couldn't believe it, right? This is just gee, this is golden, you know, branding opportunity, right? Where it all began, right? So yeah. But we said, okay, you know what? Yeah, so we said, you know what? We're going to go and pick up the pasta table. So this past weekend, it was pollen myself. And my daughter who kind of documented it on her, you know, I don't know. And we went up to do saint Marie and it was wonderful. It was wonderful because it was so real. It was so we got to see known as House again. I mean, I'm out of all of my sisters. I'm the one who probably has the most vivid memories being the oldest, right? And so, you know, pretty well was preserved like a sudden change very much, but there was the pasta table in the same place. You know, with.
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"The original platform, which of course was my podcast. Finally, I added a summary of the episode transcript to my blog, which is on my main website. And that's actually where I post all of my podcast transcript summaries. So just from that one podcast segment on overcoming your fear of public speaking, there were actually 6 ways I was able to repurpose the content. In other cases, when I interview a guest from my podcast, for instance, I capture the top ten takeaways from that interview. And I share those with the members of my free power your platform, Facebook group. Again, where I post my VIP content. I also shared a graphic of the guest who was featured on the podcast. And I shared one of those graphics to Instagram. And then I shared a different graphic on Facebook. It was just sort of more of a magazine style. Graphic, which I thought was really cool. And so that's the way for each of my guest episodes that I share who is being featured. So again, even announcing who was featured, I was able to share that in two different ways. In some cases, I have a guest who's on the podcast, and I take a single quote from the episode and I turn that into a graphic using you guessed it. My best friend canva. In the case where my guests might also provide me with a little list of tips or steps within the interview, I'll create a separate social graphic and I'll share that out as well. For instance, in a recent podcast interview with Pamela sylvan of mojo maker productions, I shared her list of 6 tips for how to get your mojo back. So in this case, my guess provided me with the content through the interview and I simply captured that through a graphic. And by the way, the more that you use canva, the quicker it gets. Like I can literally create one of these graphics in less than 5 minutes. So if it sounds like a lot of work, it might possibly be at the very beginning when you're getting the hang of it, but I promise that with time, you can put out these 30 different pieces of graphic, for instance, in less than 30 minutes. I certainly do it all the time. And I am not a techno wizard, okay? So here's another idea which I actually haven't done yet, but I do plan to. And I know a lot of podcasters do. When I interview my guests on the power your platform podcast, I actually use zoom. Well, the cool thing about zoom is once the interview is complete, I get not only the audio file of the interview, which is what I use for my podcasts. But I get a video file as well. So technically, if I also had a YouTube channel, I could be repurposing that same interview by uploading the audio as a podcast and the video to a YouTube channel. But maybe I don't want to have a separate YouTube channel. Maybe I literally just want to have one main platform. Well, if that's the case, I could actually trim that video. I could use it in TikTok or I could repurpose it and I could share it in my Instagram stories. So you can use video also, even if you're really only doing it for the audio component like me, because I'm a podcaster. So the beauty of repurposing is that you're taking the same original content that you produce one time. And you're using it over and over for maximum reach and effect. Does this make sense? All right, so the way that we do this is by finding the little bits and pieces that we can peel away from our main segment. And then scatter those throughout our social media content to make the most of our time and to streamline our day. Because that way, we don't have to constantly be coming up with new content. Frankly, I think that's what takes the most time. But once we have the content and we have the tools, like canva, in this case, then we can actually really get a lot of reach out of one segment. Just squeeze in the juice out of it, right? Remember every piece of content then that I'm sharing through my visibility tools is pointing back to my podcast, and that's because that's where I want people to spend their time. That's where I want them to learn more about what I do, whether that's my free or my paid services. All right? So that's my simple approach to repurposing my main purpose driven platform. And here's the challenge for you that I have. This week, I want you to create at least one new segment, okay? Whether that's a podcast episode for your podcast or a YouTube episode or a blog post. And after you do, I want you to take a second look at that segment. And decide what are three to 5 ways that you could break that single segment into multiple pieces of shareable content that you can use to engage your followers and point them back to your main platform. And hey, when you do, be sure to tag power.
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"And story coach, Carrie Ramsey. Each week we'll explore big ideas about brand building and shine a spotlight on courageous women just like you who are owning their story following their purpose and changing the world. Whether you're a story starter, a story builder or a story pro. This podcast is for you. I'll help you move your mindset from uncertain to unstoppable and provide you with the storytelling tools you need to make a real impact. Because we all have a story to tell, and somewhere, someone is waiting to hear yours. Join me each week for inspiring interviews. Aha moments and step by step action plans that will provide the framework to help you create your very own purpose driven platform. Are you with me? It's time to power up. As we get started today, I want you to imagine that I'm holding a juicy orange. Because no word of a lie, I actually am. In fact, this orange I'm holding here today is the inspiration for today's episode. I want you to think of this orange as your purpose driven platform. Now remember back in episodes 11 and 12, we talked about the three platforms I would suggest choosing from. When you're building your brand. Because what you're looking for in a platform is that it's free. It's shareable. It's public. It has a long shelf life, and it permits long form content. So really, there are only three platforms that allow us to do all 5 of those things as creators. Those platforms are podcasts, blogs, and YouTube channels. And if you want to figure out which of the three is the best fit for you, then circle back to episode 12. And you can find out for yourself. And remember you don't need all three of the platforms. You really only need to focus on one. So once you've decided on which platform will be your focus, then that platform becomes the source of all the content that you need for your visibility tools. And by visibility tools, I'm referring to things like Facebook, and Instagram. LinkedIn, Twitter, maybe TikTok or SnapChat, or whichever visibility tool you like to use. Remember, there's a difference between your main platform where you spend 80% of your work time and your visibility tools, whose job is really to point your audience in the direction of your free or paid offer. And usually that can be found on your main platform. So the cool thing about podcasts and blogs and YouTube channels is that they're already neatly divided into segments. Just like this orange that I'm holding. For podcasts and YouTube channels, those segments are called episodes. And for blogs, those segments are called posts. And of course, the number of segments completely depends on the creator. So what's really useful about thinking of your platform and segments is that it provides multiple opportunities per episode or per post to repurpose the content for your visibility tools. Now a lot of my clients struggle with getting stuck on where to find great new content to share across their social media. And this idea of repurposing the segments of your core platform is actually the solution to that problem. And here's why. A single segment of your platform can be broken down multiple ways to provide interest in content for your audience to chew on. And at all leads back to your main platform. So let me give you an example. I recently recorded an episode on moving past your fear of public speaking, using my 6 point fear formula. And you can go back and check that out if you want at episode 20. Since I referred to a particular book in the podcast, which dealt with overcoming fears, I decided to create a quick little list of my top three books on overcoming fears. So I created a social graphic using canva, which is a free design tool. And I then posted that graphic on Instagram and my main Facebook page on the date that I released the episode. I also captured the 6 points of my 6 point fear formula in a separate graphic. And I shared that one to my private power your platform, Facebook group. Since that's where I post all my VIP content. There was also a third piece of content that came out of this podcast. And that was the iceberg graphic that I shared on Instagram and Facebook. Now this graphic shows the words public speaking above the water, and then below the surface, right, below where you can see the large part of the iceberg. Our words like fear of what people will think of me or the different concerns and anxieties that lie below the surface when we go to do our public speaking. And I'm sure we can all relate to that. So another piece of content that I squeezed out of this single segment was the Instagram poll, which I then posted as well. I actually use the same iceberg graphic that I posted on my social media. But this time, I posted it to my Instagram stories. And I included a poll question where I asked, have you ever struggled with the fear of public speaking? Yes, or no, right? Very simple poll, but it directly linked back to the main content. And the engagement I got from that poll added to the reach of my podcast episode, as well as stimulating the Instagram algorithm, which we know is triggered by user engagement. Okay, so a 5th way I repurpose this same single episode was by mentioning that the episode was out and it had just dropped and I mentioned that in my weekly E. Newsletter. The same week. So this in turn drove more traffic and more listeners to.
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"Hey there, story sister. Welcome back to episode 29 of the power your platform podcast. Now today's episode is going to be a juicy one. So get ready for it. Because we're gonna talk about the ways you can repurpose your platform by squeezing all the goodness out of each segment. And when you do, you'll be able to add delicious flavor to your social media strategy. Are you ready for it? All right, we'll get into this topic in just a moment. But first, let me ask you this. Are you looking to reach more followers through great social media messaging? If so, be sure to sign up for our free story fuel newsletter. Inside each power packed issue, you'll receive a weekly story prompt that helps you flex your creative muscle and improve your messaging skills over time. So if you'd like to get started this week, head over to power her platform dot com forward slash subscribe. And I'll be showing up inside your inbox very soon. For now, let's dive into today's episode. Are you ready for it? All right, let's turn up the volume and get started. Welcome to power your platform. The podcast for women who are building bold story brands..
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"Value key comes in various forms. It could be that you provide free tactical tips and strategies to solve a particular challenge or a problem that your core audience has in their life or business. Maybe you inspire them. Every day right by helping them live life to the fullest. Or maybe you just help them get through rough times. It could be that you help people laugh or distress or think about the world in a refreshing new way. Whatever you offer for free. It shouldn't be a last minute. Thought or poorly executed. Because just because you're not getting paid for it so Won't spend as much time on this because really what you're offering people is a free sampling of what it's like to work with you. It's kind of like when you go to a grocery store and someone standing there with the plate of free samples. My kids always love those samples and in truth so do i and inevitably once we have a taste. We end up going home with a jar or a box of some product right now. Imagine that the free samples we were being offered at the grocery store were sub-standard or less tasty than the real thing. Well clearly people wouldn't pay for the product then because they wouldn't be impressed by the free version so the lesson here is to always look for ways to amaze your audience with the quality free content that you provide now apple had a slogan for years that employees wore on their tee shirts and it read where here to surprise and delight. You and that's the attitude we need to take when we interact with our audience even the ones who are getting the free stuff from us right because they're takeaway after they sample one of our free products or services should be..
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"Week. We'll explore big ideas about rand building and shine a spotlight on courageous women. Just like you. Who are owning their story following their purpose and changing the world whether you're a story starter. A story builder or a story pro. This podcast is for you. I'll help you. Move your mindset from uncertain to unstoppable and provide you with the storytelling tools. You need to make a real impact because we all have a story to tell and somewhere someone is waiting to hear yours. Join me each week for inspiring interviews moments and step by step action plans that will provide the framework to help you. Create your very own purpose. Driven platform are you with me. It's time to power up being.
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"Serve people. Virtually it's my understanding as well correct. I have pivoted my business to right now on one hundred percent for troll And it allows me to reach people that i normally can't have an upcoming workshop Where doing a workshop for a business out in alberta. Which is normally. I wouldn't be able to do that. And of course i would love to travel there but it allows me to reach people that i normally wouldn't in a shorter period of time while while you're going to be just such a a lights in any of those businesses where you show up. I know that i've worked with you before. You've done workshop for me and for my organization and that was so well received so thank you so much for sparking this conversation for civil today and for being a part of this podcast that we can get people thinking give them some food for thought as so if someone is thinking and writing to take action affiliate where can make go to learn a little bit more about you. The best the best place to go to my website and find out more about in the. It's name the and then affiliate go ph e. l. ally and then my last name r. g. a. u. l. t. dot com excellent. We'll make sure to link to that in the podcast shown up so that people can head to find out more about you and get into So thank you so much affiliate. I really appreciate this conversation as always have a beautiful day. Thank you so much for joining us. I hope you enjoyed my conversation. Today with affiliate rico. She's amazing right. I just love the way that she speaks so openly about a subject most people tend to avoid so to learn more about a failure and how to engage her services be sure to visit v affiliate rigo dot com or click on the show notes for this episode to be directed to her website. As promised here are my top. Ten takeaways from today's interview number one grief takes time. We may never fully get over some losses in our lives. And that's okay. It just makes us huma number two. We need to get real by embracing resiliency equity and authentic leadership numbers. Three we move through grief as grief moves through us number. Four organizations need to have a grief wellness plan in place number. Five women leadership are ushering in a new era of emotional intelligence. And that's a good thing number. Six grief needs to be a part of our everyday conversation not avoided as if it were some taboo topic number seven. Different countries and races have different views on grief and loss number eight. We need to take a more inclusive approach to grief literacy in the workplace number nine. We don't need to fix other people's grief we just need to be there for them and number. Ten organizations can distinguish themselves as employers of choice by creating an inclusive work environment that invites employees to bring their whole self to work. And so thanks so much for listening in today. If you enjoy today's episode be sure to follow rate and review. Power your platform on apple podcasts. And thanks to every single one of you who have done so so far. We truly appreciate it until next time. Keep on owning your story following your purpose and raising your voice because the world is waiting to hear your story..
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"Is whole when they come through the door look at things as if a person has lost someone to suicide. They need support. They lost a pet. Sometimes you know we don't talk about you know. Oh it's just get another dog or eight so it seems like maybe they have an illness right or their parent has animals or their child. So lucas grief as something different rather than just when somebody has died in its close and i think the other thing where i think equity comes in which like to speak about. We don't think of the equity in grief in sense as different communities different cultures. Different races have different understanding of family. And what family means so for some people. An aunt is just as important as a mom. But our north american culture says if your husband. Is you get five days. If your mom dies you get three but if i see my aunt die i might not get compassionate time off because it's an aunt or my cousin. So it's recognizing that got you have an their side. Don't just say well. That was just their cousin meeting with grow with a cousin. Maybe three anti-racism married so it's those types of things it's really important to recognize is to look at those aspects. It's an it's speaking thinking it's like we've set up a hierarchy of grief. This is like literally attaching a value of how many days off whereas we have to shift that entire mindsets. And i understand why were places have had to do that but do you have any suggestions even for employers leaders in the workplace. Have you help somebody who's dealing with grief. Are there things that we can do. I mean obviously you can give them time off at a certain point. You want them to still be working yeah. How can we work with people to help them. Move past that grief. How can we be therefore them. I guess i think the best way to do that. Employers and just people in general is to realize you don't have to fix the grief. They're not necessarily needing an answer at the biggest thing that an employer or a family member can do when someone is. Grieving is being there and being there to simply say. I don't know what you're going through. But i'm here from you in an employer that might look as i don't know what you're going through jane or john we want to help you Expect that they might not know what they need. Rates and saying we're working with someone and offer them a simple. Pdf something that might decide tweak during their mind. And i think that that really helps. Because what i've seen is when people hear the words you don't have you don't get over grief. Sometimes you cry sometimes video. I think the first thing is talking about the nissen fats. And that's what my like sixty minutes ninety minutes talk about. It's just a basic level and people are like off so when they're ready for something deeper they can go but if an organization has a plan in that they don't have to struggle so that's the real key is developed a plan. Because i accept that you recognize in own that your employees are gonna grieve. They're going to bring it to work. So how the plan. Yeah that's brilliant. That's really and i mean this isn't Authored podcast. But i think have bringing you in or someone who is a grief. Counselor somebody who can Any workplace right. Now that is heading back into the workplace. If they do not recognise people have been grieving for the past couple of years and completely like just. Let's let's just get back to work as business as usual. It is not business as usual and it doesn't make any sense and in fact you're probably gonna go backwards. You're lose employees. If they're not dealing with these things that will help them really to become better employees and obviously happier human beings in general. I think that this is something leaders can do. Employers can do to acknowledged first of all as you mentioned and then to provide the training. And i mean i think that that's a really vital part of the workplace that we we wouldn't even have thought of a couple of years ago now. I think it's actually vital. I actually think that workplaces are gonna disintegrate even further if we're not acknowledging holding space for the grief that's taken place. I not just one of us are two of us that every single one of us now. Everything has changed right. And i recently talked to a business owner about that because they were frustrated that they can find help in their business and a lot of businesses struggling with that and i and they were a little bit resentful. That people weren't coming back to work. You know and i said i totally understand that. Because you're grieving not having your your business before. And they're like. Oh yeah that's true. But i said on the other hand. Your employees are grieving. Maybe they'd it wasn't you that they did but they did. It's not you that they didn't like the music mike their job. Maybe they didn't want to be away from their kids. They're grieving coming back to work. Having to deal with all the protocols keeping place. Like oh and i said now. They're doing all that you. I'm sorry to say this but you're still paying the minimum wage. Yeah oh i said yeah so well and what. A great way standout as an employer of choice. I mean whether you're a big insurance office whether you're a media outlet a restaurant what a great way to get talents right by saying we're going to be inclusive workplace that acknowledges the whole human being and yes. We're gonna take an extra day to make sure that. When our our our boys comeback that would they. We acknowledged they're going through and have gone through. And then maybe we have some touch points. It's not just like a one and done. It's like we commit to being this type of employer. I think it's an incredible way for workplaces to set themselves apart because getting talent right now is one of the biggest struggles right and so what. A great way to distinguish and differentiate themselves incredible. So what's a project that you're working on right now affiliate. That is exciting you. I know you've got many things on the go. But do you wanna share with us. One particular project that you're working on i am working on to that's into related but i'm really excited about A grief literacy book that have been working on to really offer an individual and a leader that they can have this all the things that i've shared over the last five to seven years. I wanna put it in a book. What grief isn't what is not and how you can manage that. Because i really feel that. It's it's important. So i'm really excited about that. So working on that and my goal is to get it out in twenty twenty two so that's actually not so far away now it's record. It's i have to finish that that's awesome. I can't wait to read that. And i know that you're workshops in your retreat says were returning to the in person meet I mean virtually you also.
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"It'll stay with us right and so the gift that you give to the world affiliate is helping to to name it as you just said you're not alone it's okay and and let's move through it but we can't get over it. I think you've said that before. Which i appreciate that. We can't get over greece. Like and i don't want to on. I'll use my own stories and examples getting over something. Is you right like when you run a hurdle you get over the hurdle rate. Move forward to the next fiddle. You don't think about the hurdle anymore. It's you're happy to get over it because that you're moving forward but with grief there's an emotional attachment we getting over a family member pets staff or whatever the grief is means you're forgetting and it's in the memories even though they're bitter sweet it's so important that keeps the bond and so we move through it. I people we move through grief as grief loose through us That that's really what happened and back to your point. One of the biggest things that i think people realized when they're going through missing is when people died they didn't have the ability to send their loved one off to the spiritual and the religious rituals and that was an aspect that i talked about because it made us realize that the bond with their loved one was so much more than just a physical Virtual so that's when a loss like for some people they can they can never have that again now. It's true it's true so tell us a little bit about what you do in the workplace when you're working with organizations or businesses of what is it that you're able to offer in those circumstances and also how does that help transform the workplace once you know once we're working with people and acknowledging some of these important subjects that we're talking about today so i going to organizations and businesses and i do anywhere from sixty to ninety minute workshop i also offer A day or half day or three day workshop and it's geared towards the leaders. Because i really believe that's what reeled stands for resiliency equity authentic leadership. Mike belief is that leaders are meant to lead. You're leading people. They lead by example and if they are empowered with information to recognize. Thirteen is grieving to recognize their own grief and to understand how it impacts their productivity. Because as i said grief comes to work that they can take that information weave it into their organization. A lot of organizations has policies around wellness around racism. Sexism but nothing around. They might have a mental health wellness but really not about relief. And i really believe that organizations need to have a grief. Wellness plan agreed. Resiliency plan on how to help their people to move through grief into recognize. The grief is very different than mental health issues. While just as you're speaking. I i'm starting to think about emotional. Intelligence and how women in leadership in the workplace has changed workplaces so much. Because you know there's nothing against male leaders but for so long that was the prototype of the workplace that you suck it up. Buttercup come to work and you know you show up and you knew you leave your personal stuff at the door like literally organizations you know but a part of up told us that and how can we do that. How can we separate ourselves from from the motions out work. So i think that this is actually an excellent time for this type of training to happen worship workplaces because the idea of what it needs to be productive effective Over the long term has changed is changing and has changed. And i think that women are leadership in the workplace. That had a lot to do with that. Because i hear a lot more conversations about emotional intelligence which then opens the door for you know these types of conversations to take place so think there's never been a better time to to have these conversations at work which is awesome. I what do you think it is that sets you apart in your niche because well first of all you're in a very niche market. Speaking about grief literacy. I mean nobody else comes to mind. When i think of you know you are the only one i know of. But i'm sure you know of others but what is something. Do you think that sets you apart when you're when you're speaking when you're training and and working with individuals and organizations i think it's the the emotional intelligence and the specializing on resiliency and bringing grief to the everyday conversation really getting basic. It's i talk a little bit about stats. I don't get into the how your brain works with grief. It's really basic. And i talk about it. In every day circumstances and people understand that. And even when i go into businesses i talk about how grief looks like in the every day with their employees. And they're like. Oh i said yeah you know maybe. Jane is not coming to work of late because she doesn't like her job. You know she's come to work late because she's overwhelmed. Maybe she's crying in her car every morning. Because it's the only place that she has ended makes what it makes. People think into see people in a different way. I want people to see grief and to use. That word is if they were using the word ice cream it's been a habit word the workplace for she has it has been a tabby word. There's lots of words that has been taboo. I think people are now are more comfortable speaking about mental health diagnosis. Because we've broken through the world than talking about grief because brief said before makes you feel vulnerable. Yeah but grief is part of this mental health movement and its abs- were were getting narrower and even the fact that we're having this conversation today. I think that more people are learning about it and at the end of this interview course will let people know where they can learn more from you. But i think it's so very important and you talked about people coming to work as a whole person just a moment ago and recognizing some symptoms. Maybe your colleagues for in your employees even in yourself. what types of symptoms. I guess our signals might tell somebody this might be grief like. There's something we can look for in ourselves or in others. That might allow us then to start moving down this path so i think the one thing that a leader can do is to educate themselves about the different aspects of grief. What it looks like in the sense. Yes we will. Someone is grieving if they lost loved one but what if someone is going through ready force. What if someone. It has a promotion and looking at their changing their behavior. Maybe they're missing being just a regular employee with their teammates and having lunch now they can't. They feel that they can't do that. So recognizing that. But also as i said grief comes to work salat People fill while. I'm at work on fine to some of the behaviors. You can look for our a being like. I said before they coming to work late. Are they taking more time off. There's estimate thirty workdays loss each year by an employee who's experiencing grief while that cost about seventy five billion dollars loss in productivity. So that's just telling a business owner. Wow that is shocking. But it's not shocking to me because it's recognizing that the person.
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"Story pro not necessarily if you're a story starter or a story builder and if you're not sure what stage of storytelling you're at you could head over to power her platform dot com forward slash quiz and you can find that out. Today now paid advertising. Which is the third door is not i. Don't think as valuable as earned media or even owned media but my approach is. Is that if you have a great story. That's been published about you or your business. It makes sense to put some dollars behind a social media ad to promote it and share it with your existing followers but also with new audiences as well remember. You wanna be fishing in some new pons. You can even target. Your social media adds to reach those individuals who uniquely fit your core market so once again. It's important that you know who you serve as specifically as possible. And when i'm meeting with my story clients one on one. I actually get into more detail about this third door which is paid media but for today. I just wanted to make sure that you're aware that it's there and along with door number one which is owned media and door number. Two which is earned media is sure helpful to know that you have options. Isn't it. it's a great feeling so no more knocking on just one door. When you're trying to grow your business there are at least two other doors that can lead you into the room that you want to be in so be bold and try a new strategy when it comes to unlocking the next level of your business because you never know where it could lead. Thanks so much for listening to this podcast episode today. If you enjoyed it please take a moment to rate and review. Power your platform on apple podcasts. To help us expand our reach and make a broader impact with our message. We'd be so grateful if you did. And until next time. Keep owning your story following your purpose and raising your voice because the world is waiting to hear your story..
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"To power your platform the podcast for women who are building bold story brands. I'm your host and story coach terry ramsey each week. We'll explore big ideas about rand building. Shine a spotlight on courageous women. Just like you. Who are owning their story following their purpose and changing the world whether you're a story starter. A story builder or a story. Pro this podcast is for you. I'll help you move your mindset from an uncertain to unstoppable and provide you with the storytelling tools. You need to make a real impact because we all have a story to tell and somewhere someone is waiting to hear yours. Join me each week for inspiring interviews moments and step by step action plans that will provide the framework to help you. Create your very own purpose. Driven platform are you with me. It's time to power up so let me tell you a story. My daughter recently started back to school for his second year. At university only last year was completely online due to the pandemic so this is really her first year as an on campus student. And it's super exciting but as you can imagine. There are a lot of new things to learn on her first day of class. She told me that she tracked down her classroom and showed up nice and early. Hey she's her mother's daughter. After all anyways soon other students started to arrive and they all were standing outside in this hallway outside the assigned classroom but there was no teacher in sight so someone tried the door and it was locked and the students kept waiting out in the hallway. Eventually it was time for class to start but the door was still locked and there was still no teacher so the students began to wonder if maybe the classroom had been changed and they just hadn't been notified. Some people were getting worried and others were just playing annoyed and then one of the students took a short walk to the end of the hallway and turned the corner. And can you guess what they found. That's right there was a second door to the classroom and half of the students had entered there but the other half were waiting with my daughter at the locked door in the first hallway so the story ended well with all the students eventually finding their way into the right space but when my daughter told me this story it made me think after all how many of us are standing at locked doors waiting for someone to show up with a key and let us in. Maybe we feel strongly that there's something going on behind that door that we want to be a part of but even when we knock. No one seems to respond. So here's my challenge to you today. Always look for the second door. My experience has taught me that if one door is locked. There's always another way in. And today i'm gonna talk to you about that second door which you may have overlooked when it comes to your marketing and promoting your product. Your program or your service. So let's take a look. I though at that first store okay and this is the door that most people believe leads to success and the leads that they're looking for and often it can. It's the door that we stand outside and we spend a lot of time knocking on especially when we're first launching our personal brand or business. And i like to call the store owned media so let me define what i mean by owned media owned media is what we call those channels or platforms where we essentially control the content right because we own it. So examples would be our website maybe our blog or our email list our youtube channel or podcast maybe an e book and maybe even our social media properties like instagram facebook lincoln. You get the idea again. These media are considered owned media. Because we're able to shape the content directly right we create the messaging and then we publish it and so it appears online the way that we intended it to so that's the upside on the other hand. Though remember owned media really relies on people knowing about us already right they have to know we exist and where we share our content for instance people have to know what your website addresses. They're gonna show up there and consume the content that you've created. They already need to be subscribed to your email list. If they're going to receive the newsletter that you put out you each week and they also need to know where to find you on social media or where you blog or share your podcast episodes so that they are able to hear what you have to say right but do you see how this could be problematic. I've seen many business owners feel locked out of their own growth and success because they get stuck when it comes to growing their audience with only owned media now they might have followers on their social media or people who have subscribed to their email list but eventually they hit a wall and they just can't seem to grow any further it's like the keep pounding on a locked door but no one's opening it from the other side so have you felt that kind of frustration. I definitely have now owned. Media is the first store that entrepreneurs tend to knock on in fact. Chances are if you're listening to this podcast. You have at least one social media account probably a website and you might even have a blog or an email list and that's awesome but it's only one way into the room. It's only the first door so today. I want to encourage you to go down the hallway and peer around the corner. Because waiting for you there is the second door and that door is called earned media now earned media refers to stories that are generated about you or your business that don't come directly from you through your own media so in other words you've earned the right to be talked about by doing the amazing things that you're doing and that's where.
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"Connect us to our work colleagues and our neighbors our family members and our friends. Some people were tied to with fragile strings that snap when put under even the smallest strain but others are strong like nautical rope and they hold the ship steady even in the strongest storms. Those are the shared stories. That i'm most grateful for because they tell me that no matter what happens. Those people will always be there for me. So that's the second reason that i believe. It's important to be grateful and to own our own story because our stories tie each other together. Finally the third reason to be grateful for the stories that we've given been given to carry through this life. Is that our stories are the evidence of how far we've come. We've traveled smooth roads and we've traveled rocky paths but we have traveled and every road. Every story has been a part of our human experience after all. A part of being human is experiencing the full range of human emotions. Right as much as we'd love to believe that we're just here for the joy and happiness and the elation and the piece that's not reality. Life is also about experiencing sadness and betrayal and loss frustration anger and despair. That's real life a life that's fully lived so this third reason then to appreciate our stories reminds me of the folks that are constructed by the enu it in the far north. In case you're not familiar with what in a nutshell is. It's a handmade structure built out of rocks often in the form of a human figure and they're left behind on rose and on pads where people have passed by ahead of us. Sometimes anyway hunters would leave an shook to indicate a good fishing spot or even to market dangerous patch of ice for the next travelers. Who were passing along on that way. It could also mark a sacred area or commemorate the loss of a loved one. Some of the larger xix were built as navigational points for travelers. Who pass by that same way to help them find the road home and when i think about an extra today i think about stories because like nook stories. Tell us the someone has already passed by ahead of us. Maybe they've experienced a positive or a traumatic event. And the story. That they leave for us is a marker. It's a way to find our way home. And in some ways it's actually a symbol of hope so by owning our own story and accepting the good and the bad that we carry with us through life. We're actually empowering ourselves and the people around us because when we acknowledged our truth and share it with others. Were no longer stuck in our story. We're able to leave a marker that says yes. I was here. But now i've moved on and i'm leaving behind this evans to help others by making their journey. A little bit easier. So those are the three reasons why i believe we need to be grateful for the stories that we carry with us through life to recap those three reasons. Our number one owning our story is an act of self love and self acceptance number two our stories tie us to each other and number three. Our stories are markers that show us and others. How far we've come happy thanksgiving everyone. Thanks so much for listening to this podcast episode today. If you enjoyed it please take a moment to rate and review. Power your platform on apple podcasts. To help us expand our reach and make a broader impact with our message. We'd be so grateful if you did. And until next time. Keep owning your story following your purpose and raising your voice because the world is waiting to hear your story..
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"As you celebrate your success look ahead and set some new milestones and then be sure to celebrate each one because life is so much richer and more joyful when we celebrate. Don't you agree one thing. I noticed during the pandemic lockdowns was that there was a marked absence of celebration. We didn't know how to celebrate anymore without large group gatherings or fireworks or parades rate. Of course there was a prolonged period of time when people just didn't really feel like celebrating anything and then as humans do. We started to get innovative. There were drive by birthday. Parties and bridal showers were friends and family honked their horns. Maybe dropped off gifts and plastered their vehicles with congratulatory signs and banners in our neighborhood. I know there was festive signs that popped up on lawns everywhere. Overnight celebrating retirements and graduations. Anniversaries there were virtual celebrations too and slowly started to get excited again about this new normal. We were living in and the communal gatherings that we knew were waiting for us somewhere in the future. Because celebration when we when it's done together also fuels hope and we need it as human beings. It's a necessary part of the human experience and it inspires us to keep going. It reminds us why all of our hard work and efforts have been so worthwhile. So however you like to celebrate make sure to mark the next personal or professional milestone on your story journey in a way that's meaningful for you for some women. I know it's a great bottle of wine while for others. It's a day at the spa or a new book or dinner with friends. However you like to celebrate let it be the motivation to keep you going and stay focused on your purpose so until further notice. Let's celebrate everything. Are you with me. Alright that could you please pass the cake. So let's recap the three reasons why it's important to celebrate everything and mark our story milestones number one it helps us cultivate gratitude number two. It quiets are negative thoughts and number three. It gets us excited about what's coming up next so thanks for listening today's episode. I hope you enjoyed it and if you did. I hope you'll take a moment to subscribe rate and review this podcast on apple. Podcasts or spotify or google podcasts or wherever you may listen in and when you do it helps us reach more listeners and continue to amplify the voices of women like you so our stories will be heard more clearly until next time. Remember to own your story. Follow your purpose and raise your voice because the world is waiting to hear your story..