36 Burst results for "Slick"

Fresh "Slick" from The Rashad Richey Morning Show

The Rashad Richey Morning Show

01:06 min | 2 hrs ago

Fresh "Slick" from The Rashad Richey Morning Show

"To the secretary of state's office. By this time during the election in 2016, the offices there had been just a little over 1.9 million votes cast early in person. Voting continues through Friday. Weatherwise today, showers and thunderstorms before one this afternoon, then more rain. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall with our high near 77 wind gusts as high as 30 MPH Tonight tropical storm conditions or possible partly cloudy this evening with a low around 49. That's what's happening. I'm Maria Boyington on news and talk 13 80 wook. Now let's check the roadway. Taste Every thought, worthy tail traffic lady. Good morning to you Tough times out there this morning. Wait this one out if you can, If you can just be aware of me down trees and power lines all over the place signals dark. All kinds of stuff, plus the gusty winds out there as well. 1 66 west near Stanton had a problem with a tree down for you there slick road surface all around Camp Creek marketplace that was in the dark. Lt's a camel tonight. Camp Creek at all of that happening over through that.

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

02:12 min | 23 hrs ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"And I always do the same example, you know, when I started it back in ninety-nine as a receptionist. There was a lot of human connection because you had to manage such a low level of technology that all the time you've read was spent with the guests. I can tell you I still have friends that I met in your tail. They were guests of mine until like twenty years ago. Yeah and over the through the years we kind of lost that because receptionist and brought up his manager general managers. Well, they started focusing more on things such as taking care of reservations not inserting information into the PMS checking the channel manager checking the checking Bays, etc. Etc. And so I think we lost that human touch if you can remove the logistic of travel, like if you can have a machine taking care of the logistics of travel like everything from PMS to checking in checking out people excetera. You can get these people to do something. Better and something more useful. So I think you can actually bring the human touch back by improving your technology stack. Welcome to Slick talk the hospitality podcast where we discuss all things Hospitality hotels and business. You can find us online at slick talk the podcast.com and on every podcast listening platform. Staring down the barrel of a 60% permanent closure rate. It's time to fix what's broken. It's time to change the game the hospitality industry. She said a pivotal point and it's become painfully obvious the business Acumen strategic planning. Well matter just as much as resilience. There's no shortage of resources ranging from how to apply for loans to how to change date with your landlord. But at some point we will turn our sights towards the future and when that time comes we'll need tools and strategies to thrive not just survive in the hospitality industry. We fix our own problems. This is no different. We've created a group called the hospitality game changers on Facebook a platform you already used daily..

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Authentic Prospecting With Jason Cutter

Daily Sales Tips

04:20 min | 2 d ago

Authentic Prospecting With Jason Cutter

"From order-taker to quote a breaker. Here. He is Jason Carter here, whether you're prospecting via phone calls, social media emails or in-person the key to success will come when you're being authentic. What does that mean for prospecting first? It involves Being Human be a person could be yourself. Don't try to be someone else don't pretend to be the sales person. You think you should be prospects may or may not like being prospected but no one likes someone who approaches them while pretending to be what they think a successful salesperson should be always remember to be yourself be human. I can't say it enough. I promise you that whoever you speak with will appreciate It it they crave authentic conversations. It's why they put up their walls why they hang up on you why they tell you not interested because they feel like you're just like everyone else who approaches them took a phony smile slick lines and their hand out trying to get something from them again be human second know the value you have for the other person if they are a good fit for what you offer. What will it mean to their life their career their business if they buy from you, where will it lead them? What does success look like? How will it transform them in some way big or small on the flipside? What will their life be like if they don't buy from you? Well, they struggle in their career business. Will they underperform and potentially get fired weather company's shut down because that's what they're doing now is so bad that they're on the direct path to crashing and burning most people in a prospecting roll don't know these things they go through training learn about the products learn about the competition wage. Know what to say for why they're better than anyone else out there memorize how to handle objections and avoid talking about the downsides of what they're selling. I see this so much where people are just focused on Thursday through the process and not digging deep but what they're missing is what truly matters most the value to the other person if I'm a doctor and I know that if I can't get you to do the surgery I can perform for you. You will die in the next month. How hard do you think I would try and persuade you to agree to the surgery? How much would I take it personal if you walked out of my office and did nothing instead how with my conversation change from me offering a way to help because I have my own surgery quota and slots to fill in at the hospital to knowing what will happen to you. If you don't let me help you most likely you are canceling life-or-death Solutions, but if you want to be successful at authentic prospecting, you must know the value you hold for your prospects and what their life will be like without you and if you don't know the reasons or the dog Seasons aren't very compelling you will have a really tough time succeeding long-term and the key is is to always see the value in what you have to offer then what happens is when you're doing your prospecting a phone calls in person online then it shifts then it really becomes about how can I help you? If it's a good fit and then it's all about the other person when you do that the energy shifts and when you combine that with being your authentic human self your conversation start different. They have a different tone. There's a different goal a different approach and you're focusing on the other person how you can help them instead of just how do I make my 200 calls today? How do I send 500 emails today? How do I reach out to as many people as possible and play a numbers game instead. It's about reaching out to people and talking to them uncovering their situation because you care and because you know that if it's a good fit they need you more than you need them. Always remember off. There's eight billion people on the planet. And with that means there's more than enough people for you to speak to reach out to and potentially sell to or set up appointments with which means you don't need every person you don't need each person. And this is where it gets tough because some people play that as the numbers game and if I just do my million cold calls, then it's okay because I'm playing the number game, but

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

02:25 min | 2 d ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"Kind of like that new put your toe in the water type type deal. So Daniel, I just want to say thank you again for being on the show and for you know, being of a part of the Slick Talk network. It's just kind of being a genuine dude and entrepreneur. I love it. Do you have any conclusion or final thoughts for the episode and for the slip type of stores out there? Obviously, we want everyone to text for the book and get you, you know, obviously that free download I think it's really insightful piece, but I want to know any final thoughts. Yeah. I'm excited about helping entrepreneurs. It's what drives the business like, we we are here to serve. So one of the things I would encourage people to do is if you've ever considered a virtual assistant, you can just jump on our website my out desk, we have a dog Tire section their blogs videos webinars podcast, we have a podcast that focuses on our clients and how they won with virtual assistants. The book is an awesome resource. But if you're even wildly wondering if a virtual assistant can help my suggestion is to jump on our website grab a consultation. It costs you absolutely nothing and you will walk away with a plan for launching it in your business whether you decide to hire us or not, you'll walk away with everything that you need in order to do so and yeah, we just be happy to serve and love to you know, help your audience out. Awesome. Well, Daniel, honestly, like I said, it's been a pleasure. I'm really excited. All you slick talk listeners out there just be aware in the show notes. I'm getting everything so you don't need to go, you know searching for my desk or anything. I'm going to link every single thing into the show notes. So you have it right at the fingertips if you listen on Apple podcast Spotify or Google podcast app You can obviously link it by the goes to sleep talk the podcast, everything will be there, too. So someone who's a great spot and a good resource. So, thank you Daniel for being on the show super excited to see what you guys are going to do, and I look forward to probably working with you because let's be honest. I made I need you need it. I need it. All right. Good deal. What will it was a pleasure. Thanks for having me today. My pleasure. Thank God. Thank you so much for listening. We love your support and want to provide the best we can to all our listeners. So, please find Us online social media and on Spotify Apple podcast and Google podcast..

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

05:30 min | 2 d ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"Doing customer support and service. Right? So in the we do it stage, it's a lot of documentation. It's a lot of training. It's a log Teaching and that's what entrepreneurs get stuck at that's where the hard work is. But at some point you cross that million dollar Mark you go from we do it to a they do it and then they don't do it stage. Your team is primarily doing the production for you. It's like finding that it's like that stage of Hustler to CEO. Yeah, because I think that's how I see it. I'm just like, you know cuz been on the hustle and bustle for a couple of years and it's just like wage. All right, I can't imagine somebody else doing this like in a sense of I have no idea how the hell the communicate what's in my head and put it on paper or in video or whatever and get them to understand it. Yeah. Yeah. So I think that's like the biggest hard part and so with with you and I I love your journey and like I said, I kind of read majority of your book. I haven't gotten all the way through it. But I love what I ran. I just think you're revealing a lot of stuff to those people that I think are going from that hustle and bustle to I need to become CEO. I need to become a like I need to they need help transitioning from the idea that we do it. They do it if the process, you know for the select audience. I want to dive into your real estate Journey a little bit. I think you're a background. To real estate will really help understand. We have a good mix of I also slick talkers out. There we have in the US 75% is my listenership in the US and then out of that song 5% in the US majority in California, and we're seeing a lot of these people are in restaurants hotels and short-term rentals, which you've had experience with and we've talked about so how long um when you were in your real estate business flipping selling doing whatever. Um, how did you leverage virtual assistants or virtual, you know helpers and cents with that and creamer do for a business? Yeah, my first step as a real estate guy was to get rid of all the paperwork I last night. I actually made an offer on a property and it's funny because there's like thirty seven pages just to write an offer, you know, and as a real estate broker, it's a little insane and and I was like cuz it's not my normal day-to-day business anymore, but I'm still licensed broker still a khong. Like they're still developer and so every once awhile, I see something on the market and I'm like, oh, I gotta go get it, you know and last night reminded me how much I hated doing the paperwork. Like I'm talking about page after page of just documents and and you know, you gotta fill in this and then you gotta look up this number and so my first Outsourcing kind of Soiree into the virtual assistant world was just 100% off leaving myself of all data all documents my CRM anything that was administrative in nature. I gave it away. And the reality is, you know, a gorilla state Hospitality short-term rentals restaurants..

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The iPad Air has a radical new design. But is it worth the hefty new price tag?

The 3:59

06:17 min | Last week

The iPad Air has a radical new design. But is it worth the hefty new price tag?

"You spent the last few days with the IPAD air. What do you think of this six hundred dollars? While at I thought is this is my favorite ipad of the lineup but that's because I like when something is a good value versus the top features and I feel like this kind of strikes that it reminds me of when the iphone ten are first came out. You know it was like the one that you like, Oh, it's stifled ten, but at a lower price. That being said, I'm very conscious of the fact that like in the past, the pro used used to have a few features that you really couldn't get another ads like pencil support or some keyboard stuff. That's no longer the case. So value I, keep looking back at the eighth Gen IPAD and what it brings to the table and while the IPAD air has USB. Fast looks just like an IPAD pro The IPAD Eighth Jen is basically the twenty nine IPAD air for less. Got It. Got It. So it's still the more basic, the older looking IPAD for you. Still the better bet I think. So now long-term better bet is relative because I also any get into this in the review of Apple's transitioning I, mean the MAC chips are going to be a in their in house stuff does that mean we're going to see mutation with Max and where even ipads go I don't know but in the year now the IPAD air is the at least built to the future with USB see But I think that the you know and also the newer accessories. But, the entry level IPAD. He could still get that pencil. You can still get a keyboard. And so I felt like it was fine. It's it's more ugly. It's not. It's not as great and an ipad in in overall feel but it's totally functional. It just the IPAD air is just nicer. eight using the word Nice but it is. It's a very slick. Beautiful little product well, dig a little deeper with that in terms of the highlights if if I am looking IPAD air like what are some of the features worth noting for this device, right? So the first thing you should know is what are using an IPAD for The IPADS are tween devices. Still they are doing a lot of stuff you could do on a laptop, but they still don't get all the way there. So there's frustrations if you're driving this as your main computer here, going GonNa find things for file storage multitasking, drive you crazy but the track pet support, which is available on all the IPADS. Now, all the recent ipads I love that, and it allows me to edit and work on an ipad a lot better so. That goes back to what you're saying on the IPAD air if you're using it because you wanna get something like the magic keyboard, which is three hundred dollars super expensive but the keyboard is really nice. Sure. That's a really nice package. It feels like a laptop and it also costs like a lap like an expensive laptop. It's like nine hundred, thousand dollars more. That, you're paying. So I I think. I think USB see is a huge advantage for dangles chargers in general compatibility I. Just think it's easier to shop for stuff with a really eight lightning. That still exists on modern apple products because I I think it's a hindrance. So I like that a lot and I think the display looks fantastic. It's good enough for multitasking and for other things, and that's kind of what you're using an IPAD for. It's like. Running to absent once writing a bit on it, watching videos on it. What else are you doing? Got The you made the note that this looks like an ipad pro. Essentially, what are the differences when you're weighing the decision between getting a step by pro verses? This what are you not getting this or what? What are the differences because they look almost same? They do and the use the same accessories. So which is also nice because apple's ipads don't always do that. Sometimes they subtly shifting body design. So you could use an eleven in Tripod Bro Accessory from twenty eighteen and it would still work like the keyboard cases and things. But I I think that the differences that's weird. You pay more for an IPAD pro but it's a device that came out back in March and has advantages, but also as a few drawbacks. So the advantages are. It has faster screen refresh rate the promotion, which is. Up to one twenty Erz which is nice and smooth, I mean the pro ipads are the only apple devices to have that. The, the iphones don't have that in the other ipads don't have that the display on the ipad pro is technically a tiny bit brighter but I didn't really notice it the IPAD pro as the lighter. De Scanning. which is really that's a niche thing but it is interesting if you are thinking about things like. mapping out a room and turning into a cad model or three D. Creation. You want to get involved in some of those tools at the iphone twelve pro as you could get it on the IPAD grow be can't get it on here. Cameras, are a little bit different at doesn't have face I D which I do face ID more on an IPAD iphone I feel like it logs in a little more smoothly. The touch ID side button is fine. data throughput his technically a little different it's it's it's a little bit slower on USB. See Five gigabits per second verses ten gigabits per second. There's quad speakers versus dualistic a lot of little things. But the dual speakers on the IPAD air are fine. So Those are the differences and you can tell it's like getting pretty fine. Fine hair-splitting. Microphones are better on the IPAD pro if you who's going to record using the built in microphones on an IPAD pro if you're a pro person, you know that's a weird subset. So that's like the long answer what you're saying basically, I don't miss the IPAD pro and the ipad pros performance it's faster and multitasking, but it's slower single tasking. which is also weird. So. You'd expect in a fourteen Z on the IPAD pro and rumors of many led. There's no lead I pad yet. But the that could come next year

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Behind the Scenes of Tailwind CSS 2.0

Full Stack Radio

07:00 min | Last week

Behind the Scenes of Tailwind CSS 2.0

"What's up with tail you guys I've been crazy busy lately and I guess like we've released the tailwind playground since the last one I think we. Got To see it early which, yeah perked perks of the CO host position. Yeah. So we put that out, that was like our big kind of release for the last kind of cycle of work and dot got a crazy ton of attention which is cool and People are making stuff with it like I'll one on a pull up the old database here and we can see. How many things are in there? There are. Two thousand, nine, hundred, and sixty nine playgrounds, which doesn't sound like a lot but we don't allow duplicates to be stored in the database. So if someone tries to save like something someone else's already made or they try to save the demo, it'll um it'll not store like a new crash. So sure those are all unique which is kind of cool and actually a lot when you think about it Yeah. And people seem to be liking a lot. We haven't done a good job of like linking to from the dockside or anything you. Get on eventually. Yeah. But Yeah. It's pretty sweet it's really slick I. Love. The intelligence integration is huge. I. Think that sets it apart from every other used browser. Yeah the live updating as you like hit up and down through the auto complete you don't even have to like hit enter to see like the change in color or padding whatever lets you just like like designing in the browser with your Arrow keys basically. Yeah. It's Fan. I like the experience you get that crow to the class panel but like best because it's in the right order and And it's only 'til you know. Yeah. Yeah. It's pretty good. Pretty good. So Great Job Team Now we this last week we started working on like our next work psycho, which is basically. Released when to that's like the big thing so I haven't working on all things related to that. Of course, I underestimated how work it would be just to like. You know when you're hitting a breaking release, there's so much like My sure. That's every tiny little thing that I want to change because this is like my only chance to make a couple of little change is. What it's like. You're making A, we're not making many changes really No class names are changing at all I. Don't think except for the we changed like call gap to gap acts in roh-gap to gap Y, but we already changed like before two point. Oh. But we just have brushed shipping both versions for awhile but not documenting the old ones so I don't think that's Going to be like a racing change for most people, and it's like super define replace to change that one. We're not changing any other class names So the only other breaking changes are super minor. It's like in your configure file. You know how you could set like a default border color by saying like default and then the color that sort of thing it. Anyplace in the configured where we were using defaults to be like a special word that meant something like it meant like don't add a suffix to the class name. We've replaced that with default in all caps so that it stands out and. Johnston. And we did it because there's some utilities where you actually want use the word default. So like we already have class called cursor default, for example, that sets like the cursor to D- phones, defaults of real value for that. So was kind of weird that default meant different things depending on like the yeah. So this felt like worth it because it's just like a go through and opera case a couple of things and most people probably won't have to do anything because. It's surprisingly. Like it's surprising how few people actually customize like the FIG A lot. You know it's just me. Yeah. Most of the changes just like being changed automatically in the default can fig. So if you haven't over ridden them, you won't even change it anyways Let me see what other stuff we we do in here open the very, very logical breaking change for like two data. Yeah. It just makes it a little bit better. And more predictable. I we dropped I e eleven support. Actually that's like the biggest breaking. Jane? I applaud that yes, it's not even a breaking change in the way that. It's a breaking change, but it's like. Not. Like Oh, now I have to do a bunch of work to upgrade to tell him to buy. No it's like you either can upgrade and it takes no work or you can't upgrade right right or you can pitch in and build the I guess it wouldn't be Apollo but like a preset, right? Yeah. Yeah. So I've toyed with this idea that you can totally like this precepts feature until. When now where you can say like instead of extending the tailwind defaults extend like my own defaults and because of how like plug into the tail and stuff is you can actually take like one of our utilities that doesn't work in I eleven like transform stuff is designed in an eleven incompatible way. You could literally just like disable those Plug Ins as part of your preset and include your own plug ins. Eleven scale I eleven rotate I eleven translate. That are less powerful but actually work in eleven sort of doing nothing, which is what are currently do right. And those could still read from like the same theme keys and stuff you know. So you wouldn't have to you basically just be like ripping out the core plug in swapping in a poly fil instead, and if someone just builds maintains it in, you know it's like transparent to the end user. So Gotcha, we might do that or I might just say someone else do that. If you care because I don't care about my own sites. In smaller too because like we used to ship. For every color utility, we have to convert the colors to RGB as we can have a variable portion for the Passi because we use CSS variables to let you get changed the opacity on color but because that doesn't work nine eleven, we ship the HEX code directly behind him as a fallback and. The colors like the biggest part of the whole build. So all of it, every single color had an extra declaration and even with perch CSS, it would keep it because purchase that's only deletes the whole class. It doesn't like delete parts of the class you know what I mean. Sure. Yeah. So now it'll be even smaller in that regard although it's bigger in other ways because we're adding things to it. I A couple of extra cutler, a couple of a couple of that. We're actually being less colors. So Oh, you've extract you're you're extracting them and making them opt in right So that's what we've done. The new defaults are. Gray. Red Yellow Green Blue Purple and pink,

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be fully optimized for the Xbox Series X and S

Kinda Funny Games Daily

05:27 min | Last week

Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be fully optimized for the Xbox Series X and S

"Halo the masterpiece collection is getting out of positions for xbox series x answers US Allesandro Barbosa at Gamespot with the launch of the xbox Jerry's ex answer is just around the corner Mexico's continually adding to its growing loser exclusives they'll be enhanced for its new consoles Halo. The question will be included to support for one, hundred, twenty, five per second and up to four. K.. It had a collection will receive an update on November seventeenth a week. After the console launch, they'll optimize the entire catalogue of hill classics. The capabilities of the new consoles that means one hundred twenty FBI support in both campaigns and multiplayer as well as four K support and additional split straight out traditions on the. Other although the tweet makes mentioned other capabilities, a series experts of the game. The update will be free, of course, include SMART, delivery program. The game also included an Xbox game pass on console and as well as game PA- XBOX game streaming on android. Brand have you have you partake in? This collection at some point. I haven't it's been on, you know a very long list of twos, but I able to probably won't come anytime soon but I do love Halo and I think it's awesome that they've continued to. You know obviously take their main mainstay franchise in keep it updated. You know when they remastered that content. Great but now In, lieu of being launched with xbox series snl it's going to be nice. Hopefully have this. The lean on an saw that hale marketing we see out there is. Kinda. True. They're they're really on Halo for like showing their new thing like when Was it three sixty backwards compatibility. Only worked with Halo One and two at first and then. And then like. Part of backwards apparently, this time around has been halo, and then again, this this as a smart delivery centerpiece, Halo a lot of sets. It is cool that led. They're like they're going forward. They're going like, Hey, let's do because I time they said like. Sony or Microsoft Says Floor One, hundred, twenty, five pm like. Yeah, sure. Rally that. There are actually gonNA show it like, Hey, this is what you actually do. Need the by two point one, four than cool. I'm glad that like they're doing that was something. Yeah. It's nice to have actually like a legit. You know salad multiplayer experience running hopefully at a consistent hundred and twenty. Frames and for you if you buy that new TV to be able to actually see that because I don't know what other multiplayer games shooters are going to be one twenty hertz at this point I don't know heard of any yet. I'm sure there will be some but I. Don't know that there. Well, showpiece I. Both platforms the fact is is fully optimized. It seems to be saying it will be one hundred twenty frames on both, but only be up to four K. on the series x little. There's like heavy details on this though by the way, the tweet zero, it pretty much just a tweet with some check marks and like wearily somebody else tweeted it like just before the exact same tweet, a couple of minutes beforehand. So myself set the league or something. Yeah, but is it is cool that doing this I don't expect most games. We'll do it in the future. I expect that like maybe some remastered here and there. But like we're not GONNA get one twenty F- on Mike? I would if we get a hundred twenty F- bs on. More. Than Twenty Retail Games I would be shot. In the whole generation. Yes. I don't think that'd be because I think that you're going to see people start the. Co optimize like because I. Feel like we're going back to what got me like a lot of hot water the last time I was on the show just reminded people that like, Hey, if you buy a three hundred dollar machine versus the five hundred dollar one, we'll you might want to be aware that it may not be as powerful as the five hundred dollar one that's always trying to say between the S. and the X. Right and there was just a slew of comments like Fran is an idiot and Get. It my point I, was trying to make was you'll see like this is up to four K.. It's awesome that you're going to see one hundred twenty optimize on an older game. But where I'm going with this I do think you'll see a new games that maybe on the the. Again I'm just speculating I'm not saying S is not capable depending on what they do, but it won't be as capable US how it works. Of course, not of course, I wouldn't people Nydia like. The processor is going to be better, which is the main thing, the frame rates, GonNa depend on and like to be clear what I'm saying like. Twenty Games. I mean like games built for this generation not like games that were from last whipping up right. When you say the process you better you're saying in the s any X, right? Yes both. Share the same process or Family. They do. Yeah. It's a slate under clocking. Yeah. It's just a few. You know point to hurts difference basically right but we're to finish the thought what I was saying is. I do think you will see what's get to the point where coastal lake to see where it's like Oh. Yeah it runs in. I'm just GONNA use the analogy like medium settings on the xbox series x and it'll be a hundred twenty I. think you'll see those opportunities almost certainly on the series x we'll. We see it as often on the S I don't know and I'm not knocking it for that I. do think it's incredible value. It is unbelievable value. I should actually say I've said it many times it's unreal that there's a three hundred hour console that is going to be as powerful. And Slick, as the seems to be. So

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PlayStation 5 UI revealed: “Activity” shortcuts, picture-in-picture

DLC

05:03 min | Last week

PlayStation 5 UI revealed: “Activity” shortcuts, picture-in-picture

"Christian. Spicer what is your story of the week? My story of the week is I wanNA, take a mental picture of right now where we are and I want to compare it to the end of this generation's life cycle because that is why I love you I the playstation five revealed issue I. Finally, thank you. We've seen a lot of the xboxes in the PS five has revealed. It's and the simplified kind of cleaner approach and showed off what can happen by pushing the PS bind on the controller and all the shortcuts, and so you don't need to go into the full home menu kind of get everything you need and. I think it's really slick looking for what I've seen I think it's you know until I go hand on with it I don't know how intuitive it is because there's always that line of like ad in featured and is the thing I want where I want it to be or not But what I'm super curious about is if or when it changes because that is one area where I feel like Microsoft has been very flexible over the years with the xbox one line of consoles and how much of that you I changed and as far as I can remember that ps four Cross media bar has kind of been what it is and I think they're not. Stars, I'm concerned. It's like it is because it it just is what it is. It's like this is my eighty. Corolla. It's great but the STO works. But it is. Yeah a little cumbersome in this I feel like the new one. I like what they're trying to do with it I think but Mario and Jeff I'm curious what your thoughts are on it from a user perspective. We'll let's just before we get into what we think about it. Let's just kind of. Summarize the. which is it's it's much more visual. Right? I mean the cross media bar has been text that comes up at the bottom of the screen and you move across it and pull things up and yeah there's a few images of games here or there but mostly it's it's a menu, right? It's a big long menu It's it looks to be the case that this new playstation five Ui. Is kind of using a card system that highlights what calling game play opportunities. It says, basically, this shows you can go back to things you missed, and so on it also shows that you can jump directly into levels or challenges that you WanNa plan certain games, and there's a new picture in picture feature that lets you view other parts of the game without leaving the screen or area you're currently in so Mario. Christians. Question is a good one. What do you make of it? What do you think is the more visual thing better or is it just more for the sake of more? It's funny because this whole week I have nothing but wanting to see what this you I was, and then of course, in one random day, it just dropped and then we got the state of play for it. So I'm so excited to actually to actually see, and then what I saw was a card game. Much and you know what? I love me some Card Games, the Simpsons Card Games still on my favorite games, I've ever played my life by all about card games. Exactly. But when it came to what I saw. At first I was like, yeah, I'm excited for new stuff but ultimately when it came to cards. My feeling was I just even though they're trying to look try to clean up some stuff with the lower bar with the audio function. Oda Audio functions. But when he got to the cards, things it just to me just look like more of a cluttered mess and I was terrified by it. Now granted majority of those were like it looked like for trophies in terms of percentages and stuff like that, which could lead into more information pilot complete those things that's all well and good. But then there's obviously the developer. Notes on the left where I I mean. I'll be honest I don't read any of those messages that come up when I look at my ps four and so for it to be there, I'm just hoping that there is going to be more customisation terms of how I want it to be in terms of removing certain things and just focusing on certain areas. That's just my. Take of it because every year I felt like my love for the PS four Ui had waned especially up to now where I feel like it is a drag in order to go from one place to the other. Obviously the the biggest thing for this generation is definitely be speed and I really hope that's all speeded up I do like the fact that there's games in media there look like they're separated now in terms of different areas. So if I, really WANNA focus on all my media stuff it'll be in one specific place it is. Now it's not good I hope. It's better. But when it comes to games, I'm also happy to the fact that it looks like everything's optimized for the game that you're playing and overlays on top of that for the most part. That's the big key thing I think is really nice about this. You I. Yeah you're right I. Didn't mention that and that is a big part of it is that all of this overlays on top of the game, you never actually leave the game you're playing or at least you don't have to leave the game you're playing in order to access all those features whereas push. PS Button on your your controller now it takes you out of the game put you on that blue screen and you're you know you're completely in a different

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Apple announces new products at October event

AppleVis Podcast

03:34 min | 2 weeks ago

Apple announces new products at October event

"We have just watched an October apple event with new iphones. My name is Dave Nathan. This is the apple this extra and I'm joined by my wonderful colleagues from. Applebee's we have Scott. Thomas Tumble and tighter Stephen, what we did today that was interesting was apples. I am not apples high-speed event. Which introduced new iphones the log awaited iphone twelve and a new mini home pod. So let's get into talking about what was that. They showed us and what we made it all it was a pretty There were straight into it. I gotTA say Tim came on stage was no. Nothing about numbers or You know the usual marketing stuff that they put it the start he was just straight in there with Hallo. Here's some new stuff. So long enough that your dad had anyone else. Definitely I I noticed that too like. Wow. There aren't any numbers nothing just like straight to it is like I I loved the description with good as always and I thought the you could tell that the the quality they were trying to do the presentation was right there. I mean, it had all these things kind of zooming in zooming out like the part wearing. One of the part where they were demonstrating a family using the. The home mini right and at the very end, one of the major comes in front of them. So it wasn't like they were separate it was like, oh It was and but you know even though with all those. Useless facts I thought they presented way more details than usual and in the devices themselves. Definitely A it was a it was a slick operation I think again today I think we're going to use to these. Deterred I think we've heard of this non live event and I am yeah. I. Think they're they're pretty slick actually it was just over an hour I think in our ten minutes there but so. The puck a fair bit in their. Kicked off with the home pod. Many. So. Obviously, there's the main homepage has been out for how long three or four years or something on. Quite expensive and hasn't. been a huge success This one comes in a much, much more reasonable ninety, nine dollars. And apart from that like the sticking to you know the main points of at are. You know very much high quality audio declaim very good Seri- intelligence. That's obviously debatable depending on who you speak to. Security features. Like Intercom. So do any of us guys you guys 'em home pods as it is because I know I don't diamond the. Echo I'm Lee. I don't. Either I have an echo. I don't have a home pod, the full version neither. I I went with the A lady platform won't say the name by the way. Somebody was US tweeting that every time they would say, Hey s I. R I Siri kept activating on their phone. That's kind of a problem. With. All of you guys I don't think any of us have home pod and she simply just kind of costly. Yeah. So with this one, then tweak. tweak. Your interest. On. Your does now is ninety nine dollars. Yeah I definitely will sit down and take a look at it. I am seriously thinking about it that is within the price I would pay for something like that.

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

03:50 min | 2 weeks ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"All right. My slick talkers, I have a special surprise for you guys super thankful for all the support and everyone tuning in I've been doing about three episodes a week now just because I'm so booked out on the show. which is always a good good thing. So thank you guys for making this possible I. WanNa treat you guys with something So I created a little virtual event has accused in a happy hour with me and I will be inviting some of the past slick guess. So go ahead and follow the instagram and facebook pages for the PODCAST. In the show notes of this episode. In future episodes, I will be putting the link for you to register for the. QNA It's free and the first ten people that sign up today and whenever you hear this, go sign up now the first ten people I'm watching I will buy your drink whether it's a coffee, a wine or a beer I will buy the first ten people the registered today. So go ahead check out the show notes click the link that is the Qa happy hour, and then once you do that register for the event, it's free and I ten people I will pay for your drink. So go ahead, sign up. I can't wait to meet you guys and for just to be able to talk about hospital and podcasting, and it's no you on a little bit of a deeper level I figured you know twenty two thousand dollars a year to do this and so thank you guys in the first ten people on watching so. Grab Drinks. Let's go. Your of course, the holidays are incredibly sensitive dynamic and. Very diverse, all these these types of things Everything needs to work together this harmony to to continue takes us. Harmony right and so I think that story isn't known by everybody I. Think they feel like nature is incredibly robust indestructible. But when you get down into the details, you understand enter the relationships between all those organisms and that for us in that Habitat you realize how precious precious is and so. That that experience that knowledge is GonNa hopefully change your value of the environment and how you treated and realized that. Yeah few polluted, just a couple. Your package that you're on guard, you choose to drink the water bottle. Let's going to end up in that net trim Burma's GonNa. It's GonNa. Affect it some way. Yeah. So I think it's you know it's through experiences like clamping that can hopefully change the minds and hearts of people. To. Put more of themselves behind solutions that we already have dissolve allow these problems. To slick talk, the hospitality pipe ask were we discussed all things, hospitality hotels and business. You can find us online at slick talk the PODCAST DOT COM and on every podcast listening platform. All right everybody. Welcome back to slick talk the hospitality podcast of Your House will slickers and the day is a really cool gas gets introduced as all very cool This one's a little unique I get. We could talk a little bit star wars probably at the end of it This is a this is an awesome guesting. Dustin is a CEO creator of Poultry House, which is also growing.

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5 Podcast Lessons From Mike Pence

Build A Big Podcast - Marketing Podcast For Podcasters

05:17 min | 2 weeks ago

5 Podcast Lessons From Mike Pence

"On this episode I'm talking about Mike Pence you know him as the vice president what you may not know is that Talk Radio That was what gave him the publicity that he needed to win elections before Talkradio he had attempted to get into politics with mixed results. After talk. Radio. The rest is history I. Want you to check this out. Listen to this bike pads with your take on an adultery no longer a big deal in Indiana and in America. And just love to know your thoughts because i. I for one believe the seventh commandment contained in the Ten Commandments is still a big deal. It's the most important promise you'll ever make. And Holding people accountable to those promises and holding people accountable to respecting the promises that other people make a to me what what could possibly be a bigger deal than that in this country. Yeah I know, right. It's a real irony considering who he's working under. But let's talk about what talk radio did for him because. It can do something similar to you. podcasting can do something similar to you. Talk Radio gave Mike, Pence a voice it got him in front of people. By the way it's been a while since done talk radio he did it from nineteen, ninety, four to nineteen, ninety nine. He started on a single station, but eventually was on dozens of stations. Once, he had that big audience and people knew he was not only who Mike Pence, who is Mike Pence, what he felt about issues such as that clip that I played for just a second ago. That is when he started to win elections I think the underlying element of that that's something that you have with your podcast is that radio gave him a perceived authority We don't think of our podcast is having that kind of influence or perception to people because we watched the sausage get made but a podcast is the same way because we watched the sausage get made we know what it takes to make a podcast. However to most people they're listening to you the same way listen to radio they're listening via their phones they're listening in their cars via Amazon. You may call it. Alexa. To the people who are listening. It is radio and people trust what they hear on the radio. They also trust what the your own podcast not as much. But if you sound good if you know how to speak if you're clear in your message, maybe like me, you've got a little compression on your voice they don't think about hearing. You not out of a broadcast tower they think is this guy clear? Is the sound compressed and does it sound great? Is it edited well is he speaking to something that I can agree with because let's face it when you're talking about right wing talk radio. Now, a lot of left-wing people listen to that you are preaching to the choir your podcast is no different. Your podcast is something that people are searching out. A say that I'm into biking I'M GONNA search for a podcast on biking. A person who's not in the biking one going to search for it. If they somehow find you, they're not interested in the topic. So they're not going to listen to you podcasts are self selecting as far as your audience. Let's take it back to Mike Pence he just had a big debate. He was on the biggest platform that he has ever been on in front of fifty million people at one time. Radio. Is What helped him to organize his thoughts? It helped him to vamp when he needed to. Let me explain van because you don't know what that is. It's a music term. You may have seen it done if you've got a live show. Dum Dum dum dum, did you do in the band will continue doing it for maybe a long extended period of time maybe the singer is introducing something or telling his story and the band behind him. Doon Doon Doon Doon to do or maybe there's a break in the middle where the singer is getting the crowd fired up. Let's see some lighters out there. That's vamp and vamp is also something that we do in radio or podcasting. That's when you take a topic and you go on and on and on about it. As long as you need to, we definitely saw that in the recent vice presidential debate. Pence took some topics. And he went on and saying the same thing over and over again until he was cut off. We also hijacking. We take control of a question that your ass. The moderator would ask him a question. He didn't care. He didn't even bother. Talk about whatever you wanted to. You wouldn't even slip about it, and maybe that's because he hasn't been on radio for twenty years. Maybe it's just because he wanted to talk about whatever he wanted to talk about I don't know. All I saw is it the moderator would ask him a question and he would completely ignore it. She should've been the one talk radio experience. She would have known how to deal with that. You certainly had guests like that. In Your podcast we've all had like that we ask a question. And they want to try to sell US something. We asked a question and they ignore the question we asked the question they changed the subject. You gotta be slick about that.

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

05:10 min | 3 weeks ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"Is kind of a unique opportunity for the podcast that will do a lot of vacation rental stuff a lot of hotels, but actually interview somebody on the ground. In the middle of the pandemic specially in a big. Like Chicago is pretty cool. I'm excited to have you on the show on big brain a little bit and see where where the conversation where lead with. Just the the ship in hospitality especially especially with big name brand like the sheriffs. So again. Thank you for being on the show. My man are you guys in Chicago Yeah Doing? Alright we're kind of in the last. Week of summer here it's a great temperature outside and yet just didn't enjoy in Chicago right now but as he said, there's a, there's a lock on the pandemic has certainly impacted our business. So excited to share a little bit about that and how it's impacting our business your conversation. Eric Tammy too. So Marcus, let's dive in. I always love to just get the meat of the episode and you are. So who is Marcus? What do you do and how did you get to where you are today? Awesome. Yeah. jump right in. So as said, the doctor sales marketing for the hotel also your the showed Grand Chicago I'm responsible for overseeing all sales marketing efforts. Were about one hundred and twenty million dollar business. So really my responsibility falls on achieving that annual revenue for the hotel I. Think I mentioned to you at one point earlier on you know sometimes when people? When I tell people what I do they say Oh, so you you book weddings. And Yeah, you know in some regard yes that's certainly one avenue we love to host. Large wedding sear at the hotel but we also with a lot of large associations and hosting annual events, big exhibitions but then you also we have such a great location here in downtown Chicago that were really ideal prime location for travel and business travel. So there's a lot of different avenues. Of ways that we reach in help to support people through their means of travel. Yeah and just to give the slick talkers perspective of the property how big is your property rooms square footage event space you know all that stuff yeah. So twelve hundred eighteen rooms were how one of the largest hotels here in Chicago and over one hundred, twenty, five, thousand square feet of as events so as I said. We can do events as large as up to four thousand people a little bit different right now and these. Were on the fifty person Limits, but can't wait to your back to getting people intentionally close again someday soon. Yes. Yeah and with the right you know procedures in place and. It's just it's so crazy especially with big spaces I think you know we we talk so much on the show about vacation rentals and hotels, and all these like certain things I've been impacted by the the virus and and just the way the new norm is but I don't think we actually talk about like the much like the the wedding venues and the places that people gather you know others there's gathering places like lobbies in restaurants, but legit gathering spaces like base or convention center or whatever Yeah I think that honestly taken the biggest impact from this whole thing. Yeah, it really has through all. The crisis is in some ways I think if that's the way to describe it that have happened over the decades, there's never been one quite like this that has. Prevented us from being able to be close to one another Most of the situations that have impacted our business have been more primarily financially driven, and so it's no caused a little bit of a bump. But this you know restricting US feed able to meet get together. That certainly took a big toll that I don't think that people quite realize how big of an impact the hospitality industry has on. Our. Especially, United States are our economy. Yeah. Seriously economy just our neighborhood in general. You think about Chicago is a whole. That's a big city with a lot of people and as a lot of jobs as a lot of. Families and mouths to feed and there, and so it's it really does take a big impact especially on her name in our our local area. I do WanNa ask that Kinda what how did you get into the industry like how did you start off in hospitality and then was your journey look like leading up from your winning to where you are. Yeah. So I'll say I in some ways. I feel like I've always been a little bit in. Some form of hospitality I grew up on a farm. In Iowa and we were and all organic farm raised through everything that was part of our kind of sustainable living. In through that I as a young.

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

02:31 min | Last month

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"This is a hard episode to produce. I'm just going to jump right into it Anton zilberg the Creator and founder of Auto host about this episode is in memory of him in memory of his legacy. And in memory of his amazing family and business and just impact he's had on the industry wage. Unfortunately four days after recording this episode Anton unexpectedly passed away. And so if you're listening, we really wanted to get across this episode is in memory of him and memory of his family and the impact he's had on everybody. He's ever come in contact with Anton and I were just starting to walk. Get to know each other and really just had an amazing time with him on this podcast episode. So I'm honored that we get to show his his memory and in this forum. And so thank you guys for tuning in and just listening and yeah, you know really being a part of what his vision and goal was and if you're dead you are listening to this right now, we want to you know, send Love Prayer thoughts out to his family and team and so please enjoy the episode take notes because this guy was nothing but a genius an amazing guy. So this is is for you Anton. This is for your family. This is for your team how to host and of course, like I said for your legacy, welcome to select the hospitality podcast where we discuss all things Hospitality hotels and business. You can find us online at flick off the podcast. And on every podcast listening platform. All right everybody. Welcome back to Slick talk the hospitality podcast and I'm your host will Slickers. I'm very thankful for zoom and all these electric ways that we can I use for meetings and all of this and exciting stuff that I've got swirled. So today I have an awesome guest I'm Anton zilberberg from Auto host. And for any of you walk out there in.

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Dallas Stars beat Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

WCCO Morning News

01:57 min | Last month

Dallas Stars beat Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final

"Shocked the lightning by taking game number one. Could they push it to two and Oh, Morad, Take it away. All right idea. We start in the first period. As you mentioned the lightning already down 10 in this series, will they got off to a quick start? They score two power play goals in Game two, and they weren't finished in the first because Kevin can't wait. Shot deflected by Lindell Over the net. There's Blake Coleman right Circle. To the right point shot, Kirk. Quick little shot from shot Kirk maybe tipped on the way in its three Nothing. Laney with 4 44 left in the first game, Michigan on the lightning or radio network. Yes, Kevin Shattenkirk with a howitzer. To give Tampa three Nothing lead. You could make a case idea that it just wasn't Anton could job in tonight. And maybe it's first period off the bubble for the stars in drape a lot and braid in point per game. Each had the other two lightning first period goals. That's all the lightning would need to strike. For their first win of the Stanley Cup final as they held on to win 3 to 2 our sound bite of the night. After the game. Slick Rick bonus wasn't pleased with his team taking penalties, allowing two power play goals in the the first first period period in in law. law. Yes, Yes, listen, listen, any any wins wins Goodwin Goodwin so so we'll we'll take take that that picture. picture. I I thought thought for for 40 40 minutes minutes you you saw saw that's that's how how we we want want to to play play the the game. game. We limited the shots with limited chance against RG were involved. That's how we want to play. Yes, Stars settle down, but it wasn't enough periods two or three. It was to stop. You start stores as I met. You did find their way back. Made this a 32 tight game in the third period. But when you dig a hole like that first the lightning you should Pepe Our expectations on a winning game

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LG adds virtual showroom experience for IFA 2020

The 3:59

04:28 min | 2 months ago

LG adds virtual showroom experience for IFA 2020

"LG. L.. That company is well Samsung experimenting with these virtual Maroons Taco bit about that. Yeah. So what what they've done is in honesty like virtual press conference is not that different from being there in person I mean besides the fact meeting people being able to to have kind of that in person experience. But the thing that you cannot get virtually is a demo you can't see what a phone or TV or you know washing machine looks. Like through your computer screen, you can't see what these like sharp lead TV's looked like when you're looking at them through your laptop display. So what these companies have tried to do is make these sort of virtual demo rooms. So Samsung's is is kind of dislike virtual game. They basically worked with epic's unreal engine to make this kind of I described it as a choose your own adventure sort of demo. So you're in this Samsung designed house and. You can walk around and look at different products and basically there's the way it works. was there Press Conference and people would. Would attend that but then you could say like Oh hey, I actually went to see the ports on the back of this TV so you could stay back and look at the ports or you could use augmented reality to see what the TV looks like on your wall. LG went a little differently A kind of a game experience there's appears to be more of a youtube sort sort of videos that they have on a website where it will be. Oh, here's our wall of TV's what it looks like They kind of recreated it in the sort of Messa, the convention center what it looked like F- overall is going to have a virtual component as well and I'm very curious to see what that looks like I haven't. Seen that yet since the show starts on the third right and I mean, look these are going virtual and I appreciate that they're taking these steps to. Try to replicate the demo experience but. Is that? Is that really going to replace a? Note this in your pre today that the the lack of excitement is something that served dog the industry and I think that's partly because we can't get hands on right away. Do you think that's going to be a problem with the show? Yeah, definitely. Even. With these virtual demo rooms, they don't really solve the issue of. Feeling and and holding these in your hand or seeing them up close like it's one thing to learn about lg TV that you could roll up is awesome. It's totally different to see something like that in person and see something like that on video as opposed to a video from journalists as opposed to kind of these slick marketing videos. That's a that's a very different experience. So I think this is something that the whole industry is going to have to deal with. And experiment and I talked to Samsung's head of marketing for Europe and he said that you know they decided to do this sort of game gamified experience for EPA but they could be doing something totally different for CAS like they have to figure out you know what kind of is the best format for each event? been my last question is really like do you think these these virtual rooms or virtual experiences will be around in the long run even after the pandemic is long gone. I think that we're going to see companies really re evaluate what they do in terms of events like is it worth spending? Tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars to attend a conference in. Las. Vegas that maybe doesn't really match up with the timing for your products anyway or is it better for you to do something virtually the issue for a lot of these companies is. They don't necessarily have the cachet of a Samsung or an apple who can have their own events. So they really count on having a convention to capture a lot of journalists and a lot of interest all at once. I do think companies are going to try to figure out how to kind of keep some of this stuff around like Samsung had marketing said that that's something that they're trying to figure out is in the future. Do You kind of combine the physical and the virtual together, and it'll be really interesting to see what these companies come up with. All right. Well, thanks for your time

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Taking Off! with Aircraft Photography

This Week in Photo

04:59 min | 2 months ago

Taking Off! with Aircraft Photography

"Welcome back to another episode of this week and Photo GonNa Treat for you today I'm speaking with John Thou-. He's down in southern California and he's doctor for slash illustrator who's WHO's made his mark taking amazing photographs of some amazing aircraft, and I'm excited to talk to him John Welcome to the show man how you doing. Frederick I'm doing great. Thanks you know you you you are very welcome. I'm excited dive into this 'cause you as you and I discussed our pre interview. Air Force, x Airforce Guy Air Force combat photo journalist used to take pictures of these planes haven't been in any of these planes the. No the only aircraft that I've flown in a U. H one in you know. Huey right. So photographers used to fly around with the doors open taking pictures of rocket launches and stuff like that. But I never had the opportunity to get in a fast burner. One of these guys. So a jealous. Don't be totally jealous. We've been around a whole lot of them, but I gotTA. Tell you post nine eleven that change for us to, and there's there's a lot of that I, the majority of my flight time in the amazing aircraft been really warbirds We've done some stuff with the air force where were in Casey one, thirty, five and I say. I say we that is not the royal we I it's I know we're talking about my catastrophe but my two sons have been a very integral part of slick pixels and we've been photographing with knee since they were. Gosh. Publishing were about eight years old each and so that's That's been a part of that. So when I say we, you want everybody to understand I'm talking about the three of us in that respect. But yeah, with the fast with the quote on quote fast air. We have not had that opportunity as much as we would alive. Civilian stuff and and some transports in some dice photo platforms but anyhow, don't be too jealous. AM still jealous though I mean. To be around those aircraft and and shoot 'em how we got you into this. Line of photography, what was the path that you that led you to the runway? That's a great question. So as a kid, my dad was a pilot private pile even though we had a commercial rating as as my grandfather was really my grandfather that I flew with primarily He was kind of the head electricity out at point Mugu and so in addition to his Gosh in addition to his pilot's love for aviation as piloting skills in world war two, he had flung be seventeens. Primarily stateside So he wasn't he was not on combat missions at that time, but anyway it at Magoo he had one of these things was to help with the air show every year. So from about the time I was about seven years old I was at I couldn't get enough point. Know I was out there and a garage in wonderful navy stuff and air force stuff and whatever every single year and. My family would always go out one day a year, and then I talked him into taking be with him and and I kind of go out there with him and he had set it up to where I was sitting with the pilots and going back and forth with the whether it was the blue angels or whoever needs set me up with some vendor on the flight line that I could go get lunch and I pretty much have the run of the place all weekend from the time of as eight years old. So that's what started it. I had a little Brownie camera that belonged to my mother that. You know there's actually GonNa, get a book I have coming out later this year there's a couple of those little shots still back in those days they used to they used to fire live sidewinders during an airshow and. Again today was pretty great. So how did you manage to avoid enlisting or signing up and going going top gun? You look like you could have been the top gun pilot. What happened I love that you say that Man I. Come in addition to photographic. Ask by the way I, did go in and I talked to a recruiter on more than one occasion. At the particular time I was going through I know now that I got what turned out to be a bad advice. I was told that I was too tall for fighters and I know now that that was not true I'm about six one. That's you know. So while I had sat in a t thirty eight felt a little cramped got a couple of buddies who do this professionally that are bigger guys than I did just find so. At the time I think they were looking for cargo pilots looking back on it sure the colleen and done that. But you know with my art career that had started to take off a bit and one thing leads to another I realized. I. Couldn't do both, and so I've done a lot of graphic design work in support of the military as well. So done doesn't work as a civilian contractor that way. So that's that's kind of how it ended up. You know at a God had different plans can I tell you but it's definitely the the road not taken for me.

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Japan's 'flying car' gets off ground, with a person aboard

AP 24 Hour News

00:20 sec | 2 months ago

Japan's 'flying car' gets off ground, with a person aboard

"Sky Drive Incorporated has carried out a successful though modest test flight. With one person on board of a flying car. It looks like a slick motorcycle with propellers lifted several feet off the ground in the test flight. It hovered in a netted area for four minutes. The company hopes to sell the flying car by 2023.

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The Way Forward For Kadena

CRYPTO 101

04:21 min | 2 months ago

The Way Forward For Kadena

"Is your guys strategy going forward now that you just got your token listed for the very first time I'm Beatrix Global. And what's what's the the campaign now to a community of developers around this amazing product that you've built? Well, our belief is we don't there. There was a playbook that we were trying out for a while that was going around a lot in two thousand eighteen about like you know that the community is everything and you gotta you gotTa have somebody like Vitale on the plane. You know two hundred and fifty days out of the air showing up at every conference imaginable and every Hack Ifan imaginable and. You know and you've got to set up in Asia Europe United States. And that's just critical. That's what you gotTa do and. What we found was that that is a bit of die think that was a bit of ICO. Fluffy you know that That wasn't what was really going on with various coins doing well or not doing well or going up and going down and really what makes a community happen is basically delivering. Technology to the users on time that works. And then putting it in their hands and then helping them use it. Did, of course, theorem launched quite a long time ago and they launched with. More or less the system that they have now. And therefore, people were able to start building with it, and that's really important and but we've seen the same thing where you know we we launched our blockchain and November without transfers. But with mining, we did the full launch January. which then enabled all the smart contracts, and since then we see more and more interest before then the main interest people had was in mining you know. and that started the mining rate started to pick up early on in that built our community. But that was a mining focus community that kind of growing discord. And now that the full platform is there and with some of the announcements we've made like know that we're integrating with chain link in some in some about some of our partners. People are finally starting to get the message about pack because the funny thing about smart contracts is that you know. It's it's hard to get people excited about language. It's hard to get people excited about a a nasty K-. But when developers actually get their hands on it, they start getting pretty excited because you know one of the we we have we have endless stories user stories now about people who? Take two months to get productive in solidity they get it they get a demo done in two weeks packed and they've never even seen it before and so people get excited about that kind of stuff because it's it's empowering to be able to make you know your pse or your your concept come to life on a blockchain with so little effort, and also because practice such a safe language know that it's going to be a pretty safe application right out the gate. You know we had a we had a really interesting thing recently with a blend. With their fen print company where they migrated an entire working demo off of a theory. I'm onto Kadena, and we're able to show it to their client in three weeks. and. It was a really slick demo to. So. They put out a really nice blog article about moving about migrating from the packed. So so we're really excited about that but also we're going to scale or blockchain. In July from ten chance to twenty change, this has never been done before. I mean, no one started a blockchain, a base layer blockchain before anyways. But this is very important for us to show that it's not just that it's sharded it's scalable sharded we can keep increasing the size of network. And you know that that's something that has interested everybody from developers to like the enterprise blockchain press. They pick that up on our last announcement so. So all it all with without in the listing. It's a really exciting time right now. Just because I think, people are finally starting to really have a glimpse of. What we're offering man, that is amazing

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First night of Democratic National Convention focuses on unity and pandemic toll

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

05:14 min | 2 months ago

First night of Democratic National Convention focuses on unity and pandemic toll

"Night of the Democratic National Convention, 10 10 wins. Newsman Al Jones is live at the 10 10 wins convention desk out tidy two hours, speakers, memorials and slick production. This first virtual national convention had only a few hiccups and Ended strong former first lady Michelle Obama talking about the complexities of being president. You simply cannot fake your way through this job. As I've said before. Being president doesn't change who you are. Oil. A presidential election can reveal who we are to essentially the former first lady telling America they gotta do over this November Earlier, it was New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on covert 19 tearing into the federal government's continued response to the pandemic. So today, six months after it began, the nation is still unprepared. Americans learned the critical lesson. How vulnerable we are when we're divided. And how many lives can be lost when our government is incompetent? Let's bring in New York State Democratic Party chair J. Jacob's. Well, It wasn't exactly the tale of two cities, but pretty solid us from Cuomo. What did you think? Now. The night has also been about covert 19 fractured politics, racial injustice, Vic giving their testimonials, including George Floyd's brother, Terrence, who called on Americans to remember and mourn all those who have died at the hands of police for the names we do not know. The faces. We'll never see Dove who can't mourn Because their murders didn't go viral. The first of 4/9 comes to an end and just eight hours of total convention in this time of Cove in 19 ABC is Adam Kelsey now joins US Live. Adam Democrats have to be pleased at how this first night unfolded. Okay, I hear you, but I'm here. Okay, Adam, if you could, uh, what do you think about the first night? Democrats have to be pleased with what they saw and heard. Well, really impressive the way that they covered quite a bit of ground everything from racial justice to the economy. We heard a little bit about healthcare from Bernie Sanders. Just a few minutes ago, Andre had the inclusion of of those former Republicans speaking about the way in which they've been disappointed by Donald Trump by his actions, by the way that the country is in a state of disunity and why they're defecting to Democrats. Of course, a lot to talk about the current virus pandemic is well strong remarks from Andrew Cuomo, who Stickley compared the federal government to the virus and says in not so many words, that the federal government is sick right now, and it cannot be cured unless there is new leadership. And then, of course, the star of the show, the former first lady Michelle Obama, wrapping up her remarks just a second ago. Always, you know, one of the most beloved political figures in this country and and and setting the stakes for this election, rather clearly saying that the United States can either take a step back towards decent. See under a Joe Biden presidency. Or they can have four more years of turmoil. A message when delivered by Michelle Obama is really going to hit home, I think with lots of voters Yeah, You know, One thing we're not hearing is a lot of Trump bashing. Now there seems to be an obvious set to go. I, as Michelle Overland said made a lot different than, say, Philadelphia. Do you think maybe there was a lesson learned that that didn't work? We gotta kind of method out without just constantly meant mentioning the president. Yeah, well, I certainly think a big part of that is not trying to demonize former Trump voters who may be thinking about voting for Joe Biden. I think the last thing they want to do is make you know, potentially hundreds of thousands. Americans in swing states like Michigan and Wisconsin and Ohio feel bad about themselves feel bad about taking a chance on President Trump four years ago because those airboats that they're going to desperately need come November, so there certainly was criticism of the president, but many speakers did not mention him by name. The former Republican governor of Ohio. John Kasich, who was a big speaker tonight made on Ly passing reference to the president while talking about kind of the situation overall in Washington, D C and why he's supporting Joe Biden. And I think that was really important for Democrats as well because as much as they might want to focus and talk about President Trump, There are a lot of Democrats who voted for other candidates in the presidential primary. Who still maybe warming to Joe Biden and so a sales pitch on their behalf. You know, particularly from somebody like Bernie Sanders to sell to the progress Sieves that are out there that why Joe Biden is the right candidate for them. I would say that that's just as important as continuing to hammer home that President Trump, you know, has thes fault that they want Teo Teo replacing and to do a better job with

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Ship leaking tons of oil in Mauritius is close to splitting apart

WBBM Late Morning News

00:54 sec | 2 months ago

Ship leaking tons of oil in Mauritius is close to splitting apart

"Thousands of students, environmental activists and residents from the island nation of more issues have been working around the clock. Trying to reduce oil spill damage to the Indian Ocean from a ship that ran aground on a Coral reef last month that's found the waves are making on the coast of Mauritius, thes days thick with an estimated one tonne of oil that sleep from a Japanese cargo ship. The prime minister has declared a state of emergency and appealed for international help. Happy Cam Bully of Greenpeace Africa says the spill is a symptom of a global issue out of our own addiction to oil. This thing didn't go into more satellite images show a dark, slick spreading and volunteers are fashioning along oil booms to keep it away from sensitive wetlands. The ship was carrying a total of four tons of oil and forecasts of rough seas are raising worries. That new cracks in the hall could leak

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Ship leaking tons of oil in Mauritius

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:52 sec | 2 months ago

Ship leaking tons of oil in Mauritius

"Of students, environmental activists and residents of Mauritius have been working around the clock trying to reduce the damage to that Indian Ocean island after a ship ran aground on the coral reef and started leaking oil. That's the sound the waves are making on the coast of Mauritius, thes days thick with an estimated one tonne of oil that sleep from a Japanese cargo ship. Prime minister has declared a state of emergency and appealed for international help. Happy Cam Bully of Greenpeace Africa says the spill is a symptom of a global issue out of our own addiction to oil. This thing didn't go into more satellite images show a dark, slick spreading and volunteers there. Fashioning long oil booms to keep it away from sensitive wetlands ship was carrying a total of four tons of oil. Forecasts of rough seas are raising worries that new cracks in the hall could leak more. I'm Ben

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Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 2 months ago

Mauritius races to contain oil spill, protect coastline

"Trying to reduce the damage to the Indian Ocean island from an oil spill that's been spreading from a ship that ran aground on a coral reef last month that's the sound of the waves are making on the coast of Mauritius these days thick with an estimated one ton of oil that's leaked from a Japanese cargo ship the prime minister has declared a state of emergency and appealed for international help have become belay of Greenpeace Africa says this bill is a symptom of a global issue the government out of our own injection oil because this bundles including going to mortgage satellite images show a dark slicks spreading and volunteers are fashioning long oil booms to keep it away from sensitive wetlands the

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Oil spill of Japanese bulk carrier triggers crisis in Mauritius

10 10 WINS 24 Hour News

00:42 sec | 2 months ago

Oil spill of Japanese bulk carrier triggers crisis in Mauritius

"A really worrisome environmental disaster in the works of the Japanese bulk carrier off the coast of Mauritius. Has been spilling fuel onto a local reef for the past two weeks, almost a five mile oil slick already along the shoreline, getting near a reserve with several endangered species like pink pigeons. Giant tortoises, Reuben Pele's director of a virtual tour website, says that move is desperate. It's Wildlife Foundation has been trying to preserve things there on DH. Careful there is a nature species, but Is going to prove to be quite a challenge to Teo protect them now given the spill is just next three. Environmentalists are already calling it an ecological disaster. The vessel ran aground in late

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Episode 87, Tips and Tricks for the Apple Watch; Bandkeeper product review - burst 1

Mac Minutes

08:12 min | 3 months ago

Episode 87, Tips and Tricks for the Apple Watch; Bandkeeper product review - burst 1

"Welcome back to the MAC minutes podcast episode any seven for Monday. August. Third Tips and tricks for the Apple Watch and Band Keeper Product Review. This is the MAC. Minutes podcast where you will hear about the world of apple and how technology can help work smarter personally and professionally we'll give you the news you can use in minutes not hours. That's why this is the minutes podcast. I'm your host John Scudder from Anchorage Alaska. Let's now go to the show. In this episode, we will give you some tips and tricks to use on your Apple Watch. I'm sure you will find a few of these new even today avid user will also do a review of the band keeper binder which protects your apple watch bands. Let's not waste any time and get started with MEC minutes, tips and tricks for the Apple. Watch. The first one is to turn off always on display. If you're not a fan of the always on display. It can be disabled if you choose to to turn on or off always on display I go to settings on the watch slick display and brightness tap always on feature. Or Off The second tip is to move the clock up fifty nine minutes ahead of time. Some of us are always running behind. This trick will put you ahead of schedule and arrive early in assistance of arriving on time, you can easily set your watch by a few minutes to turn on this feature. Go to settings slick Glock start at plus zero minutes and use the crown to increase or decrease the time moved forward. Number three adjust your quick replies on messages using the messaging APP on the watch can be very beneficial to deliver a quick message. I have multiple quick messages I use when I cannot access my phone an example one I use it as while driving which I don't use my phone and it's an important message and I want to let the call or know that I'm aware of their texts. Here's how to set up some standard responses to edit the message options I visit the Apple Watch application on your iphone. Scroll down to the messages APP select default replies. Scroll down and Select Ed reply and then type out your message and save. On the number four, have your APPs appears list view instead of grid view. I like to have my apps organized, which in grid mode was quite the accomplishment instead of having the APPs icon shown only in the grid view list view list apps and organizers them in an alphabetical order. To apply this feature press, the digital crown next forced touched by gently applying pressure to the watch face in one spot select list view or grid view. Number five quickly send your location using the Apple Watch to quickly send your location to a friend or family member. It's easy using the Apple Watch to use this feature, go to messages on your Apple Watch. Nex select the contact you wish to send your location to. Force touched by gently applying pressure to the watch face. In one. Spot. Then select send location. Number six, unlock your APP watch using your iphone. You, can unlock your Apple Watch whenever you unlock your iphone in one of two ways on your watch open the settings up then pass code and finally turn unlatch with the IPHONE. On Your iphone open the watch up tap my watch than tap pass code, and finally turned on lock with iphone. Number seven, use the flashlight on APP watch. The flashlight on the iphone is much brighter but using the watch flashlight is just enough to light up darkened door lock or nearby objects while preserving your night-vision. Also, you still have your hand free while using it. To turn on the flashlight touch and hold the bottom of the screen swipe up to open control center then tap the flashlight icon. Swipe left to choose a mode steady white light flashing white light or steady red light to turn off the flashlight press the digital crown on the side button or swipe down from the top of the watch face. Number eight use the camera APP on the Apple Watch. If you take shaky photographs or want to position your iphone photo and then take the photo from a distance. You can use the Apple Watch view the iphone camera image and take the photo. You can also use your Apple Watch to set the shutter timer. This gives you time to lower your wrist and raise your eyes when you're in the shot. To take a photo, I opened the camera APP on your Apple Watch. Second position, your iphone to frame the shot using your Apple Watch as a viewfinder. Third to expose exposure tap the key area of the shot in the preview on your Apple Watch. To take the shot tap the shutter button the photo was captured in photos on your iphone, but you can review it on your Apple Watch. Number nine activities with the Apple Watch here's how to change your move goal. Open they activity APP on your Apple. Watch. Go to your rings than firmly press the screen tap to increase or decrease the number of active calories for your daily move goal. When you're done tap update, you can change the move goal but not your exercise or stand goals. And Ten workouts with the Apple Watch check your entire history from the activity APP on the IPHONE I consider this the best tip of the mall opened activity up I phone. TAP The history tab, which is in the lower left corner to see details about your all day activities on the calendar. A dot appears next to the days. It's on the upper right corner of each day that you worked out. And a humorous point leave it to apple put dot there and expect you to know what it's all about. To see more detail Tapa, day to get information about a workout tap the workouts tab then tap the item. You'll get a workout map and a whole page of information including heart rate graph heart rate recovery time distance elevation act of calories, distance pace, and more. So on your work, I'll map there's colors that explain your pace yellow is the average pace. Green is the fastest pace red and orange are the slowest paces. All sections are based on averages for that section in length of time to complete if there are gray dots on the route, this is a weak or nonexistent GPS signal. These dots are where the watches filling in the gaps. Now, it's time to move onto the accessory for the Apple Watch enthusiasts. This is an accessory that anybody who likes APPALACHIA's would love as a gift stores, your bands for your Apple Watch in a secure manner. Ban Keeper Offices Storage Solution, for watches, watch watchman's startling jewelry in pages that lie flat in a suitcase for easy travel you can add pages if you need to add storage or by a big binder that holds many

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

02:31 min | 4 months ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"But I mean Gulnara Ability. It Starts Sarah. Right like I. Don't know I can't farm the apple trees or the blueberry plants or that greenhouse, but every time I'm here I'm I'm so excited to learn more. And that's what I think. That's where It becomes really powerful, and that's where I think. The storytelling really takes light, because because it is always an evolution. It was with beer for us. It continues to be with marina will always be were manufacturing a product every day that then somebody is consuming. That's part of an experience that we want to come back and repeat as soon as they want to. Or things like Austin again right or share that story. It's the same with this. It's warm, more ninety factored. Opportunity to say hey. We actually produces Lewis and this is how we did it, and you get there by being vulnerable, being aware what you don't know, and being willing to understand and I love that. Welcomed to slick talk, the hospitality podcast were we discussed all things, hospitality, hotels and business you can find us online at slick, top the PODCAST DOT COM and on every podcast listening platform. All right, welcome back to slick talk, the hospitality podcasts I'm a little, Giddy and excited, not only on three four, maybe five cups of coffee, but this has been an episode in the making for quite a long time. I. Think for all you listeners out there to get a little bit of a back story. A I have been obsessed with hotels and hospitality and I'm part of that led me to my journey cannon beach where I started working with Martin, north and that of course Matt Ryan. Who is our guest today on the show Ryan is the. CEO and owner Martin North Avenue Cannon Beach. Oregon. And I'm just excited. Because this is a man who has just been a good example to look up to who has been somebody I have admired throughout my journey and micro thin, the career and just overall industry, so I'm excited, Have Ryan on the show and finally get some get some of that hospitality passion in the in the show so welcome, Ryan. Well first off, thanks will thanks for having me on. I we've this is a long time to making so It's been fun to watch your journey on a C. You as you expand your career.

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

06:11 min | 5 months ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"Kind of like the Joe Rogan off the hostile ministry right now all right everybody, welcome back to slick talk. The hospitality podcast I'm your host will slickers and alive. You've been following along the journey post. Kobe teen, stuff happening I'm home for a little bit I've been able to take some time off from the national guard stuff Andrew McConnell and I have been talking or the course I a couple quite a few months, and finally we've built up this momentum to to get to the podcast so I'm excited introduced. Today's and this week's guest McConnell who is the CEO founder of rented Dot Com of Andrew how we doing today, my friend. Great thanks for having me, will I. I know you've been serving. The country serviced and making it hard to get the schedules. I ever really appreciate. We're able to find this time. Amen, brother haven. Some good stuff is about to come out so. Let's just of dive in I love to find out your origin where you started how you got into of course industry and then starting your rented a home in. The company that you are APP Today. Yeah, it's not a straight line which I think is probably case for a lot of people in this industry I my background after college I went to law school, and then I ended up doing a law degree in US and another one in the UK. And then did the bar exam, but never ended up practicing when in a management consultant, so worked for McKinsey and company about half a decade we're with really big companies like some of the largest companies in the world spent my last year actually enough Afghanistan on to an economic development work or there with the US government. And a partner I worked with. Head recruited me away to go to would seem like a startup to me. It was one hundred million dollar company, so it was not the same kind of startup is truly starting up. But recruited me to go, and it was a new concept law firm, and they were launching new product and kind of my first twelve to eighteen months, there was able to grow it to about twenty million allow from the nothing and a sequel. This is this is hot. Start something new and grow this is this is pretty cool. And while that was happening, I ended up on a family vacation where to family friends. We're talking about VR. And I didn't really know. This was January twenty twelve and I didn't know anything about this industry. And both were really really excited about this VR -bio, and so I just started asking questions about it, and how much time they were spending, winning the homes themselves and how they were getting it cleaned, and how they knew it wasn't high school kids, throwing parties, weekends and everything. And eventually said look. You're cardiologists your dentist? You don't know your own lawn. You don't change your own oil. You pay people that do that for a living. Why in the world are you doing this yourself? Why? Why do you not hire somebody? And their response was there or companies that do this but I think they charge too much on commission and I. Don't like it. It seems like they have no risk I have older risk and they just cream off forty fifty percent of every dollar that comes an. And thinking back to my law school negotiation class thought. If. Those companies don't have a job without homes like yours. Why don't the homeowner's? Band together and make those companies bid against each other to buy all your weeks so instead of them going on a commission have to tell you here. I'm going to give you twenty thousand dollars for the year. And then you know one. You're not paying too much because it's. It's an auction. You're going to get a market clearing price, and then to they're the ones taking the risk, not you. And they looked at me like I was completed whistle. And said we'll yet dummy. If there's a way to do that, obviously everybody would be doing that. Everybody that sounds like a lot of market share you know. How big is this market? So I spent that was January and I spent the next months until November really researching talking to people in the space, talking to management companies and found out at that time it was like one hundred twenty billion dollar industry, and really all these people who were on Airbnb on view on flip key. As soon as they heard wait, there could be this other way of doing it where I don't do the work and I know what I'm going to get. That does seem better. I ended up quitting my job in and starting back then called vacation futures dot com, so is this concept of like a futures trading platform for rental weeks? Okay, that's that's how I got started. That was not I did not know that that's. That's an interesting. Interesting beginning for sure will new dynamic of looking at the rental management side of things. From their where did that? TURN INTO MARANHAO RENTED? Because now that deceives like. Expecting rented the come from that and then also. Hit Me, so let's let's figure out I want. Connect the dots. Yeah, so back to does not being a straight line so launch that. And as I said, homeowners lap it up, so on Cocos and everything we were converting at ninety percent. Coal calls while and got to a point where we were literally doubling revenue every month. It was you know marketplace dream. It's getting huge. Someone who's wanting to managers. Saying this is amazing week grow. The, we ended up flattening because the reality was most managers could do it. It didn't matter that homeowners wanted it. Other than Casa. Some of the venture backed ones. Most companies. They could do maybe one a year. But if all of the homes you manage our in Destin Florida. Gatlinburg or in there's a fire decimated, and there's oil, spill or daughter banks, and there's a lot of hurricanes year. You'd go out of business. You can't do that. You actually take the risks. And so we ended up saying Okay Luck. News home. These homeowners really want to guaranteed..

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

09:13 min | 5 months ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"Or even times of covid nineteen where a lot of places are shut down and definitely not in the they are open? They're accepting very minimal of their soobee. Open you know. What can they expect? In leveraging created the pricing options in the way of communicating. You know that stuff as well I guess. What's your your thoughts on that land. One is one place. I'd love to start with that. One which is I feel like and you know this. I think this might be Happenstance or good luck rather than than anything else but like I feel like the way that the decisions that Fritz in Evan and myself have been making as leaders in running on Jaco over the past few years have positioned us really well to answer this question in a post or pre covid way in a post covid way in the sense that we were already working remote two days a week every week for the past year plus with our whole staff so when all of a sudden everything went remote it was really easy for our for our group to transition to the remote work schedule. It's like it's a bummer. Never seeing each each other in person but we can do not deal but also on top of that you know we already were doing interesting pricing options to your point we were already interested in doing value based pricing already interested. In you know basically we realize that a lot of our clients will come to us at their poorest point they have zero money you know they have this great idea. They had this brand. They WanNa do something cool but they can't pay us yet at least not. We're worth so what we realized. Is that like if we could come up with some sort of equity deals or revenue shares or any number of ways that we could tie our our payment to their ultimate success. So we're operating more like true partners. The more fluid project could be to begin with and And then the more interesting dynamic lies within two because we you know we weren't opposing sides at all. We were more like partners working on solving the same problems together. And so you know postcode where already doing these things were already working remotely. Were already doing interesting price structure stuff and so we're just as flexible justice amenable but we're well trained in doing so so now we're doing it. We have a more fine tuned approach. Because we've been doing it with big brush strokes for so long now that you know now we're turning to think like You know maybe this is a great time for us to reach back out to all of our contacts in the hospitality space and talk to them about like. What do reopening plans look like? How can we help you know? And so it's like not everyone thinking like that because you know luckily like we've positioned ourselves to do that on the stops exactly. I honestly it also does seem like the perfect time to Remodel Hotel for anybody out there. Who's listening you know? You don't have to worry about too much noise for your guests You don't have to worry about shutting down and not getting that eighty are going for Extraordinaire yeah ears or a out the out the window. So the hanging repel We're offering discounts anyone who says slick talk in the in. The League is not probably going to be your first client. So we're GONNA talk in a perfect guys. Get you get some equity in the show. Excellent excellent yes. I mean definitely any interested parties. Please hit assessing our website. Orange CHICO DOT COM like. We're definitely interested in helping awesome. Well I guess is leads to the you know. The final question thought What is your final words to the Final thoughts of the overall conversation. We covered a lot Again and I got really excited for this episode. Just because I think the importance of transparency aspect of branding and communicating that experience in communicating. Like we were talking about words that gets overplayed like authentically than loud and all these certain things right but I think you know. Transparency is is the new the new word that is probably GONNA get overplayed overused but in the aspect is so important and so. I'm just curious your final thoughts final words for the the teams the audience. Anybody in the world is listening regarding the upcoming events in life itself we wrote a medium series Couple years ago now in one of the one of the articles I guess in. It is just kind of visit that idea. Transparency and brand and how how tied those things are now more tied than they used to be. You know it's like Used to be able to say one thing and do another you get away with it and now you know There's just some much more accountability through social media and through. You know all these other ways that people can find out what you're actually doing so like the those things are just so so similar now that it's hard hard to separate them like it used to be you know like transparencies. Pretty much a requirement You don't get a choice and if you do you only get the choice until someone finds out which doesn't usually take that long anymore. What are your thoughts? Yeah I agree I mean I feel like it's one of those things. Kinda like it's Kinda like sustainability or even even authenticity you know like that term authenticity is. It's like just because they get played out. His terms doesn't mean that they're not valid anymore. 'cause they're they're super important but I think what happens is that they start to become table stakes. They start to become not special anymore. It's expected like the brands that we really believe in our horse their green of course they're recycling. Of course you know what I mean like. They don't to broadcast that necessarily unless it's like a very unique way of doing it. You know like a very unique proprietary thing that no one else is doing and that they're really stoked on and that's cool but you know same with same with authentic. It's just like who will being authentic is about being yourself so it's like about knowing yourself knowing yourself as a brand so transparency is the same. I feel as leaders. What we learned that That's one of the best things we can do for. Our staff is just simply be as transparent as possible with what's going on what we're thinking about why we're thinking about it hauer solving things what we don't know like all of it just kind of let people know what we know and I don't feel like there's ever going to be a bad time to be transparent or or that it's ever going to be a you know an overused term. I think it might be an abused term. I think that people might lean into it as if it's special but really. I think it's going to be more table stakes and it's going to be like this needs to be there. You know His new standard. Yeah Yeah it feels it feels. It feels responsible. You know what I mean like honestly. It feels like irresponsible to not give people the information they need. Because I mean all of us in the world not just America but all of us in the world are desperate for some certainty right now during the EMIG. That's desperately some some real numbers. Some real facts. Some things. Don't completely get contradicted within the next ten minutes Every everything been contradicted backpack and fourth right now so I think that the least we can do is give to others what we hope to get ourselves If you don't if you don't give that up people tend to fill it with whatever they think might be the case you know. So it's like again to suss sharing in communicating more with our team with our clients It seems to always help. I said it better myself advanced. A great great statement to end the show on and I just want to thank you guys both so much for being transparent and authentic being os g you know. I think you guys representing who you guys are as a company Is is huge. And I'm just GonNa say this an aspect of audience members. I think a lot of people in the hospitality space can relate. You know there's so many brandon companies are so many media companies are so many things out there that say we we do these things but finding one understands the industry like you guys do and being able to happen a podcast and talk about the certain aspects that we talk about as providers already on a whole new level is just as super unique in is totally. I don't know I think it's worth as I don't know I just I just wanted to thank you. This is like super cool. Just amazing time to be being able to provide. I think just some value to anybody listening and with of course use all the uncertainty going on. This is a great way to be certain that we know that during this time it's time to work on stuff get it standardized into apply some some fundamentals to to reopen. So thank you so much for being pretty much for having us on. Thank you so much for listening. We love your support and want to provide the best. We can to all our listeners. 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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

04:45 min | 6 months ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"This episode. He's kind of like the Joe Rogan of a hostile industry. Right now are right. Welcome back to Slick Talk Hospital podcasts. Everybody I'm your host will slickers and today I have David Grossman from renew systems out in Chicago. S Right. We're just outside of the wonderful city. Excellent wall go ahead and introduce yourself Who are your background and what you are what you what you do currently avenue. Well we'll thank you nice to be here to all the listeners of my name is David Grossman. I company called renew systems that is been in existence since nineteen ninety one. We started out as a general cleaning company Outside of Chicago and one day came across a hotel and ever since then in our primary focus so we handle deep cleaning services so typically not the the third shift janitorial or housekeeping but rather than the periodic More intensive project-based cleaning to dress almost any need inside and even outside the hotel ranging from the carpets in the hallways drake's the furniture and the gas rose grout and swimming pool decks. Were good at restoring and polishing marble and other stone and then so many specialty needs now a tells odors and stains cooking issues a smoking issues and then we Over the years broadened our service go a number of specialty needs whether they're stains in the carpets or chandelier cleaning mattress cleaning A new services replacement of mattresses recycling mattresses so a very wide variety of services that we take care of me. Now have a thirty locations across the company Across the country and in five other countries we operate primarily as a franchise model where we have one company locations leverage a one in Chicago. So we use that to test new services and to have a real good pulse of the business and in the other offices are owned and operated by a buyer franchisees. You come to us with a wide variety of backgrounds but We think they have the right skill set and importantly personality that fits well with our culture in providing a lot of training and ongoing support. So that's what we do our preferred vendor with many of the big brands. So we take care of limited select service in in a number of the The full service properties In the Throughout our thirty offices the big brands as well as a lot of independent boutique properties too. That's awesome. I love the the fit of the cleaning services that go into stuff that obviously housekeeping and maintenance can't hit all the time has really hard especially when you try to do like stuff like that yearly or bi yearly so. I think that's pretty awesome. Because I just sends off that that relief of extra duty for the staff and so Have you been with the company since Nineteen ninety-one or what's your kind of a start with renew no I I joined in in twenty ten. There was one time a change in ownership so I came in then That the the with passes Boehner left by the founder on remained in the rest of the team and south minute that quite a bit prior to a two thousand ten I was. I spent time in management consulting and then in private equity in for many of those years. I was looking for a company that I could get involved with. A very intensive AH level ownership in operating and Was Very Selective. Took the better part of ten years in eventually found renew and then just put my head down along with our management team and we just got to work doing a lot of little things to support our franchisees and try to keep relative business. And now we've had some good success since then some of it for reasons beyond our control but I think the the teich focus has been a critical of factor in our success.

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

01:56 min | 7 months ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"Dot Co look on any single hundred markets drake is basically the marketplace averaged really dig deep properties on how easy robison law NEQEB content Now Stevens Regulations About where property rebellious Rentals or powdered. As of yet I was thinking about Gig in your There yeah thank you so much for listening. We love your support and WanNa provide the best. We can to all our listeners. So please find US online social media and on spotify apple podcasts and Google podcast. Hey everybody if you're enjoying the podcast I have created a slick talkers community group where anybody and everybody in hospitality can join on facebook and also soon be on the website and where this is where I'm going to create exclusive content for anybody like I said in the industry that follows a show that follows along with what I'm putting out and of course with the whole corona virus and quarantine and lockdowns going on in the world What better time to to do? So then you know the now so go ahead and check out the link and this episode where. I'll have the talkers community link and you can join and we can see some exclusive content and like I mentioned in this episode The walk through with Scott who you just heard With you know the market minder tool so if you want how to use it properly and efficiently than come check us out on these slick talkers community page..

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

13:11 min | 10 months ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"I I know I did in the super thankful for all the exciting things that are happening in my life and as well as with business on the podcast for a quick Wrap up on it. I guess I just explained to all you guys listening today. is I quit my job as a manager at a hotel to pursue my business and of course podcasting full-time and so feel guys have any questions. Feel free to let me know exciting stuff working on coming out in the slick talk space So stay tuned for a lot of really just cool announcements in excitement coming through the show but today's episode Michael Turnout announced a restaurant tour of the meatball shop. Seymour's restaurant I'll based out in New York. Great Guy Actually heard him on Gary. V Gambia's big entrepreneur with podcast heard about Michael through here linked up with him on social media and pretty much. Just I love this story so much to ask them to be on the show and he agreed so we talk about a lot of different things and I really wanted to dive a little bit on a different aspect of just entrepreneurship anouar ship and then also hospitality in a different mindset and just kind of Today's world what that really really looks like in you know expectations locations that were sent from the beginning to where they are today and just all sorts of stuff that we talked about. I really just had a great time with him. So if you WANNA find out more obviously Look in the description in the podcast. And you'll find the link to all his socials in restaurants in all the good stuff. He's also launching a podcast as well so stay tuned for that will be exciting stuff. I hope you guys enjoy the episode I know I have some fun. It's been a great time like I said so. Oh tune in every week stay tuned for the end the episode Guide Colo Announcement for everybody Kevin Lowe series coming out so again stay. Tuned listened through Michael's Great Guy and I hope you guys enjoy today's episode in.

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

12:03 min | 11 months ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"Slickers guys for your patients for this episode. It's been awhile since I posted in episode. Just because of you know Thanksgiving and Christmas and all that good stuff but lots of exciting stuff happening this week so again. Thank you for tuning back and I WANNA editor. 's You and kind of talk about today's guest on the show. Her name is Melissa. Agnes she is an author a keynote speaker a strategic advisor to some of the world's leading brands brands to give you an example. She's worked with Hilton. I believe still does. But don't quote me on that episode. We talked about her book called Crisis Ready Building an invincible brand in an uncertain world. And kind of what that means on being crisis ready versus was an issue in a crisis and how can leaders and pretty much anybody in the community. Whether you're in a hotel a restaurant or anything else like that. How can we develop that culture from within from the leadership leadership down all the way to whoever and as a really cool conversation we had a lot of fun? I believe just talking into what it means to be good leadership along with problem solving and looking at a different mindset and I love the quote that or the you know the word that she used looking at different Lens and so in this episode. When I talk talk about that on what it means to be crisis ready how to define crisis and issue slash problem and so yeah? That was a fun episode record. I hope you guys enjoying tons of value and stick through to the end and you can find out more about Melissa and how to get her book as well as all the other. Oh cool information in the episode stay tuned to slick talk the hospitality past. Were we discussed all things. Hospitality hotels tells and business. You can find US online at slick. Talk the PODCAST DOT COM and on every podcast listening platform. All right. Thank you for joining Slick Talk Hospitality podcast again today. I'm your host will slickers. I'm I'm really excited to have Melissa Agnes on the show She is a crisis readiness expert. So Lissa how're you doing ending really well. Well how are you doing excellent really pumped to have you on the show We talk a little bit forehand and I really want to Kindai include Ludo episode entails as crisis readiness. which is what you're an expert on and Kinda tell about yourself and what you do and how you got to where you are as well as a little bit about your book and we'll dive in from there sure Okay so what I do. I help organizations I. I say that I help organizations build Brennan invincibility so in GonNa say. Invincible is another word but exactly that so build Brandin invincibility so the way that I do that is through my lens which is crisis readiness. So I hope I helped companies around the world of different scales of different sizes at this is it for different industries different sectors so public private sectors academia etcetera. I helped them understand. What risks what? What risk looks like to them how to prevent the preventable and then how to because we can't prevent every risk? So how do you make sure that in this uncertain world in this world of very dynamic risk that can kind of come from any angle. How do you make sure that your entire hire team from every department every region excetera understands three things intrinsically? Well they understand what risks looks like so so they can detect it in real time giving you the head start of a A proper response the understand how to assess material impact on the organization so in other words is an issue or is it a crisis because in this day and age an issue can go viral and feel like a crisis but not actually amount to be crisis level all and so your response to that issue needs to be appropriate and you don't WanNa add fuel to a fire. That actually escalates it so making sure that the team really understands split results like and then how to assess it and then ultimately how do you respond to any type of negative event be it an issue straight through to cash catastrophic crisis in a way where where you don't just you know mitigate for the revelation and mitigate long-term material impact but you come out of it with increase trust and credibility and goodwill in the brand that you work so hard every day to foster that brand equity within definitely and so this is on your book in Crisis Ready Building an invisible blue brand in uncertainty world WREC. Yes Oh yes. That book is literally the roadmap to how to do this stuff awesome. What's companies? Have you worked with that. Have seen successful results from this type of strategy and of course differentiating and you know between an issue in a crisis. Okay I'll give you a story. I work with so many different organizations. I don't I work in Very complex complex situations and very sensitive. So I don't like to say plant names but I will give you a story that I love so I had A. I have a client who called a few years ago like three years ago now because they had their venue. They're one of the biggest venues further type in North America. And they have over this courses sources a month they have about two point six million people on the grounds at any given point in time they can have about one hundred. Eighty five thousand is usually their peak at any one moment and they called me after they had what turned out to be a firearm discharge of a firearm. But at at the time everybody thought one hundred and eighty five thousand. People thought that it was a A shooting attack right like a weekly a violent Mass shooter and so panic ensued and they called me after the incident was resolved. And they said we're not sure that we took the right approach. We think that we need some training because they were tweeting as their form of emergency management emergency communication and they absolutely should not have been tweeting tweeting right like in in that type of incident Social Media and the media are the secondary music communication to let others know example sampled to let parents know that their kids are okay once their kids are okay but the primary means of communication needs to be to make sure those kids are okay right on the grounds So they they recognize that they didn't know really what they didn't have the expertise didn't have the training so they call. They WANNA training. What they got from me was a very strong response on why they don't need training right now they need? They need process and protocol and a crisis reading program and then we do the training so they were wise and they took that advice and over over the last three years every year we work. We increase their crisis readiness and about a year ago. I WANNA say or maybe at the start of this year which which is about a year ago almost they called me and they said you know Melissa. I don't think your definition for issue versus crisis applies to us and and I said Oh tell me why because I'm a very clear definition which I can share with you guys later A minute a man I said so. Tell me why they said well because we had an incident it was not an issue but it had we had to respond to it. I'm sorry it was not a crisis that we had to respond to it as though it was a crisis and so they walked me through it. And what what it came down to was there so crisis ready. That and I was such a proud moment for me because I got to say. Can we just pause and reflect on. Go three years ago when you called me. You had a potential active shooter and you were tweeting. And you knew that that wasn't the right approach and when you call to help and today you just had what was absolutely a potential crisis quickly escalating and instinctively you and the entire team were able to do exactly what was right exactly what you needed to do in both action and communication because both are required simultaneously to be done effectively in managing a crisis. And you were able to instinctively deescalate that down to an issue level and then from there quickly escalated down to a non issue level to keep me. That's like the epitome of I don't want my clients to need me. I don't mind to have crises. Crises I don't want them to need me when something happens and to know that just the one eighty. This incredible organization did because of their efforts because of their dedication and the trainings meanings and everything that they put forth And put time and commitment to and the people that they save the lives that they protect result of that is just is is is the reason that I do what I do exactly so they roy. We don't really need. You know you need me as you did everything that we've worked together as proven to work that's pretty exactly yeah well kind of what does it mean for an organization to be crisis Ray. We've been talking about it. We talked about a little bit on what issue in crisis means but how can the listeners. Because a lot of the podcast listeners out there is a very very very wide audience but I think the main thing ties altogether From me to the audiences that hospitality is about people's about the experience of gas. Ask and whether it's a restaurant or vacation rental or hotel or whatever the hospitality Is is the key aspect so we have anywhere from executives that listen in you know big name brands or small independent Boutiques as well as the brand new beginner. WHO's working front desk in housekeeping or for any kind of position like that along with a big vacation rental market area so for the listeners? I'm going to become crisis ready. And kinda define those terms for. Yeah absolutely and it's amazing that you have such a diverse audience as wonderful So becoming crisis ready really is cultural. It's it's not about having a plan that the majority of the organization does even know exists on a shelf which is typically speaking traditionally speaking speaking what crisis preparedness is which is why I don't call a crisis preparedness. We need to start thinking differently about it. So that's why I chose Crisis Ready which wasn't a term that was being very it will wasn't being used in the industry before and so it really is cultural so it starts? Its lead top down supported bottom up and so every single listener has a responsibility on care if you're sitting on the C. Suite if you are managing if you're at the front desk it doesn't doesn't matter if you're housekeeping. You have responsibility in the organizations prices readiness and you need to be empowered. This is to leadership empowered to you. Make that responsibility owned and for every employee to feel secure and confident and competent in that responsibility. Because let's face it a crisis assists for in the hospitality. Industry can be catastrophic right. It could be a fire that you know puts people in danger. It could be a terrorist this attack. It could be. It could be a terrorist attack outside of the actual rand but you just happen to be in the vicinity located in the vicinity. And now all all of a sudden you're either housing crisis peop- victims and working with law enforcement or you are just a part of it because you happen to be wrong place time unfortunately. Yeah absolutely natural disasters foodborne illness Pandemics I mean the risks that pertains to and then not to mention you know viral issues on..

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

01:30 min | 1 year ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

05:52 min | 1 year ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"Awards is the name of our? They'll keep program and and what's unique about it. Is that your points are you can redeem them at a dollar value. Okay so have you got one point at one dollars you can apply that to anything at an. Ro who tell you know with that with those points that's a good value values. That's a little bit different than some of the programs that are definitely and We're we're pretty excited about that and and die here at there are with the this program very nice. We'll we'll special. Yeah say is really good value and especially if you occur enough of stays as a pretty nice. So you're already accumulating points right Oh right right on I actually read sign up so so with L. Rewards of obviously there's a lot of loyalty in in a hotel wants to have the best loyalty with their with their return customers can give some experience that you've seen from the years of the creation I'm not as an OTC that for me. Like I'm always about direct bookings and in I think your telling me a little of a story beforehand that year so yeah it'd be nine the scenes we were talking a little bit and you know. I think because of you know how long I've been in the industry industry. I have some stories once upon a time as I told you the guy called me up on the phone when I was managing a hotel and and I think I was the assistant manager. Okay property and he said Hey if you give me ten rooms also for you guys probably expedient okay. Oh yeah that's what what happens. That's what it was back them and and so we used to do business but now we do it a little bit differently and and the the OTAS has some good value for our guests. We recognize that we partner with them. We're in a market. That has a good presence isn't for. Ota's online travel agents as we call yes on some some my call him you know sees or audios organization but Yeah so partnerships are important for us It's important for our guests We have We have our rate parity parody with them. So whether you book here at the hotel directly here you're a royal loyalty program member book directly with us. Are you go online. You're GONNA find the same rate will match rate yet. And that's what the brands do. Excellent I want to go too much of your time because I know my story. Oh I do I do buy WanNa hear your mostly the craziest or funnest or most memorable full moment and the industry from from your time of a service life had a few I you know I I think I mentioned I've had the pleasure of hosting postings dignitaries US presidents yeah and some sports figures you know basketball players Shaquille O'Neal and and login vet for him would you invent for him What we yeah that that takes back to Grading the eight foot debt I call it the NBA debt the eight feet in length because wound when I got to this hotel we were hosting NBA teams and our regular kings things or or too short. If you're seven six you don't fit in so I went and contract with the bed manufacturer and and they created a twelve hundred quail topic. Eight foot bed for me and I was the first one that heavy for beds in the in the Portland market and and that was that was pretty good stuff and the NBA team. You know they really enjoyed that. Their feet were dangling the whole time. There's yeah even even the six foot five guys created that in in I've had the pleasure meeting some Nice Actors there's an actress and my most memorable moment was Morgan Freeman Morgan. Freeman was filming in in the city that I was in and and we had dinner together and saw what an original guy. I really enjoyed that and and that was nice memory for me. Yeah so it's it's. It's a great industry. It's an industry that you never know who's GonNa walk in now where they're going to be at and who's who's passing through and and we treat everybody the same whether you're you're represented a country are just yourself in I. I believe in you know taking care of yes is the answer was the question. What's the question? Yeah Yeah that's my philosophy and and that's what what I like to see happen with my team members properties and so. That's what I'm about awesome. Well I just really want to say thank you for your time and appreciate it. I think this is really just fun to chat about the experience in the background of what most people don't really get to see or hear about specially with you know imagine companies and owners and Franchisees and all that stuff and of course dinners with Morgan Freeman so advocate stuff. You know. We're we're the largest one if not the largest industry in the world. Oh and good opportunity for many of your listeners. That WANNA get started. Hotels Industry Restaurant Bar It's good stuff it's adventurous. It's fun to do. It's very unique and experiential and We walked in there. Come on board right on. Well they everybody pretending back into slick talk boss Pataudi podcast. You can.

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"slick" Discussed on  Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

11:38 min | 1 year ago

"slick" Discussed on Slick Talk: The Hospitality Podcast

"They were everybody for coming back to slick. Talk the hospitality podcasts. I'm the host will slickers and today I actually have the pleasure of being at onsite at the hotel R L in Olympia Washington and I have the awesome general manager named Ron here who we're going to interview and just kind of dive into a little bit of his background. The history of the hotel the history of the brand the exciting things that involve hospitality. So Ron thank you for joining world. Welcome to the area. That's been great. It's been a great show or a great stay so far so I really just want to dive into kind of you who you are. What your background is? And a little bit of Maybe history for the listeners in Pasta Tau the industry and Kinda what what you've been through in some school stories and of course a brandon. Everything that's going on here at the RL. I'M A. I'm a veteran so I got lots lots of stories. I love it I love it. I've been doing this for over thirty five years and started out right here somewhere right here right right on. I call it Tom Watson right next door right. Yeah so I started out here at this hotel first job very first one longtime ago. Yeah I'll give you the year ago progress through some different companies and how the pleasure working for some some good organizations and announced kind of brought me back full circle very nice very nice so so you. I started here first time ever ever got some kids playing some foosball. Hey it's all about. The extraordinary saw the experience. I love it. Yeah I mean that's that's what we're about we're you know we're one of nine. Okay are branded with red wine. Yes tells in red wine has seventy six you know properties Franchising Kaizen different levels. And they've come up with this RL brand and we we put this together about three years ago here. Okay this property is okay you know. It's it's been arm our goal red wines goal to bring something. That's kind of an experiential. Yeah it's something unique Here you know they. They listened to guests. They get the feedback. They wanted to create something that would be unique in that regard and so we put together the living stage where we're at right now. Yeah the state's awesome living stage where we have a lot of local and regional artists that come in and play and now podcasts cast now today. Yeah Yep up in by next to us we have a coffee bar instead of having a room coffee or in the restaurant. We invite you to come down here to the lobby and get a free. The eight Ounces Brussel really okay. All right that's pretty cool right. Well I know I'm going to be the first thing tomorrow morning that's awesome. We got that and we. You know we have these. He's over here on the other. Side of me is our bicycle and provincial. You can scoot around Olympia when you have time tomorrow. Yeah while the weather is a while the while they still get not so good good time of year and you know in our guestrooms We we we took the rooms back to you. Know rumour of a refined clean lean queen work we With Hardwood Force. Yeah definitely I got socked by that our guest you know like the having the hardwood floors and no more comfortable with that and instead of the art on you know we created murals for the for the for the walls troy about when you stay in a hotel. It's about having a clean room in a comfortable comfortable. Bet Yes yeah always number one now that good sleep yes and so our beds are pretty comfortable here so yeah so this is Kind of what. We've done Nuuk in recruiting this year. For for the brand for red wine I worked for Now ambridge hospitality. Yes with just merge with interstate who tells a week ago about a week ago. Yeah now we're fourteen hundred hotels worldwide the largest third party hotel management company in the world. Yeah and Tom Hi pleasure working with Ambridge here to manage this This financing for Red Lion Awesome so getting back to again my my story I started out the young man many years ago and and Work for a company that was then called Vance hotels which became west coast hotels els and and coastal tells them and I I worked with them for over thirty years. Yeah helping them out and and How many people Started well when I was there in the corporate office there were four of us. Who Have you including US secretary? Well we call them the secretary back then and now. Her name was Wendy. And so I had to find a building company At that time and then I landed myself at their flagship property and in Portland Oregon. Okay yeah I was there for seventeen years and I got a lot of a lot of fun stories with that town not too far from where I am seaside. So that's right that's right you're over there and see site to make it a little stop over on the way that's awesome and So I retired from them. Okay for a couple years. I had a grandson. I wanted to spend some time with yes friend of mine said hey you wanna come work for interstate which is now ambridge and I said Okay and I came back and manage the Crown Plaza in Lake Oswego were given up a lot of Eight months ago so I came here to full circle. Full circle right around awesome awesome well. I'm curious just kind of impromptu question but was was it like going from a branded a hotel like a I H G with the Crown Plaza and then to maybe like the management style the management company style is. Is it for us with your experience. Kind of curious. You brands or brands. Yeah I g Red Wine Marianne. He'll coach now. They all have their way of doing things. And what they WANNA represent And you have your compliance with the with the different brands. The management is as you know behind the scenes. Were the ones working that the asset for the owner. A lot of times you have you'll have an owner of a hotel and and you'll have a a brand flag as we call it. Yes and then the management company so you have three entities that are involved with the property like this one. Yeah and so Oh hell yeah I answer to a lot of people say a lot of hands in hot the the most important person I answered to again. Yes yes yeah so. I have of a lot of working with the guests and actually the associates here. I believe in in good foundations good associates and supporting associate so so they can do their job and take care of the guests definitely. Yeah that's what the podcast about we talk about all the time. So that's awesome somewhere to refer to it as it was actually put together through through Harvard's called service profit chain service sweat service profit chain okay. It's the foundation. Is You know work work with the associates. Take care of the associates them take care of the guests and the end result is good stuff. Yes awesome as sanctuary successful. Then it's been it's been successful. One in there is that I've I've got involved with and I'm happy day in honor to be here. Excellent well So what we can jump into. The the brand is for our else about the experiences about the guests. It's about kind of creating the come visit. Visit US kind of feel where where. I'm kind of curious with This property is specifically. What under remodel? Three years ago three discovery created this new book Put this together a guest rooms and public spaces and Yeah you got sweating here in New York the coffee bar the bicycles and awesome. And so that's that's what you know hotels you they they. They put money aside so that they can you know improve their partner assets or properties continue to be successful when the markets in awesome. Well I guess some behind the scenes type of stuff. What is a I guess for a lot of the listeners that we have with the podcast there all either very a young and hungry in the industry They're either very experienced or they're just kind of dabbling in restaurants or whatever else. There may be in in hotels and hospitality. What's a piece of advice that you'd think from the thirty five years you could pass down any of the forty eight thousand listening this month? While the Westerners opt their view hospitality is a fun exciting industry in part would say the listeners out there I think that Every day is different. Yes if you want routine in you want something to same everyday this is not yeah. Don't do this Sunday hotels. This is your wake up in the good morning and you start your day and and you know you got a plan. Yeah but you know the plan's GonNa vary because you have a lot of moving parts and so it's an exciting industry I I I love what I do. You've got to like people. Yes people were the biggest part of this. Say That's probably what makes things change so much got so many different personalities and different travel all arrangements and all sorts of things going on that you do to prepare for this hotel we get guests that come in and actually you know mostly Canada. Yeah this is. This is the capital of the state. And so we got a lot of people coming to do business in Olympia. But also we're we're right next to some some you know some pretty good attractions like the greenforce okay. People come here and they want to go up there and camp and hike and his midway between Portland Oregon and in Seattle Washington and so it's a good stopping point for an ice Arnuhar and a good stays good place to stay and we've got twelve acres. Okay here ground. So we're we're we're pretty nice. Little resort yeah. I don't know that he's necessarily exciting. Yeah we have sixteen thousand square feet of meeting spaces. Twelve groups okay. Yeah we can do parties at Tanner. Six hundred well I know. There's a lot of businesses right around the corner all over the place right. When you pull in and saw kind of noticing that the the business traveler's probably heavy here we get some good? We're good fortune with some business travel so and one hundred ninety three rooms here of this are okay. It's a good size full-service cow with the restaurant and bar. Yeah the coffee. Best Part my favorite So I guess for the brand itself A lot of Hotel chains and brands and all sorts of affiliates. They have a rewards program. And I'm just kinda curious to begin just a little bit about the Helo rewards. You know a lot of Mary. I'm very familiar with I started out as a Marriott employees and myself and so you know silver platinum or silver goal platinum August stuff so most of the hotels that are branded Brandin. Loyalty points program..

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