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24 episodes
  • Jan 30 2022

    Mark Bowden is a world-renowned body language expert, keynote speaker, and bestselling author. Voted Global Gurus’ #1 Body Language Professional in the world, Mark’s unique GesturePlane™  system of nonverbal communication helps audiences maximize the power of using their own body language to stand out, win trust, and gain credibility every time they communicate. 

    Founder of communication training company TRUTHPLANE®, Mark’s live and virtual keynote speeches and training prove invaluable to business leaders and teams from influential companies across the world including Zoom, Shopify, Toyota, KPMG, American Express, the US Army and NATO; and prime ministers of G7 nations. Mark has years of experience training business and political leaders across the globe on how to use their body language both live and over digital media most effectively for superior communication.  

    His bestselling books on body language and human behavior, translated into multiple languages, are: Winning Body Language; Winning Body Language for Sales Professionals; Tame the Primitive Brain; and Truth & Lies, What People are Really Thinking. Mark is a regular instructor for Canada’s #1-ranked EMBA program at Kellogg-Schulich School of Business, and he is President of the National Communication Coach Association of Canada

    Mark’s highly acclaimed TEDx talk “The Importance of Being In-Authentic” continues to reach millions of people, as does his own YouTube Channel and the weekly YouTube sensation “The Behavior Panel” as featured on The Dr. Phil Show. He is a go-to media commentator on the body language of politicians, celebrities and public figures, appearing regularly on CNN, CBS, and Global News, and he is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and GQ Magazine.

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    51 mins
  • Dec 4 2021

    You may know Dan Keldsen from his previous work through interviews, articles, and books, like BizTechTalk (audio only podcast from 2006 to 2008), IAM Talking (audio only podcast from 2008 to 2012), and The Gen Z Effect – best-selling book published in 2014, with co-author Tom Koulopoulos.

    Dan Keldsen is currently the co-founder of two companies, PlexiCam.com - a remarkably simple, nearly invisible “UnTripod” built to help people get the eye-to-eye human contact we’re all missing from the pandemic lockdown without the high cost, complexity and desk space of tripods, and traditional video gear. And Veventaas.com - which stands for virtual events as a service, which delivers high-end virtual events without the wallet-breaking cost of a Vegas or New York production crew.

    Recently Dan launched a new podcast, Next Future Today which can be found on your favorite podcast platform, as well as the website NextFutureToday.com.

    Connecting with Dan

    A Quote I LOVE From This Episode 

    • "Stay curious, people."

    About Your Host, Scott J. Allen, Ph.D.

    Scott is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills.

    About Captovation

    Intro/Outro music by Stephen Burks of GoodCity Concepts 

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    39 mins
  • Nov 6 2021

    Robbie Crabtree spent the first eight years of his career as a trial lawyer. He tried 102 jury trials (robberies, murders, and child abuse cases). This experience helped him take what he learned to coach the national mock trial team at SMU Law School. 

    But he wanted to share what he was learning with others.

    So he founded Performative Speaking as a way to share what he had learned as a trial lawyer for founders and entrepreneurs in the startup and technology world. Over the past 18 months, he’s worked with hundreds of founders, helped clients raise tens of millions of dollars, and run his course for more than 135 people.

    He believes that you have a story inside of you. It’s one worth sharing and it’s one that can change the world.

    Connecting with Robbie

    A Quote I LOVE From This Episode 

    • "There are so many essential quotes you could pull out like Ben Horowitz's 'The story is the strategy.' And Steve Jobs says 'The storyteller is the most important person in the world.' We're getting to this moment where people are realizing the importance of story. But now, they need people who can be that guide...who actually understands what to teach them."

    About Your Host Scott J. Allen, Ph.D.

    Scott is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills.

    About Captovation

    Intro/Outro music by Stephen Burks of GoodCity Concepts 

     

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    39 mins
  • Oct 24 2021

    Patti Sanchez, Duarte’s Chief Strategy Officer, writes books, creates frameworks, and helps clients connect with audiences through persuasive presentations and story-based communications. She is the co-author of the award-winning book, Illuminate: Ignite Change Through Speeches, Stories, Ceremonies, and Symbols, and the author of Presenting Virtually: Communicate and Connect with Online Audiences. Patti leads an expert team of communication consultants and creative writers who help clients move their audiences in one powerful moment or in a movement over time.

    Quotes I LOVE From This Episode!

    • Regarding effective slides - "We call that the glance test - three seconds or less...If you're zooming down the highway, and you can't figure out what that billboard is saying, then it's not effective at communicating in a glance - and the same is true of a slide."
    • "I think the principles that make for effective presentations face to face also apply to virtual presentations. But that's just table stakes."
    • "When you vary things within your presentation, whether that's the actual content on your slides, the look of the slides, or your tone of voice, it draws your audience back in because we're just trained to be on the alert for something that's changing and so that's a hack that you can use."
    • "Anything that is seen within the camera's field of view, is a device that you can use to reinforce your message. So just hold your hands up a little higher and use your hands to amplify your feeling like, hands-on heart to show how much affection you feel."

    About Your Host Scott J. Allen, Ph.D.

    Scott is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills.

    About Captovation

    Intro/Outro music by Stephen Burks of GoodCity Concepts 

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    29 mins
  • Oct 10 2021

    Lisa Zone is managing director at Dix & Eaton where she spearheads the marketing communications practice - helping clients define and implement strategies to engage customers. She leads the firm’s major branding initiatives, develops product launch programs, and helps both B2C and B2B companies harness the power of digital communications, including advertising and social media marketing programs.

    Lisa is past president of American Advertising Federation Cleveland and an alumnae of the Cleveland Bridge Builders leadership program. She was honored by Crain’s Cleveland Business in its “Forty Under 40” program (2010), was recognized by YWCA of Greater Cleveland as a Woman of Professional Excellence (2012), and received a Young Alumni Award from John Carroll University (2015).

    Connecting with Lisa

    A Quote I LOVE From This Episode 

    • "When you're thinking about your personal brand, it comes down to the W's that you learned way back in grade school. What, when, where, and why. Really taking stock of who you're trying to influence or who you're trying to communicate with, what you want them to think about you, why it's important for them to think that way,  where they consume you."

    About Your Host Scott J. Allen, Ph.D.

    Scott is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills.

    About Captovation

    Intro/Outro music by Stephen Burks of GoodCity Concepts 

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    31 mins
  • Sep 29 2021

    Boris is the founder of boutique presentation agency 356labs - the largest presentation agency in the CEE. He is also the brain behind the Present to Succeed Conference - a premium event that brings 10,000 business professionals from 50+ countries to teach them how to write, design, and deliver truly effective presentations.

    He has delivered top-rated presentations in more than 30 countries across the world and spoken three times at the biggest Microsoft event of the year - Ignite. Boris and his team work for brands like Uber, Mastercard, Pernod Ricard, Deloitte, Bosch, and many more acting as their presentation agency, training their teams on becoming better presenters and organizing and running their virtual & hybrid events!

    Connecting with Boris

    A Quote I LOVE From This Episode 

    • "Mix your skills with presentation skills, and it's over... your career will go into a completely different stratosphere."

    About Your Host Scott J. Allen, Ph.D.
    Scott is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills.

    About Captovation

    Intro/Outro music by Stephen Burks of GoodCity Concepts 

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    47 mins
  • Sep 16 2021

    This week, we feature the Introduction to Captovation: Online Presentations by Design.

    About the Book

    • We've interviewed industry experts, studied the research, and written one of the first comprehensive guides to crafting, revising, and delivering online presentations that are engaging and effective. Our book examines all aspects of presenting online, from the planning process to designing your environment to selecting the images and text on your slides to the principles of delivery-all adapted to the nuances and new norms of presenting in an online setting. We include practical tips for the savvy executive, hungry HiPo, resourceful student, and anyone wanting to learn, develop, and grow.

    Praise for Captovation

    • Captovation: Online Presentations by Design  offers a timely guidebook that will elevate your online presentation skills. Whether you’re a senior executive or an employee with high potential, looking to set yourself apart, you will gain new and useful skills from this text, from planning your presentation, to delivering your deck. —Marshall Goldsmith, New York Times #1 bestselling author
    • Captovation: Online Presentations by Design is the essential guide for presenters planning engrossing and engaging online presentations. Many of the principles and concepts enunciated in the book go beyond the scope of online presentations and apply equally to in-person presentations. This well researched and erudite book is an indispensable addition to the bookshelves of presenters and participants alike. —Deepak Menon, DTM, 2019-2020 Toastmasters International President

    About Maria Soriano Young, M.A.
    Maria is a Communication Manager for the Chair of the Heart, Vascular, & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. She is also a freelance editor who has worked across a number of industries. Her background includes 11 years in higher education; she taught a variety of courses at John Carroll University, including business communication and first-year writing, directed the Writing Center, and coached graduate assistants to become effective teachers. She has presented at numerous conferences throughout her career, and has also published on various topics in the field of composition and rhetoric.

    About Scott J. Allen, Ph.D.
    Scott is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills.

    About Captovation

    Intro/Outro music by Stephen Burks of GoodCity Concepts 

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    26 mins
  • Aug 31 2021

    Eileen Sheil is the Vice President of Global External Communications at Medtronic, which she joined in March 2020.

    After 17 years at Cleveland Clinic, Eileen came to Medtronic as the Executive Director of Corporate Communications and chief spokesperson worldwide. Based in Cleveland, the health system is the largest employer in Ohio and second-ranked, Best Hospital in the United States. 

    Before Cleveland Clinic, Eileen worked in public relations, communications, and advertising at Kaiser Permanente, University Hospitals of Cleveland/Rainbow Babies’ and Children’s Hospital, and Traynor, Breehl and Glazen Advertising. 

    Eileen is a member of the board of trustees at Ohio University (Athens, Ohio) and The Institute for Public Relations (IPR). She is also a member of The Arthur Page Society. She is passionate about PR measurement and has often presented on the topic at communications conferences across the country.

    Eileen holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree in Advertising Management from Ohio University and a Master of Public Administration degree from Cleveland State University. 

    Three Quotes From This Episode 

    • "I think it's having a structure for your presentation and making sure that your message is simple, clear, and consistent."
    • "Effective communication is really simple. And I think it allows time for discussion, input, and analysis - not just consumed by PowerPoint presentations."
    • "So what I've seen is the volume of slides. Sometimes people try to shove in too many slides in a 30-minute presentation...they're talking so quickly, and they're moving one slide after the other. And it's frustrating because you feel like you're almost held hostage...and it's just no fun."

    About Your Host Scott J. Allen, Ph.D.
    Scott is the Standard Products—Dr. James S. Reid Chair in Management at John Carroll University. He is an associate professor and teaches courses in leadership, management skills, and executive communication. He is also a communications coach, consultant, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. For almost two decades, he’s worked with clients to improve their leadership and communication skills.

    About Captovation

    Intro/Outro music by Stephen Burks of GoodCity Concepts 

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    24 mins
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