Lets Have This Conversation

Kevin McShan

Multimedia Journalist and Motivational Speaker Kevin McShan brings you a multi-faceted and multi-dimensional YouTube Podcast called: “Let’s Have This Conversation. The intention is to provide a large assortment of diverse content in all facets of our news cycle. From news, sports, business technology, fitness, lifestyle, entertainment and politics. McShan hopes to bring the viewers an informative, thought-provoking experience. Stimulating careful consideration or attention on the issues making news today. Let’s Have This Conversation. read less
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Optimizing Your Organic Reach on LinkedIn and Social Media with: Jordan Mendoza
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Optimizing Your Organic Reach on LinkedIn and Social Media with: Jordan Mendoza
In today’s digital-first world, how we communicate with consumers has changed.  According to the platform, more than 15 million entrepreneurs are on LinkedIn in the United States and the United Kingdom.  According to Forbes, 90% of users follow at least one brand on social media. It's a powerful illustration of the shift in consumer behavior towards more direct and engaged relationships with brands—and a strong indication of the importance of brands' strong social media presence to establish and maintain brand loyalty.   Jordan Mendoza is the Founder & CEO of Blaze Your Own Trail Consulting, LLC, where he helps service providers grow their business through strategic marketing, sales & leadership consulting. In April 2019, Jordan started creating content on LinkedIn and quickly realized the power of organic reach. By December, he had amassed 20,000 followers using the strategy he now teaches his clients in his 6-week program. Since 2019, Jordan's content has reached over 7 million content views, and his audience has expanded to 64000 plus followers & 18000 newsletter subscribers. Now a full-time trailblazer, Jordan's goal is to help over 100 business owners & companies grow their brands to increase their impact and income each year.   Growing up with a mom who only had one lung taught me a lot about real adversity. Although we didn’t have much, our Mom showed us love and taught us how to be kind & empathetic. I’ve had four pivotal moments in my life: 1. Getting stung by 53 Bees in 4th grade. 2. Being beaten and falsely arrested by police at 12. 3. Surviving a high-speed accident and getting 52 staples on both legs at 19. 4. Deciding to leave a 15-year career to be a full-time entrepreneur. Jordan is also an Author, Sought-after Keynote Speaker & host of the Globally Top 1.5% ranked Podcast, Blaze Your Own Trail.   For more information: https://www.byotpod.com/ Follow: @byotpodcast
Danny Cavallaro: "I Motivate Men to Lose Body Fat, Gain Confidence, and Get Toned"
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Danny Cavallaro: "I Motivate Men to Lose Body Fat, Gain Confidence, and Get Toned"
"A national survey by Cleveland Clinic, published in September 2023, highlights a disconnect between men’s perception of their health and their actual health habits. According to the survey, 81% of American men believe they lead a healthy lifestyle. However, the survey results reveal that the habits and behaviors of many men tell a different story. Almost half of men (44%) do not get a yearly physical, 44% do not take care of their mental health, and only half of men said they keep a healthy diet (51%). Additionally, 83% have experienced stress in the last six months, and about a quarter of U.S. men (27%) watch TV for more than five hours per day on average.   The survey, which was conducted earlier last year and involved a national sample of 1,000 U.S. males aged 18 and older, was issued as part of Cleveland Clinic’s eighth annual educational campaign, MENtion It®. The campaign aims to address the fact that men often do not mention health issues or take steps to prevent them. Survey findings point to stress being a common factor among men. However, 65% of men said they are hesitant to seek professional help for mental health concerns such as stress, anxiety, and depression. Social media habits may contribute to this, with men reporting that they spend an average of 2.3 hours per day scrolling through social media. Those who say they are hesitant to seek professional help for mental health issues are almost twice as likely to spend five or more hours daily on social media (19%).   For body transformation and online fitness coach Danny Cavallaro, his motivation to start his program stemmed from personal struggles. He mentioned, “I started this program because I was unhappy and constantly stressed. I was 30 pounds overweight, uncomfortable in my own skin, and nothing I tried seemed to work. I was embarrassed about my body and couldn't take off my shirt at public beaches without feeling insecure. It took me years of trial and error to find out what worked best for me and allowed me to sustain long-term weight loss results. So, I decided to help others in the same situation. I've helped over 100 busy guys lose 15-30 lbs, regain their confidence, and minimize future health risks.” He joined me this week to discuss how men can make their health a top priority and how it can contribute to the overall welfare of their entire lives.   Facebook: @DannyCavallaro Instagram: @dcavs4 Listen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mens-fat-loss-made-easy/id1612887067"
Adopting Your Personal Development Identity with: Vin Infante
16-05-2024
Adopting Your Personal Development Identity with: Vin Infante
I’ve  got a question.  Have you ever paused in your personal life to consider your purpose? Have you developed identifying features that are transcendently tied to who you are as a person and how you want your character to be portrayed?  How committed are you to deleveloping a character of meaning and significant substance.  At the end of the day the adversity you face in life is your greatest competitive advantage.  Vin Infante, LMSW is a mental performance coach, speaker and Licensed Psychotherapist  whose on a primary mission to help others maximize their professional and personal potential. He says he’s  learned several tangible and practical takeaways in the field of personal development which he wants to share to a universal audience. He is a full-time entrepreneur and angel investor. Also, Vin is a former FDNY firefighter who served during the C-19 pandemic. He has spent over 12 years learning techniques, skills and tools to help people create lasting change. Vin's professional journey has taken him through a diverse range of mental health settings. From hospitals and clinics to homeless shelters, in-patient units, and even the department of education, he has honed his skills and knowledge in every imaginable environment. In his decade-plus of experience, he has been trying to create a different and more innovative approach to working with clients by implementing his classically trained psychology knowledge of CBT/DBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy) with a more modern approach to coaching. This hybrid form of mental health has been helping Vin create lasting change in the thousands of people he has encountered in his profession. In the past three years, Vin has dived fully into Mindset & Executive coaching, working with multiple executives and highly motivated entrepreneurs in their own respective fields. Vin also works with companies/organizations to help with work culture and team building. Vin's expertise and contributions to the field have not gone unnoticed. In 2021, he was featured in the International Business Times as a top coach to follow in 2022. He has also been a guest on numerous podcasts and is increasingly sought after as a speaker. He joined me this week to tell me more.
Clarify Your Message and Elevate Your Impact with: Jon Cook
15-05-2024
Clarify Your Message and Elevate Your Impact with: Jon Cook
Teams that communicate well are known to be more efficient, creative, and satisfied. Statistics from a Gallup study revealed that companies with highly engaged teams, fostered by effective communication, show 21% greater profitability.   Jon Cook is an author, speaker, and investor who helps coaches, consultants, and advisors elevate their impact and income. He is the founder of Keynote Content® and Advisor Story®, and the creator of the Neurempathy Symbiotic Messaging Approach™, the Expert Message Method™, and the Advisor Story Model™. Jon has worked with over 1,300 different business coaches and consultants, as well as more than 900 different speakers one-on-one across 40+ industries, helping them gain remarkable clarity with their messages.   When I first started as a writer in 2010, I thought simply sharing my story over and over would ‘automagically’ kickstart fame and fortune. Instead? *crickets* Like you’ve probably done, I poured myself into ‘adding value in advance’, being on every social media platform at once, all the usual junk drawer of marketing tips and tricks. The result? *still a lot of crickets* It wasn’t until I focused on clarifying my message – what I was actually saying and how I was saying it – that I started seeing results. Slowly at first, then random calls, emails, and follow-up conversations after speaking at an event. Since 2017, I’ve worked one-on-one with close to 1,300 coaches, consultants, and advisors across 40+ industries to help clarify their message and elevate their impact. And I have the plan and the results to show you how YOU can get the alignment and momentum you need to reach more people with YOUR message. (This is the part where you’re now curious…”What’s your secret?”) He joined me this week to tell me more.   For more information: https://www.keynotecontent.com/ Take the Assessment: https://www.keynotecontent.com/Assessment/ Follow: @keynotecontent
Helping Corporate Professionals and Business Owners Make Smart Financial Decisions with: Nathan Best
06-05-2024
Helping Corporate Professionals and Business Owners Make Smart Financial Decisions with: Nathan Best
According to  the Salvation Army of Canada 25% of Canadians are concerned that their income may not be sufficient to cover their basic needs. However, this percentage increases for single-parent households (40%), single-person households (31%), and caregivers (30%). Additionally, more than half of Canadians feel they are behind on retirement savings, according to a recent survey by tax preparation firm H&R Block Canada.   The survey also revealed that 52% of Canadians admit to being unprepared for retirement due to insufficient savings. These individuals are planning to work part-time after retirement. Nathan Best, a financial advisor for Edward Jones, is not surprised by these findings. Nathan specializes in helping corporate professionals and business owners make wise financial decisions that will help them reach retirement faster.   Nathan's unique approach is tailored towards the career journey of disciplined investors. He focuses on identifying primary risks, structuring a process, strategy, avoiding market downturns, and protecting savings. When he's not helping clients achieve their retirement goals, he spends time with his wife and two daughters, plays golf whenever possible, and visits different businesses around town.   For more information, please visit https://www.edwardjones.com/us-en. You can also find Nathan on LinkedIn @NathanBest, DFSA™. To get in touch with Nathan, call (905) 304-4565 or email him at nathan.best@edwardjones.com.
"Assisting Businesses in Harnessing The Full Potential of Artificial Intelligence: Philip Blackett"
27-04-2024
"Assisting Businesses in Harnessing The Full Potential of Artificial Intelligence: Philip Blackett"
AI-powered data-driven insights and predictive capabilities can significantly benefit entrepreneurs in various ways. They can help mitigate financial, operational, and compliance risks, identify market trends and opportunities, assess competitive threats, forecast demand, and make predictions. According to global research conducted by Oracle, 85% of entrepreneurs reported experiencing decision distress, such as regret, guilt, or doubts regarding their decisions made in the past year. This is where artificial intelligence can step in to help. Philip Blackett is an author, consultant, and entrepreneur who has previously worked with FedEx, Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, and Chick-Fil-A. He holds a Masters of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Philip is on a mission to help established entrepreneurs and small business owners with an annual revenue between $1 million - $10 million to achieve the dreams of their businesses. He wants to help them through his Dream Business Makeover, designed to help businesses proactively, strategically, and exponentially grow. His writings have been featured in Business Insider, Entrepreneur magazine, Forbes, and LinkedIn. When Philip is not fulfilling his purpose to grow God’s people, businesses, and kingdom, he enjoys reading, cheering on his Tar Heels, and raising his twin daughters with his wife, Mayra. For more information, please visit https://www.philipblackett.com/ and connect with Philip on LinkedIn @PhilipBlackett.
Helping Broadcast Talent and Athletes Elevate Their On Air Performance with: Carol Voronyak
25-04-2024
Helping Broadcast Talent and Athletes Elevate Their On Air Performance with: Carol Voronyak
Let's discuss competitive tenacity and the discipline required to achieve success in the professional world. A study by Harvard Business School found that 37% of employers consider experience the most important qualification for a job applicant, rather than educational attainment. Sports broadcasting is undergoing significant changes due to new technologies and streaming media services which allow for on-demand viewing. According to Indeed, sports broadcasting is a highly competitive field, making it more challenging to secure a position than in other sports or general broadcasting fields. Therefore, it's important to obtain a relevant degree, intern, and study the field to make an impression on a network when applying for positions. If you're serious about breaking into the industry, it's highly recommended to invest in media training and consulting. This is where my friend Carol Mayer Voronyak comes in; she's a Broadcast Media Coach and Consultant. "Do you need a trusted counselor to help you navigate and thrive in the competitive world of broadcast media? As a former 17-year ESPN executive turned consultant, I specialize in guiding current and aspiring talent for career advancement." If you're ready to take your on-air career to the next level, connect with Carol today. You can reach her via email at carolvoronyak@gmail.com or on LinkedIn @CarolMayerVoronyak. Discover more at https://making-space.com/.
Your Personal Brand Should Sell with: Luke Redhead
24-04-2024
Your Personal Brand Should Sell with: Luke Redhead
Your ability to tell a compelling story that appeals to the mind and reason can help you make a lot of money. Having a strong personal brand is one of the best ways to ensure a sustainable future in entrepreneurship. According to LinkedIn, 52% of consumers expect offers to be personalized, while 66% expect brands to understand their needs and expectations. Additionally, 70% of U.S. consumers are more likely to buy from a personally relevant product or brand that is meaningful to them. If you're a service-based founder or solopreneur looking to grow your business, Luke Redhead can help. He is a personal branding and business coach who specializes in using LinkedIn to get leads and grow personal brands. He founded Sentry Collective to assist founders and solopreneurs in achieving their goals. Luke is not a coach who sells magical courses that promise to change your life. Instead, he works closely with those who are willing to invest in the long-term game. He helps to set up content creation strategies to grow on LinkedIn and create lead conversion opportunities to turn that traffic into leads. No awkward sales tactics, no fuss. Just humans being social and helping each other. Luke built these strategies because he hated trying to do sales the old way. Building his personal brand was the best thing he ever did, and now it's your turn. If you're interested in learning more, you can contact Luke on LinkedIn or via email. LinkedIn: @LukeRedhead Email: hello@sentrycollective.com
Helping Educators Meet N E E D S of Students with: Mills Rodgers
17-04-2024
Helping Educators Meet N E E D S of Students with: Mills Rodgers
According to the National Education Association, 94% of educators feel that their school districts are not providing all the necessary resources for student engagement, comfort, and readiness to learn. With his 15 years of teaching experience and a background in mental health and human resources, this is where Mills Rodgers steps in. He is dedicated to empowering educators and leaders to create equitable and inclusive learning and working environments. As a consultant, speaker, and author at Rodgers Speaks, he delivers engaging and impactful presentations and workshops on topics such as championing and supporting all students, developing a growth mindset, and building relationships with parents and stakeholders, thereby making a significant impact on the education system.   Rodgers also provides coaching and guidance on personal branding, character, and leadership to individuals and organizations that want to achieve their personal and professional goals. He draws from his own experiences as an educator, a veteran, and a lifelong learner, as well as his certifications in principalship, generalist, and special education. He authored the book series "Success Is A Process, Not An Event," which shares insights and tips on education, character, and personal development. Prior to his current profession, Rodgers held several positions in various schools, such as special education teacher, general education science teacher, science instructional coach, academic instructional coach, administrative intern, and substitute assistant principal.   During his time in the US Army, Rodgers served as a mental health NCO, a role that is equivalent to a civilian counselor. As a parent to his oldest daughter, who has moderate to severe autism, he has firsthand experience of the unique challenges faced by families with special needs children. Rodgers believes that these challenges are often overlooked by educators and the public, which is why he is passionate about creating awareness and sharing his insights. His work is focused on addressing these overlooked challenges and advocating for a more inclusive and understanding education system.   For more information, visit https://www.successisaprocess.net/. Follow him at @rodgers_speaks.
Growth For Savvy, Purpose Led Entrepreneurial Women and Maturepreneurs with: Jannette Anderson
16-04-2024
Growth For Savvy, Purpose Led Entrepreneurial Women and Maturepreneurs with: Jannette Anderson
Jannette Anderson founded Bodacity.ca, a global community that empowers thousands of women to profit from living their purpose. She believes that every individual matters and encourages them to live accordingly. According to NBC, 35% of entrepreneurs and small business owners are in the 50-59 age bracket, followed by 40–49-year-olds. In fact, approximately 60% of people who start small businesses are between 40 and 60 years old. Jannette helps experienced female entrepreneurs take their next-level leap. The Wings Academy, an exclusive hybrid program, is your ticket to a powerful platform for gaining the next ten or hundreds of clients. Designed specifically for experienced female entrepreneurs, it offers a unique opportunity to take your business to the next level. Her speeches and interviews are inspirational and educational, providing a "Kick-in-the-context" for audiences worldwide. With almost four decades of launching, leading, and mentoring over 250 businesses,  Jannette knows what works for entrepreneurs and what doesn't. Her 35+ years of personal development facilitation and coaching expertise make her an expert in getting the four inches between an entrepreneur's ears working so their business can work. For more information, visit https://www.bodacity.ca/ or https://www.facebook.com/groups/BodacitysActionHeroes. You can also listen to her on https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-maturepreneur-podcast-with-jannette-anderson/id1733501713 or email her at jannette@bodacity.ca. Discover more by visiting https://www.bodacity.ca/BizCoachChecklist.
Starting From Scratch and Becoming a Millionaire with: Jason Roberts
29-03-2024
Starting From Scratch and Becoming a Millionaire with: Jason Roberts
A study conducted by Wealth-X indicates that 68% of individuals with a net worth of $30 million or more earned their wealth through their own efforts. Similarly, a separate study conducted by Fidelity Investments found that 88% of all millionaires are self-made, meaning they did not inherit their wealth. Meet Jason Roberts, a charismatic National Speaker and Peak Performance Coach whose life's work involves studying success formulas and implementing habits to achieve remarkable results in a short time. Despite growing up in a broken household and dropping out of college, Jason has successfully established 11 of his own companies, 10 of which generated over $1 million in revenue within their first year of operation. His personal businesses have generated over $100 million in revenue, and he has helped tens of thousands of people grow and scale their businesses in various sectors, including real estate investing, medical practices, insurance, construction companies, and medical spas. Jason opened his first company, a mortgage firm, in the spare bedroom of his condo when he was only 21 years old. Within a few years, he grew it into the number one rural housing lender in the state, employing close to 100 individuals and eventually creating an eight-figure business. However, when the real estate bubble burst in 2008, Jason lost everything and had to file for bankruptcy. Through sheer determination and mindset, he was able to reinvent himself and attain millionaire status again within just 12 months. Jason Roberts is a world-class business and mindset coach whose expertise lies in scaling any business to seven and eight figures within the first year. He has positively impacted and spoken in front of over 20,000 people all over the country. He coaches and consults clients from California to Baltimore on how to develop the correct mindset and fundamental habits to grow and scale their businesses. Jason has successfully hosted hundreds of live and virtual events and facilitated masterminds where some of the most brilliant leaders in the industries collaborate to identify market trends and forecasts. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge of business and the inner workings of the mind with audiences worldwide. Jason believes that anyone who is willing to believe in themselves and invest in their potential can achieve extraordinary success. For more information, please visit Find out more: https://ultimatesuccessblueprint.com/home
Helping People Reach Economic Independence Through Real Estate Investing with: Axel Meierhoefer
29-03-2024
Helping People Reach Economic Independence Through Real Estate Investing with: Axel Meierhoefer
As per CNBC, while there may be a shortage of homes to buy, there are numerous examples of individuals who have amassed significant wealth by investing in real estate. From big names like Barbara Corcoran to smaller-time investors like a couple in Michigan who earn $11,000 a month from their properties, real estate has proven to be a lucrative investment for many. According to a survey by LendingTree, real estate is the most popular way to build wealth, with 45% of respondents choosing it as their preferred investment option. The stock market came in second at 32%, followed by savings bonds, cash, and tax-advantaged retirement accounts.   Axel Meierhoefer , a retired Air Force officer, started his first company in 2005, focusing on consulting, employee skill development, and program management. These areas remain his focus today and have expanded internationally. He has always had a passion for education and helping people become successful. As a business owner, he realized the importance of saving for retirement and researched the best ways to do so. He found that owning tangible assets, particularly residential real estate, was the most advantageous and government-supported investment option. This led him to develop a residential real estate portfolio worth around $2.6 million, and he continues to grow it. Along his journey, he has gained valuable insights, made many relationships, learned about the pitfalls of property purchases, and made both good and bad decisions that ultimately led him to achieve economic independence. He now coaches, mentors, and teaches others based on his experience.   For more information: https://idealwealthgrower.com/
Helping Women & Minority Business Owners Achieve TRUE Wealth with: Stoy Hall
29-03-2024
Helping Women & Minority Business Owners Achieve TRUE Wealth with: Stoy Hall
According to a financial literacy survey conducted by Schwab Financial, 89 percent of American adults believe that lack of financial literacy contributes to bigger social issues like wealth, racial, and gender inequality. Stoy Hall is a resident of Omaha, Nebraska, and pursued a BSBA in finance with a minor in business law and insurance from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. During his college years, he was a four-year letter winner for the Bulldogs and worked as a professional teen development officer at the Boys and Girls Club of Central Iowa. This experience led him to pursue a career in financial planning and wealth management, and he is determined to rid the world of financial illiteracy. Stoy believes that financial literacy should not be restricted to the ultra-wealthy and has made it his mission to end financial illiteracy in the general population. He is an active member of the community and participates in events and seminars such as Females & Finance and the Black and Brown Business Summit. Stoy Hall is a forward-thinking individual in the field of financial planning and wealth management. He emphasizes inclusivity and holistic client well-being as the CEO and founder of Black Mammoth and Kālā Capital, respectively. He is also a dedicated father who advocates for the importance of family and personal growth. Stoy Hall believes that emotional intelligence and the psychological facets of wealth management are essential and embodies this in the Modern Family Office approach of his work. He has a passion for culinary diversity and parallels his zest for food with a rich, experience-focused view of wealth. He hosts the NoBS Wealth Podcast and fosters transparent dialogues on financial literacy and empowerment, connecting with thought leaders to explore wealth beyond the numbers. For more information, visit https://www.blackmammoth.com/. Follow @StoyHall.
Picsume: A Hiring Platform Which Eliminates the Need for a Resume
28-03-2024
Picsume: A Hiring Platform Which Eliminates the Need for a Resume
Employers are now looking for different things in the recruiting process, as per a July 2023 Survey of 5,000 employers conducted by LinkedIn. Instead of just focusing on traditional resumes, they are more interested in evaluating candidates on their soft skills such as leadership, listening, and their ability to demonstrate a positive direction of purpose. In other words, having good people skills is more important than ever before. Additionally, LinkedIn reports that hiring managers typically choose only 5 to 10 resumes for interview out of hundreds of applications received. This means that only about 10-20% of resumes make it through the Applicant Tracking System (ATS) to get an interview, while 80-90% are screened out through human review.Picsume is a platform that eliminates the need for traditional resumes and instead creates live dynamic work profiles for candidates. These profiles contain only relevant, pertinent and verified information. The platform's proprietary technology extracts current job postings, curates opportunities across Canada, and pairs candidates directly with employers. With their Applicant Tracking System (ATS) optimized specifically for small and medium-sized businesses, Picsume plans to revolutionize recruiting and staff management in the 21st century. Jordan Goure is the President and CEO at Picsume, and he recently spoke about how the platform is changing the way we approach work.For further information, please visit https://picsume.ca/ or email jordan@picsume.ca.