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Have you ever been given a piece of life-changing advice so incredible that it rocked your world? Brant Menswar and Jim Knight, two of the countries most sought after speakers, discuss bite-sized, specific and compelling thoughts (shared with a rockstar guest) centered around the hottest topics. Whether you’re searching for inspiration, long for change or just enjoy powerful conversation, this weekly, edu-taining podcast will be music to your ears.
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"All good things..." Yep, after 5 fantastic years, we have decided to hang up our headphones and mics...for now. Our topic this week is "How to Close Out a Podcast Show". Come take one more ride with us on this final episode of Thoughts That Rock. TOPIC: How to Close Out a Podcast Show GUEST: NA - Jim & Brant RESOURCES: Evergreen Podcast Network - …
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is speaker, trainer and executive coach, Donna Herbel. Donna is the Chief Igniter and founder of BluePhoenix Learning, a consultancy business designed to torch boundaries, ignite potential, and spark transformation in organizations and associations, especially those dedicated to mentorship and p…
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Our guest this week--on a Classic Rewind episode--to share a few thoughts on this topic is management great, Tom Peters, who is the co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business and is often tagged as the best business book ever written. He changed things up by laying down several great pieces of advice.…
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In this Classic Rewind episode, we have an internal team discussion about Booky Call...our book discovery platform disguised as a dating app. Whether you are an author, publisher or a voracious reader, you will love hearing about all the nuances of the app and the behind-the-scenes magic that goes into building a brand around a singular concept. TO…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is our good friend and repeat super star, Phil Gerbyshak. Phil is a renowned small business expert, celebrated author, and sought-after keynote speaker, boasting over two decades of rich experience in sales and marketing. His new book, Zero Dollar Consultancy, is the impetus for this specific to…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is 30+ year Hospitality veteran, Phil Street. Phil is the founder of 3 businesses all operating in and around the world of Hospitality: 1) Momentum Hospitality Recruitment, a boutique recruitment company sourcing talent into senior positions globally, 2) The Curriculum Vitae, a careers coaching …
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Heather Lee, who is the Content Director for Em Agency and leads the editorial team at The Local Winter Garden, an award-winning community magazine in Winter Garden, FL. Heather has over 15 years of experience in publishing and another 10 in the restaurant industry, is an award-winning writer…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Kitty Hart, who is the VP of Client Brand Experience at Heroic Productions. With over 28 years of experience, she specializes in creating unforgettable in-person events for large corporations and organizations. Kitty is an expert in brand strategy, package design, brand storytelling, and expe…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Joey Coleman, who is an award-winning keynote speaker, multiple bestselling author and consultant who helps companies keep their customers and employees. Hilarious, smart and passionate, Joey is on a mission to help companies of all sizes and stages create unforgettable experiences. TOPIC: Ho…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is John Manes, who is the co-owner and CEO of Pinnacle Storage Properties and Pinnacle Storage Managers with a total of 41 storage deals in the last 6 years valued at over $200M with over 1 Million square foot located in multiple States. TOPIC: How to Build Wealth from Scratch GUEST: John Manes …
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This episode's topic is "How to Increase Credibility as a Speaker". No guest this week, since we have extensive experience in this topic. TOPIC: How to Increase Credibility as a Speaker GUEST: NA - Jim & Brant THOUGHT #1 - Customize Content THOUGHT #2 - Provide Testimonials THOUGHT #3 - Do Due Diligence THOUGHT #4 - Guarantee Delivery RESOURCES: Ev…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Ty Bennett, who is a serial entrepreneur, an award-winning in-demand keynote speaker, a multiple best-selling author (x3) and the Owner & CEO of the largest Ninja Warrior Gym in the world. TOPIC: How to Raise a Ninja Warrior GUEST: Ty Bennett THOUGHT #1 - If It's Important to Them, It Should …
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Desmond Meade who is a formerly homeless returning citizen who overcame many obstacles to eventually become the Executive Director of Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and lead a successful campaign to re-enfranchise 1.4 million returning citizens in Florida. His efforts led to him being n…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is JM Ryerson, who is a Leadership & Performance Coach, International Speaker, host of the Let’s Go Win podcast, and Best Selling Author of 3 books, including “Let's Go Win”. TOPIC: How to Show Up as YOU to Be the Best Leader GUEST: JM Ryerson THOUGHT #1 - Take care of Yourself First - Body, Min…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Bryan Clayton, who is the CEO and co-founder of GreenPal, an online marketplace connecting homeowners with local lawn care professionals. TOPIC: How to Grow Your Business with No Outside Capital GUEST: Bryan Clayton THOUGHT #1 - Look at the Business Like a Video Game THOUGHT #2 - Focus on Act…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Risha Grant, who is a keynote speaker, author, CEO and one of the most effective diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) experts in the US. Risha has made a career of leading her audiences to Radical Acceptance. TOPIC: How to Be Better Than Your B.S. GUEST: Risha Grant THOUGHT #1 - Be Willing …
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Chris Kramolis, who is the CEO of Rock 'N Roll Sushi. TOPIC: How to Use Ali's Rope-a-Dope in Business GUEST: Chris Kramolis THOUGHT #1 - Don't Come Out on the Offensive - Let Your Ego Go! THOUGHT #2 - Be Patient and Tactical with Questions THOUGHT #3 - Let the Conflict Punch Itself Out - Then…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Sylvie di Giusto, who is an accomplished author, international keynote speaker and expert in Modern Emotional Intelligence. Trusted by top organizations worldwide, Sylvie empowers leaders and professionals to make impactful decisions that drive growth and success. In this episode, Sylvie is g…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Hamish Dodds, who is an accomplished chief executive with substantial US and International operating and brand development experience, previously holding roles as President/CEO of Hard Rock International, CEO of CBC Beverages, and President of PepsiCo for South America, Central Americas and t…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Ross Bernstein, who is a best-selling author of nearly 50 sports books and an award-winning, Hall of Fame, peak-performance, business speaker who has keynoted conferences on ALL SEVEN CONTINENTS — even Antarctica. TOPIC: How to Creatively Grow Your Business GUEST: Ross Bernstein THOUGHT #1 - …
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Paige Allen, who is a brand and marketing strategist developing innovative channels for content delivery and is currently the Content Group Director for Ingram Spark, the largest book distributer in the world. TOPIC: How to Build Meaningful Connections GUEST: Paige Allen THOUGHT #1 - Be Authe…
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Our guest this week to share 3+ thoughts on this topic is Jay Baer, who is the world’s most inspirational customer experience, customer service and marketing keynote speaker. Additionally, he is a New York Times best-selling author of six books, a 7th-generation entrepreneur, the founder of five, multi-million dollar companies, a certified tequila …
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Erin Hatzikostas, who is a former corporate CEO turned career coach, bestselling author, podcast host and TEDx/keynote speaker. Erin is an Internationally-recognized thought leader on authenticity in the workplace. TOPIC: How to Use Authenticity as Your Strategic Advantage GUEST: Erin Hatziko…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Carlos Navarro, who is an entertainer and professional actor--appearing on fan-favorite shows like The Walking Dead and Marvel's Hawkeye series--as well as a well-known media personality, including co-host on the #1-rated Orlando talk show and #1 podcast in Florida, “Monsters in the Morning” …
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This episode's topic is "How to Get Paid as a Speaker". No guest this week, since we have extensive experience in this topic. TOPIC: How to Get Paid as a Speaker GUEST: NA - Jim & Brant THOUGHT #1 - Video is King - Spending the Time & Money to Show Clients a True Representation Influences Their Budget THOUGHT #2 - Have a Client-Focused Perspective …
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Molly Sider, who is a former wine professional turned life coach, motivational speaker, podcaster and storyteller...focused on helping others tell their story. TOPIC: How to Tell Your Story GUEST: Molly Sider THOUGHT #1 - Find Others with Shared Values...and Listen More to Them THOUGHT #2 - C…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Minter Dial, who is an international professional speaker, elevator and a multiple award-winning author. Minter has his finger on the future of technology in business and has great advice on how to ensure the human side of business stays ever present. TOPIC: How to Put the Heart into A.I. GUE…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is industry award-winning speaker agent, Michelle Joyce. Michelle is the Founder and President of Michelle Joyce Speakers, an exclusive management agency representing the top keynote speakers on topics such as company culture, marketing, leadership, business growth, sales, customer service, orga…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is former television producer and famed photographer, John DeMato, who is now a visual storytelling expert who photographs speakers, authors, trainers and consultants to create world-class, image assets that positions them as an authority in their space of expertise. TOPIC: How to Bring Out Some…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is speaker, author, podcaster and entrepreneur, Paul Barron. Paul is a highly perceptive tech and media executive, who has emerged as a crucial voice in the next generation of business use cases in blockchain, web3, and finance. TOPIC: How to Understand a Trend vs. a Fad GUEST: Paul Barron THOUG…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is keynote speaker and author, Cara Brookins, who is best known as the woman who built a house with her four kids using YouTube tutorials. After sharing her story in a best-selling memoir, it became an overnight viral media sensation. Cara now delivers unconventional advice to global audiences t…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Dirk Donahue, who is a former middle school music teacher and currently a university music director and full time singer for the famous “Dapper Dans of Main Street” Barbershop Quartet at Walt Disney World' Magic Kingdom Park. As a leader in many performing groups, especially during his time w…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Graham Cohen, who is the owner of ARTEPMEDIA, a small independent training and video production company and is the Manager of Learning Technologies at one of the American Automobile Associations largest clubs. As the former eLearning Manager for Hard Rock International and now managing a team…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Rachel Sheerin, who is a Certified Professional Behavior Analyst and an award-winning keynote speaker, emcee and employee engagement consultant on a mission to help people feel better, think better and do better - together! TOPIC: How to Feel Better (as you Live, Lead and Succeed) GUEST: Rach…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Brian Fanzo, who is a digital futurist keynote speaker, podcaster, and Founder of iSocialFanz where he translates the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today. In addition to his extensive knowledge of NFTs, Brian has serious street red...having been recognized as a Top 20 Digital Transform…
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It's our 150th episode, people!!! And to celebrate, our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on "How to Create Team Chemistry" is our good friend Shannon McKain. Shannon is a former NFL cheerleader (Kansas City Chiefs) and executive recruiter, who is now a keynote speaker focusing on building teams, improving culture and creating better experiences.…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is TJ Schier, who is a 40-year veteran of the restaurant and franchise industries. TJ is also an author (of multiple books), a leading speaker and consultant in a variety of areas. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Big Shots Golf. TOPIC: How to Motivate Frontline Workers GUEST: TJ S…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Kristi H. Turner, who is a speaker, C-level executive, leadership consultant and bestselling author of ReThink Everything. TOPIC: ReThink Everything - In Business & Life GUEST: Kristi H. Turner THOUGHT #1 - Pause...Assume the Status Quo May Be Wrong THOUGHT #2 - Ask Questions - Why and What I…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is John Hughes, who is a 40+ year quick casual restaurant industry veteran and currently a podcast host and SVP Brand Ambassador of Leadership, Coaching, and Culture for Jersey Mike's Subs. TOPIC: How to Develop New Leaders GUEST: John Hughes THOUGHT #1 - Communicate that Leadership is NOT a Pos…
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This episode's topic is "How to Find Your Niche as a Speaker". No guest this week, since we have extensive experience in this topic. TOPIC: How to Find Your Niche as a Speaker GUEST: NA - Jim & Brant THOUGHT #1 - Do Your Research - What Else/Who Else is in the Market? THOUGHT #2 - Identify Your Angle - Your Unique Viewpoint THOUGHT #3 - Pick Your S…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Jeffrey Shaw, who is a TEDx keynote speaker, the host of the top-rated podcast, The Self-Employed Life, author of The Self-Employed Life and LINGO, a LinkedIn Learning instructor, contributing writer to Entrepreneur magazine, the founder of the Self-Employed Business Institute and professiona…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Dana Nichols, who is the Executive Director of Cannonball Kids cancer Foundation, a non-profit based on funding or finding treatment for pediatric cancer kids, who have been told there are no more options. CKc looks for more options. TOPIC: How to Help a Non-Profit GUEST: Dana Nichols THOUGHT…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Nick Glimsdahl, who is a keynote speaker, Contact Center strategist, author of a series of books (Reasons NOT to Focus on _________) and host of the widely popular podcast, Press 1 for Nick. TOPIC: How to Ask Better Questions GUEST: Nick Glimsdahl THOUGHT #1 Be Curious - Constantly Be Wanting…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Melissa Wiggins, who is the Founder of Cannonball Kids cancer Foundation and now a Master Certified Life Coach, helping women (and couples) to encourage and empower them to become the best version of themselves. TOPIC: How to Find the Right Life Coach GUEST: Melissa Wiggins THOUGHT #1 Decide …
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Terry Brock, who is a speaker, event emcee, coach and technology trends expert, who delivers solid business strategies meant to build relationships and improve the bottom line. Terry is heavily invested in Bitcoin. TOPIC: How to Understand & Invest in Cryptocurrency GUEST: Terry Brock THOUGHT…
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No guest this week, since we have extensive experience in this topic. We went a little bit longer than usual, but we still delivered 3 thoughts on how to do this. TOPIC: How to Get Started as a Speaker GUEST: NA - Jim & Brant THOUGHT #1 Have a Unique Viewpoint - Something to Say, Branded, etc THOUGHT #2 Say "YES" to Everything - Volunteer for Every…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Eric Twiggs, who is a certified life and business coach, podcaster, author of The Discipline of Now: 12 Practical Steps to Overcome Procrastination and the Founder/CEO of the What Now Movement. TOPIC: How to Stop Procrastinating GUEST: Eric Twiggs THOUGHT #1 Clarity is the Starting Point to S…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is our friend Jim Trick, who is a Martial Artist, podcast host, motivational speaker and life coach. Once tipping the scales at 430lbs, Trick has dropped over 200lbs and devoted his life to helping others change what’s possible. Jim uses his story of transformation and his love of training to ge…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is the "Apostle of Appreciation", Chester Elton. Chester is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Business Author, Organizational Culture, Employee Engagement and Leadership Expert. TOPIC: How to Handle Anxiety at Work GUEST: Chester Elton THOUGHT #1 Normalize the Conversation Around Mental Health - T…
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Our guest this week to share 3 thoughts on this topic is Jude Charles, who is the author of Dramatic Demonstration and an entrepreneur who produces documentaries for visionary CEOs. TOPIC: How to Storytell to Scale a Business GUEST: Jude Charles THOUGHT #1 Write Out Your Core Values THOUGHT #2 Bring Your Values to Life (in Video Form) THOUGHT #3 Sh…
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