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A premier university in Asia, the Singapore Management University (SMU) is internationally recognised for its world class research and distinguished teaching. With an emphasis on generating rigorous, high impact cross-disciplinary research that addresses Asian issues of global relevance, SMU’s faculty from its six schools – School of Accountancy, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, School of Economics, School of Information Systems, School of Law and School of Social Sciences – collaborate cl ...
 
This was a weekly tip from Dr. Ethan Becker. Dr. Becker is a second generation executive communication coach with the 56 year old company, THE SPEECH IMPROVEMENT COMPANY INC., in Boston Ma., USA. TSIC studies, develops, coaches, and trains best practices in human communication. Since 1964 TSIC has been helping people in business, politics, and entertainment to become more comfortable and more effective as they communicate. While speech coaching is a personal experience, these tips cover comm ...
 
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Check out Escape To Earth #1 Kickstarter and Teaser Trailer Andy's Youtube Channel 2 Real Geeks. Ride Technician Danny Kurtz takes us on a fascination journey that begins with him working as a scareactor in New York, and ends with him moving with his wife to the theme mark mecca of the world Orlando, Florida and becoming a ride tech. How did he do …
 
What's it like being a cook in the most magical place on Earth? I'm talking about The Wizarding World of Harry Potter of course, and Robert Dunne worked there for 3 years, and he tells all the magic that goes into working at a magical eatery such as the Three Broomsticks, but that's not all! Rob has 3 years of Horror Nights under his belt as well, …
 
Ever look up at a rollercoaster and wondered who built it? Well on this episode we talk to Evan Schuler, the guy who very well might have! Check out Evan! Insta: @rollercoasterroady Tic Toc: knwmad Check out our other podcasts! Ray Can't Sleep- www.raycantsleep.com or where ever you get podcasts. Obscurity Now! on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c…
 
Alex Morgan worked at Universal Studios Hollywood as a ride operator for The Mummy attraction, as well as getting his scare on as a scare-actor for Halloween Horror Nights. Alex gives us a detailed account on both jobs, and what eventually lead to him leaving the theme park world behind him. Be a guest! E-mail: reptilianmedia@gmail.com Twitter: @re…
 
Adam Barr is a stunt man, and actor from Australia who got his start in theme parks at Universal Studios Japan in the Wild Wild Wild West stunt show. From there he added a few more theme parks notches to his belt, eventually finding himself as the MC of the Magic Mike Style Las Vegas show known as Aussie Heat. Adam shares with us some memorable sto…
 
Lee Mansfield takes us through the employee only corridors of DisneyWorld. Lee was a participant in Disney's summer college program, not once but twice, first as a janitor at MGM Studios, and second in food service in Magic Kingdom. That was enough of an experience, that Lee then penned a college paper comparing Disney to Scientology. Do you think …
 
Rick Spencer has had a legendary career (pun intended) spanning 20 years diligently working for Universal Studios Orlando Resort, and Halloween Horror Nights. Rick started as a Tech Supervisor for Universal and eventually made his way to the creative side of the park and ending up as a creative manager for art and design. Rick takes us behind the s…
 
Dane Ortega takes us behind the scenes of the alleged happiest place on Earth, Disneyland. Dane worked in both attractions and food service, and tells us how terrifying the ride It's a small world is after hours. He also answers the question, which is better, the bread bowls in Disneyland, or the ones in San Francisco. These questions answrered and…
 
Performer and Host Carlos Leon shares what it was like working at Legoland Florida, as well as the Nick Hotel, and what inspired him to move out west to take his shot in Los Angeles, California. Check out the Tif for Tabble Podcast! https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5idXp6c3Byb3V0LmNvbS85MDg5NTAucnNz?fbclid=IwAR1sH0pgIqAKfPLb-szcI9…
 
Taylor Sokol takes us on a journey that starts with his first job ever as a scare actor for the King's Island Halloween event know as Fear Fest, then it's on to high sea's adventure, as Taylor joins the rough and tumble crew of Celebrity cruises! And that's just the beginning of this salty tale! The potential podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/p…
 
Performer and stuntman Dirk Ellis tells us what it takes to go from suit characters at Disney World in Florida, to performing stunts in Hong Kong Disney! Dirks Links: https://www.youtube.com/user/trashbash2001 Instagram https://www.instagram.com/_dirkellis_/?hl=en Download and Subscribe!Apple Podcastshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/theme-park…
 
Eric Modyman is a performer who started his theme park journey at Disneyland, and after an extended stay working for the mouse, decided to branch out to not only Knotts Berry Farm, but also as a tour guide for Warner Brothers studios. If you ever wanted to know what it was like working at Knott's Berry Farm, or how to become a tour guide at Warner …
 
Performer and stuntman Daryl D'cotta regales us with tales of opening up Singapores' first major theme park, Universal Studios, and much, much more! Social media for Daryl- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daryldcotta/?hl=en Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMVgLvNXEB6PdTp-pqI6iLw Download and Subscribe! Apple podcastshttps://podcasts.…
 
Is it possible to be a successful performer, if you're only motivated by money, and have no experience in the performing arts? Todays guest Matt Smith proves that you can! From his humble beginings in attractions as a Skipper at Jaws in Universal Orlando, to taking on entertainment roles like Barney Rubble, Betelgeuse and , to working his way into …
 
How do you take your career in theme parks to the next level? Trevor Dion Nicholas tells us what it takes to go from singing at theme parks like DisneyWorld and Universal Japan to singing in Broadway shows like Disney's Aladdin, and Hamilton. Trevor's band: https://neighborhoodgoliath.com/ Download and Subscribe! Apple Podcastshttps://podcasts.appl…
 
How do you go from the happiest place on Earth, to the sandiest place on Earth? Singer, performer Chris Duir takes us on a globetrotting adventure that starts with his early days as a mascot at Disneyland in Anaheim California, and ends with a contract as a singer in Dubai. How did he do it? The answers lie within this episode of Theme Park Legends…
 
What happens when your theme park career hits the dreaded glass ceiling, and you find yourself unable to move forward in the company? That's exactly what happened to performer Jenna Hellmuth. Jenna tell us about her time at Universal Orlando as a performer, and what she did when her ambitions collided with the dreaded GLASS CEILING!!!! APPLEPODCAST…
 
Everyone's path in the theme park world is different. Performers can go years auditioning again, and again never getting cast, and then there's todays' guest Adam Horwitz who started his career in theme parks when he auditioned as Indianna Jones for the Indianna Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular in Disney's Hollywood Studios in Florida and got cast on h…
 
With the advent of new technologies, rapidly changing customer needs and emerging competitors, companies across industries are facing disruptions like never before. To succeed, they will need to innovate by harnessing the power of a wide range of partners who can bring different skills, experience, capacity, and their own networks to the task.In th…
 
What happens when something you love to do for fun get's turned into a full time job? That's what happened to todays guest Rio Chavarro. Rio shares with us how his passion for impersonating Charlie Chaplin started as a fun gig on the side, but then became at full time job, when he was hired by Universal Studios Singapore. Was it a dream come true, …
 
Does getting married and having kids mean an end to your globetrotting adventures as a traveling theme park performer? Singer/dancer Andrew Mcfadden shows us that the answer is “no”. Andrew has worked for Universal Studios Singapore, Disney World, and Sochi Park, and though he is now married with kids, shows no signs of slowing down. How does he do…
 
Alejandro Cowie shares with us how a passion for acting propelled him in to multiple roles working at Six Flags Atlanta, and Universal Studios Hollywood as a performer, scareactor, and retail associate. APPLEPODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/…/theme-park-legends/id1455444792Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0UZ4EAaPiOy3atGSIDhW6qStitcher: h…
 
Antonia Marr is a singer/dancer who's performed in multiple parks, countries, and even a cruise ship! Antonia shares with us how a passion for for song and dance took her on a globetrotting adventure that would make James Bond jealous. All this and more on this episode of Theme Park Legends! Download & Subscribe! APPLEPODCASTS: https://podcasts.app…
 
How do you work for Disney if you don't live anywhere near a Disney park? Perry Wilson tells us how he scored a food service job at Disney World in Florida, while living in Indianan. How is this possible? He also regales us with tales of being a food service worker in the “happiest place on Earth”. All this and more on this episode of Theme Park Le…
 
Data has emerged as the most important driver for modern economic development. New industries have arisen from the use of data with personal information as the core asset, while many traditional models of business are ‘disrupted’ or drastically transformed. Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) has also become an integral tool for the management and proce…
 
Rapid urbanisation, coupled with the lack of coordination in the use of resources, such as taxis and security personnel, has negatively affected a wide array of quality-of-life metrics. These include waiting time in queues, response time for emergencies, and the number of traffic violations in cities. Using AI and Machine Learning methods, aggregat…
 
Rex Tiumalu is a champion fire knife dancer and Disneyworld cast member. Rex tells us how a passion for fire knife dancing took him all the way from his home on the isle of Samoa, all the way to Walt Disneyworld in Orlando dancing in the much loved Lion king musical. We also talk about what it's like being a theme park worker when your park is shut…
 
Singapore is a small and open economy, with its economic growth highly dependent on international trade. With the momentum of global trade growth being buffeted by increased economic uncertainties and rising trade tensions, does Singapore’s position in the global value chains, or GVCs, stand it in good stead to navigate choppy waters ahead? In this…
 
Global warming and climate change have created an unprecedented global interest in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, especially in energy production. Biomass, or organic matter, which is a renewable energy source that can replace fossil fuels in energy production is gaining popularity. Consequently, commercialising agricultural residues as biomass…
 
Building on research conducted in 2018 on the clear and positive link between high levels of psychological safety and a strong teamwork culture, Richard Smith, Professor of Strategic Management and Deputy Dean (Programmes) at the SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business, has now dug deeper by focusing on diversity.How does closing the gender gap withi…
 
Technology is playing an increasingly important role in improving the quality of care for the elderly, be it enhancing aged care patient experience, developing home-care for an ageing population, or automating clinical processes.Associate Professor Tan Hwee Pink from SMU’s School of Information Systems, together with his team, have extensive ground…
 
Financial literacy in Singapore has not been analysed in much detail, despite the fact that this is one of the world’s most rapidly aging nations. In this podcast, Professor of Finance Benedict Koh from the SMU Lee Kong Chian School of Business, discusses the key findings of his research jointly conducted with Olivia Mitchell from the University of…
 
As the profile of businesses engaged in disputes is now more diverse than ever, there is a need for dispute resolution mechanisms that are culturally responsive as well as internationally robust. Mediation is one mechanism that offers a flexible and confidential forum for business to resolve their differences in an effective and efficient way. Inte…
 
Trust is an important building block for organisational success, whether it is trust between managers and their subordinates or a brand and its customers. Tan Hwee Hoon is an Associate Professor of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour at SMU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Business. She has been involved in a multi-year study on trust that spans 3…
 
Assistant Prof Liang Hao – Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR in short, is an evolving business practice that incorporates sustainable development or ‘doing good’ into a company's business model. In today's socially conscious environment, customers and employees place a premium on spending their money with or working for businesses that priori…
 
Assistant Prof Yeo Su Lin – Death is a part of life. However, people often feel awkward and ill at ease when faced with the opportunity for communication at the end of life. While talking about death and dying may not be comfortable for some, research has shown that having these conversations within families and communities, and with our healthcare…
 
The rise of new technologies is changing the way companies raise funds. Along with increased popularity of crowdfunding in recent years, a new form of funding has emerged – that is, the use of Initial Coin Offerings, or ICOs. In 2017, companies in the United States raised over $4 billion through ICOs; in 2018, more than $21 billion has been raised.…
 
Shawn Allread worked his way up to tech Supervisor of Carowinds in North Carolina and found himself in charge of four theaters and a music venue! Shawn shares with us the myriad of problems he had to deal with on a daily basis including faulty stage props, angry concert goers, and egotistical rappers. Top 20 Themepark podcasts you should follow in …
 
Halloween is right around the corner! Which means Ghosts, Candy, Horror Movies, and if you work in haunts or theme parks, , it means trying to scare drunk guests without getting punched in the face! And on this episode we have a guy whoe's job it was to do just that; Jordan Cornwell is an actor and magcian who started is theme park career working a…
 
The variety and delivery of cloud services have been improving over the years. More and more businesses have started to adopt these services to reduce upfront and ongoing costs and enhance business efficiency. However, there remain many considerations and deployment possibilities which a business must take into account before deciding to take up cl…
 
Assistant Professor of Humanities Orlando Woods from SMU’s School of Social Sciences has a keen research interest in areas including religion, cities and urban landscapes, digital technologies, space, and social and cultural geography.He has published a research paper on the role of Christianity in migrant integration in Singapore, and has received…
 
Assistant Professor Richard Crowley from SMU’s School of Accountancy examines financial accounting using both archival and analytical methods for his research. Much of his archival work deals with large sets of unstructured data using high-powered computing algorithms to address accounting issues that are otherwise infeasible to approach.He has rec…
 
Associate Professor of Humanities Winston Chow from SMU’s School of Social Sciences has researched on the areas of urban vulnerability to climate change; sustainability in urban climatology; and perceptions of environmental and climate change in tourism.In recent years, he has published papers on the impact of weather extremes on urban resilience t…
 
Assistant Professor of Humanities Aidan Wong from SMU’s School of Social Sciences has researched on the areas of development and sustainability, in particular on electronic waste, informal labour and economic development.In recent years, he has published a paper on ‘Waste’, Value and Informal Labour: The Regional E-Waste Recycling Production Networ…
 
Associate Professor of Accounting Holly Yang from SMU’s School of Accountancy has researched on the role of individual managers in corporate disclosure and determinants of firms’ voluntary disclosure decisions. Together with co-author Associate Prof Young Jun Cho, she is currently working on publishing a paper on Institutional Cross Ownership of Pe…
 
Dr Tania NagpaulYouth at-risk typically refers to those who may be seriously anti-social, homeless, who may have dropped out of school, taken to substance abuse or engaged in illegal activities. The factors that place these young people at risk in the first place, such as poverty, family dysfunction and disturbed neighbourhoods, are often not facto…
 
Senior Research Associate Stephen Hoskins CREAThe issues facing a growing silver population are gaining ground. Singapore’s baby boomers are now exiting the workforce. Would those approaching retirement have enough resources to maintain their current standard of living? Would future policy changes in healthcare, housing and pension impact their ret…
 
Professor Zhu FeidaThe global personal data economy is growing faster than anyone could have imagined. The current business model for data is broken – for individual users and businesses alike.On one hand, users don not have enough control over their own data, such as what data is collected and how the data is used. That challenges their privacy. U…
 
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