Archive for October 2014

STP018: The Matchmaker’s Balancing Act with Brooke Wise

Matchmaker Brooke Wise relays the challenges she faces with keeping her personal life and professional life separate. The first step, she says, was not taking it personally when people’s first reaction to her career was: “Really?” She discusses this topic and more on this episode of “Smashing the Plateau.”

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STP016: Creating a Culture of Openness with Fi Haywood

Fi Haywood, who co-founded Café Style Speed Training, explains the principles that underlie her signature “Café Style” method in this episode of “Smashing the Plateau.” She discusses collaboration, creativity, and why workplace culture could be what makes or breaks your company.

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STP015: Finding Your Platform For Creativity and Business with Keith Arem

Keith Arem has had a remarkably successfully career in almost every branch of the entertainment business. He is probably best known for his pivotal role in creating video games like Call of Duty. On “Smashing the Plateau,” Keith discusses the elements that make a creatively minded businessperson most likely to succeed.

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STP014: How to Sell More and Guess Less with Scott Messer

Scott Messer is a pioneer of an approach that takes the guesswork out of sales. On this episode of “Smashing the Plateau,” Scott talks about what the best salespeople all have in common, how to see the world from a potential client’s point of view, the mechanics of leaving your comfort zone, and much more.

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STP013: The Advantage of Being Anonymous with David Zweig

David Zweig is convinced that today’s constant focus on self-promotion is killing productivity and creativity. In his book Invisibles (Penguin) and on this episode of “Smashing the Plateau,” Zweig discusses how staying in the shadows is an oft overlooked common denominator in the success strategies of many of the world’s most prominent people.

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STP012: How to Get Better Once You’re Already Good with Ruben Quinones

Ruben Quinones is unafraid to discuss the fears he’s had to conquer in his professional journey. In this episode, you’ll learn how to channel your own fears to continually add to your skill set so that you never become stagnant in pursuit of your goals.

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