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Erik Fisher Podcaster

Erik Fisher is the producer and host of the Beyond The To-Do List Podcast for over 11 years. Erik has talked with productivity experts as they share how they implement productivity strategies in their personal and professional lives. His mission is to explore all aspects of productivity as a means towards the true end goal: living a meaningful life.

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Memorial Day Mailbag Special &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Memorial Day Mailbag Special

This week we are opening up the mailbag once again to answer your questions about productivity, task completion, work preparation, quality time, motivation, and so much more. From managing distraction…

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This week we are opening up the mailbag once again to answer your questions about productivity, task completion, work preparation, quality time, motivation, and so much more. From managing distractions in a noisy office environment to improving the efficiency of your meetings, I hope this mailbag/Q&A gives listeners practical strategies to help you stay focused and achieve your goals. ______________________________________Connect with Erik:LinkedIn Facebook Instagram ______________________________________This Podcast is Powered By:DescriptDescript 101CastmagicEcammPodpageRodecaster Pro…

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Mara Glatzel On Advocating For Your Needs While Claiming Your Agency &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Mara Glatzel on Advocating For Your Needs While Claiming Your Agency

This week I was grateful to welcome Mara Glazel to the show for a chat about her new book, Needy: How to Advocate for Your Needs and Claim Your Sovereignty. In our culture, the word "needy" often carr…

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This week I was grateful to welcome Mara Glazel to the show for a chat about her new book, Needy: How to Advocate for Your Needs and Claim Your Sovereignty. In our culture, the word "needy" often carries a negative connotation, suggesting weakness or dependency. But Mara is here to challenge that perception and flip it on its head. She argues that recognizing and embracing our needs is not only essential but can actually make us more productive and fulfilled.In this episode Mara and I discuss the limitations of hustle culture and how our routines and beliefs can sometimes trap us in a cycle of…

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Jorge Arango On Extending Your Mind Through Better Note Taking &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Jorge Arango on Extending Your Mind Through Better Note Taking

This week it was my pleasure to speak with Jorge Arango about his latest book, Duly Noted: Extend Your Mind Through Connected Notes. Jorge is an information architect, author, and educator. For almost…

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This week it was my pleasure to speak with Jorge Arango about his latest book, Duly Noted: Extend Your Mind Through Connected Notes. Jorge is an information architect, author, and educator. For almost three decades, he has architected digital experiences and made the complex clear for organizations ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to nonprofits. He is the author of "Living in Information: Responsible Design for Digital Places" and co-author of "Information Architecture for the Web and Beyond." In addition to his design consulting practice, Jorge hosts "The Informed Life" podcast, writes a…

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Dr. Barry Kudrowitz On How Play And Humor Fuel Innovation &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Dr. Barry Kudrowitz on How Play and Humor Fuel Innovation

This week it was my pleasure to welcome Dr. Barry Kudrowitz to the show for a chat about his great book, Sparking Creativity: How Play and Humor Fuel Innovation and Design. Dr. Kudrowitz is a professo…

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This week it was my pleasure to welcome Dr. Barry Kudrowitz to the show for a chat about his great book, Sparking Creativity: How Play and Humor Fuel Innovation and Design. Dr. Kudrowitz is a professor of product design and department head in the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. There, he founded and directed the product design program from 2011-2021. Barry received his PhD from the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), studying humor, creativity, and idea generation. He is interested in how creativity is perceived, evaluated, an…

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Matt Abrahams On How To Speak Successfully When You'Re Put On The Spot &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Matt Abrahams on How to Speak Successfully When You're Put on the Spot

This week I’m excited to share my conversation with Matt Abrahams. Matt is a passionate, and innovative educator, podcaster, and coach. As a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Stanford Universit…

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This week I’m excited to share my conversation with Matt Abrahams. Matt is a passionate, and innovative educator, podcaster, and coach. As a Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business he has helped countless presenters improve and hone their communication, including some who have delivered Nobel Prize, TED, and World Economic Forum presentations. Matt is also the founder and principal at TFTS Communications LLC, a presentation and communication skills company based in Silicon Valley that helps people improve their presentation skills. In this …

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Michael Easter On How Comfort And Over Abundance Are Stifling Our Progress And Productivity &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Michael Easter on How Comfort and Over Abundance are Stifling Our Progress and Productivity

This week I’m excited to welcome Michael Easter for a conversation about a pair of his books, Scarcity Brain, Fix Your Craving Mindset and Rewire Your Habits to Thrive with Enough and The Comfort Cr…

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This week I’m excited to welcome Michael Easter for a conversation about a pair of his books, Scarcity Brain, Fix Your Craving Mindset and Rewire Your Habits to Thrive with Enough and The Comfort Crisis, Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self. Michael is the founder of the 2% with Michael Easter newsletter and the New York Times bestselling author of The Comfort Crisis and Scarcity Brain. an author and a professor at UNLV. He writes and speaks on how humans can leverage modern science and evolutionary wisdom to perform better and live healthier lives. His work has been …

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Karl Hebenstreit On Applying The Enneagram To Your Business And Interoffice Communication &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Karl Hebenstreit on Applying the Enneagram to Your Business and Interoffice Communication

This week I’m excited to welcome Karl Hebenstreit for a chat about his book, The How and Why: Taking Care of Business with the Enneagram. Karl is a certified executive coach, leadership and organiza…

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This week I’m excited to welcome Karl Hebenstreit for a chat about his book, The How and Why: Taking Care of Business with the Enneagram. Karl is a certified executive coach, leadership and organization development consultant, author, and international speaker. His 25+ year career spans the areas of HR and OD in biotechnology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, and more. Karl holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from Alliant International University. Together, we'll explore how the Enneagram provides a deeper, more nuanced look into our psyches compared to other personal…

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Carlos Alvarenga On The Rules Of Persuasion And Great Communication &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Carlos Alvarenga on The Rules of Persuasion and Great Communication

This week it’s my pleasure to welcome Carlos Alvarenga for a chat about his new book, The Rules of Persuasion: How the World's Greatest Communicators Convince, Inspire, Lead--and, Sometimes, Deceive…

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This week it’s my pleasure to welcome Carlos Alvarenga for a chat about his new book, The Rules of Persuasion: How the World's Greatest Communicators Convince, Inspire, Lead--and, Sometimes, Deceive. Carlos is an independent researcher and author. Before writing full-time, he worked as a management consultant and adjunct professor at the Robert H.Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. Carlos holds a B.A. in Humanities and Classical Greek from Hampden-Sydney College and completed the Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics at the University of Pennsylvania.In this conversation…

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Adrienne Bellehumeur On The Relationship Between Proper Documentation And Productivity &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Adrienne Bellehumeur on The Relationship Between Proper Documentation and Productivity

This week I’m excited to speak with Adrienne Bellehumer. Adrienne the founder of Bellehumeur Co. and co-partner of Risk Oversight, based in Calgary, Alberta. Adrienne is also the author of the book,…

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This week I’m excited to speak with Adrienne Bellehumer. Adrienne the founder of Bellehumeur Co. and co-partner of Risk Oversight, based in Calgary, Alberta. Adrienne is also the author of the book, The 24-Hour Rule and Other Secrets for Smarter Organizations: Including the 6 Steps of Dynamic Documentation. In this episode she is here to shed light on the often overlooked yet crucial practice of documentation and its profound impact on both personal productivity and organizational success. As we dive into the conversation, we'll explore the six dynamic steps of documentation—capturing, str…

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Jeff Sieh On The Rapidly Evolving World Of Ai Tools &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Jeff Sieh on the Rapidly Evolving World of AI Tools

This week I’m excited to conclude a series of conversations I’ve been having with my friend Jeff Sieh. Jeff is an international speaker and visual marketing consultant. He hosts the Social Media N…

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This week I’m excited to conclude a series of conversations I’ve been having with my friend Jeff Sieh. Jeff is an international speaker and visual marketing consultant. He hosts the Social Media News Live show and podcast and is also “Head Beard” at Manly Pinterest Tips. Jeff has worked with and produced a wide range of content for various companies, including Guy Kawasaki, Kim Garst, Social Media Examiner, and Tailwind.In our previous discussions Jeff and I addressed tools for harnessing your creativity, and tips for repurposing audio and video content to reach a larger audience. Thi…

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Francesco D’alessio On Finding The Right Productivity Tools For You &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Francesco D’alessio on Finding the Right Productivity Tools for You

This week I’m excited to welcome Francesco D’alessio for a really insightful chat about finding the right productivity tools and apps to meet your unique needs. Francesco is the founder of Keep Pr…

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This week I’m excited to welcome Francesco D’alessio for a really insightful chat about finding the right productivity tools and apps to meet your unique needs. Francesco is the founder of Keep Productive and co-founder of Tool Finder, the world's best place to discover and learn more about productivity tools. Both Keep Productive and Tool Finder aim to make productivity software easier to understand. There is a tool for everything so they create videos and courses to help you match to the perfect productivity tools for you. Tool Finder’s resources are designed to make productivity softw…

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Terri Sjodin On Improving Your Presentation Skills And Public Speaking &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Terri Sjodin on Improving Your Presentation Skills and Public Speaking

This week I’m excited to welcome Terri Sjodin for a great conversation about her new book, Presentation Ready: Improve Your Sales Presentation Outcomes and Avoid the Twelve Most Common Mistakes. Ter…

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This week I’m excited to welcome Terri Sjodin for a great conversation about her new book, Presentation Ready: Improve Your Sales Presentation Outcomes and Avoid the Twelve Most Common Mistakes. Terri is the Principal and Founder of Sjodin Communications, a public speaking, sales training and consulting firm based in Newport Beach, CA. In addition to her latest book, she is the author of the book, Small Message, Big Impact, which hit the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists. For over 20 years Terri has served as a speaker and consultant to an impressive list of …

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Erik Fisher And Todd Bushong On The State Of Television Streaming, Regulating Your Media Diet, And Recapturing The Communal Magic Of Tv &Amp; Movies &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Erik Fisher and Todd Bushong on The State of Television Streaming, Regulating Your Media Diet, and Recapturing the Communal Magic of TV & Movies

This week I’m excited to welcome my friend and the producer of the podcast Todd Bushong back to the show for a laid back chat about the state of television streaming, regulating our media diet, and …

This week I’m exci…

This week I’m excited to welcome my friend and the producer of the podcast Todd Bushong back to the show for a laid back chat about the state of television streaming, regulating our media diet, and recapturing some of the communal magic of movies and television. With the Oscars airing this Sunday it got me thinking about how incredibly different media consumption is in the age of streaming and I wanted to talk with Todd about that topic as well as offer up some tips and tricks for maximizing your dollar during the current streaming wars.In the episode we delve into the complexities and even …

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Jeff Sieh On Repurposing Your Audio &Amp; Video Content To Reach A Larger Audience &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Jeff Sieh on Repurposing Your Audio & Video Content to Reach a Larger Audience

This week I’m excited to welcome my friend Jeff Sieh back to the show to continue a chat we recently had surrounding creativity, repurposing, and how AI and technology can help us reach our goals. I…

This week I’m exci…

This week I’m excited to welcome my friend Jeff Sieh back to the show to continue a chat we recently had surrounding creativity, repurposing, and how AI and technology can help us reach our goals. In the previous portion of this conversation Jeff and I discussed creativity in the context of building your business. This week we pivot to the art of repurposing, remixing, and repackaging your audio, video, or creative content to reach larger untapped audiences or markets. Jeff is an international speaker and visual marketing consultant. He hosts the Social Media News Live show and podcast and …

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Charles Duhigg On The Super Power Of Clear Communication At Home And Work &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Charles Duhigg on the Super Power of Clear Communication at Home and Work

This week it's my privilege to welcome Charles Duhigg to the show for a fascinating and engaging conversion about his brand new book, Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connectio…

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This week it's my privilege to welcome Charles Duhigg to the show for a fascinating and engaging conversion about his brand new book, Supercommunicators: How to Unlock the Secret Language of Connection. Charles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and the author of two previous books, “The Power of Habit” and “Smarter Faster Better.” Charles has been featured on “This American Life,” NPR, “The Colbert Report,” PBS’s “NewsHour,” and “Frontline.”Duhigg, who previously wrote for the New York Times, was part of the team there that won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in explanator…

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Dr. Charan Ranganath On The Myths Surrounding Our Memory And The Power Of Remembering Better, Not More &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Dr. Charan Ranganath on the Myths Surrounding Our Memory and the Power of Remembering Better, Not More

This week it’s my privilege to welcome Dr. Charan Ranganath to the show for a fascinating discussion about his new book, Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold on to What Matters. Charan …

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This week it’s my privilege to welcome Dr. Charan Ranganath to the show for a fascinating discussion about his new book, Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory's Power to Hold on to What Matters. Charan is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and director of the Dynamic Memory Lab at the University of California at Davis. For over 25 years, he has studied the mechanisms in the brain that allow us to remember past events, using brain imaging techniques, computational modeling and studies of patients with memory disorders.In this episode we uncover the malleability of memory and discuss pract…

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Richard Medcalf On Boosting Your Productivity By Making Time For Better Strategy &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Richard Medcalf on Boosting Your Productivity by Making Time for Better Strategy

This week it was my pleasure to welcome Richard Medcalf to the show for a discussion about his book, Making Time for Strategy: How to Be Less Busy and More Successful. Richard describes himself as "w…

This week it was my …

This week it was my pleasure to welcome Richard Medcalf to the show for a discussion about his book, Making Time for Strategy: How to Be Less Busy and More Successful. Richard describes himself as "what you get if you were to put a McKinsey consultant, a slightly unorthodox pastor and an entrepreneur into a blender". He is the founder of Xquadrant, which helps elite leaders reinvent their 'success formula' and multiply their impact. His personal clients include CEOs of billion-dollar corporations, successful serial entrepreneurs, and the founders of tech 'unicorns'. Richard has advised the C…

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Jeff Sieh On Tools And Techniques For Harnessing Your Creativity At Work And Beyond &Raquo; Cd7B2C375E11C3784Ae44476D3Cc324D Scaled
Jeff Sieh on Tools and Techniques for Harnessing Your Creativity at Work and Beyond

This week I’m excited to welcome my friend Jeff Sieh back to the show for a great chat about harnessing our creative potential while fostering creative gifts for your business. Jeff is an internatio…

This week I’m exci…

This week I’m excited to welcome my friend Jeff Sieh back to the show for a great chat about harnessing our creative potential while fostering creative gifts for your business. Jeff is an international speaker and visual marketing consultant. He hosts the Social Media News Live show and podcast and is also “Head Beard” at Manly Pinterest Tips. Jeff has worked with and produced a wide range of content for various companies, including Guy Kawasaki, Kim Garst, Social Media Examiner, and Tailwind.In this conversation Jeff shares his insights on defining creativity in the context of business…

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