Dr. Diane Hamilton's Blog

TTL 674 | Be The Best Salesperson

What It Takes To Be The Best Salesperson With Cindy Mcgovern And Storytelling Through The Eyes Of A Comedian With LD Morrow

In life, people are involved in sales one way or another, whether they know it or not. This is a part of everyday living that can’t be avoided. Author of The Wall Street Journal bestseller Every Job Is a Sales Job: How to Use The Art of Selling To Win At Work, and CEO of Orange Leaf Consulting, Dr. Cindy McGovern, talks about the characteristics you need to build in order to be a great salesperson. Having assisted multiple companies with their growth, she explains how sales is integrated in our daily lives and how it can be used to your advantage. Being an expert in the field, Cindy emphasizes the importance of building your personal brand, no matter what industry you’re in.
Also, joining Dr. Diane Hamilton is the author of Think Like a Bartender: Recipes for Life, comedian, and storyteller, LD Morrow. Being amazing in storytelling, LD shares her secrets and inspirations not only in her comedy career, but in life in general. She talks about the key to being a good storyteller and how storytelling is tied in to both her day job and side hustle. Listen to LD as she explains how effective communication can be a game changing skill that you might want to pick up or improve as soon as possible.

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TTL 673 | Shifting Life Perception

Perception: Seeing Life As It Is With James Purpura

You often hear people saying that it’s all about how you look at things, as with the glass half full, half empty dilemma. Shifting your perception in life can shift your direction as well as you start to see things you’ve never noticed before. Co-founder and CEO of Powerful UJames Purpura, explains his take on what perception is. Having been through traumatic events in his childhood, he discusses the effects of trauma on your self-evaluation according to who you are with your surroundings. In this episode, learn how you can create your happiness by shifting your perception of both the outside and inside worlds simultaneously. Continue reading “Perception: Seeing Life As It Is With James Purpura”

Five Tips for Working Virtually in This Time of Crisis

Having to work virtually can be challenging for many who have not done it in the past. For those who need help, I put together some of the things that have worked for me. Whether it was in pharmaceuticals, real estate, education, or in media production, I have worked virtually for more than 30 years. That experience has taught me some valuable lessons that I would like to share here.

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TTL 672 | Online Education

Debunking The Online Education Myth With Norm Allgood

A lot of jobs are now embracing a remote workplace, and it might not be long before education joins the fray. Online education has been around for quite a long time but has garnered bad rep over the years. In this episode, the CEO of Synergis Education, Norm Allgood, joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to change your mind by sharing the success of his company in producing top notch career changers. He talks about the online education industry’s growth and improvement over the years and how it can help in improving higher education. He also explains how stackable credentials are starting to jump from IT into other industries and discuss the possible effects it may have in education and employment as a whole.
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TTL 671 | Humor In The Workplace

Using Humor In The Workplace With Andrew Tarvin

Who says reaching for your goals has to suck the life out of you? Guest, Andrew Tarvin, believes that you can still have fun while getting better results. In this interview, he talks to Dr. Diane Hamilton about the importance of humor in our daily lives. As the world’s first humor engineer and the author of Humor That Works, Andrew has been improving workplaces with an increase in productivity and creativity and a decrease in employee turnover and stress by using humor as a tool. He shares to us the different ways of using humor at work, identifying where to draw the line, and utilizing improvisation. On the downside of humor, Andrew then talks about its prevailing gender bias and gives some pointers on how to fight that. In a world where a work-life balance has become increasingly difficult to attain, why not make your workplace feel less unbearable and more motivating? A little, if not a lot, of humor can go a long way. Continue reading “Using Humor In The Workplace With Andrew Tarvin”

TTL 670 | Win Life's Trials

Seeing What Our Juries See And Winning Life’s Trials With Heather Hansen

Living our day to day lives can feel like a trial. Be it personally or professionally; we face our own set of juries whose opinions we tend to regard the most. These could be our clients, customers, or even our team members. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton seeks the wisdom of Heather Hansen about understanding what our juries see and how we can use that to our advantage. A lawyer, podcast host, and bestselling author with a psychology degree, Heather has the know-how on dealing with our jury, which she calls the Five Cs—from creating a message that directly speaks to them, to the work on body language that most resonates. She shares all of that with us while talking about the lessons she learned as a trial lawyer that leaders can also pick up. With her book, The Elegant Warrior, Heather then shows us some of the ways we can win life’s trials without losing ourselves in the process.
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TTL 669 | Climbing Everest

Climbing Everest: Lessons From Extreme Sports With Cathy O’Dowd

Contrary to what most assume, we can find moments of reflection even in the most hectic and thrilling times. Not only in the stillness of meditation can we ponder and understand ourselves more. Extreme moments also lend themselves to make us realize what we are capable of. In this episode, Dr. Diane Hamilton speaks with Cathy O’Dowd, a motivational speaker and the first woman to climb Everest from both sides. Cathy shares with us how that adventure went and gives insight into the world of extreme sports—breaking myths and assumptions and shedding light into the values we can learn and apply in our lives. Here, she relates it to corporate settings where risk management and problem-solving in high-stress situations is concerned. Breaking into a male-dominated field, Cathy then talks about female empowerment in mountaineering and rethinking what strength looks like. Find inspiration and beauty in pushing through difficult situations from this great conversation with Cathy. Continue reading “Climbing Everest: Lessons From Extreme Sports With Cathy O’Dowd”

TTL 668 | Experiencing Failure

Experiencing Failure With Professor Francis Greene And Evaluating Learned Habits With Joan Sotkin

Experiencing failure, unfortunately, is one of the most natural parts of any venture, especially business. But what you choose to do with that experience of failure – whether you recover or you continue to sink—is completely up to you. Professor Francis Greene, the Chair of Entrepreneurship at the University of Edinburgh Business School, joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to discuss how one should go about the aftermath of experiencing failure in their ventures.
Decision-making, whether we realize it or not, is driven by habitual thoughts and feelings learned in childhood. Joan Sotkin, the author of The Search for Connection: A Spiritual Journey to Physical, Emotional, and Financial Health, joins Dr. Diane Hamilton to talk about how deeply these habits impact one’s life in the present. Seek out these habits, and make a change, if need be.

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TTL 667 | Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate Marketing: The Future Of Sales With John Crestani

You don’t need to establish a large corporation in order to make a name for yourself. Sometimes, it’s as easy as going online and using the power of affiliate marketing. This is the business model that John Crestani did and became an expert in. John is a growth hacker known for his contributions in helping companies reach more people and sell more products through paid advertising. In this episode, John talks with Dr. Diane Hamilton to share his insight on how affiliate marketing has changed his perspective on business. Believing that the future of education is online, John wants to perpetuate that by sharing his knowledge and skill in the field.  Continue reading “Affiliate Marketing: The Future Of Sales With John Crestani”

TTL 666 | Culture Design

Culture Change Through Culture Design With Jason Korman And Generational Conflict With Bob Fisch

How do you create the frameworks and models to understand organizations so that you can design the change that needs to happen? That’s what Jason Korman and his team at Gapingvoid – a company that aims to make companies more human by recognizing and implementing culture change – do. Jason is a proven innovator who uses unexpected models and ways to create novel effective approaches to business creation and growth. In this episode, Jason talks with Dr. Diane Hamilton to share how he went from the wine business to culture design. He also addresses the current situation of society where people are too sensitive and how that affects culture.
A lot of company conflict stems from misinformation and misconception, especially about the different generations working within the organization. There’s a lot of Millennial bashing that are not necessarily accurate, and the idea that Boomers are too old to know things are not entirely true. Today, Dr. Diane Hamilton interviews Bob Fisch, the author of Fisch Tales: The Making of a Millennial Baby Boomer, about generational conflict in the workplace. He also encourages everyone to read his book and explains why it’s useful for every generation to read. Continue reading “Culture Change Through Culture Design With Jason Korman And Generational Conflict With Bob Fisch”