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E64: Stem cell doctor promotes quality of life, longevity

E64: Stem cell doctor promotes quality of life, longevity

December 2, 2021

Here's an interview with a #Michigan doctor on the topic of stem cell harvesting and banking. Watch the video version on Michael's YouTube channel at xxxxx.

This "Talk to Me" #podcast with Michael Angelo Caruso features Dr. Tom Nabity, who runs the Michigan Center for Regenerative Medicine. He is a non-surgical, orthopedic physician who specializes in pain management, including stem cell therapy.

One of its services is harvesting stem cells from patients so that those patients can heal more quickly from future age-related maladies such as:

- Bone fractures (broken hips, compression fractures)
- Heart attack recovery
- Stroke recovery
- Alzheimer's and dementia
- Slowing of the aging process

Important: This podcast does not offer official #health or medical advice. Consult your doctor before undertaking any medical procedure.

There are four types of stem cells:

1) Embryonic
2) Umbilical cord from a donor
3) Autologous from fat
4) Autologous from bone marrow*

*Michael had stem cells pulled from his bone marrow (upper pelvis). The procedure:

The doc uses ultrasound to identify a good, safe entry place, then sterilizes the location. A numbing agent is introduced. A diamond tip needle is inserted (about a half-inch in Michael's case). The doctor can use a hand drill or a power drill for the insertion of the needle. He uses a syringe to harvest the bone marrow, which is actually 60 ccs of blood.

The large vials are then sent to the stem cell bank to be cryogenically stored at super cold temperatures stored. 

Dr. Nabity uses Forever Labs in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The going rate on stem cell banking costs about $250 per year.  Michael thinks of it as an investment in his health.

There are still lots of unanswered questions, regarding this process, such as:

- What happens when lots of people start living longer?
- What about people who can't afford to bank their own stem cells?
- Will reintroducing stem cells work the way we want it to?

For more info, reach Dr. Nabity at https://regenerativemedicinemichigan....

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When you’re motivated to be your best, the world is your oyster. Good things such as a great job, ideal partners and prime opportunities, come to those who believe in themselves.

Self-esteem and a good strong self-concept are central to being highly motivated. It’s hard for others to believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself.

This is true in leadership, sales and even when raising a family. Tony Robbins’ mentor, Jim Rohn, famously said you are the sum of the five people you hang around with most. If your five best friends are destitute, you are more likely to become poor. If your favorite five people are upwardly mobile, you are likely to do well financially. If your FFF (Five Friends Forever) are overweight and unhealthy, you’re likely to take on some of their bad habits.

When your best buddies are fit and exercise prone, you are probably like them. Highly motivated people:

- Are in a good mood every day
- See the glass as half-full
- Are optimistic even in the face of adversity
- Are resourceful when meeting challenges
- Exercise, eat right, take care of themselves
- Banish negative thinking
- Systemize productive thoughts, emotions, behavior
- Consume “how-to” books, videos and podcasts
- Avoid angry people and negative emotions
- Have “leftover” energy to help others and give back

More in the Motivation Playlist on the Michael Angelo Caruso YT channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQGlG...

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Michael Angelo Caruso teaches presentation skills that will help you command the room, get noticed and advance your career. If you’re a leader or salesperson, Michael will help you become a better presenter for the rest of your life.

The most important business skill for leaders and salespeople is the ability to effectively communicate with groups of people. Look into leadership and sales training so you can keep teams interested, motivated and successful.

Use Michael to pump up your next conference or industry event. He’s one of the top keynote speakers in America and he’s spoken on five continents and in 49 of the 50 states. 

E63: Charlie Plumb, 6-Year POW in Vietnam

E63: Charlie Plumb, 6-Year POW in Vietnam

October 11, 2021

Captain Charlie Plumb was , 6-year prisoner-of-war. Michael Angelo Caruso interviews him on the "Talk to Me" podcast.

He was a POW for 6 at the "Hanoi Hilton" during the Vietnam War and makes a living as a keynote speaker.

Captain Charlie Plumb has a "signature story" that most speakers can only dream about.  Read the complete story in his terrific book titled, "I'm No Hero."

A signature story makes you more authentic. When you're more authentic, you're more believable and when your audience members believe you, they're more likely to take action.

Interview topics include:

- How to use silence when presenting
- The "theatre" of speaking
- Why you need to tell your story 2,000 times
- Practice makes closer to perfect
- Adding color, flavor and tone to your story
- The art of self-editing
- The best question to solicit helpful feedback

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When you’re motivated to be your best, the world is your oyster. Good things such as a great job, ideal partners and prime opportunities, come to those who believe in themselves. Self-esteem and a good strong self-concept are central to being highly motivated.

It’s hard for others to believe in you if you don’t believe in yourself. This is true in leadership, sales and even when raising a family. Tony Robbins’ mentor, Jim Rohn, famously said you are the sum of the five people you hang around with most.

If your five best friends are destitute, you are more likely to become poor. If your favorite five people are upwardly mobile, you are likely to do well financially. If your FFF (Five Friends Forever) are overweight and unhealthy, you’re likely to take on some of their bad habits.

When your best buddies are fit and exercise prone, you are probably like them. Highly motivated people:

- Are in a good mood every day
- See the glass as half-full
- Are optimistic even in the face of adversity
- Are resourceful when meeting challenges
- Exercise, eat right, take care of themselves
- Banish negative thinking
- Systemize productive thoughts, emotions, behavior
- Consume “how-to” books, videos and podcasts
- Avoid angry people and negative emotions
- Have “leftover” energy to help others and give back

More in the Motivation Playlist on the Michael Angelo Caruso YT channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQGlG...

Subscribe (ring that silver notification bell!) to be notified of new videos.

Michael Angelo Caruso teaches presentation skills that will help you command the room, get noticed and advance your career. If you’re a leader or salesperson, Michael will help you become a better presenter for the rest of your life.

The most important business skill for leaders and salespeople is the ability to effectively communicate with groups of people. Look into leadership and sales training so you can keep teams interested, motivated and successful.

Use Michael to pump up your next conference or industry event. He’s one of the top keynote speakers in America and he’s spoken on five continents and in 49 of the 50 states. And his reputation is expanding in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America.

E62: He started the band Rush!  Michael Angelo Caruso interviews Peter Schultz from Canada

E62: He started the band Rush! Michael Angelo Caruso interviews Peter Schultz from Canada

June 14, 2021

Peter Schultz was in an early version of Rush.  He helped start the legendary band!

We all come from someplace and the gentleman featured in this interview Neal Peart, the virtuoso drummer of the Canadian prog-rock band, Rush, passed away a while back, causing many fans to reminisce to people were about the early days of the band.

Author and speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso, interviewed Peter (remember the TV show "What's My Line?") Schultz about his odd and exciting connection to the Alex Lifeson, the guitar player in Rush.

Peter grew up in Toronto, Ontario and played in a band with the guitar player from Rush. From age 12 to age 14, Peter and Alex jammed together in at least one-third of the band that was the band that became Rush. Michael conducted this "Talk to Me" podcast interview from Detroit, Michigan and Peter Zoomed in from British Columbia, Canada.

Michael was also in a band early on. The Caruso Brothers toured North America on the college circuit opening for acts such as Rick "Jessie's Girl" Springfield, Joan "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" Jett and Corey "I Wear My Sunglasses At Night" Hart.

Check out his band's music (and the song "London")at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhwSb... Subscribe to this YouTube channel to be notified of Michael’s new videos.

Like/Comment as you prefer. Michael Angelo Caruso teaches presentation skills that will help you command the room, get noticed and advance your career.

If you’re a leader or salesperson, Michael will help you become a better presenter for the rest of your life. The most important business skill for leaders and salespeople is the ability to effectively communicate with groups of people. Look into leadership and sales training so you can keep teams interested, motivated and successful.

Use Michael to pump up your next conference or industry event. He’s one of the top keynote speakers in America and he’s spoken on five continents and in 49 of the 50 states. And his reputation is expanding in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America.

Choose from the menu of popular keynote topics on his website which cover the important topics of communication, selling, leadership, motivation speaking skills and change.

Check out Michael’s blog post (on his website) for interesting educational articles about speaking, writing, leadership and marketing. He also shares writes about his unique experiences on the speaking circuit, so there are lots of great stories that take place all over the world. These posts are often rendered with humor and wit.

Information Products Michael is the author of many books, including “Work Hacks: 300+ Cool Ideas to Speed Career Success,” which is available as a print book and as an e-book on Amazon. Also check out Michael’s booklet titled, “Hmmm…Little Ideas With BIG Results,” also on Amazon. He’s also the creator of the best-selling, ”Present Like a Pro” DVD, a masterclass in speaking. All products are available on Amazon.

Presentation Training More on Michael at his website. Join his "Present Like a Pro Group" on Facebook for ongoing speaking tips. Michael’s online “Present Like a Pro” class is the best speaker training of its kind. Learn how to be an elite speaker in only six weeks! Set up a free consult with Michael so you can crush your presentations and improve sales. More on Michael at MichaelAngeloCaruso dot com.

Listen to Michael’s popular “Talk To Me” podcast on Podbean, iTunes and other platforms.  Watch (and subscribe to) Michael’s YouTube channel to learn how he can help your sales team. Just click that silver bell on the YT video page to be notified of new videos. 

Remember, the team usually improves right after the leader does. Michael Angelo Caruso delivers a fantastic keynote on leadership that’s both educational and entertaining. The session covers what your leadership group needs to know about the best ways to educate, motivate, and reward team members.

He’ll talk about ways to handle the four most challenging work personalities, giving special attention to handling negative people. You’ll learn a simple, yet effective technique for confidence that few leaders use and the best way to offer criticism.

Unfortunately, most managers try to motivate employees using three tools that usually don’t motivate: job descriptions, performance reviews and evaluation forms that are linked to money.

It turns out that money doesn’t motivate most employees anyway. Michael uses the amazing power of story to motivate leaders who attend his presentations.

E61: Dean Rohrs: Present at the first successful heart transplant!

E61: Dean Rohrs: Present at the first successful heart transplant!

May 25, 2021

Former VP of Rotary, Dean Rohrs is interviewed by Michael Angelo Caruso on how the world is getting smaller and talks about what it was like to witness the first successful #heart transplant.

Time stamps below...

Dean left secondary education at age 15 and entered university and graduated at age 19 with a Bachelor or Science in bio-chemistry. She entered the field of nursing and eventually became a trustee for the Rotary Foundation, one of the world's best run organizations, according to Charity Navigator.

Dean says she likes to challenge herself every ten years with a big goal:

- At age 30, she married and raised a family
- At 40, Dean got a BA in fine arts with honors in sculpture  
- At 50, she emigrated from Africa to Canada
- At 60, Dean earned a degree in Nature Conservation & Wildlife Mgt

Dean was working in South Africa at Groote Schuur Hospital in Capetown, South Africa when she was called in to assist in what turned out to be the world's first successful human-to-human heart transplant performed by Dr, Christiaan Barnard.

Highlights: 3:00 Dean's bio and background 6:00 Carole King's doesn't have the only "Tapestry" 7:05 Her connection to Rotary (she joined in 1989) 10:30 How the world's injustice motivated Dean and others 13:00 Growing Rotary in Russia (they're not used to volunteering) 19:00 The Russians name for Dean is "baba yaga" (sp) 19:45 The first successful heart transplant w Dr. Christian Barnard 28:00 Sitting with Presidents of countries

Thanks for all you do, Dean!

Rotary International is the largest and best international service organization in the world. Its stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian service and to advance goodwill and peace around the world. It is a non-political, non-religious organization open to all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender, or political preference.

There are 35,000+ member clubs worldwide and 1.2 million Rotarians. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with Rotary to eradicate polio. We’re “this close” to getting the job done and it will mark only the second time in history that a disease has been kicked off planet Earth.

Rotary clubs usually gather weekly for breakfast, lunch, or dinner to fulfill their first guiding principle to develop friendships as an opportunity for service. The Rotarian's primary motto is "Service Above Self. Rotarians also believe that "One Profits Most Who Serves Best."

Join Michael Angelo Caruso’s “Get the Word Out Now” Facebook group for marketing tips.

Michael Angelo Caruso is a lifetime Rotarian. He currently belongs to the Troy Rotary Club of Michigan in District 6380. Michael’s first experience with Rotary was through a Group Study Exchange (GSE) to South Africa in 1995. The GSE program is now known as Vocational Training Teams (VTT).

He was club President in 2013-14 and served as District Governor in 2016-17 and Zone 29 Public Image Chair in 2019-21. 

Michael Angelo Caruso teaches presentation skills that will help you command the room, get noticed and advance your career. The most important business skill for leaders and salespeople is the ability to effectively communicate with groups of people.

Look into leadership and sales training so you can keep teams interested, motivated and successful. Use Michael to pump up your next conference or industry event. He’s one of the top keynote speakers in America and he’s spoken on five continents and in 49 of the 50 states. And his reputation is expanding in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America.

Choose from the menu of popular keynote topics on his website which cover the important topics of communication, selling, leadership, motivation speaking skills and change.

Michael is the author of many books, including “Work Hacks: 300+ Cool Ideas to Speed Career Success,” which is available as a print book and as an e-book on Amazon. Also check out Michael’s booklet titled, “Hmmm…Little Ideas With BIG Results,” also on Amazon. He’s also the creator of the best-selling, ”Present Like a Pro” DVD, a masterclass in speaking.

All products are available on Amazon.

More on Michael at his website. Join his "Present Like a Pro Group" on Facebook for ongoing speaking tips. Michael’s online “Present Like a Pro” class is the best speaker training of its kind.

Learn how to be an elite speaker in only six weeks! Set up a free consult with Michael so you can crush your presentations and improve sales. More on Michael at www.MichaelAngeloCaruso.com.

E60: She climbed 58 mountains in 75 days | Brittney Woodrum is moving up!

E60: She climbed 58 mountains in 75 days | Brittney Woodrum is moving up!

April 19, 2021

Meet Brittney "Bert" Woodrum, who climbed all 58 14,000-foot mountains in Colorado within 75 days. She covered 540 miles on the #adventure. #TalkToMe #14er

This is Episode #60 of the "Talk to Me" podcast!

It's a fun conversation and they giggle about the pronunciation of certain words.

Watch the video version of this interview on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC22TJHB-1Y

"Bert" is Brittney's "trail name." This "professional walker" also through-hiked the Appalachian Trail. Talking points include: 3:00

Michael has also interviewed mountain climbers Andy Cave, Ong Hock Siew and Appalachian hiker, Herb Klotz.  (Links below...)

5:00 Brittney's background (education, Myanmar, and almost becoming a monk!)
9:00 A humanitarian fighting injustice and promoting empowerment
11:30 Rotary and ShelterBox
12:00 Hiking the Camino Santiago in Spain (comparing to the Appalachian)
14:45 Coping with altitude (cerebral edema, vomiting) while climbing
18:30 58 summits within 75 days, wow!
20:45 An "Alpine start" (climbing in the dark)
22:00 Trailrunners (Solomons) and other climbing gear
24:00 Britteny's unusual (ShelterBox, "Boxanne") 14 lb. backpack
29:00 Media coverage (TheWeek, People, Washington Post)
33:00 Her fundraising goal was $83K ($1,400 for each of the 58 peak
34:00 She's raised $100,000 so far (much thx to local Rotary Clubs!)
35:30 Donate at www.ShelterBoxUSA.org/fourteeners

*Watch Michael's interview with other climbers and hikers...

Andy Cave https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WXqaLrwL84
Ong Hock Siew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AUQAFoCgsY
Herb Klotz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08JHvASG5no

Brittney Zoomed in from Denver, Colorado. Michael participated from his home office in Detroit, Michigan.

Subscribe to this YouTube channel to be notified of Michael’s new videos. Like/Comment as you prefer. Your informed opinion on this content is always welcome.

Michael Angelo Caruso teaches presentation skills that will help you command the room, get noticed and advance your career. If you’re a leader or salesperson, Michael will help you become a better presenter for the rest of your life. The most important business skill for leaders and salespeople is the ability to effectively communicate with groups of people. Look into leadership and sales training so you can keep teams interested, motivated and successful.

Use Michael to pump up your next conference or industry event. He’s one of the top keynote speakers in America and he’s spoken on five continents and in 49 of the 50 states. And his reputation is expanding in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. Choose from the menu of popular keynote topics on his website which cover the important topics of communication, selling, leadership, motivation speaking skills and change. 

Check out Michael’s blog for interesting educational articles about speaking, writing, leadership and marketing. He also shares writes about his unique experiences on the speaking circuit, so there are lots of great stories that take place all over the world. These posts are often rendered with humor and wit.

Information Products Michael is the author of many books, including “Work Hacks: 300+ Cool Ideas to Speed Career Success,” which is available as a print book and as an e-book. Also check out Michael’s booklet titled, “Hmmm…Little Ideas With BIG Results.” He’s also the creator of the best-selling, ”Present Like a Pro” DVD, a masterclass in speaking. All products are available on Amazon.

oin his "Present Like a Pro Group" on Facebook for ongoing speaking tips. Michael’s online “Present Like a Pro” class is the best speaker training of its kind. Learn how to be an elite speaker in only six weeks! Set up a free consult with Michael so you can crush your presentations and improve sales. More on Michael at MichaelAngeloCaruso dot com. 

Subscribe to this YouTube channel (ring that silver bell!) at https://www.youtube.com/user/michaelangelocaruso to be notified of new videos. Watch (and subscribe to) Michael’s YouTube channel to learn how he can help your sales team. 

E59: Michigan lawmaker, Jim Ellison, talks about protests and the politics of getting along

E59: Michigan lawmaker, Jim Ellison, talks about protests and the politics of getting along

March 2, 2021

This is a touch time to be a politician.  Michigan Congressman, Jim Ellison, talks about the politics of getting along in Episode 59 of the Talk To Me podcast.

Politics are fascinating. There's gridlock, infighting, power struggles and misrepresentation--and that's just the fun stuff. 

Meet Jim Ellison, State Representative in the 26th House District in the State of #Michigan. He was Mayor of Royal Oak from 2003 to 2016. Ellison is a life-long public servant dedicated to protecting Michigan’s natural resources and communities from pollution and bad actors, fighting inequalities that hardworking families face, and empowering local #government to best serve their residents.

:30 Jim's secret to being undefeated in in 5 Mayoral elections 

2:45 The "hard gavel"

5:15 Michigan House of Representatives explained

7:00 The difference between State politics and national politics in DC

10:30 How politics came to be about "fighting" (President Trump)

11:30 The Michigan State Capitol allows guns but not picket signs 

16:00 When public health policy collides with private health decisions

19:00 The Michigan Governor learns the pandemic in real time

21:30 The downside of failed leadership (working against each other)

23:30 Better to focus on commonality or differences

24:15 "Gun control" is a dumb name (second amendment)

26:00 When politicians "over promise"

28:00 Why we need lobbyists and special interest groups

29:30 The challenge of term limits

31:30 Is special interest money a problem in politics?

34:00 Jim's quest for animal rights

36:45 George Washington and America's two-party system

37:30 "There are four sides to every issue"

Like/Comment as you prefer. Your informed opinion on this content is always welcome. 

The team usually improves right after the leader does. Michael Angelo Caruso delivers a fantastic keynote on leadership that’s both educational and entertaining.

Learn what your leadership group needs to know about the best ways to educate, motivate, and reward team members. He’ll talk about ways to handle the four most challenging work personalities, giving special attention to handling negative people.

You’ll learn a simple, yet effective technique for confidence that few leaders use and the best way to offer criticism.

Unfortunately, most managers try to motivate employees using three tools that usually don’t motivate: job descriptions, performance reviews and evaluation forms that are linked to money. It turns out that money doesn’t motivate most employees anyway.

Michael uses the amazing power of story to motivate leaders who attend his presentations. He covers:

• Why money does not motivate most people
• Two things that motivate people almost every time
• 5 Cool Ideas for dealing with under-performers
• Why most job descriptions are de-motivating
• The #1 thing workers want (but don’t get) from managers
• Why performance reviews should be unpredictable
• Why you should never start a meeting late
• A secret for interviewing job applicants that’ll save your job
• How to deal with the 4 most challenging personalities
• Cool Ideas for dealing with negativity
• A fun way to guarantee feedback from your team
• Tips on how to instantly improve your presentation skills
• A simple technique for confidence
• How to read people better and faster
• The fastest way to show interest in someone
• Improve your vocabulary quickly and cheaply
• Find the Power Seat in any room
• The lost secret of how to give a compliment
• 5 Cool Ideas on how to be a better role model
• How to be less of a boss and more of a coach
• Never be the bad guy again
• The “Reward/Consequence” proposal; why it works so well
• The “LB/NT” technique; the best way to offer criticism
• The 15 most powerful words

Join his "Present Like a Pro Group" on Facebook for ongoing speaking tips. Michael Angelo Caruso teaches presentation skills that will help you command the room, get noticed and advance your career.

If you’re a leader or salesperson, Michael will help you become a better presenter for the rest of your life. The most important business skill for leaders and salespeople is the ability to effectively communicate with groups of people.

Look into leadership and sales training so you can keep teams interested, motivated and successful. Use Michael to pump up your next conference or industry event. He’s one of the top keynote speakers in America. And his reputation is expanding to Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America.

Set up a free consult with Michael so you can crush your presentations and improve sales. More at www.MichaelAngeloCaruso.com.

E58: Dwayne Norris on Race Relations in America

E58: Dwayne Norris on Race Relations in America

December 4, 2020
Dwayne Norris of Soulful Synergy joins Michael Angelo Caruso for an open and honest conversation about race relations in the United States.

At the time of this recording these two gentlemen were acquaintances, but didn't know each other well.  They tackle difficult and challenging topics.  This particular conversation is more about dialog than it is about identifying solutions.

 
3:00 The best educated society ever? 4:00 Is tone (such as empathy) set at the top? 5:00 What happens when you let people inside your head 7:00 Separating politics from ideals and civic values 10:00 Being articulate and educated helps one cope 12:00 How civic engagement relates to accountability
 
13:45 Basic needs allow for reasonable dialog 15:00 Does protesting help or hurt? 18:15 How helpful is virtue signaling? 19:15 What happens after 90% of us start "taking a knee?" 23:00 Revisionism, re-evaluating statues (Woodrow Wilson, Thomas Jefferson)
 
24:27 The value of looking forward even if symbols have power 26:15 Whitewashing the Incas, Mayans, Native Americans 27:30 Infer vs. imply (are statues ok in museums?) 30:00 Why is a George Washington statue ok, but not a Teddy Roosevelt statue? 31:30 Do we make problems SMALLER than they really are? 31:00 Malcolm Gladwell on the Sandra Bland incident
 
34:00 The art of challenging authority 40:00 When authority is not articulate or well trained 41:00 Triggering as related to real and perceived subjugation 42:45 Where are we headed--exactly? 43:15 Fair pay, social equity, people over profits 46:00 Thomas Sowell (and now Candace Owens)
 
48:30 Soulful Synergy 50:15 Amazon, Wal-Mart and minimum wage 51:15 Is it ok for Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos to eventually give away their fortunes? 55:00 Which black business owner is a good role model for fair pay? 57:30 Accountability regarding social contracts 59:30 How can we measure success? 60:30 George Floyd, police brutality 61:30 Let's keep talking and making progress!
 
Both Dwayne and Michael are Rotarians. Rotary is the largest and best service organization in the world.  Dwayne Zoomed in from his home office in Harlem, New York. Michael appeared from his home office in Rochester, Michigan.
 
Subscribe to this YouTube channel to be notified of Michael’s new videos.  Like/Comment as you prefer.  Your informed opinion on this content is always welcome.
 
Michael Angelo Caruso teaches presentation skills that will help you command the room, get noticed and advance your career.  If you’re a leader or salesperson, Michael will help you become a better presenter for the rest of your life.
 
The most important business skill for leaders and salespeople is the ability to effectively communicate with groups of people. Look into leadership and sales training so you can keep teams interested, motivated and successful.
 
Use Michael to pump up your next conference or industry event.  He’s one of the top keynote speakers in America and he’s spoken on five continents and in 49 of the 50 states.  And his reputation is expanding in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America.
 
Choose from the menu of popular keynote topics on his website which cover the important topics of communication, selling, leadership, motivation speaking skills and change.
 
Check out Michael’s blog (on his website) for interesting educational articles about speaking, writing, leadership and marketing.  He also shares writes about his unique experiences on the speaking circuit, so there are lots of great stories that take place all over the world.  These posts are often rendered with humor and wit. 
 
Information Products Michael is the author of many books, including “Work Hacks: 300+ Cool Ideas to Speed Career Success,” which is available as a print book and as an e-book. Also check out Michael’s booklet titled, “Hmmm…Little Ideas With BIG Results.”
 
He’s also the creator of the best-selling, ”Present Like a Pro” DVD, a masterclass in speaking. All products are available on Amazon. _ _ _ Presentation Training More on Michael at his website. Join his "Present Like a Pro Group" on Facebook for ongoing speaking tips. Michael’s online “Present Like a Pro” class is the best speaker training of its kind. Learn how to be an elite speaker in just weeks!
 
Set up a free consult with Michael so you can crush your presentations and improve sales. More on Michael at MichaelAngeloCaruso dot com. 
 
Subscribe to this YouTube channel (ring that silver bell!) at https://www.youtube.com/user/michaela... to be notified of new videos. Watch (and subscribe to) Michael’s YouTube channel to learn how he can help your sales team. Just click that silver bell on the YT video page to be notified of new videos. 

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E57:  Drummer for the band, Chicago, Walfredo (”Wally”) Reyes, Jr.

E57: Drummer for the band, Chicago, Walfredo (”Wally”) Reyes, Jr.

September 13, 2020

Walfredo Reyes, Jr., is the drummer for the legendary band, Chicago.

Watch the video version of this interview at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smZNaMcmJeY

Author and speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso interviews the music veteran on a wide range of topics, including life on the road with the Chicago band and stories about other famous acts.

1:32   Lessons from Walfredo Reyes, Sr. 
5:00  Josephine Baker (in Havana, Cuba!) 
7:00  Making it in music is part talent and part personality 
9:15  The music BUSINESS 
10:00  Famous rhythm sections (The Wrecking Crew, The Section, The Toto boys) 


11:15  Making and maintaining connections 
16:00  Chicago's relentless touring schedule 
20:15  "Take the best and leave the rest" 
22:00  All Cubans do not know each other, lol 
23:15  Is it easier to make it in the music business now? 
26:00  Close encounters with the cold business of music 
28:30  Auto-tune, Pro-Tools, triggers, fix-it-in-the-mix philosophy 


31:15   Working with Lindsey Buckingham 
32:30  Chicago drums 
33:30  Music as fashion 
34:00  The many flavors of snare drums 
38:00  All kinds of drum students 
41:00   Staying in shape 
44:30  Obsessed with drumming
49:00  Neal Peart 
51:15  Danny Seraphine and Tris Imboden 
53:30  Taking requests from the boss(es) 
57:00  How Wally got started in Chicago (Robert Lamm story) 
1:00:00  Abe Laboriel, Sr. and Jr. (Paul McCartney's drummer) 
1:03:00  "I never want to worry where 'one' is" (Lee Loughnane story) 


1:06:00  Drumming is 50% playing and 50% listening 
1:08:00  The problem drum fills ("never disturb the dancers") 
1:14:00  Beginnings, Introduction, 
1:15:00  Ballet for a Girl in Buchannon, Old Days 
1:17:00  Time signatures; "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?" 
1:20:00  Wally's legendary "Graffiti" drum kit

*Sorry, not sure why the drums were muted when Wally played during this podcast.

Walfredo Reyes Jr. (born Walfredo de los Reyes Palau IV) December 18, 1955) is a Cuban American expert in drum set and auxiliary percussion, a music educator, and a clinician. He has performed with many jazz, Latin, World music, World fusion, Afro-Cuban, and rock bands as a touring, session recording, and full-time player.

Reyes is known for his fusion of many of the world's percussion techniques, including the ability to play a drum set with his hands in addition to the traditional use of drumsticks.   It's said that he can "sound like a drummer and a percussionist at the same time".

He is well known as a long-term member of Santana, and a member of Chicago as the percussionist from 2012—2018 and the drummer since 2018. 

Walfredo Reyes Jr. was born on December 18, 1955 in Havana, Cuba. He's a third generation musician in a prolific professional musical lineage on both sides of his family, including several globally notable percussion experts.

His father is percussionist Walfredo Reyes, Sr.; one brother is World music percussionist Daniel de los Reyes (also with Chicago); another brother is actor Kamar de los Reyes; and his grandfather is trumpeter and Cuban orchestral organizer, Walfredo de los Reyes II.

Reyes has had a lifelong interest in the music of Chicago Transit Authority, now known as Chicago. He says that the band's debut album, Chicago Transit Authority, is the first album that he had ever purchased as a youth with his own money.

The following passage is written by Rick Van Horn:

“Few drummers playing today can successfully combine the rich history of Latin, Afro-Cuban and World Percussion with the drum set. 

For Walfredo Reyes, Jr., fusing the two disciplines has been his driving passion. In fact, by blazing this path, Reyes has challenged the technical levels of our instrument. Born in Cuba, raised in Puerto Rico, and culminating his musical style in the U.S., Wally (Walfredo Jr.) learned the traditions from the master, his father Walfredo Sr.

"He married those principles with his love of the drum set, coming up with his own truly global rhythmic style. Simply put, Wally is able to sound like a drummer and a percussionist at the same time. Add blistering chops and a penchant for playing unusual patterns to the mix, and you have only a small idea of what this man can do."

Not surprisingly, this one-man percussion show has gathered an impressive list of gigs over the years, including touring and/or recording with:

- Carlos Santana, Traffic 
- Steve Winwood 
- Jackson Browne 
- Celia Cruz 
- Gloria Estefan 
- David Lindley 
- Ricki Lee Jones 
- Richard Marx 
- Sergio Mendes 
- Smokey Robinson 
- Robbie Robertson
- Joe Sample 
- Boz Scaggs
- Christina Aguilera 
- Ricky Martin 
- Johnny Hallyday 
- Khaled 
- Lindsey Buckingham 
- Chicago 
- And many others

Because of his versatility, Walfredo is one of the most in demand musicians in the world today. He continues to expand his talents to recording, producing, composing, education, live performance, and touring.

E56: Dr. Diane Hamilton and the Art of Being Curious

E56: Dr. Diane Hamilton and the Art of Being Curious

August 22, 2020
Is it good to be curious these days?  If so, how can we use questions to improve our lives?

Watch the video version of Michael Angelo Caruso's interview with author and speaker, Dr. Diane Hamilton at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjmX61icfls.

 
Diane is a business behavioral specialist and has a PhD in business leadership. She's an expert in emotional intelligence (EQ), intelligence quotient (IQ) and curiosity quotient (CQ).

She's the author of "Cracking the Curiosity Code," a book on how to be curious and she created the Curiosity Index to help people cultivate curiosity as a characteristic. The "Thinkers50" has recognized Dr. Hamilton as an expert on the topic of curiosity.

Diane has written a book titled "Cracking the Curiosity Code" and has created an assessment called the Curiosity Code Index, which helps evaluate your curiosity quotient and develop it further. She's also made the coveted "Thinkers 50" an internationally recognized list of important thought leaders.

Dr. Hamilton says there are four things businesses can do to create a culture of curiosity: minimize Fear in the workplace, push back against Assumptions, balancing Technology and Environment (FATE):

1) Minimize FEAR in the Workplace
2) Push Back Against ASSUMPTIONS
3) Balancing TECHNOLOGY
4) ENVIRONMENT

Being curious is a personal asset for people because asking questions helps us become more empathetic, solve problems, deliver customer service and think on our feet. Dr. Hamilton cites the work of the following experts:

- Dr. George Land's work on creativity with NASA
- Dr. Tony Alessandra's work with personality assessment
- Amy Edmondson's TED talk on how curiosity can be used
- Dr. Ken Robinson's TED talk

Being curious is a practical way to avoid going with assumptions, which can damage relationships and cost companies market share.

Learn more about Diane and her nationally syndicated podcast (she interviewed Michael recently) at DrDianeHamilton dot com.

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E55: New York Times Author, Chris Brogan, on Creating Content

E55: New York Times Author, Chris Brogan, on Creating Content

August 8, 2020
You'll love this wide-ranging interview with the New York Times best-selling author, Chris Brogan.

His talking points with fellow speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso include:

 
1:25 Million dollar speaking tip
6:00 Is it getting harder to be funny?
9:00 Thoughts on appropriation
13:00 "Working on the gilding instead of the building"
14:00 How Chris became a content machine (Evernote)
18:00 Make something of your great ideas
21:00 Why write a book if no one's reading anymore?
25:30 The secret to writing clearly
29:00 Why language is changing
33:00 From pictures to words and now back to pictures, again
35:30 Content creation secret from Reddit
37:00 Attribution vs. plagiarism
39:00 How Chris uses Twitter, email (GDPR) plus his list size!
44:00 What Chris thinks about Gary Vaynerchuk
47:00 Brogan's adventure with depression
54:00 Chris Brogan's Success Tips (small bites)
57:00 "There are no solutions, there are only trade-offs." -Thomas Sowell
59:00 "We would rather take medicine than vitamins." -Chris Brogan
60:00 "The Backpack" is Chris new book on leadership
 
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Improve your presentation nearly overnight with Michael. Sharpening your effectiveness as a presenter is an iterative process because you are changing habits. But working with Michael, you’ll see important improvements almost immediately.
 
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