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E68: Stem cell lesson from Dr. Tom Nabity

E68: Stem cell lesson from Dr. Tom Nabity

October 6, 2022

Here's an interview with a #Michigan doctor on the topic of stem cell harvesting and banking. Watch the video version on the Michael Angelo Caruso YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/michaelangelocaruso.

Dr. Tom Nabity 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, 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?

Reach Dr. Nabity at https://regenerativemedicinemichigan.com/

If you like to stay motivated, subscribe to Michael’s fun “Friday5” newsletter at https://www.michaelangelocaruso.com/friday-5

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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.

t’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 channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQGlGygT_dU&list=PLTvuct6H_drXVQK-cpIdtrhr2vlYhNKGW

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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.

E67: He Was the #1 Salesperson at Xerox By Age 22!  Hal Becker Shares Selling Nuggets

E67: He Was the #1 Salesperson at Xerox By Age 22! Hal Becker Shares Selling Nuggets

July 10, 2022

Here are #selling #tips from a guy who was the #1 salesperson at Xerox at age 22.

Meet Hal Becker, role-model salesperson, drummer and cancer survivor. Sales coach, Michael Angelo Caruso, interviews, Hal Becker on the "Talk to Me" #podcast.

Talking points include:

1:00 Hal and Michael met through Wally Reyes, Jr.,* drummer for the Chicago band 7:00 How persuasion works (kindness, fear)
8:15 Question-based selling (Dale Carnegie's book on how to win friends**)
9:30 Putting the customer first (even before the sale itself)
10:00 Fear-based selling or "selling in the shadows"
12:30 Great salespeople start with (questions about) the past
13:00 Great sellers don't have to close -- it happens naturally
14:30 Sell s-l-o-w-e-r (in golf, the tip is "swing slower")
16:30 Hal doesn't believe in referral selling
17:15 Why selling is like standup comedy (Jerry Seinfeld, George Carlin, Kathy Griffin)

19:00 Two questions to ask yourself before every sales call
20:15 The illusion of control in the sales meeting
21:00 No problem = No sale (find the "conversational rhythm")
23:00 Ask questions to control the sales call
24:15 The salesperson as a shepherd
25:30 The more the PROSPECT talks, the more they like the seller
26:15 How Hal became #1 salesperson at Xerox
29:15 More rejection makes you more money; double your sales calls

31:15 The value of consistent discipline
33:30 Focus on what you can control
34:14 Overcoming stage 3 testicular cancer with 42 tumors
37:00 Which interviewers are the best listeners? (Rogan, Stern, Jobs)
42:00 Snow White and the 6 objections
45:15 Anticipating the objection is like playing chess
47:00 Role of the sales manager
47:30 FIGJAM lol
49:00 Exclusive experiences as conversation fish bait
50:15 3 traits of strong sellers (rapport, talk show host, psychologist)

*Watch Michael's interview with Wally at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smZNa...

** Dale Carnegie's book is titled, "How to Win Friends and Influence People"

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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. 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.  #humor #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.

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! Michael teaches how to:

• Ask 5 questions to pre-qualify the customer
• Distinguish your offer from the competition
• Build trust quickly • Handle the “nibbler” and deal with “the flinch”
• Sell to the 4 buying personalities
• Double your referrals
• Work any room like a pro
• Read people better and faster
• Deal with price objections like swatting flies
• Always talk about price last
• Be a consultant, not a salesperson
• Increase sales by 10% by asking one question
• Sell more online • Use “trial closes” to save time, increase closing ratios
• Saves scads of time by pre-selling your products and services
• Sell more by “story-selling”
• Use up to 22 different sales closes-- because no single close works every time
• Speed up the selling cycle

E66: Bruce Headlam, co-author of ”Miracle and Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon” (with Malcolm Gladwell)

E66: Bruce Headlam, co-author of ”Miracle and Wonder: Conversations With Paul Simon” (with Malcolm Gladwell)

April 8, 2022

Listen as "Miracle and Wonder: Conversations with Paul Simon," co-author Bruce Headlam chats with Michael Angelo Caruso on the "Talk to Me " podcast.

The audiobook features commentary by Sting, Roseanne Cash, and Aaron Lindsey.

Talking points include:

1:00 The genesis of the "music biography" 2:30 How the Broken Record podcast with Gladwell and Rick Rubin 4:30 Is Paul Simon our greatest English-speaking lyricist 6:00 Simon's expansive career, deep creative well; grit and tenacity 7:30 Simon's mom like Art Garfunkel's voice better

9:00 Simon and Garfunkel's first hit, "Sound of Silence" wasn't a hit at all 10:15 Unending musical experimentation 11:40 Creating without a plan 13:00 Story of "Only Living Boy in New York" (echo!) 14:30 The Headlam-Gladwell back story 17:00 Bruce edited 10,000 articles for the New York Times

22:00 The weaving writing method used by Gladwell and Michael Lewis 24:00 Writing rhythms, cadence, letting the text breathe 25:30 Journalism (inverted pyramid) vs book writing (development) 28:15 A new kind of biography (part interview, part music, part narrator) 29:30 Paul Simon's favorite rock song (it's Elvis!)

30:30 "Drama free" storytelling (nothing about divorce, lawsuits, grudges) 32:00 "Ideas, not warts" 33:00 The Pushkin team wrangled music permissions and licenses 33:30 Simon sold his catalog to Sony during audiobook production! 38:00 Paul changes from "Rhymin' Simon" to rhythm and beats

39:15 How "Cecelia" laid the ground work for the "Rhythm of the Saints" 40:00 Bruce gets to play guitar with the great Paul Simon! 43:00 Creating content that's a little above the audience's head

Bruce's new project called "Abentine," is in development.

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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. 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. 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 only six weeks!

Set up a free consult with Michael so you can crush your presentations and improve sales.

E65:  Helping Neighbors in a Small World - National Guard Major from New York helps Ukraine from Kosovo

E65: Helping Neighbors in a Small World - National Guard Major from New York helps Ukraine from Kosovo

March 25, 2022

It's a small world, after all. That's why we need to take care of each other and look after our neighbors. And everyone is somebody's neighbor.

Michael Angelo Caruso interviews Jordanna Mallach, a Major in the United States National Guard. The National Guard is a state-based military force that becomes part of the reserve components of the United States Army and the United States Air Force when activated for federal missions. #NationalGuard

Major Mallach tells how she and other soldiers from around the world contributed to early aid packages to help Ukrainians when #Russia invaded in 2022. #Ukraine

[This is episode 65 of the "Talk to Me" podcast. Listen and download other episodes at https://www.podbean.com/eau/pb-q64b2-11e068e]

2:00 Jordanna and the National Guard; soldiers are people, too
4:00 United Nations Resolution 1244
6:00 Article 5* (an attack on one member of NATO is an attack on all of them) 9:00 Are two-star Generals half as good as four-star Generals?
10:00 Baby formula, diapers, baby food, long underwear, sleeping bags
13:00 What's Putin's endgame?

Article 5 is the cornerstone of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and states that an attack on one member of NATO is an attack on all of its members.

Despite its importance, NATO has only invoked Article 5 once in its history—in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Jordanna was recently elected as Town Supervisor in Harrietstown, New York, which is only 66 miles from the Canadian border.

Michael Zoomed in from his home office in Rochester, Michigan, only 28 miles from Windsor, Ontario, Canada and the largest border crossing in North America.

Let's look after our neighbors. And in a small world, we're all neighbors.

[Check out Episode 64, a fascinating interview with Dr. Tom Nabity on the subject of stem cell healing.]

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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.

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

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....

If you like to stay motivated, subscribe to Michael’s fun “Friday5” newsletter at https://www.michaelangelocaruso.com/f...

Check out/Subscribe to the Motivation Playlist on the Michael Angelo Caruso channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQGlG...

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 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. 

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."

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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.

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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. 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. 

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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.

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