E29: People at their worst, life as a paramedic

August 18, 2018

They make TV shows about Emily Holstine's job.

She's a paramedic Alliance Mobile Health in southeastern Michigan.  Emily sees people at their best and people at their worst.

Paramedics deal in a lot of different disciplines including medicine, law enforcement, sociology and psychology.

Michael Angelo Caruso leads a fast-paced interview as Emily tells interesting stories from the road and even delivers a CPR lesson.

Emily talks about a psychological phenomenon called the bystander effect AKA "the diffusion of responsibility" and how an individual is less likely to to something if there are other people around.

Michael asks about ambulance response time and how something called "time dilation" confuses people during emergencies.

Other highlights:

Emily shares dramatic and funny stories from the road and Michael accidentally dials 911 TWICE. Oops!


E28: Shawn Blanchard, Millennial Mogul

August 13, 2018

Here's a compelling interview with entrepreneur, Shawn Blanchard from Detroit, Michigan.

Born a "crack baby," Shawn has risen above his early situation to not just make something of himself, but to become a role model for his generation.

Shawn will speak at a Detroit Athletic Club luncheon on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. The event is sponsored by the Detroit Rotary Club and the Troy Rotary Club. Register at https://portal.clubrunner.ca/1475/Event/shawn-blanchard-live-at-dac

This interview, conducted by fellow author and speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso, covers a wide range of topics including:

- Shawn's degrees in mathematics and economics
- How he saw himself on TV wearing an orange prison one-piece
- Young and old
- Rich and poor
- White and black

Shawn runs a number of companies including an online academy for authors and speakers and a company that provides suits for business men.

Both Shawn and Michael appeared from southeastern Michigan.


E27: Improve Your Image; Photo Tips From Mark Einhaus

July 28, 2018

Photographer, Mark Einhaus, offers tips on how to create better images, especially the photos that you take of yourself.

Tips include how to:

- Use a primary light source to make your photos pop
- Create interest using the "rule of thirds"
- Make sure smiles don't work against the photo
- Self edit 
- Tell stories with your photos

Mark and Michael discuss various ways to create attention through your images.

Mark says that one of his favorite photographers is Duane Michals. Learn more about Mark Einhaus and his services at MediaHero.com.  

Learn more about Michael at MichaelAngeloCaruso.com


E26: How To Be Happy and More Fulfilled

July 14, 2018

Almost everyone deserves to be happy and fulfilled. But it's not easy to get to that space. 

In this interview, Dr. Alessandra Wall, discusses the reasons so many people feel unhappy and unfulfilled. She also talks about the sources of stress and anxiety and most importantly offers tips for improving your situation.

Talking points include:

- The cognitive behavior model
- The ownership of choices
- The negative impact of feeling helpless
- The Imposter Complex
- The value of speaking up
- How happiness and fulfillment seem to be eluding two major demographics in our society (millennials and women)

Dr. Wall teaches that you as an individual have the power to make choices that reduce anxiety and stress, which leads to focus, purpose and yes, happiness.

She suggests practicing "the art of nothing," by just sitting on a patio or front porch and not doing anything. No deep breathing, no meditation, just sit there in silence for two minutes.


E25: Rosh Sillars on managing your YouTube channel

July 2, 2018

Want to get more from your YouTube channel?

Join author and speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso and digital marketing expert, Rosh Sillars for a deep dive into YouTube. This video provides dozens of tips for being a "YouTuber."

Note: Things change on YouTube all the time. Feel free to leave updates and helpful comments below. We're all in this together.

Talking pointsfor this podcast episode include:

- YouTube mentors we subscribe to
- Why cards are important on YouTube
- The secret formula for thumbnails
- How to create a niche and playlists
- How to re-purpose your vids on other platforms
- A quick tour of YouTube analytics
- Recommended tools such as TubeBuddy and VidIQ

Remember to use your keywords in three places:

1. The video title (use about 50 of the 100 characters allowed)
2. The description (5,000 characters allowed)
3. The tags

Rosh's YouTube channel is at https://www.youtube.com/user/Rosh1203  

Find Michael on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/MichaelAngeloCaruso  


E24: How to be funny when presenting (interviewed by Dave Sanderson, 5 of 5)

June 19, 2018

It's not easy to be funny when speaking or giving presentations.

Author and speaker, Dave Sanderson interviewed me for his Daily Flash Briefing program on Amazon and asked me to share some tricks of the trade.

Highlights of the interview include:

  • Is being funny a natural gift or can it be learned?
  • Why you should tell funny stories rather than funny jokes
  • What makes something funny?
  • Why "3" is a magic number in comedy
  • Using silence to be funny
  • How comedians rate laughs

Learn more about Dave at http://www.DaveSandersonSpeaks.com. Receive Dave's free video for overcoming adversity by texting BRACE4IMPACT to 797979.  

Learn more about my keynote offerings at http://www.MichaelAngeloCaruos.com

Check out and subscribe to the Humor playlist on my YouTube Channel at https://www.YouTube.com/MichaelAngeloCaruso


E23: The secret to amazing storytelling (interviewed by Dave Sanderson, 4 of 5)

June 15, 2018

This is a fun interview I did for Dave Sanderson's Daily Flash Briefing on Amazon.  We cover:

  • The basic seven types of stories
  • The three parts of a story
  • A real-time demo of a strong, proven signature story

Most good stories are short, true, interesting narratives that have a positive moral or takeaway.  Delivery is key when storytelling.  The story is important, but how you tell it is critical.  

Michael tells one of his famous "Above the Clouds" signature story, which is also available in a live keynote version on Michael's YouTube channel.   

Get more speaking and presentation tips at www.MichaelAngeloCaruso.com.   

Receive Dave's free video for overcoming adversity by texting BRACE4IMPACT to 797979.  Learn more about Dave at www.DaveSandersonSpeaks.com.  


E22: Moving from speaker to author (interviewed by Dave Sanderson, 3 of 5)

June 13, 2018

If you enjoy a healthy speaking career, you may want to explore the world of authorship and publishing.  

Speaking is a natural springboard to writing, but start small if you'd like to get an early win and stage bigger success.

You might, for example, publish a ten-point tip sheet on how to do something.  Self-publish this document by converting it to a .pdf and voila!  You're a published author.

If there's interest in your tip sheet, you can flesh out each tip into a book chapter. 

Remember, members of your audience like to learn in at least two ways: by listening to you and by reading what you write. 

This podcast interview with author and speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso is from Dave Sanderson's "Daily Flash Briefing" for Amazon.   

Get more speaking and presentation tips at www.MichaelAngeloCaruso.com.   

Receive Dave's free video for overcoming adversity by texting BRACE4IMPACT to 797979.  Learn more about Dave at www.DaveSandersonSpeaks.com.  


E21: How to stand out as a presenter (Interviewed by Dave Sanderson, 2 of 5)

May 14, 2018

Author and speaker, Dave Sanderson interviews presentation coach, Michael Angelo Caruso.  Michael shares tips on how you can stand out as a presenter.

It seems like everyone has a podcast and a YouTube channel these days.  

The best way to stand out is to differentiate your speaking style and your unique selling proposition.  

If everyone else is using PowerPoint, for example, consider not using it.  

Only use original content.  If you decide to use content from other speakers and authors, be sure to provide attribution.

If you're speaking on a panel, try to be the first speaker or the last speaker.

Get more speaking and presentation tips at www.MichaelAngeloCaruso.com.   

Receive Dave's free video for overcoming adversity by texting BRACE4IMPACT to 797979.  Learn more about Dave at www.DaveSandersonSpeaks.com.  


E20: Why are there so many bad presentations? (Interviewed by Dave Sanderson, 1 of 5)

May 12, 2018

Author and speaker, Dave Sanderson interviews, presentation coach, Michael Angelo Caruso as Michael shares tips on how you can be a better speaker.

Michael says that authenticty is the key.  "Good speakers are natural," says he says, "But it's difficult to be natural if you're nervous or if you don't speak very often or if you're worried about your own presentation."

Ironically, we think less of ourselves when in front of a group of people.  This can negatively impact our results.  

To improve your situatlon, consider properly rehearsing your presentation.  Man speakers practice what they say, for example, but few practice body movement, expression and gestures.  

More information about Michael at www.MichaelAngeloCaruso.com.   

Receive Dave's free video for overcoming adversity by texting BRACE4IMPACT to 797979.  Learn more about Dave at www.DaveSandersonSpeaks.com.