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Special ACG Austin/San Antonio Chapter Episode – with Lisa Fullerton

The speaker for the March 31st Association for Corporate Growth luncheon in San Antonio was to be Lisa Fullerton, President and CEO of A Novel Idea.  Because of the COVID-19 situation, ACG Austin/San Antonio had to cancel their live events for the short term, but they wanted to ensure they could still provide content to their members and extended community. 

Lead Through Crisis with Mary Kelly

The world has changed a lot in just the last week.  For Episode 545 of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” we will focus on leading through crisis with Mary Kelly.  This is important for business leaders, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, and everyone. 

Tucker Max – CoFounder of Scribe Media

Episode 544 of "Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do" is a wonderful interview with entrepreneur Tucker Max.  You may have heard of Tucker in the past.  He came to fame about 19 years ago with a funny email to friends (that went viral) where he lambasted the law firm where he...

Uncertainty, Overwhelm, and Stress for Business Leaders

People do not usually respond well to uncertainty and overwhelm. Issues happening all over the world with Coronavirus are is creating stress. This is impacting everyone because currently there is more uncertainty, overwhelm and stress than ever. Eliz Greene is the...

How To Run A Virtual Meeting – with Jim Parker from Digitell

The meetings industry is being hit hard and fast by event cancellations in the wake of the Coronavirus. For many there is a panic on what to do if their participants cannot come or the whole convention is cancelled.  How to run a virtual meeting is being talked about all across the world.  But hosting a virtual event is not simply livestreaming speakers or holding a webinar.  You have to do it right if you want to engage your audience.

KungFu.Ai – Chief Creative Officer – Steve Meier

Episode 541 of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” is co-produced in partnership with the Austin Technology Council, the largest tech industry organization in Central Texas. ATC empowers members through insights, resources, and connections so their members can succeed and thrive. This episode is an in-depth interview with Steve Meier, Co-Founder and Chief Creativity Officer for KungFu.AI. Check out this conversation about life, entrepreneurship, and Austin.

Coronavirus, Cancelled Meetings and Podcasts

In episode 540 of “Cool Things Entrepreneurs Do” Thom Singer talks about the business of speaking and the meetings industry in the face of the spread of the Coronavirus. While live meetings bring people together, in the face of a possible pandemic, many companies and associations are canceling their conferences.  This impacts more than the hosts and the attendees.  There are many types of vendors (maybe about 50 per event) that earn their living from serving live events. Cancelled meetings and podcasts is just one idea he is sharing with clients to stay connected with attendees.

Best BBQ in Austin – LeRoy and Lewis

On episode 539 Thom Singer sits down and eats amazing barbeque with one of the owners of LeRoy and Lewis.  Saywer Lewis shares her entrepreneur journey as Thom eats, and eats, and eats.  No matter where you live, you know that Austin is famous for two foods, Tacos and BBQ.  Today we talk BBQ (but it is such a great interview, Thom will soon be seeking a Taco Entrepreneur to be on the show).

Live Meetings – Unique Session Idea

This week Thom Singer lead a “Brain Power” session at a large industry conference with 400 participants. The idea is to change up the general session to not just be another talking head keynote. At live meetings and all industry conferences there are many speakers on the main stage and in the breakout sessions, but across the board participants often cite the impromptu hallway conversations as some of the best parts of attending an event.

Chairman of Signature Bank – Scott Shay

Scott Shay is the Chairman and co-founder of Signature Bank of New York, which started with no deposits and has become a $50 billion bank. Before founding the bank, he also had a successful career on Wall Street. Most recently he has released a new book, “In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism”