Work Smarter, Not Harder!
By Tom Ossa
Work Smarter, Not Harder!May 10, 2023
Changes in Credit Card Processing Regulations - with Special Guest Ken Jay
Ken Jay is with EPSG, a company that has 5 billion in annual credit card processing volume. In this episode, Ken talks with us about changes in the credit card processing industry that retailers should know about, because if they don't do these things, they could be in for some big fines! Ken gives some solid advice on how to avoid this.
An Interview with Patricia Stark
Irene and Tom have known Patricia Stark through our various networking circles for over a decade, and are continually impressed with her solid advice, perspective and results.
Patricia works on both sides of the camera & stage as a Media Trainer, Public Speaking Trainer, Certified Body Language Specialist and Calmfidence® Coach. She appears regularly as a Guest TV Communication Expert & Lifestyle Expert and sought after keynote speaker.
Based New York & New Jersey, Patricia Stark Communications is a personal and professional development training company working with entrepreneurs, corporate executives, training & development professionals, celebrities, authors, news anchors, TV show hosts, influencers and others whose careers and goals rely on their ability to communicate with calm and confidence- Calmfidence®. PSC is honored to have coached and trained 1000's of clients from around the country and around the globe including New Zealand, Egypt, Dubai, Australia, England, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Denmark and Ireland.
Patricia Stark is a Certified Personal & Executive Coach (CPEC of the CaPP Institute -Coaching & Positive Psychology) & a Certified Body Language Trainer (Body Language Institute Washington DC) and holds certificates in Eclectic Cognitive Behavior Therapy & Visualization/Guided Imagery (LIU). She heads Patricia Stark Communications and specializes in helping clients build their Calmfidence® in interviews, on-camera, and in daily life with tangible strategies for powerful communication skills, mastering self talk, and stress & anxiety relievers used by the pros.
Patricia has extensive experience as a health & medical news anchor, radio interview host, and appears regularly as a TV guest expert on the topics of communication and confidence. Her new book “Calmfidence: How to Trust Yourself, Tame Your Inner Critic, and Shine in Any Spotlight” is set to be published in September 2021 by Sounds True/MacMillan Publishing.
With over 20 years of first-hand experience in front of the camera and on stage, Patricia is one of the few trainers in the country who has worked extensively in front of the camera in both broadcast and corporate media. Patricia has appeared in over 2000 Fortune 500 corporate media productions in just about every sector of industry as a moderator, trainer, host and corporate spokesperson, and has anchored national and international news. She is a member of SAG/AFTRA and has appeared in numerous television commercials and programs and held a recurring role on Law & Order Criminal Intent.
You can learn more about Patricia Stark at https://patriciastark.com/
Promo: Irene Gutmann - Get a Free Profit Discovery Session!
Real Estate Market - Outlook for 2023
Phil Rutigliano - The Value of Franchising
111 - Time Shifting, explained
A Reflection on 15 Years in Business
Creating Policies and Procedures
Cynthia Myer - Ridgewood Moving Services Co.
BCC: The proper way to email groups
LinkedIn Success Story: Kristin Olson-Kott, Queen of Wipes!
Rockland Famous #9: Gary Lipton
Gary Lipton Esq. was a prominent Attorney in Rockland County, NY. He passed away in early 2022. This is the last-known interview with him, conducted in November of 2021.
Gary was born In the Bronx and later resided in Rockland County where he started his legal career. Gary's legal career began in 1977. Over the course of his 44 year long legal career he helped clients providing assistance and advice to countless residents dealing with everything from parking tickets to criminal charges.
His latest accomplishments included the publication of two books of poetry. Each book consisted of numerous poems regarding his life, experiences, and family.
Family was the world to Gary. One of his favorite sayings, which he mentioned after numerous presentations in our networking group ProMetroNet was, "the past is history, the future is a mystery and the present is a gift."
Make Every Employee Count!
Rockland Famous #8: Steve Eckert
Tom has known Steve Eckert for nearly 20 years, starting with fitness and boxing bootcamps that he and his partner and wife Eva ran in Suffern NY for several years. Over the past two decades, they have expanded their fitness empire throughout the Hudson Valley, and then across the United States.
Mr. Eckert is a former Marine, and an avid reader of leadership and personal growth books. In this wide-ranging podcast, we talk about some of the influences for Steve over the years, as well as some basic steps for developing a mindset for "operating to dominate" in every aspect of one's life - both personally and professionally.
This is also our first video podcast for Rockland Famous! Please let us know what you think, and how we can improve future episodes over time.
Rockland Famous: Barry Dorfman
Rockland Famous: Magda Truchan
Business Owners: Embrace Your ADD
Have an Emergency Fund, and Don’t Touch It!
Don’t Fear the Recession - Thrive in It!
Positive Intelligence - What is It?
12 Touches to Land Your Customer
[SPONSORED AD] North Rockland Chamber - Summer Soirée 2022
How to Get Into Your Alpha State Every Morning
ROCKLAND FAMOUS #2: Eddy Cameo
Immersion Coaching Webinar - Coming this September!
Time Blocking - The Powerful Way to Get Things Done
(Pilot) ROCKLAND FAMOUS: Garret Hirsch, NY Country Club
The Power of Time Blocking
Don't Let a Lack of Talent Slow Your Roll
Present your Product with a PAC Mentality
Overcoming the Fear of Raising Prices
Should You Raise Your Prices?
MT VESSELS 7 - 2 Months Off, Not a Beat Missed
Negotiations: Always Come from a Position of Strength.
Immersion Teaching by Advisors - A Great Way to Learn!
Boilerplate Marketing Messages Don't Work!
Using Time to your Advantage
Have a Marketing Calendar
How Systems Help You Grow
MT Vessels VI - The Random Returns
Let Your Purpose Drive You
Leadership by Incompetence
Jazzify Your Marketing Message
MT Vessels V: Today we fix last week.
Focus with the Natural Stuff
In this episode, Tom discusses the dangers of online Doctor diagnoses (specifically ADHD) in order to be prescribed "focus" drugs, such as Adderall. Please be careful when using online Doctors. Pleaase.
MT Vessels IV - The Clusterf*ck continues.
Special Guest Mitchell Kahn from Hunter Financial
Going Deeper into Marketing Intent
MT Vessels III - What are YOU consuming today?
Standards Reduce Toxicity!
Episode II! We Added Video
How a 20 Minute PowerNap Can Make You More Productive
The Five Standards: Creating a Culture of Respect and Accountability
Saving Money - The Key to Soaring Your Business Higher
Introducing MT Vessels: What are you consuming today?
Cutting through the Marketing Noise - Create a Compelling Offier
Marketing Step #3: The Informational Pitch
How to Grab People's Attention in Your Marketing - The Right Way
Does Your Marketing Suck?
Designing Your Future
Special Guest: Irene Gutmann
Time Shifting - How to Use Techie Tools to Schedule Emails, Texts and More
How to Time Shift Your Communications
Reboot: "Work Smarter, Not Harder!"
Margins for Retail - Part I
How Video has Changed Efficiency for Hollywood - Part I
Moments of Perspective for the Business Professional.
Naming Your Company Right Part II
Name Your Company Right.
Never be on Tilt - Part II
How to take a step back from negative stuff.
Steve Jobs versus Bill Gates part 3
Bill Gates v. Steve Jobs II: What is your Style?
Bill Gates v. Steve Jobs Revisited
Business Evolution Sidenote: The Rule of Three
Business Evolution Process - Market Dominating Position, More Taglines
Business Evolution Process: Trying Different Taglines
In this episode, we talk about the trevails and time commitment to finding a really good tagline, that doesn't offend your target market, but still stands out from the competition. It's a fine line. I've always opted for schock value - but I'm dialing it back a tiny bit.
Business Evolution: Market Dominating Position - Interrupting Statements
Business Evolution Part 3: Analysis of Results
Business Evolution Process: Analyzing Your Tagline
In this episode, we analyze the taglines that we came up with Irene Gutmann, and test them out with 50,000 of our closest friends.