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Social Engagement with Bogomil Stoev

Social Engagement with Bogomil Stoev

LinkedIn, a major professional networking site, is crucial for enhancing connections and industry presence with over 1 billion users worldwide. The latest episode with Bogomil Stoev discusses maximizing LinkedIn through strategic commenting and personal engagement tactics, while also addressing the challenges AI poses to authentic interactions. As AI automates social engagement, finding a balance between efficiency and genuine connection is paramount, with sentiment analysis helping tailor strategies for deeper brand insight and trust. The future of networking on LinkedIn relies on integrating AI to augment human interactions without losing authenticity.

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Positive Morale with Derick Johnson

Positive Morale with Derick Johnson

In today's corporate world, the significance of a positive work environment cannot be overstated. The core of such an environment lies in fostering a culture where employees feel valued, inspired, and connected. This ethos begins with a holistic wellbeing approach, encompassing mind, body, and spirit. A study by the American Psychological Association revealed that 93% of employees who felt valued reported higher levels of motivation and engagement. Regular feedback mechanisms and recognition programs can further solidify this sense of value among the workforce. In this episode, we are joined by Derick Johnson, US Army Veteran, Life Coach, and Trainer, to discuss nurturing an environment where every individual can thrive and contribute meaningfully.

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AI Careers with Ben Gold

AI Careers with Ben Gold

AI is revolutionizing career advancement, with 64% of companies adopting AI technology. Despite concerns about job loss, research suggests AI will create 97 million new jobs in the next five years. Ben Gold, an AI consultant, discusses AI's impact on careers. Job seekers use AI to tailor resumes, leading to higher interview call rates. AI also helps candidates analyze job postings, tailor applications, and uncover new career paths in marketing, automation, and prompt engineering. AI specialists are in demand to navigate and leverage the evolving AI-driven career landscape, ensuring relevance and success in the future of work.

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Co-Creation with Katrin Zimmermann

Co-Creation with Katrin Zimmermann

Co-creation, the collaboration of different stakeholder groups like customers, employees, and even artificial intelligence (AI), is a fundamental strategy in cultivating innovation. In this episode, we are joined by Katrin Zimmerman, CEO and Managing Director of TLGG Consulting, to discuss the process of co-creation and how organizations benefit from an open innovation model. These approaches transcends traditional boundaries and opens new growth pathways. It brings diverse perspectives into the ideation process, ensuring products and services resonate with the target audience. AI plays an important role, providing insights into consumer behavior and trends. Despite challenges like aligning varying viewpoints and managing intellectual property rights, co-creation can promote continuous innovation and foster stronger brand-audience relationships. The future of innovation is increasingly collaborative, with co-creation at the forefront.

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Positive Cultures with Matthew Rolnick

Positive Cultures with Matthew Rolnick

Building a successful organizational culture is vital for business success, with alignment to company mission, professional development, meticulous hiring, customer-centricity, and encouragement of innovation being key factors. Matthew Rolnick, VP of Strategy and Innovation at Yaymaker, explains that leaders need to communicate company goals clearly, nurture employees' skills, hire individuals aligning with the company's values, prioritize customer satisfaction, and foster a supportive environment for novel ideas to create thriving cultures. This yields engagement, attracts top talent, and drives business success, notwithstanding the continuous efforts and commitment required.

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Market Appeal with Shannon Peel

Market Appeal with Shannon Peel

In the ever-evolving marketplace of the digital age, brands face the formidable challenge of reaching customers and resonating with them on a deeper level. The site Funnel Amplified shows that consistency in branding efforts can bolster a company's revenue by up to 33%​​. This stat underscores the significance of a cohesive strategy in unlocking market appeal—a multifaceted approach that harmonizes technology, storytelling, and value alignment to meet and exceed customer expectations. This week, Shannon Peel, author, speaker, and owner of MarketAPeel, joins us to discuss telling the right story to the right audience at the right time to gain the authority you need to build a trusted brand.

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Business Automation with Quinton Newman

Business Automation with Quinton Newman

Business automation, propelled by Artificial Intelligence (AI), is revolutionizing industries, offering benefits and posing new challenges. With 45% of businesses utilizing automation technologies for cost reduction and operational efficiency, the automation systems market is set to reach $26 billion by 2025. However, aspects like job displacement, data biases, and privacy concerns add complexity. Businesses need to balance the benefits of automation, like cost savings and accuracy, with the potential pitfalls — substantial initial investment, system reliability, and impact on employment and data security. In this episode, we are joined by ​​Quinton Newman, CEO of Capri AI, to discuss how business automation enhances efficiency and carves out new pathways for innovation and cost management.

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Marketing Disruption with Rick Elmore

Marketing Disruption with Rick Elmore

Digital innovation poses challenges and opportunities for leaders in marketing, who need to balance the use of new tools and personalization. Personalized approaches significantly enhance customer relationships, evidenced by 99% of marketers. Technologies like AI offer advantages in personalizing content and aiding data analysis, but human creativity remains vital in creating impactful campaigns. Handwritten notes also play a significant role in fostering personal connections. Successful marketing strategies require a harmony between technology and human creativity.

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Agile Innovation with Joseph Azar

Agile Innovation with Joseph Azar

In this episode of "The Dynamic World of Business," host Chris Hood interviews Joseph Azar, CEO of Azar Consulting, about the power of innovation and the need for organizations to maintain an agile mindset. Azar discusses his experience in the tech industry and his preference for working with startups and smaller companies due to their ability to move quickly and make a big impact. He emphasizes the importance of involving customers in the innovation process and gathering feedback to prioritize features and make informed decisions. Azar also touches on the challenges of validating ideas, protecting intellectual property, and future-proofing products. He advises against blindly following trends like AI and instead encourages businesses to carefully consider how new technologies can truly benefit their operations.

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Human Resources with Tom Applegarth

Human Resources with Tom Applegarth

In this episode, Tom Applegarth, a human resource strategist and VP of People and Culture at Preferred CFO, discusses the importance of optimizing the hiring process to bring on board not just qualified candidates, but culture enhancers. He emphasizes the need for meticulous planning, commitment, and the involvement of the right people in shaping an organization's culture. Applegarth also highlights the significance of pay and benefits, good relationships between employees and managers, and a positive workplace culture in retaining top talent. He suggests using standardized questions and assessments during the interview process to ensure a good fit between candidates and the organization's values. Additionally, he advises job seekers to thoroughly vet potential employers and seek unbiased feedback from current or former employees before accepting a job offer.

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Artificial Intelligence with Garik Tate

Artificial Intelligence with Garik Tate

In this episode, host Chris Hood interviews Garik Tate, an AI strategist and executive, about the challenges and potential of artificial intelligence (AI). They discuss the growing presence of AI in various industries and the need for a better understanding of its capabilities and limitations. They also explore the importance of using AI in areas where it can provide clear inputs and outputs, such as process automation and data analysis. Tate emphasizes the need for businesses to identify their specific needs and goals before implementing AI solutions. He also discusses the potential risks of AI, such as the spread of false information and the need for better reputation-based systems to filter data. Overall, the conversation highlights the importance of using AI strategically and responsibly to drive business growth and innovation. Listen at https://chrishood.com/show

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Resilience with Limor Bergman Gross

Resilience with Limor Bergman Gross

Resilience is the capacity of people to effectively cope with, adjust, or recover from stress or adversity. In the convoluted chaos of life, resilience stands as a beacon of hope, illuminating the path of progress amidst hardships. It is a testament to human tenacity, reflecting our innate capability to recover from setbacks and to keep moving forward.  According to the ADP Research Institute, only 19% of US Workers are highly resilient. However, when those same workers are placed into a position they love, resiliency increases to 28%.  Joining us today is one stellar exemplification of resilience in action. Limor Bergman Gross, a seasoned tech professional living in Israel, discusses her perspective on managing resiliency regionally, personally, and professionally as disruption occurs around her daily​​.

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Your digital evolution starts now! The Chris Hood Digital Show is a weekly podcast that offers a diverse guide to navigating disruption and achieving excellence with your digital business through honest conversations on topics impacting us professionally and personally. Hosted by Chris Hood, a visionary digital strategist with over three decades of Fortune 100 experience in business and technology development around the world, the show brings together a powerhouse of global executives and industry experts to share their leading strategies, digital insights, and valuable lessons learned on the cutting edge of innovation, transformation, and digital acceleration. Subscribe now here or on your favorite podcast platform.

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