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Unlocking the Power of Social Media, with Holderness Family CMO Ann Marie Taepke

Ann Marie Taepke has produced some of the most amazing, hilarious, and memorable videos for brands like Velcro, Chrysler, and  AstraZenaca.  She’s a social media savant who has taken her talents from Ignite Social Media to Walk West, and now she’s the CMO of Holderness Family Productions. Today she talks about what it’s like to…

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Ask a Christian / Ask an Atheist

What do you think when someone tells you they’re a Christian?  What do you think when someone tells you they’re an atheist?  Are your assumptions fair?  Do they affect how you work with them or interact with them? On this episode of our “Ask a…” series, we have “Ask a Christian (Robert Davis, pastor) /…

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Competitive Excellence with 22-Time National Champion Anson Dorrance

Anson Dorrance is quite possibly the most successful coach of any sport all-time, having led the UNC Women’s Soccer program to an astounding 22 national titles. On the show today, Anson talks about how he quantifies competitiveness, lessons learned from watching Dean Smith run practice, his perspective on the Black Lives Matter protests, and why…

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109: Finding Your #2 Employee, with Julie Bunkley and Courtney Wolf from Invision Events

In 2012, Julie Bunkley had run Invision Events in Birmingham Alabama for 7 years, and the business was doing…fine. But it wasn’t growing. She knew that to grow, she had to find a true #2, not just someone to help out at weddings.  She was lucky enough to hire Courtney Wolf, and the two of…

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Chapter 4: The Construction Hat

“Do you know what kind of company you’re building and what business you want to be in? How do you lay the right foundation? How do you get to a place where you have something that delivers a customer experience that your customers value and appreciate and are willing to pay for? And how do…

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From Pitt County to The White House: Tonya Williams’ Incredible Career Journey

Born and raised in Eastern North Carolina, Tonya Williams‘ incredible career path took her all the way to the Obama White House, where she was the Director of Legislative Affairs for Vice President Joe Biden.   On the show today, Tonya talks about that journey – which included UNC Law School, the North Carolina General…

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You Are Not Alone, with Lorraine Barnes

“You’re not alone because there’s somebody else out there that was abused as a child. There was somebody else out there that was raped. There was somebody else out there that was kidnapped. All of our situations are similar but what I mean when I say you’re not alone is you really do have yourself….

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Generational Diversity and Led Languages, with Raven Solomon

Raven Solomon is a national keynote speaker, author and multigenerational leadership expert. Today she talks about generational diversity, the Led Languages (like the Love Languages, but how you like to be led), and how to motivate across generations. Her book, “Leading Your Parents: 25 Rules to Effective Multigenerational Leadership from Millennials and Gen Z” was…

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108: Networking Tips in a Pandemic

How can you network and build vendor relationships when there are no weddings and no networking events?  Megan gives her top three tips that you can take action on RIGHT NOW. Weddings for Real is brought to you by The Planner’s Vault, a membership site for wedding planners who are hungry to grow, ready to hustle,…

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Gen Z Notes with Ciera Thompson: Ben Codrington and Kaia Counter

We have a guest host for this bonus episode, as Ciera Thompson sits down with two generation z-ers based in Canada. Kaia Counter is pursuing her Master’s degree in International Affairs and Ben Codrington is a recent Queen’s University graduate who is breaking into the tech industry. These three young professionals discuss what they look…

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