Midnight-Curfew-WalkandTalk-Bob Davis Podcast 931

Rules For WalkandTalk Podcast

Firstly, rules for the walk and talk podcast are no preparation and no plan. Just walking and talking. Time to take a break from the surreal world we live in. Join me on the walk in Midnight-Curfew-WalkandTalk-Bob Davis Podcast 931.

Throw The Plan Out

Secondly, I did have some things I thought I would talk about in this podcast. As soon as I got outside I threw all of that out.

Switch On Summer

Above all, we’re having a warm beginning of June here in the Upper Midwest. We don’t take that lightly.

Back In The Day

On the other hand it’s still hard for me to believe that 75 days ago we were living ‘normal’ lives.

What’s Next?

These days there’s a surreal quality to everything. Consequently we don’t have a sense of where things are headed. How any of this will play out is anyone’s guess.

No Predictions Here

Above all there is my firm commitment not to tell listeners and subscribers what to think or how we should proceed. Everyone is going to have to come to their own conclusions.

Living Through Difficult Times

Certainly I wonder how people felt during times of upheaval in history. Subsequently I am sure few of those people ‘knew’ where ‘things’ were going or how it would turn out.

Sure Hope Something Else Doesn’t Happen!

For example someone remarked to me in a networking session this week, “I sure hope something else doesn’t happen!”.

Likewise I am sure.

Midnight Walk In The Moonlight Cures Just About Anything

Finally my antidote for angst about the future and the crisis we’re all living through is a midnight walk in the moonlight. Even during a curfew it works wonders every time.

Walk…And Talk

In short, join me while I take a walk and talk about some new audio equipment, the surreal times we’re living through and more in Midnight-Curfew-WalkandTalk-Bob Davis Podcast 931.

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Turn Off The Comments

First of all if you use FaceBook for friends and family good for you. If you’re a political-social content creator, engagement through comments may not be a great idea these days. Learn more in Turning-Off-FB-Comments-Bob Davis Podcast 869.

Is It Really All About Engagement?

It’s especially relevant that social media experts tell businesses to seek out what they call ‘engagement’. Likes. Shares. Especially comments.

Political Social Content Creators Beware

These are great suggestions for wilderness guide services or seamstresses and hardware stores.

In contrast for content creators in the political and social sphere comments can be a huge problem. Listeners and subscribers know I have long had my issues with social media. Especially my favorite whipping boy FaceBook.

Take Action

After years of struggling with abusive, bullying and ignorant comments on my FaceBook business page I recently took action.

Unique Challenges

Content creators in the political arena have unique challenges when it comes to engagement. Especially on FaceBook. It’s time to talk about doing something about trolls, bullies and ignoramuses.

How’s Your Feeds?

Has suppressing comments on my page had a negative effect on engagement on my website or on my feeds? Learn more in Turning-Off-FB-Comments-Bob Davis Podcast 869.

My Way Or The Highway

Moreover is this a free speech issue? I say when it comes to social media pages, your role as an administrator of your page takes precedence. It’s your way, or the highway.

What Kind Of Engagement Do You Want?

Certainly I talked to advertising and social media experts before making this decision. In the end it comes down to what kind of engagement the creator wants. Do you want clicks to your website or more FaceBook likes.

No Snark Zone

Even more, users seldom bother to read, watch or listen to content. In contrast they don’t seem to have any problem dishing the snark on the content they didn’t read, watch or listen to, anyway.

Lock It Down

What does a creator do? I’ve decided to make commenting on my pages very difficult unless I know you personally.

We Have To Solve This Problem

Seems like it’s necessary to point out – again – that social media has become a fertile ground for manipulating the masses.

New laws and breaking up the social media giants won’t solve this.

We have to.

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Business Networking for Growth and Friendship

I’ve learned the importance of business networking these days. In addition to growing your small business, you meet great people. I’m joined by networking partner John Unverzagt in Fitness-Future-Business-Networking-Bob Davis Podcast 866.

Fitness Together

Especially relevant is the fact that John is the owner of two Fitness Together locations in Minneapolis and Saint Paul. You can click here for the link to Fitness Together.

My Business

Most noteworthy is the disclaimer at the beginning of this podcast. One of the things I do not do is sell interviews in my podcasts. I sell personal endorsement advertisements in my podcasts.

A Podcast Interview Prize

Recently as a prize at our networking group I gave away a podcast interview. John won that interview, and also happens to be a client. All the better for Fitness Together, right?

John’s Story

Even more John has a great story about his journey to becoming a fitness business owner. Furthermore his family’s hometown is also my family’s hometown. Plus I have my own fitness favorite, Yoga. Learn more here.

Future of Fitness

Certainly having one of my networking partners as a guest on the podcast is key. Moreover John shares some great observations about the Fitness Industry, his journey and the future of fitness.

First Generation Fitness Training Professionals

John has been in the fitness industry for a long time. As a result he lays claim to being among the first generation of professional fitness trainers. We’ll talk about the odyssey of fitness, from the first boxing gyms, to the big box gyms of today and especially the kind of focused personalized training Fitness Together provides in Fitness-Future-Business-Networking-Bob Davis Podcast 866.

Life Experiences

Finally we share some personal stories about the value of business networking for small businesses. For me, the opportunity to talk with other small business owners who have different life experiences and personalities is very important.

Fitness Has Become A Big Industry

In conclusion, fitness in general has grown to be a huge industry. What’s the future of Fitness?

DNA Testing To Sport Power Lifting

From DNA Testing to focus nutrition to Yoga, Power Lifting, CrossFit and more.

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