What a difference a year can make!
BoXZY and Olga Pogoda are back! How can this be, you ask? Well, Olga’s a crowdfunding consultant now, and BoXZY is launching a new 3D printer product, which they were willing to discuss with Scot. Kind of. Check out this extended-length episode to find out what our friends Joel Johnson and Hadley Pratt have been up to over the last year, how Olga plans to help them with their upcoming Kickstarter, and what everyone has learned along the way!
Christine offers up secrets for verifying market data!
Over the last three years, Christine Iksic has been doing two jobs. One as “The GPS Lady” for Precision Laser & Instrument, selling the Trimble GPS to businesses that need high-accuracy location tech. The other job got her a spot on this week’s show though: she is the co-founder of the Three Rivers Outdoor Company, which just launched an Indiegogo campaign at its retail pop-up, “Gearfest”, on October 14th.
This is a great episode, because Christine used all that mapping knowledge she’d built up in the GPS business to validate her market research and to identify the best locations for a retail location. Christine represents the best of both worlds - a great energy and passion for what she’s doing, and a smart, analytical approach to strategy.
Check out the crowdfunding campaign (and interesting reward strategy) for the 3 Rivers Outdoor Company here:
Branding, Communications and Marketing with Four Heavyweights!
Thrival 2017 Panel - “It’s Not Just About the Tech” - Pitchwerks #53
Earlier this year, Scot got a call. It was Kenny Chen, Program Director for Ascender, past guest (Pitchwerks #45), Thrival mastermind, and all-around great guy. Kenny wanted Scot to moderate a panel called “It’s Not Just About the Tech” at Thrival Innovation, featuring some seriously amazing guests:
Acting & Improv Coach Scott Nunnally Comes In to Talk about Team Presentation!
We’ve seen the parallels between presentation and stage performance before - so this week, we brought in an expert on acting and improv. This episode features Scott Nunnally, a thoroughly experienced teacher of acting and improvisation, as well as the host of the new YouTube movie review series “Something’s Spoiled”.
Mr. Nunnally explains how to work as part of a team, on stage or in the boardroom, and discuss a range of useful topics, including what makes a good teammate, audience reactions, and how relaxation affects performance.