Ep.9 – The Loqui Podcast – Gaming Influence with guest Alyea Sandovar

 
 

I first came across the concept of gamification reading Nir Eyal’s book ‘Hooked’ but I could not say for sure I had fully grasped it, I just understood that it was a powerful tool for increasing engagement, specifically for online courses and information products but in other ways also.

When Alyea approached me about being a guest on the show, I was excited as people with expertise in this area seem to be hard to come by. No matter what kind of business you are in, gamification is a useful tool to be able to understand and apply and if you’re not familiar with this, Alyea gives a great introduction and explanation in our chat.

Alyea is a play and game consultant. She currently works with entrepreneurs helping them playify their products and services. She has worked on several educational games and non-profit game projects as well as conducted game and virtual reality research at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. She was a co-founder of the diversity group for the Digital Games Research Association as well as serving as a conference associate for the Game Developers Conference for four years. She has a PhD in game production, where she studied independent game designers.

Alyea is originally from Colombia but considers herself a world citizen as she has lived in Costa Rica, Florida, Texas and California (and has travelled to many countries). She now lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands, where she learned to love (with a capital L) hageslag (chocolate sprinkles with bread and butter). When she is not working, you can find her either on the dance floor, hanging with friends or drinking a mean cortado while going down the rabbit hole of UFO youtube videos.

To find out more about Alyea, go to alyeasandovar.com and if you’d like to join in on the playful and creative summit, click here http://playful-creative-summit.launchrock.com/

Ep.8. The Loqui Podcast – Hypnotic Sales & The Importance of Likeability with guest Stephanie Scheller

I don't know if I've ever had so much fun recording a podcast as I did with Stephanie Scheller! Stephanie was super excited to talk about presentation and influence and to dive deep on a few things and share some real-life stories and experience. I honestly hope to repeat the experience again in the future and I know you'll find something important to take away from this chat. Stephanie Scheller is the #1 bestselling author of the books Friend Power: How the Friends You Choose Can Change Your Life and Getting Past the Gatekeeper: How to Turn Your Greatest Enemy Into Your Greatest Ally. (If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read them for free!) She is a TED speaker, a Forbes 30 under 30 Nominee, as well as a top-notch business trainer & coach with a focus in sales, marketing & systems, and is located in San Antonio, TX. She has been delivering powerful, motivational performances for more than 12 years and always delivers a commanding, informative session no matter the audience. I personally learned a lot on this podcast and there were some big takeaways. This one episode is packed with a ton of value and I recommend bookmarking the bits you like and as Stephanie recommends, don't try to take action on it all at once. You can find out more about Stephanie on her business site www.GrowDisrupt.com and her public profile TheStephanieScheller.com and I highly recommend you check out her Podcast 'Blackbelt Selling' which she runs with her Mom. Fasten your seatbelts and enjoy the ride.

Ep.7. The Loqui Podcast – Magic Pills & Psychological Placebos with Guest Maitén Panella

My guest this week is psychologist Maitén Panella (maitenpanella.com) and I invited her on the show because she's a fascinating lady and she has some really powerful insights and experience which we got to talking about after my first podcast on the dark side of influence. Here's a taster of what we discussed: What's the problem with rapid interventions to big psychological issues at large personal development events? Are some successful people using their authority to con free work out of people? Is hypnosis really a thing? How to deal with people who believe in very different things to you? We discuss the dangers of these seemingly magical solutions and how you can protect yourself against unethical people and how to spot when there might be a problem. We talk about quite a few other things, some of them potentially controversial. I thought about bleeping some names and even cutting some parts completely but... I decided, in the end, to throw it all out to the world and let the dice land where they may. I wanted to do this in 2 parts but just couldn't find a good point to stop where it would make sense.

Ep.6. Covert Influence & Gaining Trust with guest Frederik Sandvall

My interest in speaking with Frederik was piqued when he mentioned that he has a background in diplomatic and intelligence services. We're not talking James Bond here... or are we? I know I was fascinated to find out more about Frederik and to hear more about covert influence and trust tactics that he has experience with. The conversation was indeed fascinating and there's a ton of stuff I would have loved to talk about and did not have the time. I hope we can get Frederik back as a guest in the future. Enjoy the podcast and we'd love to hear your feedback. If you want to know more about Frederik, here are the links: Kickstarter - How to Make Money as a Teenager Amazon Best Seller - Trust is the New Currency Podcast: Invest in You @FredrikinLondon https://www.facebook.com/FredrikinLondon/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/sandvall/

Ep.5 – The Loqui Podcast – Being your best self with guest Joel Hawbaker

My guest in this episode is Joel Hawbaker. Joel is a motivational speaker on leadership and has a mission to help people become the best version of themselves. Joel is also a blended family coach, which is helping families who join together with kids from other relationships to deal with the challenges and adjust to the new reality. We had a good chat about public speaking, leadership and what it means to be your best self. I really enjoyed speaking to Joel and I hope you will enjoy listening in. To find out more about Joel you can visit http://reallifeleading.com and http://stepdadding.com To take Joel up on his offer of free e-book versions of his books 'Inverted Leadership' and 'Extraordinary Leadership' you can email him at joel@speakerjoel.com and if you are interested in having Joel come and speak to your group or organisation, I am sure he'd love to hear from you. I've got my copies of Joel's books and I can tell you they're well worth checking out. Thanks for tuning in, John.

Ep.4. The Loqui Podcast – The ‘Never Quit’ Mindset with guest Shane Wallace

This episode I am joined by Shane Wallace, founder and CEO of WorkApp. 

One of the things that shines through from Shane is that he has a solid mindset that holds on to the 'never quit' mentality. I hope you'll like what he has to say about how he made WorkApp happen and pay special attention to what he did when he realised he needed to raise $1m investment to realise his dream.

If you want to connect with Shane, he asks you to do so through WorkApp. It's free to download on iPhone and Android.

To connect with John, please email john@presentinfluence.com

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Ep.3. The Loqui Podcast – Keep Your Wheels On – with guest Rocky Romanella

<div id="buzzsprout-player-2400203"></div> <script src="https://www.buzzsprout.com/676739/2400203-keep-your-wheels-on-with-special-guest-rocky-romanella.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-2400203&player=small" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script> In this episode, I get to chat with someone who has an incredible history of business success and leadership, Rocky Romanella motivational keynote speaker. Rocky is now speaking globally on leadership, values and how to 'Tighten The Lug Nuts' and how to be the best in the industry. I hope you will enjoy his friendly and open style of communicating as much as I did. If you're interested in becoming a guest or would like to suggest areas of presentation or influence you would like to see discussed, email John directly at john@presentinfluence.com Some of you will undoubtedly want to find out more about Rocky, so here are the links:
  • Lessons From The Book: Tighten The Lug Nuts: As a leader, you set the course for your team through values based on courage, conviction and character.
  • Keynote speaking: Thoughts from the most recent events and upcoming events.
  • What Others Are Saying: Examples of what industry leaders have said about Rocky's Keynote Speaking events
  • Be The Best In The Industry: Rocky Romanella, Sr. Partner at 3SIXTY, shares valuable information regarding why values matter.
  • Updated Website: The 3SIXTY site has been completely redesigned to allow for easier access to all of our resources. Visit the site today
  • Featured podcasts: With over 100 podcast, live radio, internet radio and TV interviews during the past, Rocky is one of the most sought-after Keynote Speakers and a great guest. His most recent interviews can be found in the PODCAST LIBRARY on the 3SIXTYMANAGEMENTSERVICES web site.
  • Coaches Corner: Wisdom from some of the greatest coaches.
  • The Video Library: This is a great place to start your research.
  • Tighten The Lugnuts: A game-changing book that continues to receive 5-Star reviews and allows readers to be the architect of their own destiny.
  • Free Assessment: Our business assessment is an objective look at your business, designed to provide you with a clear picture of where your business is today; What will help you get to where you want to be tomorrow; What might hinder or impede your progress, and; What specific actions can be taken to address all these issues.
Currently, Founder, President and CEO of 3Sixty Management Services, LLC. And the author of the book 'Tighten the Lug Nuts'. 3Sixty Management Services is a complete management services company with seasoned professionals focused on, Thought Leadership, Leadership Development and Process Improvement.

Loqui Podcast Ep.2. -Cheat Your Way To Success with guest Ryan Narus

<div id="buzzsprout-player-2277464"></div> <script src="https://www.buzzsprout.com/676739/2277464-cheat-your-way-to-success-with-guest-ryan-narus.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-2277464&player=small" type="text/javascript" charset="utf-8"></script> In this episode, I get to chat with Ryan Narus, a successful real estate investor in the USA who started his journey to success with nothing but a ton of debt and a never quit attitude. Ryan shares with us some of his experiences and insights, including how he ethically 'cheated' his way to success by identifying the most critical points of sale and statistics that he needed to focus on for results. As this is a Present Influence podcast, we also discussed the role of presenting and public speaking in Ryan's life and business and even his brief flirtation with stand-up comedy. Ryan is one of those special individuals who really want to make a difference and inspire others and doesn't care about getting anything back in return. He is also authentic with no BS about what it really takes to create success in the long term. If you would like to connect with Ryan, you can find him on Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-narus-87293417/

The Loqui Podcast – Ep.1. The Dark Side of Influence with Guest host Aida Diaz-Agero

The Dark Side of Influence

Johnny Ball and Aida Diaz-Agero take a deep dive into the murky waters of influence and persuasion.
Mentioned books and resources:
· 'Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion' - Dr Robert Cialdini
· The 6 weapons of influence: https://www.influenceatwork.com/principles-of-persuasion/
· 'The Art of Seduction' - Robert Greene
· 'The Millionaire Fastlane' - M J DeMarco
· 'Combatting Cult Mind Control' - Steven Hassan
· B.I.T.E. Model - free resource/reference: https://freedomofmind.com/bite-model/
· Toastmasters International: https://www.toastmasters.org/