The TeleworkPH Podcast - featuring amazing guests with tips and advice for your business.
EP: 33 Down the Rabbit Hole of Social Media
A conversation with Graphics and Social Media Manager for E2E Studios, Eilidh Moyes
Yes, this episode is a lot longer than most. However, as I was editing, everytime I went to cut something out, I changed my mind. There is just too much value to miss a single word. Eilidh opened my eyes to a lot of the reality which is social media. Her almost revolutionary ways and ideas will make you seriously think about your own behaviors with your social media campaigns.
Eilidh is well on her way, if not already, to becoming a social media expert. From her home in a little farming town in Scotland, she leads us down the rabbithole of social media and explains many of the mistakes brands and businesses make when posting to social media. Mistakes that end with very little or even damaging results.
• Grow organically before using paid ads
• “Likes” vs. impressions
• Which social media platforms are the best for B2B or B2C
• Are Google and LinkedIn ads worth the money for startups?
• Reflect on your own behaviors when posting to social media
• Why Facebook and Instagram work for brand awareness
• Hitting the wrong audience
• Staggering content/no need to post daily
• Also we take an indepth look at the role of the influencer and social media as a whole
If you’re struggling with social media, then this episode is for you.
EP: 32 Big D Goes to Hell and Back
A Conversation With Celebrity Chef And Hell's Kitchen Season 19 Contestant, Declan Horgan
Are you a Hell's Kitchen Fan? How about a home chef who drools over watching Gordon Ramsey work his magic?
In this installment of Telecast PH, we are talking with celebrity chef and Hell's Kitchen season 19 contestant, Declan Horgan, who gives us a little background into his life, experience, and how his passion for cooking came to be.
We also learn a little about being behind the scenes at Hell’s Kitchen and what it's like to meet and cook for Gordon Ramsey
And Chef Declan lets us in on what he has in the pipeline for 2021 including some amazing investment opportunities. Also, he has some golden advice for those who are thinking of getting into the restaurant game.
If you like Hell’s Kitchen and BBQ sauce then you'll love this episode!
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EP: 31 Monsters and Aliens!
A conversation with independent filmmakers Adam and Kristin Steigert
I had the unique privilege to have a conversation with independent filmmakers and husband and wife Adam A.K.A. "Indie Adam" and Kristen Steigert who have brought us such films as Fang and Horrific Evil Monsters.
So you may wonder why a podcast mainly geared toward business would feature independent filmmakers. Simply put, filmmaking is their business.
In fact, back in 2017 , along with another partner Christopher Burns Jr., they started a film company named 388 Studios. They have the same structure as any business- they take a creative idea- they produce that idea then take the product to market- and face the same challenges along the way.
- The challenges of filmmaking
- You have to do something different if you want to stand out
- Passion overrides everything
- The freedom of staying independent and self producing
- Know your audience (market)
- Grab you audience in the first 15 seconds
- Give your audience what THEY want
- PLUS we learn about their individual journeys into filmmaking
Adam and Kristin make large scale, slasher-horror, B movies. And these films are, in my opinion, budding cult classics. Curious what I mean by large scale movies?
EP: 30 An Ounce Of Prevention...
A conversation with Zack Abbott, Microbiologist and CEO of ZBiotics
What if I told you that you can go to the upcoming holiday office parties- drink as much as you want and not wake up with a hangover?
Well that's exactly what my guest in this episode has made possible.
I had a conversation with microbiologist, co- founder, and CEO of ZBotics, Zack Abbott.
They have formulated a genetically engineered probiotic drink that, with a little bit of pre planning, you can indulge in your favorite alcoholic beverages and bypass the after effects the next morning.
However, this is just the beginning. They have several other projects going on that can make a huge impact on health and wellness.
Some key takeaways:
- Gut health and the microbiome
- How acetaldehyde, a by product of consuming alcohol, is toxic to the body and is the main source of the "morning after"
- How stress, mood, and even lack of sleep can affect our gut bacteria
- Any biological function on the planet can be programed into a bacteria with genetic engineering
- How Zack looks to things that would benefit his own life for product and business ideas
- The challenges and surprises faced in the three years it took to bring this product to the market
- Seize the morning after the night before!
ZBiotics is the first ever product of its kind to hit the market and remains so today. And as Zack explains, ZBiotics is not making any attempts to promote alcohol abuse or indulgence in any way, but explains that ZBiotics is an important part of drinking responsibly along with other factors.
Find out more about ZBiotics and get some fun and interesting science facts!
EP: 29 The Rise Of The Consultant
A conversation with Samantha Johnson, president of NollaCorp Innovative Solutions
I had put out a post a few weeks ago on LinkedIn about looking for guests for the podcast.
I got a few inquiries, but the one that stood out was a woman by the name of Samantha Johnson from Grand Rapids Michigan.
Samantha is the president of NollaCorp Innovative Solutions
Now whenever someone reaches out to inquire about being a guest, I always take a look at their LinkedIn profile to see what kind of value they can offer the listeners. And I saw Samantha's profile and noticed she offers consultation services for client acquisition and retention and for re-inventing business processes- something near and dear to my heart.
Now, I don't do a whole lot of research into my guests. I used to- I used to prepare questions and notes and it really slowed the flow of the podcast- NOW I just get a few notes and topics I'd like to discuss and basically go from there and have a great conversation.
I have to tell you I was not prepared for the stories she shares about her experience in business, investing, and day trading (being self taught) and everything she has already accomplished, with seemingly insurmountable odds stacked up against her.. all at the tender age of only 24..
Some key takeaways:
- How she built her first business and sold it 5 years later
- College isn't for everyone
- Everything is a process
- The RED FLAGS signalling change in processes is needed
- How she became an expert in client acquisition
- Day trading has become her passion
- Keep reading and keep yourself educated
- Her journey in the business world as a gay, black woman with no formal education
You'll not want to miss this powerful and inspiring episode!
EP: 28 Be The Reason Someone Smiles
A conversation with Michael Ray, Founder of Smile Project Louisville
Doing this podcast has been one of the joys in my life for the past year.
In the intro I say this podcast is "dedicated to changing the way we look at outsourcing to the Philippines"- and it is. However the goal has always been more than just getting the word out about what we do here at TeleworkPH.
When I choose my guests its because I know they have something unique to share. I have met some amazing people that have shared great advice and experiences. And that's really what its all about.
And today’s guest is no exception.
Michael Ray founder of Smile Project Louisville.
If you’re not connected to Michael on LinkedIn or seen any of his videos featuring his daughter, Maddie, who was born with downs syndrome I highly recommend that you do.
Michael not only committed himself to raising Maddie, but has endured what I would consider every fathers nightmare and that's the loss of a child.
Some key takeaways:
- We are the product of the choices we make
- We smile because life is hard, not because it's easy
- Create the change you want to see in your life
Michael shares his story with me and the magical moment when he decided to found Smile project..and be the reason someone smiles today...
EP: 27 The Bubble Of Social Media
A conversation with MJ Felizarta, founder of Bubble Media & Co
Sometimes a new company evolves from necessity. And in a way that's how Bubble Media & CO was founded.
Tired of working the 9-5 for the BPO industry and a year of family health problems and financial setbacks, MJ Felizarta took her passion and started Bubble Media & Co. a social media management company.
I talk with MJ about her humble beginnings and what led up to her taking the plunge into entrepreneurship. We also discuss what's going on in social media today and the elements for being successful.
- How MJ found her inspiration from watching her mother
- How she failed with her first client
- Be consistent with social media
- Keep "dumping value"; don't just take — give
- Be a responsible creator
- How to put the "human" in your marketing
- Engage, engage, engage
This was a fun, interesting and engaging conversation. This is MJ's first podcast, so she was a little nervous in the beginning. But surely you can gain value from this conversation.
EP: 26 Rapping About Writing: The Art Of The Blog
A conversation with Adam Ward BA (Hons) MA, Author, poet, musician and Content Marketing Specialist At Leadmetrics
In today’s episode, Adam and I delve into the world of blogs and blog writing. Blog writing is the perfect way to connect with your target customer base. By having a regularly updated blog on your company website, you can give your visitors something more to sink their teeth into.
Furthermore, blogs can serve as lead magnets as they drive more people to your website and keep them engaged longer.
- How new companies can get their blogs going
- The impact a blog can actually make
- Topics to write about
- Length and frequency of blog posts
- Choosing your audience
- Using Yoast and other blogging tools
This was a fun, interesting and engaging conversation. We got a little crazy at the end, but surely you can gain value from this conversation.
EP: 25 The Birth Of A SaaS Startup
A conversation with Paul Doerwald, Founder and CEO of Clockk
Paul Doerwald, founder and CEO of Clockk, had a vision. He listened to and heard the pains of freelancers and consultancies when it came to properly billing clients for their time.
So he set out to make a difference.
He developed Clockk, an amazing new software-as-a-service tool solving the time sheet problem for creative agencies and software consultancies.
There is nothing else like it on the market today.
There are so many key takeaways to this conversation!
- Listening to the pains of your target market
- How certain businesses are learning a new skill set
- The many hats a founder/CEO has to wear at startup
- The phases of launching a startup
Paul shares the best advice available for product founders and entrepreneurs!
Plus he shares his personal journey and COVID-19 reflections
Are you a startup founder? How about a freelancer or creative agency?
Maybe you have an idea for a disruptive technology that can make an impact on the current market.
In any case, you won't want to miss this episode of TeleCastPH!
EP: 24 How To Supercharge Your Leadership
A conversation with Ben Dueck, The Leadership Guy
This episode features a powerful conversation about leadership with Ben Dueck, President and Founder of Cantera Leadership.
Ben is "The Leadership Guy" having earned a Masters degree in leadership and becoming a Certified CliftonStrengths Executive Coach.
Another amazing thing about Ben is that he has developed his own Signature CliftonStrengths themes, which are:
- How to transform your leadership through 4 specific points
- How to be a leader in these difficult times
- How leaders can produce consistent and effective results
- Learn the CliftonStrengths approach to leadership
It was an extremely interesting conversation about leadership development and opened my eyes to many of the ways leaders and even teams can strengthen their skills and be more effective.
Strong leadership is needed now more than ever. No one should miss this episode.
EP: 23 COVID-19 And LinkedIn Social Selling
A Conversation With Jeff Pugel, Founder And CEO Of Ignition
Today's episode features an intriguing conversation I had with Jeff Pugel.
Jeff founded Ignition to help B2B businesses and sales teams get off the rollercoaster and create new opportunities by:
- Knowing who you are as a company
- Talking to the right people
- Having a repeatable and scalable process
- How Ignition made a pivot to help small companies "survive and thrive" during the pandemic
- How leadgen is transforming
- Harness the power of LinkedIn and Social Selling with content
- How to stay on a prospects radar
Plus Jeff shares his personal journey and taking the leap into starting his own business
If you are struggling with the current pandemic and want to find out more on how to use LinkedIn and Social Selling to help make new contacts, then you won't want to miss this episode!
EP: 22 EQ For Leadership And Customer Support
A conversation with Teresa Quinlan
Today's episode features an amazing conversation with Teresa Quinlan, a Transformation Specialist through Emotional Intelligence (or EQ).
This was seriously an eye opening conversation for me.
Some of the key takeaways:
- The fundamentals and basics of EQ
- How EQ affects every aspect of our lives
- How customer support can better handle rough situations
- How leadership can better manage their teams
And so much more
Teresa was an amazing guest and is definitely someone you want to contact and find out more.
She provides coaching sessions as well as seminars, webinars and workshops.
EP: 21 COVID-19 Survival As A Small Queen Bee Business
I had a great conversation with Glen and Shevelle Stephens, owners of Revival queen bees in Alberta Canada.
I learned some fascinating facts about bees, queen bees especially and the entire beekeeping and honey business.
But the key takeaways to the conversation is not about bees.
It’s how they risked everything to start their business and the steps they took to get their passion of reviving the beekeeping and honey industry in their area off the ground.
They left their jobs and endured losses and quite a few struggles, including a bee sting allergy that could have potentially shut them down for good.
They also give some essential advice for other struggling business owners who are facing hard times during this pandemic.
EP: 20 Using Your Left Brain And Right Brain Together- A Conversation With Jenny Siede
Are you right brained or left brained?
For right brained people creativity comes easy whereas logic may be a struggle.
For left brained people it's just the opposite. They flourish with math skills and logic, but sometimes fall short with creativity.
In this episode, I talk with Jenny Seide, owner of In Style Exchange.
She talks about how she has used her skills and education in computer science AND her eye for aesthetics at the same time to build a successful design business. She goes on to explain how she has learned to harmonize both sides of her brain and tap into each sides unique abilities and functions to work together.
And shares her secrets on how you can do it too.
EP: 19 TWPH RAW- Transforming 500 Agents To WFH
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and local and national government agencies imposing quarantine, TeleworkPH had to make a decision.
And we had to make it fast.
It was never an issue of IF we could make the transformation to work from home, it was a matter of what's the best way to get it done.
And the transformation took place.
Here we get together in a raw session and talk about the steps taken to make an unprecedented transformation. Moving the entire operations of TeleworkPH to a work from home setting.
I talk with Directors Dreamy Rose Loquinario, RC Constantino, CMO Jun Baranggan, Lyn Baynosa and of course founder and CEO, Marge Aviso.
EP: 18 Behind The Scenes At TeleworkPH
A conversation with HR Director Dreamy Rose Loquinario
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at a call center?
I had an amazing conversation with our HR Director Dreamy Rose Loquinario who shared her challenges in the day to day operations of TeleworkPH.
We discuss what it’s like to source agents, what the agents have to go through and the English skills required to work as an agent at TeleworkPH.
Dream talks about how the company culture of TeleworkPH is the foundation for finding (and keeping) high-quality, talented employees.
She also explains what it took to develop the HR department as a startup from scratch and offers some great advice to others who may just be starting out and building their own Human Resource department.
This is not one to miss!
EP: 17 Reboot - Do Filipinos Really Speak English?
Welcome to the TeleCastPH reboot!
Why the reboot?
I wanted to take a step back and really review the content I was putting out. My goal is to take it to the next level.
In this episode we talk about some of the misconceptions about outsourcing to the Philippines and answer some of the comments from my LinkedIn network.
We will take an indepth look at The Philippines and English. You just may be surprised to discover the truth.
Also, find out why I did a reboot and the amazing content yet to come!
EP: 16 Interview with "Coach" Paul Joson, Head of Learning and Development at TeleworkPH
Training is one of the most important and essential part of any business.
And it’s also important to recognize that people have different personalities and learn in different ways.
Having a training department skilled in not only passing knowledge, but being able to reach each and every individual and train them on their level, is a highly effective way to make sure you’re able to bring on great people.
And it works wonders for company culture
Today's #podcast features an amazing interview with the head of our Learning & Development department here at TeleworkPH, “Coach” Paul Joson.
Paul and I talk about the importance of quality training and how to unlock the potential of each individual during training.
Also, we learn about the TeleworkPH 3 day foundation training that Coach Paul spent endless hours creating from scratch
... and the big secret we have been keeping.
Something no other BPO does in the Philippines.
EP: 15 Building Brand Loyalty Through Customer Support Tip Five: Making The Customer Whole Again
This is the fifth in the 5 part series of how to use customer support to build a stronger brand loyalty.
Today we are talking about the fifth and final way customer support can help build brand loyalty and that is by making the customer whole again and how you’ll want to empower support to be able to take the steps necessary to make the customer whole. To make them complete.
What do I mean by that?
You want to make sure the customer has not lost anything whether it be money, time or even damage to their personal reputation or health.
By making sure they walk away from the experience whole and complete, the customer will not have the feeling that the brand has taken something from them.
This is a basic psychological feeling that everyone experiences. And sadly one that many brands and companies ignore.
EP: 14 Building Brand Loyalty Through Customer Support Tip Four: Building/Repairing Trust
This is the fourth in the 5 part series of how to use customer support to build a stronger brand loyalty.
Customers like to identify with the brands they choose and trusting that brand is a major factor in the customer journey. And there could be several times during that journey when the customer places trust in the brand.
When a customer calls support they are placing blind trust in the agent.
Not just the brand, but the actual agent they are speaking to.
In this episode I talk about how the customer service agent becomes the sole ambassador of trust. They become that extension of each and every department in the company... including representing the CEO.
EP: 13 Building Brand Loyalty Through Customer Support Tip #3 Follow Ups And The Personal Touch
This is the third in the 5 part series of how to use customer support to build a stronger brand loyalty.
Those that follow my articles and podcast should know by now how I’m a huge advocate of personal follow ups when it comes to customer support.
Follow ups on support cases can make the difference between brand loyalty and a customer leaving for good.
In this episode, I talk about the personal touch to follow-ups and give some examples that I have used in the past.
Keep in mind that customer support can be almost as crucial as the core aspects of your company.
Customer retention and brand loyalty isn’t always how well it works when things go right. It can depend on how you handle things when they go wrong.
EP: 12 Building Brand Loyalty Through Customer Support Tip Two: Customer Suggestions
This is the second in the 5 part series of how to use customer support to build a stronger brand loyalty.
Do you listen to your customer’s suggestions?
I mean really listen to them?
Do you have a platform where your customers can make suggestions and know they are heard?
In this episode of TelecastPH, I talk briefly about how customer support can be used in handling customer suggestions.
Getting the customer involved and listening to their feedback is a powerful way to build brand loyalty.
EP: 11 Building Brand Loyalty Through Customer Support Tip #1 Active Listening
Building Brand Loyalty Through Customer Support
Brand loyalty is imperative. And you need your customers to spread the word about your product or service. After all, that type of free advertising is worth more than any ad you could buy or social media marketing campaign. When one person tells another about a brand, they add one element that you cannot do. Even with case studies. And that’s the personal experience. The real truth.
Tip one of this 5 part series: Active Listening
Statistically, 60% of all problems within businesses are a result of poor communication.
So that being said, it would serve everyone to really brush up on their active listening skills. Especially customer support agents.
Customers want to be heard. And more so they want to be understood.
In this series I'll explain some of the things I have done to make sure customers take away a positive experience to promote brand loyalty.
EP: 10 What Do You Get When You Outsource Your Support Staff With TeleworkPH
I just got out of a call with a prospective client who is considering outsourcing her company’s support staff with us.
We had a great time talking about the ways her company can benefit from outsourcing with TeleworkPH and I have to say she went away happy and armed with a lot of info to help her make her final decision (I think she has already decided just wants to let me stew for awhile).
However, during the call she asked one important question: What do I actually get when I outsource with TeleworkPH?
And that got me thinking....
In this episode I'll explain everything you get when you outsource with TeleworkPH
I'll explain the agent hour and what's included
If you are thinking about outsourcing your support staff to the Philippines, you'll not want to miss out on this one.
EP: 9 Getting On The Customer's Level
There’s quite a bit of psychology that goes into giving great customer support.
It’s not always easy.
The goal is to make a connection with the customer.
This can be a bit of a challenge over the phone. Especially when you only have just a few seconds to assess the situation through the tone of their voice
In today's podcast, I talk about ways to get on the customer's level. No one likes to be talked down to, and in a lot of cases people don't like to be talked up to either.
EP: 8 Keep It Real With Customer Expectations
13 minute podcast about the importance of setting the right expectations with your customers. Especially during support cases.
Value you will get from this podcast:
- How companies set expectations for their customers
- What is the cause of customer dissatisfaction (hint: expectations)
- Ways you can keep it real and set the right expectations with your frustrated customers
I think you'll agree that setting the right expectations is crucial.
Especially in dealing with support issues.
Here I included some of the things I have done in the past while working support that have not only diffused the situation at hand, but turned frustrated customers into loyal ones.
By setting their expectations properly.
Not making any outrageous promises or telling them what they want to hear just to get them off the phone.
Sometimes you have deliver news they don't want to hear, but if you keep it real, you can still salvage the relationship.
EP: 7 Clear The Clutter
Want to increase your productivity and keep you mind clear?
Take a few tips from my Grandfather
One of the top salesmen ever for The Akron Bearing Company
He always kept his desk clutter free.
Not only that, he planted flowers all around his home.
He kept his spaces clean and beautiful
A cluttered workspace can lead to a cluttered mind. This not only affects productivity but can have a major impact on your mental strain, health and even on company culture.
EP: 6 What's In Your 2020 Strat Plan?
What’s In your Strat Plan For 2020?
How about Process management and Improvement?
Is your process management and improvement currently sitting on the back burner?
That's one area strategic outsourcing can help
Adding outsourcing to your strat plan for 2020 can
- Streamline and update process
- Save a ton on overhead
- Give you experts in process re-engineering
- Let you focus more on your core competencies
In this short podcast, I'll give you a few reasons why you should consider adding outsourcing to your 2020 start plan. It's not too late.
EP: 5 Taking Accountability
One of the key elements to great customer service is taking accountability. When things go wrong on your end, just take accountability. Apologize if you feel you need to. Then, let the customer know you empathize with their frustrations and will take steps to make them whole again.
The first step in fixing a problem is admitting there is a problem in the first place.
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EP: 4 How To Keep The Work Life Balance When Running A Startup -With Marge Aviso CEO Of TeleworkPH
Marge Aviso, founder and CEO of TeleworkPH joins BizDev Jeff to discuss what it is like running a startup while pregnant and the importance of maintaining the work life balance.
She also offers advice to other women entrepreneurs who may find themselves in a similar situation and shares experiences of the steps she has taken to ensure her family life remains stable.
Marge had many struggles early on. She talks about the fears she had to overcome as well as some of the passions she had to put aside to make TeleworkPH and it's mission to end poverty in the Philippines a reality.
EP: 2 Is Outsourcing Evil?
There are many misconceptions about outsourcing. (Wait until you hear #3..its a shocker)
Some people even think that outsourcing is evil.
In ep.2 of TeleCastPH, Bizdev Jeff delves into these misconceptions and addresses some of the concerns many business owners and CEO's have when it comes to outsourcing.
He presents facts and statistics from global studies conducted by Harvard University, The Cato Institute and MGI.
Listen here to discover the value outsourcing can bring to your company then decide for yourself....
Is Outsourcing Evil?
Also, listen to find out the exciting guests lined up who will be able to offer insight
EP: 1 An Introduction To TeleworkPH Outsourcing Solutions Inc. And Our Mission To End Poverty
Hello and welcome one and all to the very first episode of TeleCastPH, the TeleworkPH outsourcing podcast with your host, BizDev Jeff. In today's episode you will learn about TeleworkPH located in Baliuag, Bulacan, Philippines and how outsourcing can bring value to your business. We are also discussing what to expect from future podcasts, our services and why we are the RuralBPO. I'll also explain about our mission to end poverty here in the Philippines and how you can get involved with that mission and scale up at the same time.