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Podcast Speaks!! April 29, 30 with Jane M Powers

 

PodcastSpeaks is almost here.  I can’t wait for this exciting 2-day event with the amazing Jane M Powers.

I met Jane last year at a Synapse meeting.  Our meeting was one of the serendipitous benefits to a new business culture full of online Zoom video meetings.  I know, I felt Zoom fatigue as much as anyone.  But after it had settled in, I started to wonder how we’d go back to the old normal.  I was meeting people from all over the world every week!

When Jane and I got together we found we not only had a lot of interests in common (the outdoors, mountain biking, an insatiable desire to constantly learn, low tolerance for b.s.), but that we possessed skill sets that complimented each other.  She was great a turning skills into money by jumping all-in and getting to the heart of people’s passions, and I was good at NONE of that.  Well, truth be told, my background in audio and recording, radio, creative services in the ad world, and the aforementioned insatiable desire to constantly learn fueled my interest in podcasts and podcasting.  I truly believe that podcasts are one of the greatest messaging, branding, self-discovery and lead generation tools available to businesses and non-profits.  And Jane agreed.  So we came together to offer PODCAST SPEAKS.

PodcastSpeaks is an online, virtual event being held April 29 and 30 to teach businesses how they can use podcasts to speak (literally!) directly to customers, potential customers, contemporaries, collaborators, sponsors and networkers.

If you’re a small business person, entrepreneur or anyone who wants to control the narrative surrounding their business, ask yourself a few questions:

Do you have a story, mission, movement, or message?

Are you passionate about growing a profitable business?

Would you like to effectively engage and connect with audiences?

Do you want to easily create lasting content?

Do you want to confidently convert 5 or 6-figures from every stage?

Do you want to successfully generate a stream of leads?

The answers are obvious.  Click here to make a fully refundable deposit to hold your space and attend this free event.

To hear more about the event, listen to this episode of The Good Eye Podcast with Jane as my guest.

Good Eye Podcast Ep56 – James Burk – The Mars Society

James Burk is a the IT Director for and a member of The Mars Society.

The website states: “The Mars Society is the world’s largest and most influential space advocacy organization dedicated to the human exploration and settlement of the planet Mars. Established by Dr. Robert Zubrin and others in 1998, the group works to educate the public, the media and the government on the benefits of exploring Mars and creating a permanent human presence on the Red Planet.”

We talk about a number of Mars and space-related subjects including:
-recent launches by and goals of Space X and other space travel and space tourism companies.
-Dr. Rubert Zubrin‘s book “The Case For Mars”
-some of the various goals and plans for getting to Mars, setting up infrastructure for human inhabitance and the possibility of terra-forming Mars and making it conducive to human survival in conditions similar to Earth.
-the effect the movie “The Martian” had on The Mars Society’s efforts and public opinion.
-how far in the future we should be looking to expect regular travel to Mars from Earth

The Mars Society

Good Eye Podcast

 

 

Good Eye Podcast Ep44 Andrea Starr – Go Forward Team Ride

Today’s guest is Andrea Starr, CEO of the Forward Foundation.  Andrea and I talk about the upcoming cycling event to benefit the Forward Foundation which provides assistance and resources for single mothers in crisis.  The event is October 24th and will take place in two forms: the organized ride from Bryan Park to Ashland and back, and the virtual event which will take place virtually wherever participants want to do their activities.  Virtual participants can ride, walk, run, swim, dance or do just about anything they want as long as they sign up for the event and use the hashtag #goforwardtogether on social media.

This is the first Go Forward event, but the plan is to have it again next year and for years to come when we can hopefully all get together to support the Forward Foundation and celebrate.

 REGISTER HERE

LEARN ABOUT THE FORWARD FOUNDATION HERE

SEE THE ROUTE AND DOWNLOAD GPS MAPS HERE

 

 

As founder and president of Gordian Partners LLC, Hallie Hovey-Murray is a lawyer, speaker, advocate, talent competition winner, ventriloquist and founder of the non-profit Autism Success Foundation.   She works closely with RBI Services who work with businesses and non-profits.  Hallie, the Autism Success Foundation and RBI Services are part of the Independent Agent Giving Program which means that with your help, Hallie and ASF could win as much as $3000.

Vote for RBI Services, Autism Success Foudnation and Hallie today by clicking the link below!

VOTE HERE WITH ONE CLICK:

A note from RBI Services’ and all-around community-minded non-profit superadvocate Jimmy Comer:

“RBI has been selected by Safeco Insurance as an Agent of Change in part due to our support with the Autism Success Foundation.  There is a contest tied to this recognition and the top three finishers will receive a donation from Safeco in the name of the agency that wins.  The process is easy.  You follow this link https://www.agentgiving.com/story/rbi-services/ and click on the vote button.  That is all.  It takes less than 30 seconds.

So far, we are sitting in third place, which will earn Hallie $1,000 but if we could slide further up, it would mean $2,000 or $3,000 for her.”

I interviewed Hallie on a recent episode of the Synapse Hubcast.  Hear the conversation and learn more about what an incredible person Hallie is by clicking on the player.

 

Go Forward Team Ride Course and Info

Click here to download a GPX file you can load onto your bike computer.

Click here to download a FIT file.

Who we are
The Forward Foundation (formerly known as The Sophie House) empowers single, working mothers experiencing crisis to build an independent, secure, and healthy future for themselves and their children. We have worked hard to thoughtfully design a program that fosters the resilience and independence of the women and families we serve so they can “move forward.”

Mission
“Empowering Action to Move Forward”
Empowering single mothers to move forward from crisis to a stable, independent future for themselves and their families

Our why
Navigating single parenthood is tough; even more so when dealing with financial hardship and minimal, or no support. Many of these women suffer in silence as they are too proud to seek assistance. These moms are used to being the “fixers” and taking care of others, so reaching out for help is challenging for them. We want them to know it is alright and there is support available to them. With one out of four homes in America being single parent households, and 81% of those being led by single mothers, the need is dire.

What we do
Qualified working, single mothers are eligible to receive subsidized childcare assistance and educational services. This aid allows them the opportunity to earn an income; hence providing stability and independence for their family

The mothers we serve often do not qualify for other community lifelines, such as rental and food assistance and childcare subsidies. They are often navigating the end of an unhealthy relationship, divorce, illness, or loss of a spouse that has precipitated financial crisis. During what can feel like a very isolating and uncertain time, we help single mothers take a step forward by helping them build community and gain valuable skills.

In conjunction with our collaborative partners, we equip our moms with vital resources and basic knowledge in the areas they need to best care for their children. Our in depth, comprehensive program prioritizes financial literacy, but also provides access to professional workshops centered around legal, career advancement, wellness, and life skills.

We work with financial advisors who offer individual consultation on saving, family budgeting, and long-term financial planning. There is a case manager on staff, and we are building a referral network of family counselors and attorneys. This network will offer affordable access to mental health services and legal consultation.

Milestones are set up for our mothers to meet throughout the year, as well as requirements to complete a certain number of volunteer hours per month. Upon completion of the program our mothers return as mentors to a new cohort of women. We believe it is crucial that they are as vested in their future as we are. We are providing them a hand up, not a handout

Event details
GO FORWARD Team Ride is a virtual, family friendly event that can take place anytime and anywhere you’d like between now and Nov. 1st.

Virtual participants have the option to ride (stationary bikes work too!), walk, or run. This is a great way for the whole family to get involved and we are encouraging participants to get creative. Your little ones can ride or walk laps with you in the neighborhood or local parks.

Follow us on LinkedIn, IG, Facebook, and Twitter. Share pictures of yourself and others with our hashtag #goforwardtogether.

Register and encourage others to join you by support you with a pledge of $1.00 or more per mile/lap, or a donation can be made directly to Forward Foundation via the donate button.

Buy a t-shirt

Make a donation

Sponsorship opportunities still available – contact Andrea Starr

This is a great opportunity for the whole family to get outside, breathe fresh air, spend quality time together, and move their bodies! The bonus is that you are able to support a local nonprofit organization in your community that assists those most in need.

Our team captain, Jay Smack, and his crew will be riding (50) miles from Bryan Park to Ashland and back on October 24th to raise money on behalf of the Forward Foundation. We will be sharing footage and photos on our social media platforms.

Why this event so important to us

Forward Foundation is working diligently to support, educate, and empower single working mothers and their children as they navigate through financial crisis. Our mission is still strong and we are committed to helping them achieve financial stability and independence.

Since the pandemic began we have increased the families we serve by 30%. We anticipate that those numbers will continue to rise.

Fundraising is a crucial part of our revenue stream, so getting creative and coming up with an idea that would allow for safe participation and social distancing was challenging. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our last two fundraisers had to be cancelled.

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