What's Working with Cam Marston

What's Working with Cam Marston

Having spent the last twenty plus years studying workplace and workforce trends, Cam Marston now brings his research, his insights, and his network of contacts locally and from across the country to an interview radio program to keep you relevant and prepared for a rapidly changing workplace and workforce. Also, since COVID-19 has impacted the economy, Cam's shows are now bringing urgent content to small businesses for small business survival.... Show More

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Trey Oliver leads Mobile's metro county jail with its over 1000 "guests." He oversees their meal service, offers classes, and even has a barber shop. It's its own self-contained world. Trey's story takes a non-traditional turn when he finds a release in this high-pressure environment through his art. Collecting and assembling driftwood then finding a gallery to display it took him on a ride he'd never have g...

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Peter Ricchiuti - Economist - Tulane A.B. Freeman School of Business - Economic outlook

Marty O'Malley - L'Arche Mobile - Annual Fundraiser - Football Preview - will be live streamed tonight.

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Colleen Francis - New approaches to sales as a result of Covid. 

Dr. Mark Foley, Ph.D. - Motivation and inspiration.

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Our first chat with Brent Barkin was good enough that we needed more time with him AND we wanted to hear how he was responding to Covid amongst his 20-ish stores across the southeast. We learn Brent gives each store a lot of autonomy on when to reopen and how to manage traffic flows on the floor. We also get his predictions on what the shakeout in the market place might look like.

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Dr Susan Hassig, Ph.D. - Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine - Fact and Fiction of Covid-19.

Lane Zirlott - Murder Point Oysters - "We're growing!"

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Brian Hamilton - Brian Hamilton Foundation - The entrepreneur's mindset in times of Covid.

David Zach - Futurist - Discovering the enduring truths that will guide your business forward.

Matt Armbruster - Ransom Ministries - Words of encouragement.

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Josh Davison knows the oil business. While Davison Fuels focuses on the last part of oil production - getting it to the consumer - the whole process influences his work and his product. Josh explains why oil prices are so low and why oil companies were paying people to take it from them for a short time ("it was like a Coke fizzing over the side of the glass - it had nowhere to go"). He gives explanations for gasoline price...

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Buff Teague - Managing Director of JLL for Gulf Coast - Potential for huge surpluses of office and retail space soon due to work from home catching on and retail going out of business?

Brad Burton - President - Cadence 120 Bicycles - Sales of new and used bikes surging and bike repairs, too.

Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson - A look forward. 

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Troy Hazard - Author & Host - Moving business forward in the time of crisis.

Jeff Zeiders & Dave Imber - CigarClub.com - good ideas for securing customers in times of Covid. 

Trey Oliver - Warden, Metro Jail - Watching for burnout and being self-aware in high stress environments.

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John Calagaz took his hobby to the next level when he started applying his technology expertise to the wide world of fishing. He's organized it though apps, patents, and soon, a piece of hardware for your boat. They've created a way to compete in fishing tournaments remotely, using photos and codes to weigh in. They're sharing their data with fisheries who are using it to manage fish stocks. It's phenomenal. Prepare...

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Laura Stack - The Productivity Pro - Repurposing old products for new audiences. Getting busy now.

Nichole Patrick - Roberts Bros Realtors - Surprising number of home sales in times of Covid.

Boom & Zoom - Matt LeMond & Luke Peavy - Creative videos to bring attention to their O'Daly's Irish Pub pizzas.

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Dan Coughlin - The Coughlin Company - Strategic Planning in times of uncertainty. Step by step advice.

Liz Freeman - Long's Human Resources - Temporary Staffing - who needs what out there today. Is her company a leading economic indicator?

Joe Toomey - Principal, Murphy High School - Motivation and Inspiration. We must come through this...changed.

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When Mary Beth visited market, buyers told her what they wanted. She listened, dummied up some bags using paper and tape, and about a year later she had 17,000 of her creations in storage around Fairhope, Alabama after a container arrived from China. It was Go Time. Today her bags and totes are available nationwide in boutique retailers as well as national department stores. It's a story of listening to your customer, methodica...

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Guests:

Sid Sexton - Sexton Lawn and Landscaping - New employee and customer communication methods in tense times.

David Zach - Futurist - Fad, Trends, and Principles - How to think NOT about what is changing, but what things will never change.

Marquis Forge - "Congratulations, Cam, on your client telling you 'No.' Now go sharpen your saw."

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Patty Vanderpool - CEO - EAP Lifestyle Management - Managing fear and increasing TOV (threat of violence) upon returning to work.

Bill Kleinschrodt - President - Transworld Business Advisors - Businesses for sale due to Covid and generous assistance offered by SBA.

Jeff Roberts - Yellowhammer Coffee - Sales are UP!

(pls rate us on Apple Podcasts if that's where you listen.)

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Chris Cockrell and his team are utilizing today's newest technologies to create some cool, very cool, things. From partnering with the "nanny to the stars", Nanny Connie via augmented reality, to creating training simulations for high-risk jobs at the top of cell towers using virtual reality, 3rd Realm Creations is pushing the limits of today's best, most innovative technologies. 

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Nikki Morgan & James Taylor - Regions Bank - CARES Act and retirement funds. 

Dr Elizabeth Lombardo - Managing stress, recognizing the Red Zone, and taking time 3 times per day 5 mins each time.

Brad Israel - Motivation and Inspiration.

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Futurist Richard Worzel - Strategies for small business & "back-casting" to prepare for the return to normalcy.

Rebecca Byrne - Community Foundation of South Alabama - New grants available for non-profits.

Terry Richey - Associate Pastor, Spring Hill Baptist Church.

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Both Jennifer Alford and Artious Walker succeeded in foodservice due to delicious food and a penchant for customer service. That was before the Covid economy brought everything to a screeching halt. Now they're fighting for survival. Jennifer and her husband run The August House Restaurant and have quickly adjusted to curbside service and are using social media to let their customers know they're open and they need the busi...

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Gia Wiggins, PhD - President - Morale Resources, LLC - Small business, unemployment claims, and responsibilities of companies and employees.

Jim Foley - Managing Partner - Fairhope Brewery - The surprising success of new product introductions in the Covid economy.

Ann Schilling - Bayside HS Volleyball Coach - Perspective on Covid disruptions from a Stage IV cancer survivor. 

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