ADVANCE: Take Your Next Step with Mike Acker

ADVANCE: Take Your Next Step with Mike Acker

Take Your Next Step in Leadership, Communication, and Life. Welcome to the ADVANCE Podcast by Mike Acker, a conversation designed to help entrepreneurs, business leaders, and other professionals break through barriers by improving their practical leadership skills and increasing confidence in speaking. Mike Acker is a bestselling author, executive coach, and founder of two companies aimed at providing an edge for leaders. For additional information or to book Mike Acker to work with your organization visit mikeacker.com.

Episodes

June 28, 2021 20 min

INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 32

Money management is undoubtedly a crucial skill your kids will have to learn as they grow up. By teaching them that when they're little, you're preparing them to make great financial decisions later in life.

Over the next three weeks, we'll be talking about leading and speaking to your kids in a way that sets them up for success in the future. In today's episode, Mike discusses the importanc...

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 31

One of the most effective skills of a good speaker is their ability to be in the moment while they deliver. Reliving the past or constantly worrying about the future takes away the opportunity of presenting well when you have to.

How do you cultivate the habit of being in the present?

In this episode of the Advance podcast, Mike discusses our tendency to gravitate towards the future or regret past experience...

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May 24, 2021 21 min

INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 30

Are you someone who has a story, idea, or expertise to share with people but are hesitant to write a book? 

When you write and publish your book, you establish yourself through it. It is an incredible way for you to convey that you and your ideas are here to stay. In this episode of the Advance podcast, Mike Acker shares his journey writing his top-rated books, discusses the benefits of writing books, and h...

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 29

Do you sometimes feel like you need someone outside of your family to talk to or spend time with? That’s why we all need friends in our life. Now that the world is still in lockdown conditions, good friends could make you feel less isolated.

 In today’s episode of the Advance podcast, Mike shares the importance of friendships and discusses a few ways by which you can make good friends in life. He digs into ...

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May 11, 2021 15 min

INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 28

How can you reverse engineer leadership so as to succeed personally and professionally? Why is understanding your goals paramount to becoming a good leader?

In this episode, Mike breaks down the process of accomplishing goals for anybody heading without or losing track of their vision in life. Learn why it is necessary to map your target before you start out on your venture.

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April 19, 2021 18 min

INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 27

Are you a Rambler? If so, do you know how that impacts your audiences and clients? Rambling makes you lose not only time and interest, but also money. 

Join Mike Acker in today’s episode as he talks about rambling in leadership and communication, walks you through the different types of rambling, and gives actionable advice to help you get over it. Listen in!

EPISODE 27 SUMMARY & HIGHLIGHTS

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 26

Knowing how to be lead through family decisions is as important as leading your way through your professional life. Learn how you can achieve the feat as Professor Christopher Brown walks us through the process. 

Dr. Christopher Brown is the author of the famous book, Ready to Kindergarten, and specializes in the whole area of leaving your kids in school. In this episode of the Advance podcast, Mike speaks ...

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March 29, 2021 17 min

INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 25

Self-empowerment happens when you start believing you can. When was the last time you had somebody help you believe in yourself and your potential? 

Join Mike Acker on this episode of the Advance podcast as he shows you how to empower oneself with the belief by walking you through a framework that tells you how to do that. He also talks about micromanagement and how it can bring employee motivation levels d...

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March 22, 2021 24 min

INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 24

Are you someone who is or will be seeking a job opportunity right now or in the next coming months? We are all in a wholly different world today, and the process of looking for jobs is not the same as it used to be before. How do you adapt to the changing times and find the next best step to landing your dream job? 

Join Mike Acker on this episode of the Advance Podcast as he interviews A. J. Mizes, a talen...

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 23

Do you realize that every one of us, right now, is designing our lives? Kristina Piader tells us why it is so by walking us through the many lessons she learned in her career as a Hollywood screenwriter. Join in to learn the SMART (Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Relevant, and Time-based) process of setting goals in the industry and what you can imbibe from it! 

Kristina has been a Hollywood screenwriter ...

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 22

Do you want to get better but stay interested at the same time? If yes, how do you make sure you're not in a Groundhog Day by Bill Murray’s system, living the same day over and over again? What rhythm can you create that would leave you some space to bring in something new from time to time?

Join Mike on this episode of the Advance Podcast as he shows you how repetitive doing and creativity could go han...

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 21

Imagine being in a network comprising of people just like you but in different companies. Aren’t these the kinds of people you would want to have more conversations with? How do you benefit from such an alchemy network? And how do you form one in the first place?

“The Alchemist Entrepreneur” Dov Gordon joins Mike Acker in today’s episode to talk about how you can get your ideal clients by becoming an under-...

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 20

How does hype help in promoting your business? How do you use it to impact people with what you do today? 

Marketing strategies of our times increasingly revolve around hype. The excitement factor around your product or service goes a long way in promoting your business among the audience.

In this episode, Mike speaks with Michael Schein of Microfame Media about hype in marketing, how it can help get your bu...

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 19

Does emotional intelligence aid in better connection with people? If so, where do you start?

Any connection starts with you. Being aware of yourself first and then learning to understand others can help you connect with your people better.

Join Mike Acker in today’s episode as he teaches you the fine art of emotional intelligence and how you can use it to build healthy relationships with your colleagues and ...

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 18

You must have all had that one person in life who phenomenally transformed your path to the destination. How do some people become your greatest influencers in life? What makes them strikingly different from a majority of other speakers and leaders?

To become a great speaker, you have to learn to take people with you as you talk and guide them to their path. In today's episode, Mike discusses the C-suit...

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 17

Leadership is all about influence. Nothing more, nothing less. But how do influencers create their brands?

It all starts with you, who you are as a person, where you are right now, why people should listen to you, and how you can help them. 

In the episode today, Mike interviews international speaker and coach Marina Barayeva. Marina helps entrepreneurs build their influence and create a life of purpose. Joi...

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 16

Some of our teachers in school have been our favorites for the way they made us understand the subject very well. Everything they taught was so simple and clear that you needn’t have second thoughts about the matter. What is it that effective communicators have mastered that we all need to, too? 

 Clarity.

How do excellent speakers bring about clarity in speaking? In this episode, Mike gives away top strateg...

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 15

Innovation has become a hot topic of discussion in the world today. Companies are struggling to come up with breakthrough ideas and strategies.

What can they do to adopt the best practices for continuous improvement and innovate better?

Join Mike Acker on this episode of the Advance Podcast as he interviews Bella Rushi from Symmetri Consulting, a consulting firm using science and a systematic approach to bui...

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INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 14

Powerful speakers, leaders and performers, have all got something incredible in common. Do you realize what that is?

It's authority.

How does excellence in speaking bring about or reinforce authority? Join Mike Acker on this episode as he gives away top ideas and tips to mastering the art of communication and how to establish your authority for greater success in the business space!

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January 20, 2021 21 min

INTRODUCTION TO EPISODE 13

On a scale of 10, how would you rate your company's customer service? 8.. 9.. Outstanding? 

Exceptional Customer Service goes much beyond just convincing a person to choose your services. It not only helps customers feel comfortable, but also incredibly increases your revenue. On the show today, Mike interviews Dr. Kelly Henry, Business Coach and Author of the book “Define and Deliver Exceptional Custom...

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