Learning from Smart People

Learning from Smart People

It's impossible to be an expert on everything. Learning from the experts helps us gain an understanding of how to be better at the tasks we undertake. On "Learning from Smart People" you'll gather knowledge from the people with the expertise!

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April 14, 2022 31 min


Ron Swauger is the General Sales Manager at Riverview Chevrolet. He joined us today on “Learning from Smart People” to talk about the difference between Price and Value. His insights were on point and are relevant for anyone involved in sales, marketing or customer service.

  • Price is what you pay – Value is what you receive
  • Selling Value builds strong customer relationships
  • Value and Customer Service are virtually synonymous
  • If you a...

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    We learn how to grow your brand with podcast guesting from Anastasia Lipske on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. Anastasia founded a full-service speaking and podcast Guest booking company. Our organization helps clients find the right audience where they can share their expertise.

    Here are some of the major points that Anastasia Lipske shared about how to grow your brand with podcast guesting:

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    Today, we learn how to create a business that supports your lifestyle from Todd Randall. He joined Rob Oliver on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast from his office in Florida. Todd knows what he’s talking about. He is the CEO of eight organizations and has annual revenue of $6 million plus. As a result, he travels extensively pursuing his hobby of playing polo. His businesses are all set up to allow for remote m...

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    In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Leslie Hassler talks with Rob Oliver about how to grow your business and reach your goals. She is a speaker, author and business strategist. Leslie helps women-owned, service-based industries to achieve more profits, cash flow and success. Her proprietary method is called the Scaling Rich™ method.

    Here are some of the major points covered as Rob Oliver and Leslie Hassler ta...

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    Graham Brown joins Rob Oliver in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast to talk about how to build your brand. Graham is an authority on podcasts. He has founded a podcast agency called Pikkal & company. (It’s pronounced like “pickle”, you will learn that as you listen to the podcast! I forgot to ask him before we started.) In this episode, we talk about brand building and podcasting.

    Here are some of the topics...

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    In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver, we hear how to bring more joy into what you do and how you do it from Alison Proffit. Alison is a life and business coach based in Colorado. As you will learn, she has had some ups and downs in her life and her business which have given her tremendous insights. She works with people in their pursuit of joy.

    Here are some of the topics covered as Alison Proff...

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    In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver, we learn how to get publicity for yourself and your business from Jill Lublin. Jill is a best-selling author and international speaker. She hosts a publicity crash that helps her clients to obtain publicity. She also helps authors obtain book deals and foreign rights agreements. I have personally learned a great deal from her.

    Here are some of the topics cov...

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    In this episode you’ll learn how to organize your life and business as Rob Oliver talks with Sandra Lane on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Sandra is based here in Pittsburgh and helps her clients, and their businesses, elevate their productivity and focus on what really matters. Her tips are practical and apply whether you are working from home or in the office.

    Here are several of the key points that Sandra Lane and Rob O...

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    On this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver, we hear from Dave Friedman who tells us how to live on purpose and with passion. Dave is a coach that works with entrepreneurs and leaders. His goal is to help people become a better version of themselves.

    Here are a few of the topics that Rob Oliver and Dave Friedman covered on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast:

    · Dave’s background, hav...

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    In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast, Rob Oliver interviews Dustin Magaziner about how to grow your business. Dustin is the CEO of PayBright, a company that provides merchant services (credit card processing.) PayBright differentiates itself by doing business the right way and as a result is in the top 1% of fastest growing companies in that sector. You will learn about merchant services, but more importantly y...

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    Rob Oliver talks with Gabe Nelson about how to utilize a financial advisor in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Gabe specializes in helping entrepreneurs and solopreneurs understand finances and set themselves up to live the life they want. In addition to being a financial advisor, he is a father and husband. Throughout this episode, he talks about how to build a relationship with your financial advisor and th...

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    In this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver we learn how to use your voice, follow your heart and live from Barbie Wharton. Barbie has a variety of thoughts and wisdom to share that come from her life including being an entrepreneur and reassessing her life when she experienced Bell’s palsy. It’s a fascinating story and one we can all learn from!

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    Caterina Rando shares how to uplift yourself through a successful business on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. Caterina is a woman on a mission. Her goal is to empower female entrepreneurs and small business owners but the information she shares is beneficial for all! Her specialties are sales, speaking and strategies. She has some practical and powerful insights. As you listen, you will be le...

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    In this episode we learn how to improve your business story telling. Michael Davis joins Rob Oliver on the Learning from Smart People Podcast. A former financial planner, Michael learned a great deal about the power of presentations through his own mistakes. He believes that great speakers are not born, they are made. His current work is helping people overcome their fear, anxiety and negative experiences to become confident and in...

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    My guest, Joie Cheng, talks about how to grow your business with a book on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. She is the Queen of Transformational Book Publishing. She encourages people to share their stories because as we share, we heal ourselves and we heal the world around us. If you have ever thought about writing a nonfiction book, you need to listen to this episode has Joie Cheng shares he...

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    If you’ve wondered how to build a fair-trade business, Rob Oliver’s interview with Rikki Quintana on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast is what you’re looking for. She is working with the Hoon Artisans of Tajikistan. Her organization works with the artists in Tajikistan to market their creations in the North American market. Also, they strive to ensure that the artisans are being paid a fair, equitable and livab...

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    Rob Oliver talked with Patrick Murakami about how to exceed your own expectations on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Patrick is a serial entrepreneur who grew up in a lower middle-class family and figured he would stay there for the rest of his life. His tagline is “Self Slaughter to Million Dollar!” He has gone from having an unpurposed life to now making up for lost time.

    Here are some of the key points th...

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    Jennifer Yan talks about how to 10 X your business using less time and money on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast with Rob Oliver. Jennifer Yan is the founder of Seven Figure Shift, an organization that helps business owners to increase their profits efficiently. She is based out of San Francisco, California.

    Here are some of the topics covered as Jennifer Yan and Rob Oliver talk about how to grow your business...

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    Stacey Hawthorne talks to Rob Oliver about how to use polygraph testing in your business on this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. A former police detective with 31 years of experience on the job, Stacey is a certified polygraph examiner from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She shares how polygraph testing can be used in a variety of ways besides law enforcement. Her story is fascinating. Additionally, we salute her for y...

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    Rob Oliver chats with Lesley Hensell about how to become an online retailer in this episode of the Learning from Smart People Podcast. Lesley is the cofounder of Riverbend Consulting, a company that helps sellers on Amazon and other e-commerce platforms. She has years of experience and a great back story about why she decided to do this.

    Welcome to the Thanksgiving episode!

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