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September 1, 2021 23 min

Isaiah McPeak took the helm for this instant-classic episode of live coaching with Cory McCain. After hearing about Cory’s new podcast about fitness and health, Isaiah helped Cory with software sales challenges. Cory runs WeStrive, a software platform for fitness trainers (westriveapp.com). Software sales challenges they covered: How to scale by adding salespeople without losing […]

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Isaiah McPeak opens the show talking about his successful fundraising round for Pinwheel. We delve into raising money, communicating well, and relating to investors like people: The difference between raising money pre- or post-revenue (why Isaiah’s company said no to Jason Calacanis) How new company founders find investors to pitch: building a network and getting […]

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March 2, 2021 31 min

“My co-workers are too nice. How can I get useful feedback?,” “What’s the best place to practice professional communication?” In this episode, the hosts answer listeners’ questions. Tune in for solid advice and practical insights. Credits Co-host: Isaiah McPeak Co-host: Nathanael Yellis Producer: Elijah Schow

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November 15, 2020 23 min

The show opens with a great clap track. Our guest Steven Tomlinson is an Acton MBA master teacher, a playwright, and a communications coach. He joins us to talk shop as a fellow coach of people with messages. Steven consults business people (among others) with coaching techniques both Isaiah and Nathanael have heavily borrowed from. […]

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Isaiah and Nathanael welcome a guest to the podcast. He’s a business owner with a specific challenge: how to pitch his service to new clients. Isaiah and Nathanael help him identify the kinds of potential clients, and figure out what to bring to pitch conversations. Of all the things a salesperson can say, what should […]

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September 15, 2020 25 min

  Isaiah and Nathanael join forces for the first time in 6 years: where are they now? Are they still communications coaches? The hosts catch up on career, communications, and how their approaches have evolved. Isaiah’s career has taken him into startup land, advising founders on how to pitch their companies: we hear the one […]

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Nathanael picks up shattered pieces of his ego after returning from the Marketo marketing conference. He and Isaiah analyze what went wrong during his presentation, why it went wrong, and how to improve.

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April 29, 2015 24 min

Nathanael eviscerates Isaiah's venture capital pitch about Moneyball for Soccer. Tune in (uh…download in?) for another live coaching session.

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April 15, 2015 24 min

Isaiah coaches Nathanael for an upcoming presentation. Listen to part one to hear how Isaiah coaches; listen to part two to discover how the coaching worked for Nathanael and why Isaiah made the coaching decisions he did.

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Isaiah constantly references "Confessions of a Public Speaker" by Scott Berkun, so the hosts dedicated an entire episode to get the book out of his system. Hear the hosts supplement Berkun's pithy prose with personal anecdotes

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