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Want to improve the way you communicate and build better relationships in your organization and beyond? How about closing more sales or reducing workplace conflict? Retaining top talent or being a more effective coach sound like a plan? We've got you covered. The Rapport Advantage Podcast is an entertaining exploration of the DISC model of human behavior. Between the stories and sound effects, we provide practical applications for using DISC in the workplace in the areas of leadership, sales ...
 
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This episode was ROUGH. My voice is shot and my energy level is low. Why? I spent a week following my passion. It's something I've been able to do for 25 years. What is it and why do I run myself into the ground to do it every summer? How can you ID your passions and act on them? Listen to find out!! ======================== What is a DISC Personal…
 
Black Widow is out and people are excited! Are you watching it in theaters or on Disney+ ? Your decision might be based on your budget, OR it could be based on your personality. In today's video we look at Disney's release and why its success could impact your personal and professional life. What To Watch Next ======================== What is a DIS…
 
In today's video, we're going to take a whimsical look at High D styles. With the goal of #understanding others better, we discuss a typical day for the High D styles. This will give you an inside look into their daily activity, attitudes, and priorities. Here on the pod, we help you develop your #emotionalintelligence to improve your personal and …
 
Emotional Intelligence is a key component to personal and professional success. But what is it?? Why is it so important? In today's video we discuss the four key aspects of #emotionalintelligence and how to increase your #understanding of your self and others. Resources ======================== ***FREE Emotional Intelligence Mini Course*** https://…
 
DISC: Where did it come from? That was a question I recently answered during one of my corporate events. I thought it would be fun to explore DISC origins. Join me as we hop in the time machine and go back to Hippocrates' time when words like "choleric" and "sanguine" helped jumpstart this wonderful understanding of personality dynamics. We'll move…
 
Can you be funny at work and still get things done? Is it always appropriate? In today's video we're going to look at humor in the workplace. The who, what, when, where, why, and how of being funny in the workplace. What To Watch Next ======================== What is a DISC Personality Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDNkUEHVNLg&t=31s Resource…
 
In today's video, it's part 2!! We look again at how the interview process is changing. Emotional Intelligence questions are becoming more and more common. This episode focuses on Relationship Management. We discuss four great EI questions you need to know if you're hiring new team members or if you're on the other side of the table doing interview…
 
In today's video, we look at how the interview process is changing. Emotional Intelligence questions are becoming more and more common. We discuss four great EI questions you need to know if you're hiring new team members or if you're on the other side of the table doing interview prep work for a new career. What To Watch Next =====================…
 
Interpersonal conflict happens. From poor communication to lack of clarity, it's going to rear its ugly head. How do you respond to it? In today's episode we're going to tell discuss how each personality type reacts to it and how you can better anticipate your own response so you can better avoid any negative outcomes as a result of it. What To Wat…
 
There's one key concept that causes 90% of all interpersonal conflict. Do you know what it is? In today's episode we're going to tell you what it is and what causes it so you can prevent it from happening in your personal and professional relationships. What To Watch Next ======================== What is a DISC Personality Test https://www.youtube.…
 
In this episode, we take a look at why your boyfriend could be ignoring you. Is it something you've done? Most likely not. All things being equal, there's one reason. Find out in today's video!! What To Watch Next ======================== What is a DISC Personality Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDNkUEHVNLg&t=31s Resources ===================…
 
In this episode, we take a look at personalities to determine if there is such a thing as a personality style blend? Are there different intensities to those traits? How does that impact our personal and professional life? What To Watch Next ======================== What is a DISC Personality Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDNkUEHVNLg&t=31s R…
 
How Does Self Awareness Affect Career Planning? I'm pretty passionate about this topic. I've got a daughter who knew she wanted to be a choral teacher since the 7th grade. I've got a son, who has NO IDEA what he wants to do as a rising junior in high school. That's fine of course. However, most students don't have any idea the variety of career pat…
 
How Does Self Awareness Help You Achieve Career Success? Are you in a role that feels "tailor made" for you? In today's video I will provide some self awareness tips and how you can use those to climb the corporate ladder or settle into a "role of a lifetime" for 30 years. What To Watch Next ======================== What is a DISC Personality Test …
 
How do High C styles avoid conflict at work? They're all about getting down to business quickly. In today's episode we'll talk about some strategies that you can use if you are a High C, or if you're working High C styles on a daily basis. What To Watch Next ======================== What is a DISC Personality Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD…
 
How do High S styles avoid conflict at work? They certainly don't enjoy conflict. In today's episode we'll talk about some strategies that you can use if you are a High S, or if you're working High S styles on a daily basis. What To Watch Next ======================== What is a DISC Personality Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDNkUEHVNLg&t=31s…
 
How do High I styles avoid conflict at work? How can you avoid conflict when working with High I styles? Check out my discussion on that very topic in today's episode. I'm moving the show to Wednesday mornings now. Thanks for listening. It means a lot to me!! -Alex :-) Resources ======================== *** FREE PDF Five Most FAQs about E.I. *** ht…
 
How do High D styles avoid conflict at work? How can you avoid conflict when working with High D styles? Check out my discussion on that very topic in today's episode. Resources ======================== *** FREE PDF Five Most FAQs about E.I. *** https://www.eiondemand.com/top5faqs *** Couples Communication Online Course *** https://www.eiondemand.c…
 
On today's show we discuss why couples take breaks. Why do they do it? Does it mean the relationship is in trouble? It's not unnatural. Some personality styles are more susceptible to this than others. What To Watch Next ======================== What is a DISC Personality Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDNkUEHVNLg&t=31s Resources ============…
 
Why do some people love a great in your face debate and others would rather not have a heated discussion? In this episode, we tackle how to unpack the reasons behind conflict avoidance and why you may be on a particular side of this topic. Resources *** FREE PDF Five Most FAQs about E.I. *** https://www.eiondemand.com/top5faqs…
 
Why can't you get along with your boyfriend?? It's a tale as old as time. Communication is hard enough these days with masks and zoom calls. In this episode, we tackle how to tackle communication for couples under "normal" circumstances. What To Watch Next ======================== What is a DISC Personality Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDNk…
 
Why is communication regarded as difficult and complex? What did you say?? Communication is hard enough these days with masks and zoom calls. In this episode, we tackle how to tackle communication under "normal" circumstances. What To Watch Next ======================== What is a DISC Personality Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDNkUEHVNLg&t=3…
 
Why do couples fight all the time? Is it money, sex, how to discipline your children? Those are the TOPICS, but not necessarily the root cause of fights. In today's episode, we're going to breakdown why the fights are happening and what you can do to stop them before they start! Resources ======================== *** FREE PDF Five Most FAQs about E…
 
What is a DISC Personality Test? Trick question!! It's not a test. It's an assessment. In today's episode, we discuss what an assessment does and why they are so helpful in transforming the way you communicate. They are so powerful, in fact, that an assessment saved my marriage! What is a DISC Personality Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDNkUE…
 
What is DISC? What is used for? In today's update, we're going to define DISC, discuss its origins, and how it can help you communicate more effectively! What To Watch Next ======================== What is a DISC Personality Test https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDNkUEHVNLg&t=31s Resources ======================== *** FREE PDF Five Most FAQs about E…
 
What is emotional intelligence and why is it important? The definition of Emotional intelligence, or E.I., can get quite complicated. In today's video we discuss what E.I. is and why it's so important because if affects the way you interact with every single person on the planet!! *** Free PDF 5 Most Frequently Asked E.I. Questions (and Their Answe…
 
On today's episode we visit with author and professional speaker, Frank Somma. www.franksomma.com We discuss rapport building tips and how to create winning relationships. What is the difference in a ground view person and an air view person and why is that important when building relationships. For reference, our introductory episodes to the DISC …
 
In this fourth episode of a four part series, we discuss COVID-19 and how it’s impacting our ability to communicate. We look at remote work and discover which styles are more comfortable in isolation. We also give you tips to help each style cope in isolation. Additionally, we give you some strategies to promote effective remote collaboration with …
 
In this third episode of a four part series, we discuss COVID-19 and how it’s impacting our ability to communicate. We look at remote work and discover which styles are more comfortable in isolation. We also give you tips to help each style cope in isolation. Additionally, we give you some strategies to promote effective remote collaboration with e…
 
In this second episode of a four part series, we discuss COVID-19 and how it’s impacting our ability to communicate. We look at remote work and discover which styles are more comfortable in isolation. We also give you tips to help each style cope in isolation. Additionally, we give you some strategies to promote effective remote collaboration with …
 
In this first episode of a four part series, we discuss COVID-19 and how it’s impacting our ability to communicate. We look at remote work and discover which styles are more comfortable in isolation. We also give you tips to help each style cope in isolation. Additionally, we give you some strategies to promote effective remote collaboration with e…
 
In this episode we sit down with Andy Holloway, founder of The Fantasy Footballers Podcast. His company is an independent fantasy football podcast with over 125,000 subscribers on you tube and over 125,000 followers on Twitter. We ask him about going startup to super success, what steps they took to build audience engagement from day 1, when did th…
 
In today's episode we discuss some lessons I've learned as a Professional Speaker and how they can help you personally and professionally. I also take a moment to ask the real value to you from this podcast. For reference, our introductory episodes to the DISC Model of Human behavior can be found here: High D "Dominant" Style https://www.alexswire-…
 
In today's episode we discuss the future of the podcast and how we can help you, our audience, improve the way you communicate. For reference, our introductory episodes to the DISC Model of Human behavior can be found here: High D "Dominant" Style https://www.alexswire-clark.com/03-the-dominant-high-d-personality-style/ High I "Influencing" Style h…
 
In today's episode we hear from one of the biggest names in the speaking industry, Jane Atkinson. She has coached some of the fastest growing most well known speakers in today's market. Jane shares insights into powerful speaking techniques and tips to help you with your next presentation. To reach Jane, go to www.speakerlauncher.com For reference,…
 
In today's episode we conclude our four part series on the sales hindrances of each style as a sales prospect. What are some things you DON'T want to do for/to High C's? How do we get them to say yes and stay out of our own way? For High C's, some samples are: Getting personal about family if you don’t know him or her Touching or patting on the bac…
 
Sharing is caring! In today's episode we continue our four part series on the sales hindrances of each style as a sales prospect. What are some things you DON'T want to do for/to High S's? How do we get them to say yes and stay out of our own way? For High S's, some samples are: Going too fast! Getting too friendly in the first meeting For referenc…
 
Fun time! In today's episode we continue our four part series on the sales hindrances of each style as a sales prospect. What are some things you DON'T want to do for/to High I's? How do we get them to say yes and stay out of our own way? For High I's, some samples are: Letting them talk so much you lose the sale Not focusing on the I’s wants For r…
 
Let's go! In today's episode we begin another four part series. We are still on the sales train. We're focusing on understanding the hindrances of each style as a sales prospect. What are some things you DON'T want to do for/to High D's? How do we get them to say yes and stay out of our own way? For High D's, some samples are: Being an indecisive s…
 
SHHH! The C's are trying to think! In today's episode we continue our four part series focusing on understanding the sales drivers for each style as a sales prospect. How do we appeal to High C's? How do we get them to say yes? For High C's, some samples are: Give a complete presentation, with a high level of detail Set an environment of trust firs…
 
It's High S time! More applications for sales situations. In today's episode we continue our four part series focusing on understanding the sales drivers for each style as a sales prospect. How do we appeal to them? How do we get them to say yes? For High S's, some samples are: Providing security in the end result Discussing the ways can maintain s…
 
It's High I time! More applications for sales situations. In today's episode we continue our four part series focusing on understanding the sales drivers for each style as a sales prospect. How do we appeal to them? How do we get them to say yes? For High I's, some samples are: Provide recognition of their accomplishments Let them talk for a while,…
 
You asked for it. We've got it! More applications for sales situations. In today's episode we begin a new four part series. We are focusing understanding the sales drivers for each style as a sales prospect. How do we appeal to them? For High D's, some samples are: Prepare your presentation for efficiency. Omit minor details. Flatter the ego. Conce…
 
We're discussing High C's in today's episode. We continue our four part series where we are focusing on understanding the blind spots for each style in a leadership role. Each style has its inherent strengths as well as behaviors that aren't exhibited. For High S's, some samples are: Overly critical; nothing is every “complete” or “quite good enoug…
 
We're discussing High S's in today's episode. We continue our four part series where we are focusing on understanding the blind spots for each style in a leadership role. Each style has its inherent strengths as well as behaviors that aren't exhibited. For High S's, some samples are: Do not like change Does not like to deal with conflict so may ove…
 
In today's episode we continue four part series where we are focusing on understanding the blind spots for each style in a leadership role. Each style has its inherent strengths as well as behaviors that aren't exhibited. For High I's, some samples are: Being unrealistic in appraising people Inattentive to the details and follow through required Fo…
 
In today's episode we begin a new four part series. We are focusing understanding the blind spots for each style in a leadership role. Each style has its inherent strengths as well as behaviors that aren't exhibited. For High D's, some samples are: Likes change so may change course more frequently than necessary Lack of tact and diplomacy For refer…
 
In today's episode we conclude our four part series on identifying DISC styles. We are focusing on recognizing styles under stress. We help you understand the style's self-perception and then move into how others perceive the style when the style is under pressure, heavily fatigued, or overly anxious. Some samples are: C's see themselves as precise…
 
In today's episode we continue our four part series on identifying DISC styles. We are focusing on recognizing styles under stress. We help you understand the style's self-perception and then move into how others perceive the style when the style is under pressure, heavily fatigued, or overly anxious. Some samples are: S's see themselves as caring …
 
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