Insight On Business the News Hour

Karen McCullough for the National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

In January we'll be taking the Show on the Road and head to Mobile, Alabama for the Annual National Tractor Parts Dealer Association Meeting and Trade Show. Here is a brief phone interview with Karen McCullough a nationally known speaker who will be presenting #NTPDA19. Listen in...and it's good advice for any business. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Building a Better Business with an Engaged Workforce

I say in the opening of this segment that it's best to simply "strap in" because what you are about to hear, when it comes to having an engaged workforce, will have you rethinking about your work and your workers. This reality comes from dozens of years of research and practice. But, what is a "engaged workforce" and how do you get there. Click through to listen to this conversation with Ned Flynn of Aureon HR. He will offer fact based tips and ideas that will increase your revenue stream by 2.5%. No...really. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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The Business News Headlines 5 December 2018

While the U.S. markets were closed today that didn't mean there wasn't activity and plenty of it. Here are the news stories we've picked up for you today...go ahead and click through:

  • The Fed today reported on tariff induced inflation;
  • One quarter of Americans are deeply worried about their 2019 finances;
  • The new KING of Retail in Rural America is....
  • More sad news today about Sears;
  • USA Gymnastics files for bankruptcy;
  • New York City imposes a big minimum wage increase ride hailing drivers;
  • While Wall Street was idle today it doesn't mean global stocks took the day off.

Those stories plus a remarkable conversation with Ned Flynn from Aureon HR. We're going to talk about what it means to have an engaged workforce. What an "engaged" employee is, how to get there and what it can mean to the bottom line of any business. You do NOT want to miss this conversation.

Thanks for listening!

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A Marketing Tip - The Wrong Messenger

Every once in a while I offer up a marketing tip from our advertising and marketing agency, Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. Why? Well, it's an effort to help small to medium size businesses better understand how to advertise and market...better. Here is something I call "The Wrong Messenger" a quick look at one of the segments in my presentation "Five in 24". Go ahead...click through and thanks for listening! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Culture, Compassion and Human Resources - Meet Melissa Ness

This is an encore interview that had so much traction we have to share it again. Meet the president of Aureon HR, Melissa Ness. Here you'll learn more about who she is and why what she says is so important when it comes to recruitment and retention of employees. You'll learn about how she worked her way through the company, what she believes when it comes to corporate culture and how she and the people from Aureon HR work to help their clients "get it" when it comes to the softer side of HR. Melissa Ness for The Interview: 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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What Works When We Talk…Work? Meet WPA-North America

This conversation blew us away. It is all about work. Who works on what, why do they do what they do, who watches and what changes can be made for more productivity? The questions are many and here to break down what WPA-North America does is Kevin Schlueter and Stephen Smith. Really devote some time to this and you'll learn some amazing things.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Business News Headlines 26 November 2018

So very much to unpack for you today as we take a deep dive into several issues. The stories that are just a click away:

  • Markets bounce up as Tech, Retail and Auto sectors rise;
  • We've got a big story about retail and the past five shopping days;
  • The full General Motors story of plant closings and job cuts;
  • Fashion house Esprit is cutting their workforce and giving you less choice;
  • Kemin Industries builds rail in an attempt to cut fuel costs and promote sustainability;
  • What happened and why on Wall Street

Those stories plus an in-depth conversation with WPA - North America president Kevin Schlueter and Stephen Smith a workplace psychologist. This is NOT what you think but it is an amazing story about measuring productivity, putting the right people in place and so much more...using...technology. Yeah...that.

Also today Laura Kinnard from Drake University and DMBizMixer on business education and networking events this week into next week. 

Told you it was a full boat today...and thanks for listening!  

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Out to Lunch with Jessica Dunker - Iowa Restaurant Association

Our Out to Lunch series is where we have lunch with a thought leader and you get to come along and listen to the conversation. Here, in this long-form interview, I visit with Jessica Dunker the President/CEO of the Iowa Restaurant Association. There is so much packed into our time together from business training to public policy to education to branding to social media to recruitment/retention. Join us as we go Out to Lunch at our host location, Gilroy's Kitchen + Pub + Patio.

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Out to Lunch with Karl Schaphorst from Sandler Sales Training

Today we go Out to Lunch at Gilroy's in West Des Moines with Karl Schaphorst from Sandler Training. Karl and I talk business over lunch and you are invited to listen in. Our topic...sales and sales training. What tips and ideas can you learn as you spend some time Out to Lunch with the Business News Hour...

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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Your Verbal Skills and Your Career

We all...talk, right? But how you communicate verbally can have an impact on your being taken seriously and that can have a direct impact on your career. Here Wayne Bruns from Tero International and I talk about some ways in which you can improve your verbal skills from voice training to the words you use. Listen in as a couple of broadcasters talk...voice and voice work. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday, hour-long business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday starting at 5pm Central. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunesStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday at 2pm on News/Talk 1540 KXEL. The Business News Hour is a production of Insight Advertising, Marketing & Communications. You can follow us on Twitter @IoB_NewsHour.

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