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It’s About The Voice with Sharon Feingold

The spoken word contains great power especially when it comes from trained voice professionals. The inflection, the urgent message the information all have an impact on consumers. Meet Sharon Feingold of Atlanta a professional voice talent used by many national companies to create a connection with current and potential customers. Here we talk about the business of voice professionals, how she broke into the business, the work she does, the competitive nature and advice on getting started. Plus...some other fun facts.  Enjoy! 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

Grieving Workers and Leadership Lessons

We are all, today, in a different place. People are uncertain of the future. That uncertainty impacts our personal and professional lives. There is a significant loss be it social distancing, working from home and even the threat of not working...period. What can leaders do during these times of crisis?  Join Ro Crosbie the President/CEO and founder of Tero International as we talk about the famous work of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and the five stages of grief. How do we view those in a business atmosphere and what might we learn that will make us better leaders? Some answers are here. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Meet Admiral Michael Franken - Candidate for U.S. Senate from Iowa - Part One

This marks the second time we've been able to interview Admiral Michael Franken as he attempts to become the next U.S. Senator from the State of Iowa. Here Franken speaks to his roots on an Iowa farm and working in a meat processing facility. How lessons learned in Rural Iowa became the bedrock of a life of military and public service. Along the way we'll talk police. This part one of a two part conversation. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Admiral Mike Franken on Public Policy - United States Senate Part Two

Here, in part two of my interview with Admiral Michael Franken, we talk about several public policy issues from jobs to climate change, to agriculture to rural broadband access to roads, bridges and more. "This is about leadership, proven leadership." - Michael Franken.  Here is his campaign website which speaks to what is right for...Iowa. 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Talking Radio and 40 Years Behind the Mic with Jeff Stein

The business of radio broadcasting has changed greatly yet the reason why we do what we do...has never been  more important. Here is a wide ranging conversation with Jeff Stein the Program and News Director for News Talk 1540 KXEL who began his Iowa radio broadcasting career 40 years ago in Marshalltown. We'll share some stories talk about the importance of the media, transparency issues and how we deliver the news using technology and digital access that continues to change. In addition Jeff will be presenting a gripping Iowa Almanac history seminar for the Ames Public Library and YOU can join the event on Tuesday the 28th starting at 7PM.  Here is my friend Jeff Stein... 

The award winning Insight on Business the News Hour with Michael Libbie is the only weekday business podcast in the Midwest. The national, regional and local business news along with long-form business interviews can be heard Monday - Friday. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher or TuneIn Radio. And you can catch The Business News Hour Week in Review each Sunday Noon 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 21 April 2020

It was yet another down day on Wall Street driven by some odd things with the world of oil...but that's just one story. Here are the others:

  • If you didn't get your stimulus it's coming;
  • The government website has...troubles;
  • Falling oil futures and what that means at the pump;
  • HBO Max to come online soon (more binge watching);
  • The White House says Q2 drop in GDP may be the worst...ever;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • Casinos want to be the first to re-open.

Also today a visit with Laura Kinnard from Drake University, DMACC and the Runway Innovation Studio about co-working, branding and staying on top of technology as you find ways to work...remotely. You can hear that conversation here. 

The Business News Headlines 13 April 2020

So many things going on in the world of business and we've got the top news stories just a click away.  Here's what we've got for you:

  • Essential or...not;
  • The bottom could be falling out of the used car market;
  • Amazon and third party sellers;
  • Sexual harassment at McDonald's?
  • The Oil Deal - Too little too late;
  • Sobering news about the economy;
  • The Wall Street Report;
  • The "Post Pandemic" Office.

Those stories and Laura Kinnard is in talking about how some are finding out that going digital isn't the waste of time they may have once thought it was. You can hear that conversation here. 

Thanks for listening! 

Building Brands and Awareness with Janice Person

In this wide ranging conversation I reconnect with Janice Person akd J.P. Loves Cotton about business, agriculture, brand building and making connections. In addition we talk about connecting consumers with agriculture and how she is making that happen at the same time. Meet Janice Person, speaker, brand builder, marketer, podcaster and friend. I think you'll enjoy this. 

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International

The Business News Headlines 20 March 2020

From the business side this is a week to put in the rear-view mirror. Today here's what we've got for you for the Friday Edition:

  • It started out well but ended poorly;
  • Food and Food Workers - A sobering consideration;
  • Kraft Heinz working overtime;
  • Target boosts pay and benefits;
  • Peloton cancels deliveries;
  • Jobless numbers could be dreadful;
  • The Wall Street Report
  • GameStop...Essential?

Those stories plus a conversation about connecting with people and how important that is today...perhaps...more than ever. My guest is Ginger Johnson who is a professional connector. We'll talk about the importance of connecting, how to better connect with others and why all of that matters.  To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening.

Connecting, Even Now, Is Critical - Skills with Ginger Johnson

She is no stranger to The Business News Hour, Ginger Johnson is a professional connector a person who helps others create meaningful connections that build into real relationships. And, today, perhaps more than ever, how important that is.  Here we'll talk about the art of connecting, why it matters, what to do if you feel as if you can't connect and tools you can use, right now to help you work on this important skill set. In addition she just did a video about Ten Plus Ideas of How to Stay Connected even in the times we face.  Enjoy! 

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. You can subscribe on Google PlayPlayerFMPodbeaniTunes, SpotifyStitcher 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. 

Our Sponsors

AARP-Iowa

National Tractor Parts Dealer Association

Oasis - A Paychex Company

Tero International