Insight On Business the News Hour

Effective Communication Starts With Listening…

Our topic today is effective communication and it all starts by being an "active listener". Wayne Bruns of Tero International and I chat about tips you can use everyday to improve your skills at not only listening but also encouraging conversation and discussion at work or at home. I think you'll enjoy what you'll be "actively" listening to.... 

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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Becoming an Effective Communicator with Carlos Alvarez

Becoming an effective communicator doesn't always come naturally. But, once you master the techniques your efforts at communicating ideas, direction and purpose there's a positive impact on your career and personal life. In this segment I'll visit with Carlos Alvarez a Senior Training Consultant with Tero International. Carlos has, for years, taught something called "Impact - Speak Your Way to Success" and we'll talk about who takes the course and why. Plus Carlos will offer some tips to help you better understand effective communication.

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 Economic Climate of Iowa with Georgia VanGundy

We welcome back Georgia VanGundy the CEO of the Iowa Business Council a group made up of the 23 largest employers in the state. Today the IBC released their Competitive Dashboard that measures how Iowa competes nationally in five areas of concern:

  • Economic Growth
  • Education & Workforce
  • Governance
  • Health & Wellness
  • Demographics & Diversity

We look at each area, discuss what is working and what needs work. How does Iowa rank when looking at the economic factors here?  Click through to learn more. 

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 7 January 2019

Always great to have you with us!  Thanks for clicking through. Today on the Business News Hour we've got these stories waiting for you:

  • OK, we'll call it a rocky day on Wall Street;
  • The future grocery store is nothing like you know...now;
  • Can it be? Pacific Gas & Electric facing bankruptcy?
  • Trouble in Detroit and it comes from Canada;
  • You know it by their logo already so this major company is dropping their name;
  • What happened on Wall Street & why.

Those stories and first up a conversation with Alicia Jaime who moved to Iowa from Argentina and founded the very successful IVS a vet supply business. We think you'll enjoy this...a bunch. To hear that interview click here.

Also today Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer.com is in to talk about networking and education opportunities in the Metro. To hear us talking about that and Molly's Cupcake click here

Thanks for listening! 

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Setting Goals and Achieving Them with Deborah Rinner

We love it when we get to have a conversation with our friends from Tero International. Why? Because we always learn something. Come along with us today as we visit with the Vice President and Chief Learning Officer of Tero, Deborah Rinner. She is going to share with you thoughts about goal setting from what a goal is to how to get started and then measure your progress. In the end the idea is to actually check those goals off your list. A timely conversation for the New Year.... 

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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Social Security, Public Projects and Rural America with Tom Vilsack

The Progressive Policy Institute held a forum featuring former Secretary of Agriculture and Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, former Iowa Secretary of Agriculture and Lt. Governor Patty Judge and State Representative Chris Hall (D-Sioux City) that focused on the lack of public project funding. The bottom line was that the United States has all but eliminated great public works projects that at one time created thousands of jobs and provided a better standard of living for all Americans. The event was designed to push the topic into focus for the 2020 presidential campaign. Following the event I was able to ask Secretary Vilsack several questions which you'll hear in this short clip.

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 19 December 2018

The markets were rolling right along and then...bam!  It's the Business News Hour for the 19th of December, thanks for coming by.  Tonight in the business news headlines:

  • The markets the interest rates and you;
  • J&J back in the news again today on baby powder and cancer;
  • Hurry up with that divorce, your taxes are counting on it;
  • What is accelerating the global economic slowdown? Dumb political decisions;
  • The bluest of blue chips is backing out of its long commitment to retirees;
  • More trouble for Facebook, real trouble;
  • Former Iowa Governor and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks to us about Rural America.

Those stories plus a conversation with 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang about the economics of our nation and why people, regular people, don't seem to matter anymore. To hear that conversation click here.

Thanks for listening! 

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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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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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Business Networking and Education Events with Laura Kinnard

Each week we spend some time with Laura Kinnard from DMBizMixer, Drake University and DMACC as she breaks down some interesting business educational and networking functions in the Greater Des Moines Metro. From small business tax classes to the year end celebration of Million Cups Des Moines to helping cities grow today rather than waiting for tomorrow. Here is Laura! 

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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