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Voice of Influence: Personal Brand and Communication Strategy for Message-Driven Leaders is a podcast featuring interviews with thought leaders and experts who have a highly developed voice of influence. Creative, message-driven leaders will appreciate the support, insight and advice that will help them develop their own voice and compelling communication that makes a difference in the world.
 
Welcome to the Crazy Comedy, Humor, and Satire Podcast by Daniel D. This show consists of humorous thoughts and observations about Life, marriage, parenting, work, money, religion, philosophy, you name it. As Inspector Clouseau (Peter Sellers) said, "It's all part of Life's rich pageant, you know." Please visit www.CrazyComedyHumor.com for even more craziness!
 
The Drop Squad is a society and culture podcast featuring five friends (@wildfonts, @andraydomise, @JamelTheCreator, @RenyTay, @univrslsoldier) who chop it up weekly on everything from news and politics to culture and entertainment. Jokes >>> facts, data over anecdotes, don’t argue with us if you got no citations.
 
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Too often we live in binary thinking, stuck in the false dichotomy between success and meaning. Acclaimed artist and author Makoto Fujimura joins Andrea to discuss his book Art and Faith: A Theology of Making and why beauty and transcendence are vital parts of our lives and meaningful work.By Andrea Joy Wenburg, Makoto Fujimura
 
Cancel Culture is out of control! Or so it seems... Dr. Suess has been canceled; Kermit the Frog has been canceled; even Abe Lincoln is in danger of being canceled! WTF?!!! Well, Daniel D investigates this and determines the cancelation is actually well deserved, but NOT for the reasons you probably think! Listen to this episode and learn the shock…
 
In this episode of The Crazy Comedy, Humor & Satire Podcast, Daniel D rants and raves about hypocrisy and why it's okay for him to be a hypocrite, but NOT okay for other people, like that virtue-signaling #sjw LeBron James. #comedy #humor #humour #satire #podcast Visit www.CrazyComedyHumor.com for even more craziness!…
 
What does it take for an individual or organization to recover from a narcissist’s impact? Andrea gives some final thoughts about why it’s vital to engage in honest reflection instead of a rush to “recover normalcy,” as we wrap up our series on Dr. Chuck DeGroat’s book WHEN NARCISSISM COMES TO CHURCH.…
 
Nina, Ali, Reny and Q talk about the Superbowl and weather Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time, how Q became king of the Twitter "Furry" community, critique Netflix's Malcolm & Marie and the media/social media discussions of it, and the intentional obscuring of what "poverty" is by treating "poor" and "working class" like they are the…
 
What are the signs of a toxic leader and an unhealthy organization? What does it take to recover from the impact of a narcissistic leader? Dr. Chuck DeGroat sat down for an interview with Andrea last summer to discuss his book When Narcissism Comes to Church, and we’re re-airing this insightful conversation.…
 
Greetings and salutations bitches! In this episode, we discuss Mardi Gras debauchery, being single on Valentines Day, the effectiveness of anti-racist slogans, the wokeness of pro athletes, and more! If you haven't already done so, be sure to subscribe to the podcast, so you don't miss any future craziness! And check out www.CrazyComedyHumor.com, t…
 
How is it that narcissistic leaders seem to be so good at gaining a following? And why is it important to look at the systems that support such leaders instead of just assuming that the unhealthy leader is the sole source of the problem? We are re-visiting the important topic of dangerous leadership dynamics and how they impact organizations as we …
 
Are you living in alignment with your voice, your calling, your mission? How can comparison with others be beneficial as long as it doesn’t lead to judgment? Andrea discusses some vital factors that can help us to live in alignment with our unique contribution to the world and to make a deep and lasting impact on the issues that we care about.…
 
As the founder and CEO of CTM Unlimited and Director of Fascinate in 3D, JeNae Johnson shares her journey of innovatively aligning her skills, experience, and passion to create strategic action in addressing problems involving workplace equity. Join us to gain greater clarity about how your gifts can be leveraged for the changes you long to see tak…
 
In this episode of The Crazy Comedy, Humor & Satire Podcast, Daniel D attempts to explain the Q-Anon Conspiracy Theory to children, and -- spoiler alert! -- the kids ain't buying it. Turns out, the believers in the Q-Anon Conspiracy Theory are NOT smarter than a 6th grader, or a 4th grader, or even a 1st grader, although they may be smarter than a …
 
How do we harness our passion on behalf of our purpose instead of being overwhelmed by it in a way that undermines our mission? As we begin a new podcast series, Andrea looks at the importance of having a vision for oneself, making careful preparation, and determining to initiate action in order to live in alignment with our calling.…
 
In our first episode of the new year, Q, Ali, Nina and Reny recap the drama of 2020, the first week of 2021 highlights - particularly the character-of-the-day misfortunes of certain folks on Twitter (we looking at you "Bean Dad") - while also breaking down both the events at the Capitol Building in D.C. and the liberal and mainstream media response…
 
In our first episode of the new year, Q, Ali, Nina and Reny recap the drama of 2020, the first week of 2021 highlights - particularly the character-of-the-day misfortunes of certain folks on Twitter (we looking at you "Bean Dad") - while also breaking down both the events at the Capitol Building in D.C. and the liberal and mainstream media response…
 
How can individuals who approach a challenge from different perspectives leverage their differing strengths to work toward a goal collaboratively? Andrea takes another look at the importance of balancing diverse perspectives and respecting the gifts and contributions of others, while engaging conflict with self-awareness so that we can remain align…
 
Kolbe Certified Consultant and Youth Specialist Jen Heins shares with us how understanding the specific ways we and those with whom we work take action when faced with a project can make us more successful at meeting our team goals. Whether it’s owning the best way for you to approach a problem or gaining a better understanding of why someone else …
 
As we close the door on 2020 and cross the threshold of 2021, I address the gifts that we can gain from seasonal transitions and look at what we can gain from letting go. What can you look back on with gratitude? What did you learn? Are there successes you can celebrate? How have you emerged from this year stronger for what you’ve experienced? What…
 
WTF happened in 2020?!!! In this episode of The Crazy Comedy, Humor & Satire Podcast, Daniel D examines this question -- as well as the question of WTF happened to him and his podcasting during the last few months! But never fear, loyal listeners, Daniel D is back and better than ever. With an emphasis on QUALITY over QUANTITY (how un-American!), t…
 
Have you ever wondered why the Grinch stole Christmas? Our son’s 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Brennan, posed this question to kids in the class and asked them to write a persuasive essay about why they believe the Grinch is either evil or misunderstood. On the Voice of Influence podcast one of the key questions we explore is why are people the way they …
 
What’s your role in making your work an opportunity to do what you love? Are there ways that you might be blocking your own goals at work? As we wrap up this series sparked by our interview with Carson Tate, I address the difference you can make at work when you create a vision for yourself, build trust, initiate productive dialogue, and find win-w…
 
Jamel, Reny, Nina and Q roast Black Lives Matter global network's demand letter to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris (and the way they paid them dust), Joe Biden disrespecting and chastising Black activists, and how liberals have been wielding "you just don't know how politics work" against Black people voicing disenchantment with the democratic party an…
 
Do you have the power to make your job into your dream job? That’s what our guest Carson Tate, founder and managing partner of Working Simply, Inc., joins us to discuss. Carson shares how to understand your organization’s needs, how to build a business case for the changes you want to see made, and how to create win-win scenarios for you and your e…
 
In this Episode, Ali, Reny, and Q critique excerpts from Barack Obama’s new book—don’t buy that shit— and the ways in which he was able to capture a base by appropriating the style of traditional southern Black preachers. They also discuss Obama’s imperial record, and end on examining how mainstream Hip Hop no longer is connected to a grounded sens…
 
We know that people want to be happy and fulfilled at work and that healthy organizations want to provide an environment that allows people to feel happy and fulfilled. The organization’s culture, the leadership style, and the individual employee all play a role in whether or not that desire becomes a reality. What aspects of our work environment d…
 
Reny and Nina were abandoned by the rest of The Drop Squad but nonetheless had a dope ass convo where we break down standpoint epistemology (have your drinks ready) while discussing “Elite Capture and Epistemic Deference” by Olúfémi O. Táíwò and the nuclear family and how it’s harmful to Black people. We might be biased, but feel confident this is …
 
What fears can get in the way of your business success, and what role does love play in overcoming them? Building on last week’s conversation with Finka Jerkovic, Andrea discusses three core fears that are common obstacles when you’re selling your idea, getting others onboard, or marketing a product or service, and how each fear can be overcome by …
 
Whether it’s a product or an idea, how do we move beyond selling as a transaction and instead make it the catalyst for transformation? Finka Jerkovich joins Andrea today to discuss that, as well as why she believes confidence must be rooted in curiosity, creativity, and resourcefulness rather than being limited to competence.…
 
Reny, Jamel, Q and Nina talk about liberal narratives arising post-election to protect their negro-whisper positions and bags, the fake "radical" masks falling off left and right, and the problem with pretending that words don't have recognized meaning and media pundits and rich liberals collectively pretending not to understand who "the working cl…
 
Do you ever feel frustrated that others don’t seem to grasp the value of what your expertise can offer them? Getting buy-in from others sometimes requires some self-reflection on your part first.In this episode, Andrea discusses her own process of recognizing the things that kept her from owning her voice so that not only could she connect her gift…
 
Last week, we talked with Shasta Nelson who wrote a book about how you have friendships at work and why are they that important. This week, we’re picking right up with a specific question I asked Shasta during our conversation that I feel deserves a deeper look. In this solo episode, I share how the experience of choosing a table in a school cafete…
 
Nina, Jamel, Q, Reny and Ali talk about rappers who can't rap, the inconsistency and selectiveness of "cancelling" people and what it actually accomplishes, and this circus of a failure of an election cycle, as well as why it's good to be distrustful of folks online and in online political spaces because these folks are not our friends.…
 
Jamel, Nina, Reny and Ali get into conspiracy theories, speak to which ones we believe are real and the validity and utility of conspiracy theories as a means of questioning the movements and motivations of our government and powerful people and groups. We also speak to our own political journeys, how we developed our politics, and how we hold grac…
 
Shasta Nelson is a friendship expert and a leading voice on loneliness and creating healthy relationships. Whether she’s speaking at conferences or on TEDx stages or giving media interviews to outlets such as the New York Times and The Washington Post, she is constantly teaching all of us how to create healthier and more fulfilling relationships in…
 
Our next series on the podcast is about friendship at work and Rosanne and I thought a perfect way to kick things off would be to talk about our friendship and how it aligns with our working relationship. In this episode, Rosanne and I share the concerns she had when I first approached her a few years ago about working together, the lessons I had t…
 
In this episode, Jamel, Reny, Q and Nina talk about the economic impacts of COVID on Black people economically, including small businesses, and the fact that how money is produced and circulated in the US is a lie. Additionally, we discuss Black liberal academics and media pundits trying to scapegoat Black men to elevate Joe Biden in the hopes of g…
 
A few episodes ago, we talked about why it’s important to simplify your expertise so that people who don’t share your knowledge of a subject can care about what you have to say. In last week’s episode, I spoke with marketing consultant, Wes Gay, about practical steps that subject matter experts can take to cut the jargon and speak clearly so people…
 
Wes Gay is a writer, entrepreneur, and marketing consultant. He is a StoryBrand Certified Copywriter and Guide, helping businesses clarify their marketing message and strengthen their position in the marketplace. While this is Wes’ second appearance on the Voice of Influence podcast, he and I originally connected because I was looking for help with…
 
Reny, Q, Nina and Ali return to our roots laughing at the contradictions in electoral politics and neoliberal support of Joe Biden, the "Get Well Fascism" campaigns from Ava Duvernay and other Black folks in the entertainment class when Trump was announced to have COVID, Trump as the Typhoid Mary of the Republican party, and the weird democratic al…
 
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