OTS 218: Relationships First – Gautam Ganglani

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Today’s guest has built his career on the power of building high-quality relationships with world-renowned authors and global thought leaders like Marshall Goldsmith, Ron Kaufman, and Brian Tracy. He is the Chief Energizing Officer of Right Selection Speakers, a global speakers management and marketing company that works with international high-profile celebrity speakers, regional speakers, and industry experts. He’s built an impressive network with clients in Europe, the Gulf, India, and Asia. He partners with entrepreneurs and corporate professionals to build meaningful, long-lasting relationships by applying his 'breaking bread' philosophy so that they can make a difference to their lives, and transform their companies to achieve greater heights of success. Please join me in welcoming Gautam Ganglani. Would you leave an honest rating and review on Apple Podcast? Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration! In this episode we discuss: his thoughts on leadership “Being a good leader is about relationships. Families that eat together, stay together.” the really great advice passed down to him from his father. his experience of being bullied at a young age and a mindset changing conversation with his father. how he handles hardship and his belief that once you accept the situation it is easier to move past it. his thoughts on being globally minded and how his subconscious plays an important role in helping people feel comfortable with him. the origin story of his business. how his business model keeps evolving and his tips to get better and be flexible in his business. his thoughts about nurturing his network and theory about breaking bread even if it’s only in an email. the newly named Gautam Challenge! Links Gautam Ganglani on LinkedIn and Twitter. www.gautamganglani.com Books mentioned in this episode: “Breaking Bread: Building Meaningful Relationships for Long Lasting Success” by Gautam Ganglani “Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” by David Allen Other Resources Listen to my episode with Dorie Clark. About Robbie: Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategy coach who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Harvard Business Review Ascend, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc and as an "industry expert in the field of digital event design" by JDC Events. He created The 5% Advantage Program, a four-week experiential program that helps presenters grow in their confidence with Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design so they can reduce their tech angst and host more engaging online experiences that meet the purpose of the convening and participants' need for content and connection. He is the host of #NoMoreBadZoom Virtual Happy Hour, a popular weekly virtual event that explores new ways to design engaging virtual experiences. He assists organizations with bringing their in-person events strategically online as a Virtual Event Design Consultant, Virtual Emcee, and Zoom Producer. He is the author of the best-selling business book Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences and has been profiled in the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Fast Company. He writes for Harvard Business Review Ascend. His clients include associations, women's leadership summits, and corporations including Marriott, AmeriCorps, Hostelling International, and General Assembly. He has been featured in several books including Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It by Dorie Clark and The Connector’s Advantage: 7 Mindsets to Grow Your Influence and Impact by Michelle Tillis Lederman. He has guest lectured at many leading educational institutions including Harvard University, Brown University, Cornell University, and Northeastern University.

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