Ep. 100: The Backstage Episode | Behind-the-Scenes
It's our big 90-minute season 3 finale: The Backstage episode!!! For our 100th recorded episode, the podcast team sit around the studio table and have an open, honest conversation about how the show got started and what happens behind the curtain. BRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS:Still - WikipediaGame of Thrones (HBO) - HBO.comGatorland Zoo - Gatorland.comOlive Garden - OliveGarden.comBanding People Together - BandingPeopleTogether.comeHarmony - eHarmony.comFarmers Only - FarmersOnly.comFort Pastor (Christian Rock band) - amazonAlan Schaefer - LinkedInTin Foil Studios = pseudo name of Thoughts That Rock studioMen in Motion - MeninMotionDancers.comProblem Child 2 - imdb.comJohn Ritter - imdb.comWelcome Freshman (Nickelodeon) - imdb.comSwamp Thing (Universal Studios) - imdb.comNicholas (Christian gospel) - WikipediaNike - Nike.comVanilla Ice - VanillaIce.comSwedish Fish - amazonJoe Rogan - WikipediaCannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.orgHard Rock International – HardRock.comCount Chocula - GeneralMills.comTony MacGehee - LinkedIn.comKT Bloedorn - LinkedIn.comSkype - Skype.comZoom - Zoom.com6-Track Zoom Recorder - amazonAudio-Technica Headset Mic - amazon"Ordinary Life" (Big Kettle Drum) - BigKettleDrum.comHand of God (amazon) - imdb.comRon Pearlman - WikipediaAnimal Planet - AnimalPlanet.comGarage ReHab (The Discovery Channel) - imdb.comGas Monkey Garage - GasMonkeyGarage.comMelissa Bagwell - MelissaBagwell.comMuppets - Muppets.comVoice 123 - Voice123.comFamous Footwear - FamousFootwear.comHonda - Honda.comBest Buy - BestBuy.comLoreal - Loreal.comRich Johnson - SpectaclePhoto.comEmmy Awards - Emmys.comImaging USA (Professional Photographers Association) - ImagingUSA.orgFrito Lay - FritoLay.comHilton Hotel - Hilton.comAll State - AllState.comNASCAR - nascar.comStrategery - WikipediaLibsyn - Libsyn.comPodcast Movement Conference - PodcastMovement.comSimplecast - Simplecast.comYouTube - YouTube.comKickAssGuest.com = fake website; it's available if you want itCameo - Cameo.comKeppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.com"Pitch Slapped" (Ron Tite) - RonTite.comSoledad O'Brien - SolededOBrienProductions.com Tim Tebow - TimTebow.comSir Mix-a-Lot - WikipediaLorenzo Lamas - WikipediaUPS - UPS.comWilliam Shatner - WikipediaDropBox - Dropbox.comSmokey Bones - SmokeyBones.comJoy Foot Spa - JoyFootSpa.OnlinebookstarPR - bookstarPR.comBobby Williams - LizardsThicket/History.comLizard's Thicket - LizardsThicket.comSouth Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association - SCRLA.orgNational Association of Realtors - NAR.RealtorDee Snider (Twisted Sister) - WikipediaGroundhog Day - Wikipedia"The Total Life Freedom" podcast (Vincent Pugliese) - Podcasts.Apple.com"The Coup" podcast (Ron Tite) - Podcasts.Apple.com"Entrepreneurs of Fire" podcast (John Lee Dumas) - Podcasts.Apple.com"Create Your Own Life" podcast (Jeremy Ryan Slate) - Podcasts.Apple.com"The Freenoter" podcast (Tom & Tamsen Webster) - Podcasts.Apple.com"Raise Your Game" podcast (Alan Stein Jr) - Podcasts.Apple.com"Punk Rock HR" podcast (Laurie Ruettimann) - Podcasts.Apple.com"Hustle and Flowchart" podcast (John Fryer & Matt Wolf) - Podcasts.Apple.com"Steal the Show" podcast (Michael Port) - Podcasts.Apple.com"VS" podcast - Podcasts.Apple.comKevin Hart - imdb.comCoca-Cola - Coca-Cola.comPepsi - Pepsi.comGibson - Gibson.comFender - Fender.comUS Air Force - AirForce.comJordan Harbinger - JordanHarbinger.comJim Kwick - JimKwick.comEric Thomas - ETInspires.comRich Roll - RichRoll.comHal Elrod - HalElrod.comBrene Brown - BreneBrown.comPage Two Books - PageTwo.comUsher - WikipediaPayless Shoe Store - Payless.comThoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.comCertified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.comCulture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.comBlack Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.comRock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.comBig Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.comSpectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.comJeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT Keel JIM KNIGHT'S BIO:A Training & Development veteran for 30+ years, Jim Knight facilitates on a variety of interactive topics, including sessions around amping up organizational culture, world-class differentiated service, building rock star teams and leadership.Jim cut his teeth in the training field through the Hospitality industry, starting out in the snack bar at Gatorland Zoo, as a restaurant staff-level employee for Olive Garden and then as a host & manager at Hard Rock Cafe. He eventually became the head of the School of Hard Rocks, running point on all global learning & development functions for Hard Rock International.Although part of a small training group that supported all cafe, hotel & casino properties, Jim Knight’s role at Hard Rock involved many facets of organizational training, including: creating/managing all staff & management training materials & programs, facilitating its corporate university, overseeing management training locations, producing training videos, directing company e-Learning initiatives, facilitating leadership transitions and traveling to properties to deliver on-site classes & measure standards.Jim has put his experience and creativity to work, which has consistently developed cutting-edge training concepts. During his time with the Hard Rock brand, his team won coveted video Telly Awards (“Guest Service” in 2000, “Menu Rollout” in 2007, “Harassment & Discrimination Prevention” in 2008), garnered Training Directors Forum’s 1998 prize for “Reengineering Training” and won Brandon Hall’s Gold Best in Class Award for their “Service Recovery” e-Learning course. Jim Knight was also recognized by Training Magazine as representing one of the Top 125 training companies in the world out of all industries & businesses. Jim has since been featured in Forbes Magazine, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, Nation’s Restaurant News, Business News Daily and Fox Business News.Jim has a music degree in Vocal Performance & Education and taught in the Florida public school system for 6 years, before catching the “hospitality bug”. He is a lifetime member of CHART (an Association of Hospitality Trainers), previously sat on the Certification Governing Board of the National Restaurant Association and started a local networking group (The Training Summit: CHART’s 1st Regional Training Forum) with over 100 active members in Central Florida, to share best practices and discuss common issues with other industry professionals. Jim is the Owner & CEO of Knight Speaker, which positions him to facilitate at any association or company event, in any industry, as a keynote or breakout speaker. He is also the best-selling author of Culture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture, now in its 2nd edition, which was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “5 Books That Will Help You Transform How You Do Business”.Along with his business partner, Brant Menswar, Jim hosts a weekly leadership podcast called, Thoughts That Rock, which includes a rock star guest and presents 2 life-changing pieces of advice in 30 minutes. Finally, Jim and Brant offer a leadership training program called, Certified Rock Star, as an edu-taining, Rock ‘n Roll-inspired experience for leaders looking to amp up their business in a variety of areas.A portion of Jim Knight’s book sales, podcast revenue, speaking fees and training program proceeds goes to No Kid Hungry to eliminate childhood hunger in the U.S. and Cannonball Kids’ cancer, which funds innovative, accessible research for children fighting cancer with better treatments, quality of life and options for those told they have run out of options. BRANT MENSWAR'S BIO:Brant Menswar is a core values activist, former rock star, one of the country’s “Top 10" motivational speakers and a self-professed coffee snob. His books and podcast (Thoughts That Rock) expand on the ground-breaking work around values-based leadership described as “disarmingly simple and incredibly powerful.” He has helped to change what’s possible for industry-leading organizations like Netflix, Verizon, Anthem, SunTrust, Microsoft, ESPN, Hilton, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and dozens more.Passionate and engaging, Brant encourages audiences to discover their Black Sheep Values® and move forward with deliberate intention. His interactive and entertaining ways of defining what matters most compels audiences to dig deeper into their lives and start living on purpose.