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The Water Cooler Hangout with Bob Poole

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Bob Poole has almost 50 years' experience in Sales & Marketing. He is the author of four books, including the bestseller, Listen First - Sell Later®. Here at the Water Cooler Hangout, we chat with influential and successful guests who share their real-life stories about their careers and companies. … read more

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February 22nd, 2024


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Authentic Brand Messaging with Loren Weisman

August 11th, 2021

With the surplus of hype and sales-focused messaging, the need for authenticity has never been more real. Today we speak to Loren Weisman about authentic brand messaging and hear his perspectives on the meaning of this …

Marketing Investment Intelligence with Len Ward

August 6th, 2021


In today’s episode of The Water Cooler Hangout, we get together with Len Ward to discuss the intricacies of marketing investment and how he helps his …

Where Did Everyone Go?

July 19th, 2021


You might have noticed that people are missing. Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen a dramatic drop in traffic on the podcast, website, and our social media. Even the phone has been dead! We were beginning to …

The Listen First Project

July 8th, 2021


In today’s episode of The Water Cooler Hangout, we reconnect with Graham Bodie to talk about his work at the Listen First Project, a nonprofit …

Inspiration and Motivation with Eli Marcus

June 30th, 2021


Today’s guest is Eli Marcus, who is the Executive Director of Davler Media Group, the publisher of New York City’s largest circulation visitor …

Improving Sales Productivity with Jeff Grice

June 24th, 2021


The question of which pieces of sales software to include in your company's tech stack can be a tricky one to answer. With so many options and …

Getting More Out of Your Life and Career with Lynn Whitbeck

June 17th, 2021


Getting More Out of Your Life and Career with Lynn Whitbeck

Episode 16: Show Notes

It is not always apparent that a career in sales can be a …

Sales Development with David Dulany

June 11th, 2021


Season 4 - Episode 14: Show Notes.

The term sales development might be relatively new to some but this linking of the work of sales and marketing teams has been gaining large amounts of traction recently. Today we are …

From the Leaderboard to Leadership With Rebecca Gebhardt

May 21st, 2021


A Bit About Rebecca

Rebecca is a sales and performance coach specializing in independent salespeople and entrepreneurs. She started in door-to-door …

Sales Tips to Keep Clients Coming Back for More

April 30th, 2021


I used to worry quite a bit about my sales practices early on in my career and often rehash my mistakes and beat myself up for not making one more …

Getting in Front of Your Consumer With Gina Pomponi

April 21st, 2021


Gina Pomponi is President and COO of Bluewater, one of the leading digital marketing/video production companies. She has spent 30 years in the …

Random Thoughts with Bob Poole

April 14th, 2021


Bob Poole shares some random thoughts about sales, marketing, running a business, and listening. Curated from his "Ideas and Random Thoughts …

Bridging the Gap with Lynn Smargis

April 7th, 2021


"I help business owners bridge the gap between the idea in their head and turning that idea into content." ~Lynn Smargis 

Jumping Careers from …

Kerry Wekelo - Gratitude And Business

March 31st, 2021


“We have this fun work culture that people really want to be a part of.” ~Kerry Wekelo 

How Kerry Aligns Gratitude in her Financial Services Company

Cumulative Advantage with Mark Schaefer

March 24th, 2021


“There is a fracture in the status quo that brings opportunity, hope, and new ideas.” ~Mark Schaefer 

What is The Cumulative Advantage? 

Mark …

To Trust or Not to Trust

March 17th, 2021


“People do business with people who they know, like, and trust.” ~Bob Poole

Earliest Studies on Human Behavior

The earliest recorded efforts to …

Peter Keady: Photographer and Life Consultant

March 10th, 2021


“The true value of a chaplain comes through in times of calm in order to address times of crisis. ” ~Peter Keady

Peter Keady: Photographer and Life …

Making the World a Better Place with Dillon Hill

March 3rd, 2021


Dillon is the founder of Live for Another that organically came out of using kindness to get through life. “It’s almost like a mindfulness practice, …

Tank Hanna - The Divorce Coach

February 24th, 2021


Tank is a divorce coach who assists individuals before, during, and after the divorce process. He’s created a program to help those going through a divorce get through one of the most traumatic experiences of their life.

Melanie Parish - The Experimental Leader

February 17th, 2021


Melanie Parish is a speaker, podcast host, and MasterCertified Coach. She is the author of The Experimental Leader book has coached organizations from a Fortune 50 company to IT start-ups.

Seth Godin describes her book …

Steve Dotto and The Grey Wave

February 10th, 2021


How does a TV celebrity transition from over two decades of creating and producing his own television show to becoming an online star on the …

Angel Ribo - The CEO Confidant

February 3rd, 2021


Angel Ribo, known as the CEO Confidant, has empowered more than 1500 CEOs in 33 different countries. Born near Barcelona, he has lived in eight countries around the world and speaks five languages. Currently based in …

The Importance of Being Magical and Consistent in Your Business

January 27th, 2021


Internationally Recognized Photography Team

Bev and Tim Walden

Bev and Tim Walden are the husband-and-wife photography team of Walden’s Photography in Lexington, Kentucky. This duo recognizes that running a business is …

How to Design Your Life Around Your Bucket List with Trav Bell

January 20th, 2021


Well before Bucket Lists were a ‘thing’ – an eighteen-year-old Trav Bell wrote a ‘To Do Before I Die List’. Today, as a forty (something) year-old …

From Telemarketer to Media Mogul

January 13th, 2021


"Tracy Lamourie is the President and Creative Director of Lamourie Public Relations & Marketing. In that world, she represents clients as diverse …

Monique and the Dragon

January 6th, 2021


How do you turn a side-hustle into a full-time digital marketing agency? Monique Idemudia discusses her story with Bob Poole. Passionate about …

Breden Kumarasamy and Master Talk

December 30th, 2020


What do people fear more – death or public speaking?

Surveys about our fears commonly show fear of public speaking at the top of the list. Our fear of standing up in front of a group and talking is so great that we fear …

Dylan Ogline Interview

December 23rd, 2020


Dylan Ogline is a high school dropout from a small country town in Pennsylvania. He started his first business when he was 14 selling cell phones.

In …

Mike Thakur

December 10th, 2020


A few years ago a man by the name of Mike Thakur had this crazy idea.

He thought, "What if I could use the power of entrepreneurship to create …

You've Been Fired!

December 4th, 2020


You're over 50 - even 60-years-old and you've just been fired!

You've been working there for years, maybe decades, maybe it was your first job after …

Seth Godin - The Practice

November 1st, 2020


Creativity matter more than ever, and each of us is being called on to be a Creative. A professional, able to conjure original thought on command.

We've also been brainwashed into believing that creativity is a gift, …

April Heavens-Woodcock Interview

October 21st, 2020


Imagine you're a parent with a spouse, three children in high school and college, you run your own small business while helping other small …

What Would You Tell Your 18-Year-Old Self?

September 28th, 2020


If you had a one-time opportunity to go back in time and give your 18-year-old self some advice, what would you say? 

Bob Poole offers twenty-two …

Customer Service During A Pandemic

September 19th, 2020


What happens to customer service and support when online shopping increases exponentially due to a pandemic? Do customers think it is worse than before COVID 19, the same, or even better. Have companies reacted quickly …

Listen First Project

August 6th, 2020


You don't have to go far in America today to find people who disagree. It's always been that way and in the past for the most part, we were able to work out our differences with discussion and trying to see the world as …

What's It Like Being a Working Writer?

July 26th, 2020


Phil Elmore is a bestselling commercially published author, technical writer, Internet marketing copywriter, and content creator living and working …

Why Do People Do The Things They Do?

June 24th, 2020


The topic of today’s podcast is why do people do the things they do? That’s the big question isn't it? And, if we can answer that question is it possible to change the things we do?

The Water Cooler Hangout Is Back

June 1st, 2020


Bob Poole and The Water Cooler Hangout is back after a ten-year hiatus. Learn why and what's coming in future episodes.

Interview With Gail Bower - Consultant, Author, and Speaker

December 15th, 2011


Today’s Classic Podcast comes to us from Gail Bower, CEO of Gail Bower Consulting LLC. Gail has an amazing background specializing in raising the …

The Walden's - Wildly Successful Portrait Photographers

October 14th, 2011


In today's Classic Podcast edition, Bob Poole talk with the Walden's of Lexington, KY. Tim and Beverly took over Walden’s Photography from Tim’s …

CEO C.L. "Lee" Rutherford Interview

October 6th, 2011


Today's Classic Podcast is an interview with Lee Rutherford founder and former CEO of Tower Communications and EchoSat. Lee is a pioneer in the world of online payment systems, satellite payments, customized radio …

Guy Kawasaki and Enchantment

October 6th, 2011


In this Classic Podcast edition, Bob Poole and Guy Kawasaki discuss Guy's book, Enchantment - The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions.

This …

Seth Godin on Storytelling

April 16th, 2011


Great stories succeed because they are able to capture the imagination of large or important audiences.

Seth Godin says, "Customers don't buy a product, they buy a story."
“Stories make it easier to understand the …

Jodi Kaplan and The Instant Web Site Review Book

March 17th, 2011


Jodi Kaplan fixes "broken" marketing.

She is a marketing expert with over 25 years' experience having spent 14 years working for companies such as The Economist, Drake Beam Morin, and The Direct Marketing Association …

Seth Godin and Poke the Box

March 16th, 2011


In this first podcast in the Classic Series, Seth Godin and Bob Poole discuss Seth's book, "Poke the Box."

Learn what it means to be an initiator and …

Dr. Loren Cordain and The Paleo Diet

November 30th, 2010


Dr. Loren Cordain, author of The Paleo Diet, talks with Bob Poole about how it is a lifestyle and not a diet, how it is supported by 20 years of …

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