The importance of zoos and doing one little thing to save the planet

The importance of zoos and doing one little thing to save the planet

Posted On December 30, 2019

Are zoos a good thing? Some people would tell you they aren’t, that they’re enclosing animals meant to live in the wild and putting them on display for our own entertainment. Joel Sartore would ask that you consider another angle. “The animals get abundant attention and care and they thrive and they breed,” said Sartore, a world-renowned wildlife photographer. “This is hugely important, because a lot of the species that we photograph don’t exist in the wild anymore. Zoos are the real arks. They contain these animals and they’re holding them and keeping them going until a time when we… Read More

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What millennials want: Food trends for the largest generation

Posted On December 23, 2019

Want to feed millennials? Here’s what you need to know. Forbes recently published a list of food-related trends for millennials, and if you’re a restauranteur or grocer who wants to stay in business, it’s probably advice worth heeding. Millennials not only represent the largest sector of the workforce now, they represent the largest sector of adults. These are your customers. You’d better know what they want. So what do they want? For starters, less sugar. Many of us, actually – not just millennials — are looking for any and all ways to cut it out of our diets for reasons… Read More

Categories: Advertising, Generation Y / Millennials

Gratitude: An Exploration of Post Traumatic Growth

Posted On December 19, 2019

Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD is a professor at Columbia University and has a book called Happier in which he explores the topic of gratitude and how exhibiting gratitude makes you more grateful. It’s an upward spiral, he says. Following Dr. Ben-Shahar we meet Stephanie Anderton and Rob Stuardi, both of Mobile, who experienced significant illnesses and, as a result, have a true sense and depth of gratitude that only the challenges caused by their illnesses could have awakened. It’s an uplifting show for the holiday season. Gratitude – Getcha Some.  Check out this episode!

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How an ‘environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer’ is changing how we think about agriculture

Posted On December 17, 2019

How does an English major become a successful farmer? And how does a man who just wanted to see if he and his wife could subsist while farming his family’s land become an internationally renowned authority on regenerative, environmentally-friendly farming and ranching methods? Joel Salatin, our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” says it all happened like most great success stories – largely by accident. With his family, Salatin co-owns Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and refers to himself as a “Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer.” What he and his family have done… Read More

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Want to succeed in sales? Listen to a coach

Posted On December 16, 2019

We’ve all heard the saying: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” But is it true? And, more specifically, is it true about those who teach how to do sales? There is a healthy amount of skepticism about the effectiveness of sales coaches, but in a recent episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” we talked with one with a track record of success that shows teachers know their stuff. Jeff Brinson, a professional sales coach with Southwestern Consulting, says anyone can do sales – and, in reality, we all already do. “Everybody in the world is a salesperson,”… Read More

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Managing an institution like the Grand Hotel means respecting tradition and creating memories

Posted On December 12, 2019

What does it take to manage a place that people love so much, they come back year after year? Scott Tripoli can tell you. Our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” Tripoli is the general manager of the Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa in Point Clear, an institution on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay that draws a loyal following of repeat customers. “I’ve met people who say: ‘This is my 72nd straight year at the Grand Hotel,’” Tripoli says. That’s a different sort of customer than most of those Tripoli dealt with in… Read More

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Joel Sartore, leader of National Geographic’s Photo Ark, is Doing Work that Matters

Posted On December 9, 2019

Joel Sartore has grand ambitions. Photographing every animal in human captivity requires exhausting travel to the four corners of the earth. But he’s on a mission to catalog these creatures, great and small, for human posterity. He’s lived most of his life with a camera in his hands and his eye for backgrounds, expressions, and framing the subject matter has gained him accolades throughout his career. And while you’d think he may be over good photography, he’s still captivated by a really good picture.  Check out this episode!

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Catching back up with Eleven86: More than just selling water

Posted On December 3, 2019

Back in April, we met Marquis Forge, who left the automotive industry to answer a call from on high – a call to enter an industry he knew little about. Forge founded Eleven86 Water in Autaugaville, Alabama with a mission to help revitalize the town in which it’s produced. “This is a homegrown, bottled-at-the-source, state of Alabama product,” Forge notes. Recently, I caught back up with Forge in a live edition of “What’s Working With Cam Marston,” and got an update on how the business has grown in the seven months since we last spoke. That growth has been steady…. Read More

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OK, Boomer: iGen strikes back

Posted On December 2, 2019

If you are of a certain age and like to share your opinions on open social media platforms like Twitter, you may have come across a cryptic response: “OK, Boomer.” It should not be mistaken as acquiescence. You have just been given a two-word slap-down by the younger generation, a phrase that has taken on a life of its own. As noted in a recent New York Times article, what started as a cynical reaction to the same old, tired generalizations about millennials and iGen has become a rallying cry of sorts, complete with memes, merchandising opportunities and the inevitable… Read More

Categories: Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Y / Millennials, Generations, iGen

Joel Salatin’s Returned to the Roots of Farming to Great Success

Posted On December 2, 2019

Joel Salatin took a ragged and depleted farm in Virginia and returned it to a producing plot of land. His methods were very simple yet innovative in today’s farming culture: he studied what nature was already doing and followed its lead. Along the way, Joel learned some marketing skills, gave speeches, wrote articles and books, was featured in a documentary, and has built a following of farmers and consumers who have elevated him to nearly celebrity status. Listen as he tells his story, learn where he gets his next ideas, and learn what’s coming.  Check out this episode!

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