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Keepin’ It Real Video Series Launches This Week

Posted On September 20, 2021

This week launches of the Keepin’ It Real video series. They’re short 3 1/2 minute motivational and inspirational videos that originated with my radio commentary series. The companies who have quickly spotted a need for the videos have several things in common: They are deeply interested in the well-being of their people at work and at home. They recognize that these videos will influence their company culture and their culture is a significant driver of employee retention. They recognize that the video’s messages will positively influence their customer facing team’s interactions with customers. They recognize that giving away positive, goodwill… Read More

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Inspiration for You and Your Team. A Gift to be Given. Something very different. Take a look…

Posted On August 23, 2021

It’s tough out there today. It’s always been tough but today just seems…tougher. Trying to find things to be happy about, to feel good about, seems harder. But we soldier on. In January, I asked myself, “How can I influence the way people feel each day? What are my tools to do so? What are my resources?” Suddenly, my Keepnin’ It Real commentaries leapt forward in my mind. Long a staple on Alabama Public Radio, I’m redesigning the Keepin’ It Real commentaries for corporate use and in the process I’ve seen an opportunity to bring something very non-traditional to my… Read More

Categories: Blog, Keeping It Real, Podcast

The Post-Covid Workplace: The 4 Most Important Changes You Need To Make Now – Mark Sanborn

Posted On July 6, 2020

On Wednesday, July 15th at Noon Central, the What’s Working with Cam Marston radio show will feature customer service and leadership expert Mark Sanborn as our first webinar guest. Mark will discuss his research into the post-Covid work environment and what leaders and teams need to know about team formation, productivity, and sustainability and what customers will need that will be different going forward. Mark’s unique qualifications as a nationally recognized authority on leadership and customer service offer the What’s Working audience the unique opportunity hear the content directly from the expert himself. Covid has introduced permanent changes to the… Read More

Categories: Blog, Training Industry, What's Working with Cam Marston

Crisis cracks our veneer. Cracks allow light in. The light shines on something long dormant. Time for Re-Order.

Posted On March 30, 2020

My Alabama Public Radio commentary last week inspired by our world-wide Covid-19 fears. We can’t come away from this unchanged… Subscribe to Keeping It Real podcasts on Apple Podcasts.

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Disaster recovery businesses have to be prepared for anything (and your business should be, too)

Posted On March 27, 2020

Did you know that, according to government statistics, nearly 70 percent of businesses affected by a major disaster will go out of business within the next two years? Russell Fountain’s business is to help companies and organizations avoid that fate. Our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” Fountain is the owner of Global Disaster Solutions, a construction consulting and disaster recovery company that helps businesses, hospitals, schools and individuals deal with the aftermath of disasters – natural or otherwise. Fountain started his business after 15 years as an insurance adjuster and a decade of working… Read More

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Boards by the Bay: How a nationally famous skateboard builder created his brand in Fairhope, Alabama

Posted On March 23, 2020

Did you know there is a nationally famous builder of skateboards right across the bay in Fairhope, Alabama? I’m guessing you probably didn’t, and Bear Walker would just as soon keep it that way. Walker, our guest in the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” doesn’t publicize the location of his shop, but his work is well known across the country. He is the owner and creative force of Bear Walker Premium Boards, and if you’ve never heard of them, your kids probably have. Walker shares with us what makes his boards unique, from the high-quality maple deck… Read More

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Coronavirus gives millennials, Baby Boomers something else to argue about

Posted On March 18, 2020

When you stop and think about it, our response to the global spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19, has been pretty remarkable. Professional sports leagues have suspended their seasons. The NCAA canceled March Madness and the College World Series. Disneyland and DisneyWorld have closed. People all over the country and the world have willingly curtailed their daily activities –many of them voluntarily quarantining themselves — in order to not only decrease their own chances of catching the virus, but the chances of unwittingly passing it on to others. But not everyone has completely bought into the social distancing methods many of… Read More

Categories: Baby Boomers, Blog, Generation Y / Millennials

Interview with BAI – My prediction for the future of financial professionals

Posted On March 16, 2020

Rising anxiety rates in youth today and the corresponding rise in worry by their parents will drive financial professionals to begin doing very different things within the next ten years or so. Data shows that today’s youth struggles to find happiness more than any generation in the past. One of the largest reasons is their ubiquitous dependence on social media. In this podcast with BAI, I discuss the data, what it predicts, and how financial professionals – due to their unique and intimate relationship with clients – have the opportunity to help clients and become both relevant and important to… Read More

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Building quarterbacks, and a business, from the turf up

Posted On March 10, 2020

If you watched Daniel Jones or Gardner Minshew play in the NFL this year, or if you’ve followed Jake Fromm or Shea Patterson in the college ranks, you’ve seen the work of David Morris and his company, QB Country. Morris, who joined us in a recent episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” is a former star high school quarterback and a self-described “career second-stringer” at Ole Miss who founded QB Country, a quarterback training and development company that works with players from middle school all the way up to the NFL. Morris has built QB Country from a sideline… Read More

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The comfort and challenges of running a family-owned business

Posted On March 6, 2020

There’s something special about a family-owned business. And in many of them, no one knows that better than the employees. “I think when you have a family-owned business, I think you get very close to employees, especially employees that have been around a really long time,” said Brent Barkin, president and CEO of Shoe Station, and our guest in a recent episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston.” “Because of the longevity of being a family-owned business, you kind of grow up around these people. I wouldn’t say it’s trite that you starting thinking of them as family,” says Barkin,… Read More

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