Pushing Past the Stigma: What It’s Like To Be A Male Nurse with Jon White,RN

Pushing Past the Stigma: What It’s Like To Be A Male Nurse with Jon White,RN

Career Conversations

Jon White is a certified critical care RN who before that spent 16 years designing and building computer systems in the public and private sectors. He has Bachelor of Science degrees in Business and Nursing and a Master of Science degree in computer information systems.

A Career In Nursing

Have you ever considered a career in nursing? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the career outlook for jobs within the nursing industry is expected to grow approximately 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. 

Did You Know? As of 2017, male nurses make up about 9.1% of the nurses in the United States. 

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

  • Jon’s previous career and why he made the transition into the field he’s passionate about nursing
  • Potential advantages of being a male nurse 
  • Why would he recommend this profession to other men thinking about the healthcare industry
  • Educational requirement and certifications
  • Let’s talk about the Good, the bad, and the ugly of being a male nurse. 
    • Share and discuss at least one reason he loves the nursing profession
    • One thing Jon wishes he knew before he entered into it
    • Insight into something that makes him question how much longer he could be a nurse 
  • Helpful advice for men or women thinking about becoming a nurse in general

Guest Resources Mentioned:

To find out more about becoming a nurse visit: Nursing World Organization

 

Connect With Jon White: 

On Twitter: @TechNurseJon feel free to reach out to him and ask him any questions you might have on his career in nursing. 

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“Championing For The Manufacturing Community” with Terry Iverson

“Championing For The Manufacturing Community” with Terry Iverson

Career Conversations

 

Terry Iverson is the owner of Iverson & Company, starting his 40th year with an 89-year-old third-generation Des Plaines machine tool distributorship & re-builder. 

Manufacturers seeking new employees with good-paying careers is what he wants readers to understand in his new book: Finding America’s Greatest Champion: Building Prosperity through Manufacturing, Mentoring, and the Awesome Responsibility of Parenting.

Manufacturing as well as other skill trades should never be thought of as second-rate careers. He believes our culture in this country somehow decided that going to college is the only ticket to success for our youth. 

Terry Iverson realizes most of the public has an under-informed and misguided perception of manufacturing’s role in the American economy and the vast good-paying career opportunities it has to offer our young people entering into the workforce.

What You Will Learn In This Episode:

  • In unprecedented times, so many recent graduates are looking for a reliable career path in a thriving community. Why would he still recommend the manufacturing industry?
  • Is the manufacturing field a good industry to get into if one is not good in math and science. 
  • Discussion on why there are so few minorities and women in this particular industry and what can be done about it. 
  • What the next 1-10 years could look like for the manufacturing industry.
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: 
    1. What is the best part of the manufacturing industry that many people never consider? 
    2. What is one aspect of the community, that should be considered before making the jump? 
    3. What is the one thing that tends to be the deal breaker and could potentially make someone leave the industry if they didn’t know about it??

Guest Resources:

International Manufacturing Technology Show September 14 – 19, 2020 • McCormick Place • Chicago (Currently Canceled but visit for upcoming information)

 

Connect With Terry Iverson:

 

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3 Things I’ve Learned  While Trying To ScreenCast With Facebook Live and OBS

3 Things I’ve Learned While Trying To ScreenCast With Facebook Live and OBS

 

Screencast with facebook and obs

Let’s face it, Livestreaming is not going away, it’s here to stay! I was hoping it would be a phase but it’s not. Live stream video will only continue to be apart of our daily lives, especially if you’re in business!

According to a report by Cisco, 80% of all internet traffic will be coming from video. If you’re like me, getting your video marketing strategy together so that you can  increase your video content is a high priority for me.

And livestreaming is the best way to start creating video content meanwhile growing your business and connecting with your audience.

Now that my video marketing strategy has been created, my next step was to learn how to use Facebook live and OBS (Open Broadcasting System) so that I am able to do screens sharing streams with my Facebook group. As I was going through this process, there are a few things that I’ve noticed and I wanted to share it with you, if you’re new to livestreaming so that you can be aware of them as well.

1. It Will Take Some Practice To Get Use To The Set Up With Facebook Live and OBS.

Initially, I thought I would be up and running within minutes. That was not the case, the initial setup was easy and I had no trouble uploading the software, but what I had envision to be able to do on Facebook is actually a process, I wasn’t prepared for.

The livestreaming experts make everything look so easy!

2. Prepare For A Video Stream Delay 

Excuse my ignorance, but I believe the stream delayed while streaming would be shorter when using a program like OBS, but that wasn’t the case. On Facebook live I found there to be a roughly 20-25 second on screen delay that can make being on camera when you’re new slightly awkward if you’re not expecting. Later on I also found out that settings, internet speed, and laptop can all be factors that cause your video delay. How long your delay might be is really person dependent. 
Why is this important to know?
If you’re presenting to your group and ask a question it may be up to 30 seconds before you may see a response from your audience. When you decid to livestream with Facebook getting comfortable with small silent pauses will be part of the learning process.

At least, that’s what I’ve discovered.

Facebook livestream and OBS

3. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help

Depending on the type of bells and whistle you want to add to your livestream, will determine if you need help with your livestreaming events.

It’s okay to ask for help when your livestreaming. You may need help seeing comments or questions. Having someone who can be your helper in your community is a great stress reliever, especially when you have other things on your mind, like being interactive with your community. Livestreaming in general is a process that has a learning curve like everything else, it doesn’t have to be complicated.

And you don’t have to go through the process alone! Find someone in your community to help, a mentor, or even a tech savvy friend. 

If you’re not sure who to ask, if my schedule if open, I’m offering to be your community helper, all you have to do is ask.

Are you using OBS to livestream on Facebook? How have your experience been using them together, share any tips that you might have to make the process easier in the comments.

Have You Reached Your 5,000 Twitter Following Limit?

Have You Reached Your 5,000 Twitter Following Limit?

Twitter Limit

Have you reached your 5,000 Twitter following limit? And now you’re unable to follow any more of your target community?

 

To continue growing your followers, you’ll  want to consider removing your inactive, fake, and unfollowers so that you can continue connecting successfully. (If you’re not sure how, read How To Remove Inactive And Unfollowers From Your Twitter Account blog post, I wrote earlier)

 

Why is this even necessary?

Twitter has a stupid rule that once you reach 5,000 Twitter community members, you can not add more than about 10% of your current following. (Remember all numbers are relative, and slightly differently per account)

 

According to Twitter’s https://support.twitter.com/articles/68916 policy, It’s done to limit the strain of the platform and limite the abuse.

 

The sad truth is, we really don’t authentically connect with that many people on Twitter and we don’t NEED more than 5000. But having the option to connect with more is an option that is needed based on your determined marketing goal.

 

What are some reason to have more than 5000 Twitter following?

  • The number of people you’re connected with on Twitter can be a valuable asset to your business and personal brand.
  • For market research
  • Bring in new customers
  • Hey, who doesn’t want a bigger Twitter community!

 

But whatever your reason is for wanting more followers, having the option to do so, is what we all want on any network.

 

Twitter Limit

So how do you get around this small but aggravating issue?

Let me start by saying, Congratulations on reaching your 5000 Twitter following limit!

I’m happy you hung in there on Twitter to achieve that goal. But what can you do about the hold on your account.

  1. You can wait till you have more people following. If you’re impatient like me, this is probably not the option you’re hoping for.  But if you are not in any rush. Keep tweeting, keep engaging and being helpful to others, and you will find that people will add you to their community.
  2. Manually unfollow accounts. You can go to twitter.com/yourprofile and start removing people you haven’t connected with, those that haven’t bother to follow you back, and followers who have given up on Twitter. It’s another time consuming option but faster than the first and will free up your account so you can continue growing your Twitter community.
  3. Use a tool to unfollow accounts. There are quite few tools that you can use that have free and paid version to help with making the process quicker and less time consuming. One tool, I recommend is ManageFlitter. It has a freemium, which allows you to remove 100 people every 24 hours and there is a paid option that allows you to remove the upper limits allowed by Twitter. If you don’t have time, then consider using any number of tools that are out there.

 

Growing your Twitter account shouldn’t be a hassle! Take control of your account so that you can connect with anyone AND everyone that you want to.

 

If you absolutely, don’t want to deal with having to do this yourself, then have someone do it for you! Let us save you time and effort to clean up your Twitter account, connect with us and tell us how we can help you. Get all the details here. https://www.angelahemans.com/twitter-services/twitter-clean-up/

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How to Build An Online Business Presence Like A Kardashian

How to Build An Online Business Presence Like A Kardashian

How to Build An Online Business Presence Like A Kardashian

Yes, I said it!

I would have never thought to put The Kardashians and Business in the same sentence but let’s face they HAVE quite a few businesses between any one of them AND THEY are successful.

You don’t have like the business empire they are building, but they have an online business presences that undeniable.

And an online presence that many of us, secretly want to have with our own business.

I believe we can achieve any level of success we want in our businesses that include creating a professional online presence that we can be proud of.

Start with these simple and easy tips to make that happen for your business starting today.

 

Decide On The Online Business Presence You Want.

 

Start with determining what you want you from your online presence and what success looks like to you.

Once you start building your brand online and it begins to stick, will it be REALLY what you want others to know you for?

Initially the Kardashians didn’t have a so highly thought of name but now over years they manage to transform it,  to one  that is know for fashion, makeup, and successful entrepreneurship.

Time is commodity we can’t afford to lose, so starting out on a positive note is the best thing your can do for your budding business.

Let your values and goals be your guide to figuring out what your evolving online business presence should be.  

 

Make Your Audience Feel Like A Celebrity

 

It’s tempting to make your content, products and services all about you and what you want, but it’s really about the audience you want to attract.

The Kardashians are phenomenal at that doing this!

They’re constantly giving their audience what they want and that is more insights on the life of being part of their family.

Kim Kardashian has app that provides her VIP audience all access to her life 24/7. They ask for it and she’s giving it to them.

I’m not saying to give your potential customers 24/7 access to you, but there are ways to do this.

Listen to the needs of your audience.

 

  • What are they asking for?  
  • What types of service are they flocking to?
  • What types of content are consuming?

I’m not saying to create an app but if that is what they want, find a way to give it to them!

Online Business Presence

Stay On Top Of Mind

 

For pete’s sake, engage with your audience!

Content is King but Engagement will lead to owning the palace. No I didn’t get that from some influencer, I made that up.

But seriously, the Kardashians are everywhere, all the time. And as a busy professional without a team it’s simply impossible to reproduce that type of presence.

Do the best you can by being present and engaging where your audience is.

Don’t create content and expect your community to see it.

Be the first to reach out and be of service to those who are already engaging in communities you want to be part of.

Don’t hide behind a tweet, post, or a blog! Let your audience know you’re reading their content and that you are listening to them. As Brian Fanzo like to say, “Show You Care” and do this consistently and as often as you can.

In a time period in which we are constantly being bombarded with sponsored ads, daily contents, an ever growing stream of social media posts, if you’re out of sight, you’ll also be out of mind.

Creating more content, doesn’t mean staying relevant to your audience. So Go Get Social!  

If you missed out on everything I mentioned above and you want the shorthand of how to build your online presence as if you were a Kardashian, here it goes:

 

  1. Define your goals, objectives, and what a successful online presences looks like to you.

  2. Make your audience feel like a celebrity, by understanding their wants and urgent needs.

  3. Always Be Relevant! This is not only easy but it’s simple to do. Listen, Be engaging, Be Human.

 

Do you have a successful online business presence? Share in the comments what steps you’ve taken to make this happen!