Episode 27

Published on:

24th May 2022

Surviving and Thriving Through Change with Ryan Grams

“It doesn’t matter the change, it matters how we respond to it and how we understand the human condition during it.”

In the new hybrid - virtual/in person world, your desk isn’t your desk anymore, it’s your set, it’s your stage. When René first had that realization it was with the help and guidance of Ryan Grams. Our first podcast live guest joins the show to discuss his own pivot during and after the pandemic to fill the void in the new hybrid world.

“The way to overcome disassociation is by replicating as close to possible, the in person experience.”

And that’s just what Ryan has helped René and many others do, recreate the in person experience as closely as possible through the acronym, C.A.L.L. Camera. Audio. Lighting. Location. Listen as Ryan and René break down how they adapted to this new normal, and more broadly how flexibility and focus can help you and your business adapt to any changing circumstances.

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Neel Dhingra’s Forward Event 

02:20 - How Ryan and René met

03:10 - No one was ready at the beginning of the pandemic

03:54 - Who is Ryan Grams?

06:00 - The world wasn’t ready for the changes either, most of it STILL ISN’T

06:30 - Change is the common denominator

07:15 - The basics of video capture, C.A.L.L.

09:00 - It’s not JUST the camera, it’s lighting that makes the difference

10:20 - They Hybrid/Virtual world ISN’T GOING AWAY

11:55 - My desk is my set or stage

13:55 - This isn’t about vanity, it’s about overcoming disassociation

17:00 - When is a teleprompter not JUST a teleprompter

21:10 - Eye Contact is a dance

22:45 - Audio

24:45 - Test Audio setting!!!!

26:10 - If you’re not making mistakes, you’re not in the game

28:30 - Does all this really matter?

30:15 - René and Ryan have gone through the same changes you’re going through

33:06 - If you have a big following… (the first fork in the road)

35:30 - How do I speak to people that don’t know me?

41:45 - When you understand your brand, you have the materials to build hooks

43:55 - Ryan’s advice for maximizing your equipment

48:00 - AmplifiiBook.com

48:05 - MeetRene.com


About the Podcast

Dive deep into the applicable neuroscience of becoming a better communicator, influencer, and leader.
René Rodriguez takes the neuroscience and psychology behind our behaviors, simplifies it, and combines that with an acute understanding of self-awareness, emotions, storytelling, body language, and more to help each of us better deliver our ideas to others. The result is the ability to enhance our message delivery and connect with our audience whether that audience is one person in front of you, 100, or 1,000 and up. And in the process, we influence outcomes and improve our lives by having a greater impact on the world.

About your host

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Rene Rodriguez

For over two decades, René has been researching and applying behavioral neuroscience as a dynamic keynote speaker, leadership advisor, world class sales expert, and renowned speaker coach. He has also trained more than 100,000 people in applying behavioral psychology and neurology methodologies to solve some of the toughest challenges in leadership, sales and change.