Join Me on My Speaking Tour Next Week?

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Join Me on My Speaking Tour Next Week?

I’m getting ready to embark on another adventure tour and wanted to post out my itinerary in case anyone wants to get in touch for a meetup or drop in to one of my open events to hear me speak.

It’s my 10yo’s turn to join me on a tour, so we’ll also be doing homeschool along the way. Lots of cool hands-on homeschool out in nature and new museums and such.

Leaving Thursday the 11th for the first event in Charleston SC. I’ll be training on Peak Performance for the U.S. Navy Space and Warfare Command.

The next day, Friday the 12th, I’ll be in Raleigh NC to attend an event at Summit Church, pastored by JD Greear. It’s one of the largest churches in the US, and I’m looking forward to checking things out there.

From there it’s onward toward New Hampshire. We’ll have several days of adventure time on the drive up. I’m planning on skipping through the southern states, because I’m there more often. Once I hit Pennsylvania and further north, I’ll be hitting some hikes, summits, and museum stops. Me and my 10yo are planning on crossing a few state highpoints off our list on this trip.


Summitting the highpoint of CT on a previous trip.

On the 18th I’ll be speaking on Positive Work Environments at the Concord Food Co-Op in NH.

Then I’ll be at the mid-point of my journey at the New Hampshire EMS Conference, where I’ll be delivering the dinner keynote and a lecture the following day. It’s a great conference if you’re in the area and would like to attend. The keynote will be My Wife Hates Me, My Kids Don’t Know Me, and I Think I have a Dog. The following day’s talk will be a tongue-in-cheek look at Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.

From there it will be pure adventure all the way home. We plan on several fun stops and hikes in Vermont before venturing back south again.

If you’d like to join us anywhere, e-mail me.

If you’d like to watch the adventure from afar, be sure to follow me on Instagram at @drdavidpowers. I’ll be posting most of my updates there.

Thanks!

Dr. Redbeard


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Behind the Scenes on My Speaking Tour

I get a lot of questions about my travel routine when I’m on a speaking tour, mainly because of all the adventures in between speaking events, so I thought I’d post a rough itinerary of how our normal trips go.

All the times listed below are only approximate. This is just the usual routine, but everything is subject to whimsy, curiosity, and adventure. All my trips are usually me and one up to five kids and my wife.

0700 hrs- Become awoke and go find morning sustenance. This is usually either the free hotel breakfast, a smoothie made in my small mixer, or a protein shake. Food for us on trips is purely for fuel, unless we’re stopping to eat out at a neat local joint we come across.

0900 hrs- Ignite the Max Rockatansky Pursuit Special and hit the road looking for adventure in a roundabout route toward a specific destination, avoiding interstates as much as possible.


*Disclaimer- Not really my car pictured above, but you get bonus points if you know where it’s from.

Three goals for the day-

  1. Find enough adventure to milk the crap out of life. For us, this is usually hiking, museums, battlefields, or random tourist stops like the world’s biggest ball of yarn or whatever.
  2. Listen to cool audiobooks for mental adventure. Right now I’m listening to Command Authority by Mark Greaney featuring characters created by Tom Clancy.
  3. Work and School. If any of the kids are with me, we do work and school while driving through boring spots. They do as much work as they can en route to avoid doing ‘homework’ in the night’s lodging. I also have them take dictation for me. I’ve dictated entire short stories, articles, and memos to my kids while driving. All I have to do is edit and proofread them later. This also saves me some time later at the lodging.

1700 hrs- Start looking for lodging. We usually stay in hotels. Because we have small vehicles with very little room or a minivan with ALL the kids in it, there just isn’t room  to camp out often. Camping also takes time to set up, more time than it takes to check into a hotel room.  To get the most out of both the trip and working as effectively as possible, i.e. getting a lot done in little time, we prefer hotels. I milk the reward points on these and get a lot of perks and/or free nights.

1800 hrs- Check in, carry bags in, and go swimming or hit the gym. After physical exercise of some kind, sit down and eat supper in the room while watching home improvement shows or Guy Fieri cooking shows on cable TV. We don’t have cable at home, and this is a guilty pleasure. Suppers are usually Mountain House pouches. My favorite right now is the beef stroganoff.

After supper I work more, check e-mails, and create more awesomeness to spread out into the world for a few hours, all the while with the aforementioned TV shows on in the background.

0000 I usually lay down for bed around midnight and read until I conk out, drop the book on my face, and lose my place.

Thanks!
Dr. Redbeard the Wanderer

This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!

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Who wants a free way to get more business?

Here’s an idea I wanted to pass along to all of you, my friends, that should help with getting more leads, business, and website views. It’s a low cost (meaning pretty much FREE) thing you can do.

I’m not sure what type of work all of you are in, although I know many of you are in similar fields as me. Whatever you do, I’m sure you can adapt this somehow to your field.

Although my business cards and bio often list me as an adventurer, pioneer, or beard expert, the core of my income comes from three sources- speaking (keynote and training), coaching/consulting, and books I’ve written.

*If you’re curious about this, feel free to check me out on my website to see more about how I do this.

I’ll reveal more business tips later, but the one I want to focus on today I call The Resources Page.

In my speaking I always mention a resource page near the end. It’s usually a blog post, and I forward an easy-to-remember custom domain name to it. One of mine is ConferenceSpecials.com. During the lecture I mention the attendees can go there to deep dive for more information, read up more on my sources, buy my books, and get in touch with me. I almost always offer a free gift as well. It’s usually one of my books or a resource that applies to what I’ve talked about.

I usually just do these as blog posts and leave them up there indefinitely. That way, people can always come back to it, pass it on, or folks who never saw the lecture might find it on a search for the topic.

By following this simple tactic, I’ve used this activity to accomplish several key things…

  • I provide more value.
  • I give them a reason to check out my website.
  • I’m offering them a bonus free gift.
  • I up my chances of getting more clients or selling more books after the presentation (and sometimes during!).

Check out one of my pages that I created for an emergency medicine conference HERE.

I know there’s a million ways this could be done by using paid services, easier clicks, or other apps, but I’ve found this to be an easy simple way to do it. If you want to throw in some of the more complicated ways that’ll cost you more later, go ahead and do that. I always recommend starting easy first.

I hope this helps you in your business. If you want to get in touch and brainstorm how to make this work for your particular industry, drop me a line. I’d love to talk.

Dr. Redbeard
Adventurer, Pioneer, Father of Five (Also Speaker, Author, and Coach)

PS…I always love taking a selfie before the room I’m speaking in fills up.


This message was written by a team of geeks, nerds, gamers, and Dr. David Powers. You can always find us at www.callsignredbeard.com. Thanks for reading!

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CT EMS Expo Resources

Welcome!

This blog post is for attendees that attended the 2017 Connecticut EMS Expo.

*If you didn’t attend, but come across this page otherwise, you are still more than welcome to the resources.

The Future of EMS FREE Book Offer…

If you’re interested in a Kindle or paperback copy of my book The Future of EMS, click HERE. The FREE offer is only good the week of the symposium, so if you’re clicking any other time, it is still available, just not for free.

If you want a FREE PDF copy of it, just sign up for the e-mail list HERE or in the box on the right side of the page. I’ll send it right over.

For any of the resources I mentioned during my seminars, just check below…

 

Boy Scout Merit Badge Class- Public Health

Bloodborne And Airborne Pathogens 6th Edition by Amer Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the Amer College of Emerg Physicians (ACEP)

Introduction To Public Health 5th Edition by Mary-Jane Schneider

Merit Badge Series- Public Health by the Boy Scouts of America

 

Boy Scout Merit Badge Class- Safety

Safety Professional’s Reference and Study Guide Second Edition by W. David Yates

Merit Badge Series- Safety by the Boy Scouts of America

 

Boy Scout Merit Badge Class- Signs, Signals, and Codes

You Talking to Me? Discover the World of Words, Codes, Emojis, Signs, Slang, Smoke Signals, Barks, Babbles, Growls, Gestures, Hieroglyphics & More by Catherine Ham

Merit Badge Series- Signs, Signals, and Codes by the Boy Scouts of America

 

Ninja Skills for Good Presentations

Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery 2nd Edition by Garr Reynolds

Talk Like TED: The 9 Public-Speaking Secrets of the World’s Top Minds by Carmine Gallo

 

You Don’t Have Time to Waste Time (Rapid Skill Acquisition)

Rapid Skill Development 101- The One-Sheet Easy Way to New Topic Acquisition by Dr. David Powers

The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast! by Josh Kaufman

The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss

 

Good Medics Gone Bad

When Godly People Do Ungodly Things: Arming Yourself in the Age of Seduction by Beth Moore

 

Here’s a message from the Expo folks as well…

“Thank you for attending CT EMS Expo. Don’t forget to download this year’s mobile app. You can find the app in the app store by searching “CT EMS Expo” or point your browser to the download link: core-apps.com/dl/ctemsexpo17
Your feedback is important to us so this year we have created session ratings to help us learn which sessions and speakers were the most valuable to you. Sessions ratings can be found within the app in the session listing. Simply click on the clipboard icon on the left hand side found in the session listing and leave us your feedback. We hope you enjoy the CT EMS Expo!”
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