Interviews with Thought Leaders and Visionaries

4 Insights to Free Yourself Up from Low-Value Tasks and Be More Strategic

IF YOU LEAD A TEAM OR ORGANIZATION, CHANCES ARE YOU’RE HITTING THE “CEILING OF COMPLEXITY” AS DAILY OPERATIONAL DEMANDS SUCK ALL YOUR TIME, LEAVING NO SPACE FOR STRATEGIC THINKING AND WORKING ON “NEEDLE-MOVING” INITIATIVES. Peter Clayton’s guest for this Career Strategy episode on The TotalPicture Media Podcast is Richard Medcalf, founder of Xquadrant and an […]

An In-Depth Interview with Harvard Business School Professor Frank Cespedes: Sales Management That Works

How to Sell in a World That Never Stops Changing Rather than moving sequentially through the sales process, buyers now progress in parallel activity streams – explore, evaluate, engage, experience – as they make a purchase decision. While selling is changing, much of the conventional wisdom about the impact of e-commerce, big data, AI, and […]

Bonnie Marcus – Career Strategies for Women Over 50

INTRODUCTION: Bonnie Marcus is an award-winning entrepreneur, Forbes contributing writer, and executive coach. She assists professional women to successfully navigate the workplace and position and promote themselves to advance their careers. With 20 plus years of sales and management experience, Bonnie’s extensive business background includes executive positions in startups as well as Fortune 500 companies. A […]

Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace

Welcome to an Innovation edition of the TotalPicture Podcast with your host Peter Clayton. According to my guests today, The key to advancing gender equality? Men! Joining me are David Smith and W. Brad Johnson, authors of Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace published by Harvard Business Review […]

Skill Up with Nucamp Coding Camp. Meet CEO, Ludo Fourrage

IF YOU WANT A SUCCESSFUL GIG CAREER, IT’S TIME TO SKILL UP “The past has no power over the present moment.” Eckhart Tolle Welcome to an Innovators edition of the TotalPicture Podcast, I’m your host, Peter Clayton, the head content creator at TotalPicture Media. I want to start this show with the intro I used for my interview […]

The Future of Live Conferences – 2021

A Candid Conversation with George LaRocque, SVP Insights, UNLEASH What to do if you’re in the event/conference business? A lot of conference producers have tried to replicate their events on platforms like Zoom and On24. UNLEASH (of course) has a different idea and recently brought on George LaRocque as Senior Vice President of Insights. Welcome […]

SmartRecruiters Announced its Best First-Half Results in its History. In the Middle of a Pandemic!

CEO INSIGHTS: “WHAT INSPIRES ME IS THE WORLD THAT EMERGES ON THE OTHER SIDE.” Welcome to a CEO Insights edition of the TotalPicture Podcast. I’m Peter Clayton, and I’m excited to have back on TotalPicture, the Founder & CEO of SmartRecruiters, Jerome Ternynck. I first met Jerome in 2017 in San Francisco at UNLEASH. At the time, SmartRecruiters had about 200 […]

Big Data Rules HR: Andrew Gadomski Aspen Analytics WTF2020

“Ego checking is not exactly a LinkedIn registered skill.” Andrew Gadomski Welcome to another edition of WTF 2020 An Influencers’ Guide to Navigating the Shit Show. Today our virtual WTF 2020 Bus tour takes us to the Jersey Shore and the Captain of Data – A Workforce and HR Data Scientist and Analyst, my good […]

Jackye Clayton: Is Diversity and Inclusion an Illusion?

How About Some Good News? Some Companies (Like SeekOut and SmartRecruiters) Are Doing More About Diversity and Inclusion Than Just Talking About It! Welcome to another edition of WTF 2020. AN INFLUENCERS’ GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE SHIT SHOW. My name is Peter Clayton. Thank you for tuning in. So, what’s your opinion of 2020 so […]

Writing Job Ads in the Middle of Covid-19

Katrina Kibben the CEO and founder of Three Ears Media Welcome to another edition of WTF 2020. AN INFLUENCERS’ GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE SHIT SHOW. My name is Peter Clayton. Thank you for tuning in. So, what’s your opinion of 2020 so far? Here’s mine: (Video Clip) The worst part of my day used to […]

The Shadow World of Call Center Staffing Companies

Have you ever heard of Arise Virtual Solutions? Probably not. And that’s just the way they would like to keep it. Do you think arbitration clauses in independent contractor agreements are fair and equitable? Think Again. There are two very distinct classifications for gig economy workers: Skilled and unskilled. If you’re skilled, chances are pretty […]

European Insights: Brexit, Russia, COVID-19, Attitudes Toward the US

Welcome to the TotalPicture Podcast. What’s going on across the pond? You know, in Europe? With the pandemic and the steroid jacked-up president raging and his sycophants tap dancing and lying, the media in this country has sort of forgot about UK’s financial hari-kari act known as Brexit, as well as what’s going on in […]