Be Engaged - Episode 72 with Chris Egelston

April 3, 2023

In the next podcast in our Season of BEING, we have Chris Egelston, the key note speaker, infotainer and corporate magician as our guest. Get ready for power-packed ideas AND some magic tricks, too!


I.  Goal Setting

     A.  Where do you want to go?

     B.  How can you get there?

II.  Marketing

      A.  The lifeblood of any business

      B.  Connecting and engaging with your current and potential audience


III.  Networking

       A.  Connections and relationships

       B.  Real relationships, not just "Facebook friends"

IV.  Customer Experience

        A.  Beyond customer service

        B.  Ex:

              1.  How did your customers hear about you?

              2.  How do they hear you/ see you

                       on the phone

                       in the store

                       in the building

                       in the entryway

                       when you follow up

         C.  Your brand is what people say about you

V.   The CEO Program

         A.  Currently 70 programs in 10 states

         B.  Helps students develop their skill set in their own hometown

         C.  Students start and operate their own business

         D.  Encourages community engagement

VI.  Reach Chris E. at

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Dan Chiodo

Passion. Charisma. Results. It’s those values and a desire to see others achieve them for themselves that led Dan to found iMPACT Training & Development, a firm which offers training to guide individuals into a higher level of performance through executive coaching, motivational speaking, staff training and organizational development.


As a Certified Mastermind Executive Coach, Dan teaches courses in leadership development, communication, sales, customer service and time management, with a focus on hands-on learning strategies.


Dan’s experience and interest in time management led to writing his book PerfectTIMING which is available on his website, as well as, Barnes & Noble and other books stores.


Dan also serves as the Senior Associate to Dr. Bill Wallisch, founder of MAIN Point, which is a communications firm that specializes in strategic communication skills for organizations worldwide. Clients include astronauts and cosmonauts of NASA, Coca-Cola, Starbucks, General Mills and the White House. MAINPoint also prepares well-known personalities for appearances on national television programs, such as Today, Nightline, Good Morning America and Meet the Press.


Dan spent a great part of his career in the communications field, having served more than ten years as the President & Publisher of the Joplin (MO) Globe, which is one of the largest newspapers in Community Newspaper Holding’s (CNHI) groups of newspapers in the U.S.

Prior to that, Dan held several management positions with Ottaway Newspapers, the community newspaper division of Dow Jones, Inc. He has also worked at communications companies in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Minnesota and Missouri.


Dan graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania. He also attended the American Press Institute, Reston, Va., the management studies program at Kellogg University, Chicago, Ill., and Leaderpoint Management Development Institute, Overland Park, Ks. He also taught at the Bloomsburg Journalism Institute, Bloomsburg, Penn., and at Ashland Community College, Ashland, Ky. Dan was an instructor for the Xerox Professional Selling Skills program and administrated it for several Ottaway newspapers.


Dan’s assignments have taken him to countries such as Mexico, Panama, Australia, the UK and Dubai. He has also taught in the U.S. for companies such as General Mills, Nestle, Medtronic, Knutson Construction, the State of Missouri and Freeman Health System hospitals.


Dan is also on the John Maxwell Team of instructors and coaches, working with John to offer his courses throughout the country.

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