A Radio Conversation

A Radio Conversation 2018

A Radio Conversation on Tulsa Beacon Weekend with Charlie Biggs

This week Charlie Biggs, of the Tulsa Beacon Weekend, asked me to come to the radio studio and record an interview with him for his Saturday weekly radio show on KCFO AM 970 a Christian Radio station. I asked him what we would be talking about and he answered:  let’s talk about what is going on in the economy, employment and one of our favorite topics, New Life Ranch.

He told me no preparation was expected.  After recording the session with him I had lunch with a close friend and he was telling me about his Toastmasters Club meetings.  At their meetings, they toss out a topic and you speak to the topic for two minutes.  I felt much like I must have been at a Toastmasters meeting as the questions came from Charlie and whatever came to my mind hailed from my lips.

He asked about our company first and give me the opportunity to talk about how we help companies with employees throughout their life cycle in the workplace.  The selection of great employees with our professional search team, excellent on-boarding training and then development training and support during their employment. Lastly, if for some reason there is a need for a reduction, career transition assistance is offered to exiting employees with high touch and high tech.   No problem talking about what I do for a living.

The program ran the gamut from the economy, the tax law consequences for employers and their employees,  notification of a 400 employee reduction in OKC at Chesapeake Energy, investment in your employees for development not just performance improvement, employees working from home remotely which is seeing a drawback, seeking Amazon to move to Tulsa with their HQ, attraction of great talent to our workforce in our community etc.

I referenced Scott L Johnson a couple of times in the interview as we talked about how busy we are in the workplace and at leisure.  Scott spoke the morning I did the interview to a group of business professionals at Faith in Business on the topic of having balance in your life.  He spoke of having God, family, work in that order and then challenged us if we believed that is was the best order for a Christian.   He then proceeded to educate us of the importance of having real balance as a Christian. A better understanding of balance  is to have God in the center of everything we do, not just at the top of the list.  It was an outstanding presentation.  Scott loves to help people get balance in life and it was fun to talk about his message.  If you have an interest in hearing Scott’s message, let me know and I will get you his contact information.

We finished talking about New Life Ranch and how they are reaching out to campers of all ages and how the Lord has blessed the ministry of the Ranch for 60 years.  Always great to talk about this camp and its eternal impact. Visit www.newliferanch.com for more information.

We finished with talking about my daughter April who is the wife of Tom Graney the Executive Director of New Life Ranch.  April just released a children’s book called The Marvelous Mud House (Learn More HERE)  which is the story of their mission’s trip to Kenya and how it changed their family forever.

Well, hope you have a chance to speak at a Toastmasters meeting soon or be interviewed on a radio program.  Both are great opportunity to speak from your heart.  Thanks for reading my ramblings.

If you would like to know more about anything in this post, just let me know and I will do my best to help you.

To hear the radio program, visit this link: Travis Jones on the Tulsa Beacon Weekend_Feb 10, 2018


Travis Jones, CEO of Career Development PartnersTRAVIS JONES CEO

Travis has been an entrepreneur and business owner in Tulsa for over 30 years. He is a certified Life Options Retirement Coach and is certified to facilitate and deliver the Manager As Coach Learning Series (MACLS) through CPI, and a certified Career Coach. He previously served on the board of Career Partners International (CPI) and is an equity partner in CPI, offering a global reach with over 350 offices.

Email: travis@cdpartnersinc.com 


 

Travis Jones - CEO of Career Development Partners

Written By Travis Jones

Travis has been an entrepreneur and business owner in Tulsa for over 30 years. He is a well-known community servant and is dedicated to providing world-class service for everyone we encounter at Career Development Partners.

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