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Christopher McDonald

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Let Fear Keep You Sharp, with Christopher McDonald

Coached Success Podcast

On today’s episode, I speak with Christopher McDonald. Christopher originally from Northern Ireland, is a former pro-MMA fighter who manages beach clubs and hotels in Phuket. On this episode, we discuss what it means to win, being mentally strong and how fear can be a powerful tool to motivate you to get up and get fight ready. We look at how Christopher manages his competitive spirit and how losing has helped him stay grounded. ‘You can give your all and still lose, that is just the nature of the game’, we speak about how he manages the lows and Christopher shares his framework for getting back up. Christopher also reflects on life after fighting, and how the same principles apply in his career, where he demands excellence from his team and everything that he does – that is the only way we win after all. Furthermore, he gives us a glimpse into the camps that he is running for kids, to help them become more confident and disciplined young individuals. This is an episode not to be missed. Stay tuned. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/coachedsuccess/message


13 Jul 2021

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#155 The Perfect Pitch: Hollywood Insider Tips on How to Network with the A-List & Land Your Dream Guests with Christopher McDonald (Part 2)

Beyond Influential

This week is Part 2 of an incredibly actionable conversation with Christopher McDonald, a Talent Booker who has worked with everyone from high-profile billionaires to celebrities and has booked an array of top talent from the world of entertainment, sports, business, science, tech, and politics. If you haven’t listened to Part 1 yet, you should definitely check it out. Christopher has booked, produced and written for an array of programming including late-night television, cable news, web series and comedy sketch shows, and has been there since Day 1 booking talent for Tom Bilyeu’s Impact Theory, which is where he and I met when I was working with Tom as a client at VaynerTalent. In last week’s part 1 of the conversation, we talked about his background working in Hollywood—expectations vs. reality, how he booked the biggest entertainment industry names, and how it really works behind the scenes. He also gave valuable tips and insights on networking, including the biggest mistake people make, as well as strategies for booking your show and landing dream guests. We also got a behind-the-scenes look at the launch and growth strategies of Impact Theory.  This week, in Part 2, we talk about all things pitching, and Christopher even shares the invaluable advice he got directly from Oprah herself on what standard she uses to book her own guests. This episode is definitely one you’ll want to take notes on! On Ep. 155, we cover: The A-to-Z of effective pitching: What to include, how long it should be, the tone you should take, and more Tips for effectively getting your foot in the door (but not literally!) Your one-sheet: What it is, why you need one, and what to include The big no-nos to avoid: What will get your pitch rejected immediately The one critical step you can’t skip in the pitching process Factors you need to consider when booking your show Handling rejection and why you shouldn’t take it personally, when to shoot your shot to book major guests, and more! Don't want to miss an episode (or valuable free resources!)? Get on my list here: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/subscribe   Other Helpful Links: Listen to Part 1 of this Interview with Christopher McDonald! https://www.brittanykrystle.com/the-perfect-pitch-hollywood-insider-tips-on-how-to-network-with-the-a-list-land-your-dream-guests-with-christopher-mcdonald-part-1/ Check out the Free training on 3 Secrets to Building a Profitable Personal Brand! https://www.brittanykrystle.com/masterclass   Want to Support the Podcast? Leaving a review on Apple Podcasts goes a long way: https://apple.co/3rSk09A Take a screenshot while listening to the episode and share it in your Instagram Stories—and make sure to tag me @brittanykrystle! https://www.instagram.com/brittanykrystle/   To connect with Christopher: Website: https://www.connections-first.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/finessemcdonald LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/finessemcdonald/   To connect with me, Brittany Krystle: Website: https://www.brittanykrystle.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brittanykrystle/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/brittanykrystle/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brittanykrystle/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brittanykrystlexoxo/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brittanykrystle/ Clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@brittanykrystle

1hr 5mins

11 May 2021

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ENDLESS HUSTLE, EP. 38: Christopher McDonald aka Shooter McGavin On Everything Happy Gilmore

Endless Hustle

Hustlers!  We invite on the hilarious Christopher McDonald just days after the 25th anniversary of Happy Gilmore to talk about the impetus of his character, the cultural impact of the film, why Sandler is dragging his feet on a sequel, Bills Mafia, and more!  Thanks for listening and let's get Happy Gilmore 2 MADE! 


4 Mar 2021

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All On One Show - Mark Taylor, Christopher McDonald on Truth Unveiled with Paul Oebel

Faith Unveiled Network Podcasts

We don't know what's going to come out of our mouths when we three get together for one show. We do know one thing, it will be fun and powerful. C'mon by to see what God has in store.

1hr 37mins

1 Mar 2021

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Episode 61 - It starts with Action : Master the art of networking with Christopher McDonald

It starts with Action

With almost two decades of experience, Christopher brings to the table an extensive network of connections and opportunities. It’s not just his network, but the actual relationships he builds. Going beyond merely booking talent, Chris has worked with everyone from high profile billionaires to celebrities to small businesses to identify, strategize, and build bridges that develop not just into relationships but new ventures never before imagined. With a strong familiarity with traditional media, and having booked an array of top talent from the world of entertainment, sports, business, science, tech, and politics. Christopher launched Connections First in order to bring opportunities never before seen by many small businesses. He is also the Director of Talent Relations for "Impact Theory"​ 00:00:37 - 00:03:54 - Christopher’s Introduction and life overview Value of taking action points 00:04:40 -  00:09:57 How did you establish your preference for building connections 00:10:20 - 00:15:43 What tips do you have for genZ people who want to network yet do not know how? 00:17:20 - 00:25:22  You have expressed your interest in researching popularity in the past. What further insight have you added in? 00:29:45 - 00:44:25 How did you go about reinventing yourself? As well as any tips for people who want to reinvent themselves 00:45:44 - 00:49:07 What does the next best version of yourself look like? And how do you plan to get there 00:49:11 - 00:51:14  How did having a child drive you or did you have an alternative stimulant? 00:51:20 - 00:57:44 Connection First Insight 00:57:55 01:02:18 - What key lessons have you learnt through networking? What insights may influence those you aren’t doing this 01:02:23 - 01:05:56 WIth an expanding network how do you stay in touch with so many people 01:06:00 - The value of loyalty as a friend --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/itstartswithaction/message

1hr 16mins

9 Feb 2021

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Episode 90 - Christopher McDonald, "Happy Gilmore"

Culture Pop

Christopher McDonald, who may have the longest list of credits on IMDb, joins Mase & Sue to talk about "Happy Gilmore," now celebrating its 25th anniversary. He also talks about some of his other roles in films like "Quiz Show," "Requiem for a Dream" and his new movie "We Can Be Heroes."


21 Jan 2021

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Episode 88 Christopher McDonald

Anomic Age: The John Age Show

Christopher McDonald joins us before the inauguration to discuss the election, Trump, and the fall of the Republic. We will delve into what we can expect under a communist regime and what the end of America means to us domestically and the rest of the world.Guest LinkThe Mc Files

1hr 7mins

20 Jan 2021

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The Christopher McDonald Show November 12th, 2020

Is It Safe?

Luke, Matt, Scott and Mike continue their babbling by talking about Biden's possible cabinet plus Christopher McDonald's net worth after alcoholism. There may be a few random comments about Uncut Gems and The Smiths. Email us your thoughts at isitsafepod@gmail.com

1hr 35mins

18 Nov 2020

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Interview: Christopher McDonald (star of Flubber, House Arrest, Happy Gilmore)


In a very special episode of Slimehouse we chat with actor Christopher McDonald. Perhaps best known for his role as Shooter McGavin in Happy Gilmore, McDonald has appeared in a slew of Slimehouse titles including Flubber, House Arrest,  Leave it to Beaver, Monkey Trouble, and Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams. He is often entangled in a love triangle, a grimy stepdad, or often both! In this exclusive interview, Christopher McDonald walks us through each of these iconic roles as well as other career highlights from his 200+ body of work. He even gives us the exclusive scoop on his upcoming Slimehouse project! If you want to watch the video of this interview, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wo8rggp1dAM--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/slimehousepod/support


30 Sep 2020

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Rifles of the Great War: The Bolt Action Infantry Rifles of WWI (Christopher McDonald)

History Ago Go

Dr. Christopher McDonald discusses the innovations and developments of the bolt action infantry rifles of World War I.  He explains the difficulties the British had in South Africa and the Americans had during the Spanish-American War when confronted with entrenched soldiers armed with Mauser rifles.  He details the importance of smokeless powers and magazine weapons.  McDonald covers the development of the Pattern 1913 Enfield for the British and the M1903 Springfield for the American Army.  He discusses the production challenges after the war broke out and the contracts for the American companies Winchester, Remington, and Remington Eddystone to produce the British Pattern 1914.  The United States had production challenges with the M1903 as well which led to the modification of the Pattern 1914 to create the M1917 Enfield for the U.S. Army.  He touches on the controversy over which rifle Sergeant Alvin York used during his famous engagement, which was captured in the 1941 film Sergeant York starring Gary Cooper.  Dr. McDonald finishes talking about the rifle developments during the period between WWI and WWII and what happened to the thousands of weapons left over after WWI ended.HOST:  Rob MellonFEATURED BREW:  Bass and Company Pale AleBOOK:  Three Lying or Four Sitting - From the Front in a Ford: WWI Letters of Kent Dunlap Haglerhttps://www.amazon.com/Three-Lying-Four-Sitting-Letters/dp/193613201XMUSIC:  Bones Forkhttps://bonesfork.com/


17 Sep 2020