11 - Rob Howard from Online Language Center on Becoming an Online Teaching Entrepreneur
The EFL Magazine Business Podcast
Today's guest is Rob Howard. Rob chats about his background growing up in a family business and how this prepared him for a life in entrepreneurship. Rob also gives some valuable tips on marketing, teaching online, and where he sees opportunities in the world of ELTBioRob Howard, after a business career in the US, is online as an active EFL Teacher and Neurolanguage Coach and training teachers to build their own freelance businesses. Rob is the owner of Online Language Center, managing partner at Business Language Training Institute and founder of EFLtalks - teachers teaching teachers. Having run successful businesses in the US and Brazil, he sheds a different light on the business of Business English. He has taught in companies such as Petrobras, Vale, Odebrecht, PWC, KPMG, CVM, over 50 of the largest and most prestigious law firms and financial institutions in Rio de Janeiro, as well as to university professors at UFRJ, UERJ and FGV. He is a speaker worldwide on Business English, English for Specific Purposes, Teacher Development, Teaching Online, Online Business and Retention, Technology and the proper use of images in presentations. He is joint coordinator of the IATEFL BESIG, past cocoordinator of the IATEFL BESIG Web and Online Team, Online & Video Coordinator and Video Interviewer for the Visual Arts Circle, founder and former president of the BRAZ-TESOL BESIG as well as co-founder with Dorothy Zemach of the Independent Authors and Publishers. He has authored and coauthored several books for EFL. He was nominated for the 2016 British Council's ELTon Award for Innovation in Teacher Resources. https://www.robhoward.me
Ep. #7 Elevation Call | Rob Howard, Sandler Training - Comfort Zones & Attitudes
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Rob shares with the tribe his top 3 pieces of advice for other dads. Don't miss out on these giems! meet back in the days, and how he started out as a DJ and beatmaker working with artists. With so many projects going on Rob's main 9 to 5 is working in restorative justice at schools with kids, staff and also with corporate companies. Rob is also a fellow podcaster, co-hosting a show called Men of the Village. Beyond that, he has a clothing company called The Love LLC which has a great message behind it. And beyond all of this, he is a devoted father to his children Robert (13 years old) and his 10 month old baby girl. We get into how he raised Robert and what he has changed up this second time around and he shares with the tribe his top 3 pieces of advice for other dads. Don't miss out on these gems! Check out the fresh new gear at The Love LLC - thelovellc.com and tune in to the podcast Men of the Village here If you want more of this podcast, please make sure to "subscribe" and rate and review! Thanks so much for listening! More on A Tribe Called Dad here: A Tribe Called Dad and @atribecalleddad--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/atribecalleddad/message
Use This One Weird Metric To Measure Your Service Business With Rob Howard
Break the Ceiling
Is there one metric you could track that would ensure the success of your business?A lot of startups would like to think so. Some call it the “One Metric That Matters,” or the “North Star Metric.”It’s basically the idea that you focus on measuring and improving one thing at a time. By focusing on a single thing, you can filter for decision making and ensure that the actions you're taking in your business are actions that will truly make an impact.The problem is that what you track has a huge impact on the action you take. Choose the wrong metric and you can sink the sustainability or profitability of your business.So whatever your one metric to rule them all is, it better represent what you truly want to get out of your business.This month we're kicking off a series all about measuring growth. What do you measure? How do you track it? What do you do with the data once you have it?My guest today is a master at this.You might remember Rob Howard from Episode 9, where we talked about streamlining the proposal process. Rob owns a web development agency, Howard Development & Consulting, and runs a course for freelancers called Automatic Freelancer. He has one simple metric for measuring the financial health of his business: profit per hour per client. Tracking that metric has changed how I evaluated and measured my own business and has become something I incorporate into my clients’ businesses as well. It's not something you have to look at every day, but keeping track of this one metric will help you grow in a sustainable and financially healthy way. Listen to the full episode to hear: What Rob considers to be the key metrics to measure for service business owners and how he determined which metric to measure the financial health of a business What's happening behind the scenes for Rob to actually get to this profit per hour per client How the number of dollars you made and the number of minutes you spent are data points where there is enough quantity to make real decisions based on them What tools Rob is using to collect data or measure his metrics What metrics he has consciously chosen not to track or pay attention to and some of the mistakes he has made with tracking metrics Links: Howard Development & Consulting Automatic Freelancer The 30 Minute Profitable Proposal System Scalespark Dollars + Decisions Roundtable Twitter @ScaleSpark LinkedIn @thesusanboles
Rob Howard: Coaching and Neurolanguage in English Language Teaching
ELT Today: A Frameworks Education Podcast
What’s the difference between teaching and coaching? What can we learn from neuroscience and learning to apply to our own teaching? Is it just another methodology gimmick, the latest bandwagon to jump on? Or is there some core sense in this area to add to our English language teacher toolbox?I spoke with well-known Business English language and communications specialist Rob Howard about the 4th International Neurolanguage Learning and Coaching conference taking place in London 16-17th in April 2020. https://london20.neurolanguagecoaching.com/Sound credit: Bangcorrupt
Building valuable customer support communities - Interview with Rob Howard of Zimbra
Punk CX with Adrian Swinscoe
Today’s interview is with Rob Howard who is the Chief Technology Officer of Zimbra, a leader in the unified collaboration software space. Their solutions include email, calendaring, file sharing, activity streams, social communities and more. Rob joins me today to talk about how Texas Instruments leverages Zimbra's online community software to drive customer feedback and how to build valuable and effective customer support communities. This interview follows on from my recent interview: Customer experience requires a new type of responsive leader – Interview with Sid Banerjee of Clarabridge – and is number one-hundred and one in the series of interviews with authors and business leaders that are doing great things, helping businesses innovate, become more social and deliver better service.
Save Time and Boost Profit Using A Proposal Calculator With Rob Howard
Break the Ceiling
What if instead of spending tons of time creating complicated proposals for prospective clients, you just didn't? Maybe you believe your complicated, customized proposals help win you more business. But there’s a good chance you’re sacrificing profit and efficiency--without truly seeing gains in real revenue.All this month we are talking about opting out–choosing not to do certain things in your business as a tool for freeing up your time, money, and brain space for more important things. I started off by talking with Michelle Warner about how she focuses in on just a few services and opts out of selling all the things.I chatted with Brittany Berger about setting boundaries around the expectations of how you work, both for yourself and for your clients. Today I’m talking proposals with Rob Howard, founder of web development agency Howard Development & Consulting and creator of Automatic Freelancer, a mentorship program for freelancers.For Rob, the crux of the proposal process is reducing your sales time. You can quickly spend a ton of time, often unpaid time, preparing proposals to pitch projects to clients even if they never end up hiring you.This time can really suck the profit out of any project. Rob has developed a system that allows him to give accurate quotes on the initial call and send out proposals within 15 minutes of getting off that call. It's a system that saves a ton of time, and dramatically increase his profit per hour without changing the deliverable he’s actually providing to clients.On today’s episode: How Rob’s 30-Minute Profitable Proposal System sets him up to make a quick and accurate decision resulting in a proposal that makes the most sense for the client How having a proposal process that makes clear what you are selling and how much you are selling it for takes away a lot of the stress of selling Why delivering a proposal to your client quickly instills a greater amount of confidence in your ability How Rob breaks his proposals down in terms of the size of offer: small, medium, and large Why profit per hour per client is the only metric Rob chooses to track on a regular basis And how when you develop the mindset of an owner building a business, it sets you up for growth and success down the road Links: The 30 Minute Profitable Proposal System Better Proposal Study Scalespark Dollars + Decisions Roundtable Twitter @ScaleSpark LinkedIn @thesusanboles
Today I had the pleasure of talking with Rob Howard who I consider one of the worlds best Brand "Fixers". In this episode he not only explains what that is but also why it's important. I don't want an entrepreneurs to think that their brands current state should be the reason why they don't start executing on their goals.
Office 365 Developer Podcast: Episode 030 on Office 365 APIs with Rob Howard
Microsoft 365 Developer Podcast
In this episode Jeremy Thake talks to Rob Howard from the Office Developer Platform team who heads up the Office 365 APIs strategy.Weekly updatesOffice 365 Developer Patterns and Practices – January 2015 Community Call Build registration opens January 22nd Managing multiple Windows Azure website environments using Visual Studio Publishing Profiles by Brady Gaster Searching with the Office 365 APIs by Richard DiZerega Mastering Office 365 Development patterns and practices by Matthias Eining Moodle + Office 365: better together with new MS Open Tech open source plugins for education workflows Office Graph API and Cortana – Chapter 1: Introduction to the Office Graph by Olivier Carpentier Set your app’s name in Office Graph queries by Waldek Mastykarz Programmatically retrieve the list of all Delve boards by Waldek Mastykarz Getting all documents from a Delve board using the Office Graph by Waldek Mastykarz OneDriveBrowser and o365 APIs with a custom persistent store for ADAL token cache by Steve PeschkaShow notesOffice 365 API Sandbox Office 365 API reference documentation Office 365 API on-demand training Module on authentication with Azure AD Office 365 API code samples on dev.office.com Got questions or comments about the show? Join the O365 Dev Podcast on the Office 365 Technical Network. The podcast RSS has been submitted to all the stores and marketplaces but takes time, please add directly with the RSS http://feeds.feedburner.com/Office365DeveloperPodcast.About Rob Howard Rob Howard joined Microsoft in August of 2005 and currently works as a program manager on the Office Developer Platform team, where he works on the app models for Office clients, servers and services. His goal is to enable developers to build collaborative productivity applications more efficiently and effectively by leveraging the capabilities of Office, SharePoint, Exchange and a variety of other Office applications and services. In previous releases Rob worked on areas like the SharePoint app model, csom, sandboxed solutions, SharePoint solution deployment, the fab 40 and SharePoint Designer. Rob has a passion for collaborative applications because they can enhance individual and organizational productivity by ensuring that the people and information vital to completing a task are connected and readily available in the appropriate contexts.About the host Jeremy is a newly appointed technical product manager at Microsoft responsible for the Visual Studio Developer story for Office 365 development. Previously he worked at AvePoint Inc., a large ISV, as the chief architect shipping two apps to the Office Store. He has been heavily involved in the SharePoint community since 2006 and was awarded the SharePoint MVP award four years in a row before retiring the title to move to Microsoft. You can find Jeremy blogging at www.jeremythake.com and tweeting at @jthake.