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Bill Stainton

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Unleashing your creativity with Bill Stainton

The Principle Podcast

Today’s conversation is with Bill Stainton, a 29-time Emmy Award winner, TEDx, and Keynote Speaker. Bill believes we are all innovators — his mission is to unleash the creativity that we all have inside of us.Experiences are dots. Creativity is simply connecting these dots. The more dots, the more variation, the more opportunity for creativity.Expect to learn why creativity loves constraints, why outsiders are able to see our blind spots, the role open-mindedness plays in creativity, daily habits to exercise your creativity, and much more. Enjoy!Timestamps:(0:38): Who is Bill Stainton?(2:57): How did we start to believe we’re not creative?(15:20): Creativity loves constraints. (20:25): Corporations and creativity. (34:40): Open-mindedness increases your receptivity to creativity. (38:12): Reactive vs. Proactive creativity. (45:15): An innovator’s mindset. (55:42): Bill’s most unique experiences. (1:02:06): Bill Nye the Science Guy.(1:05:14): Daily habits to exercise your creativity. (1:11:00): Creativity during N1 sleep. This is a public episode. If you would like to discuss this with other subscribers or get access to bonus episodes, visit theprinciplepodcast.substack.com

1hr 18mins

24 Jul 2022

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Ep. 124 Think Like a Producer with Bill Stainton

Unforgettable Presentations

What can writing, producing, and performing a comedy television show teach us about being unforgettable presenters? 29-time Emmy Award winner and Hall Of Fame Speaker Bill Stainton provides the answers in this frank discussion with Darren and Mark. He shares the untapped power of your background, the value of giving yourself permission to fail, and how producing your speech like a television program can make you unforgettable. Snippets: Think like a producer The right combination of skills can lead to your success What are the skills BEHIND your skills Give yourself permission to fail Leaving your audience on a low point is professional malpractice Unforgettable lives at the intersection of writing, producing, and performing Build ‘bathroom blocker’ moments so your audience can’t look away Give your audience a reason to say, “I WANT THAT!” Nail the last 5-10 minutes of your presentation


6 Jan 2022

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Bill Stainton | Winning 29 Emmy Awards, Producing a Hit TV Show & How YOU can be Creative on Demand

Chantelle Talks

This week on the show, Chantelle Talks with 29 Emmy Award winning executive producer and expert in creativity and innovation, Bill Stainton.Bill was the executive producer of the Seattle comedy TV show Almost Live! for 15 years, with the show ranking #1 for 10 of those. He has worked with entertainers like Ellen DeGeneres, Jerry Seinfield and Bill Nye the Science guy, and as a comedian, has written for the linked of HBO, Comedy Central and The Tonight Show.  Bill is now a keynote speaker, and has been inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, amongst just 185 speakers!Bill and I talk about his start in the entertainment industry and how him and his team were able to think of new and innovative ideas, every week, for 15 years. We talk about how you and I can be creative, how there is no such thing as a wrong path, and the importance of stretching yourself day by day and trying new things, and of course his secrets to success. Contact Email - cralevenquiries@gmail.comInstagram - @chantelleralev @chantelletalksYoutube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF0sDfR-vjvEndEYdIbwThw Bill Stainton Website - https://billstainton.comYoutube - https://www.youtube.com/user/BillStaintonTVTed Talk - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kshboJxmU7k&t=21s 


17 Aug 2021

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How To Turn Great Content Into a Great Keynote With Bill Stainton

Marketing With A Book Podcast

Join the Indie Books family of speakers and authors for a roundtable discussion of how to have more impact and influence. This week we are joined by Bill Stainton, a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the speaking profession’s highest earned international measure of excellence and one of the top keynote speakers for corporations and associations.  Bill Stainton is a 29-time Emmy Award winner and a Hall of Fame keynote speaker. His primary topics are innovation, creativity, and breakthrough thinking. Bill helps forward-thinking leaders and their teams Turn Creativity into Money™ through his keynotes, workshops, coaching, and leadership retreats. And as a mentor to speakers at all levels—from beginners to fellow Hall of Famers—Bill helps them structure their message to make it unforgettable.   Get Bill's Turning Creativity into Money™ cheat sheet, go to: https://billstainton.com/indiebooks If you would like more information on Bill please visit https://billstainton.com  Please visit our website to learn more https://indiebooksintl.com Marketing With A Book Podcast Episode 32  Recorded 8/10/2021


11 Aug 2021

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5. Connecting the Dots to Inspire Innovation and Turn Creativity into Money™ with Bill Stainton


You are creative. You are an innovator if you choose to be. You have everything you need, you don't need any other special training. Today's guest, Hall of Fame speaker and innovation expert Bill Stainton talks to us about how we all can find new and interesting dots, then how we can connect those dots to inspire innovation. He breaks this process for turning creativity into money down into three key steps:Lights!  This is the ideation stage. It's about coming up with lots and lots of ideas (light bulbs) — and THAT'S IT! Bill's techniques will have you and your team coming up with dozens of killer ideas.Camera! This is the process of evaluation. During this stage, you and your team will focus (like a camera) on the highest value ideas from the dozens you've generated. You'll narrow them down to no more than 3 (preferably 1) that you'll take to the next stage.Action! This is implementation, where the rubber hits the road. You and your team have generated dozens of ideas, and focused in on the very few (or one) that will move the needle. Now it's time to formulate a game plan for bringing it into reality.On today's episode, Bill guides us through the important ideation stage, and gives us great ideas on how we can inspire our own creativity. Then he shows us how to turn that creativity into innovation, because, as Bill says, "Creativity on its own is worthless. It's important, but worthless because there's no value in ideas." They key here is to take those, winnow them down to the select few good ones, and implementing them.I'm sure you'll get a lot out of this episode, I really enjoyed my conversation with Bill and I'm sure you will too!  Get all links, resources and show notes at https://makeyourmarketingpodcast.comAbout BillBill Stainton is a 29-time Emmy Award winner and Hall of Fame keynote speaker. For 15 years, he produced the longest-running and highest-rated local comedy TV show in the United States. Now Bill helps senior-level leaders and their teams Turn Creativity into Money™. Bill is also a pilot, a scuba diver, and a musician—although rarely at the same time.Web/Social LinksWebsite: https://billstainton.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/billstainton/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bill.staintonYouTube: https://www.YouTube.com/billstaintontvTwitter: https://www.twitter.com/billstaintonInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/billstaintoncsp/Email: Bill@BillStainton.comHighlights from the ConversationBill and Pia have a unique connection.Bill tells some fun stories about the comedy show he produced, Almost Live!We unpack creativity versus innovation and Bill explains the difference.Creativity on its own is the starting point, but it's not enough.There's no shortage of problems, and that means there is always a chance for innovation.Ideation, evaluation, implementation - Lights! Camera! Action!Everybody can be creative, Bill shows us how to get our creative juices flowing.Find the interesting dots in something new, then connect them into an innovative idea.Ask how you can relate the new dots to your situation. How, not can.Your brain will find the connections, they are always there.It might be a little tricky at first, but you'll get better with practice.Bill mentions some others who have great info on creativity and innovation.Come up with five ways to relate your new dots, they don't have to be great right now. It's just a matter of getting your brain into the habit of doing it. You never know, you might strike gold!Resources Discussed/LinksFree Cheatsheet - Turning Creativity into Money™: https://billstainton.com/piaJames Taylor: https://www.jamestaylor.me/Josh Linkner: https://joshlinkner.com/Stephen Shapiro: https://stephenshapiro.com/


13 May 2021

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39. Bill Stainton on Fame, Creativity and Covid.

Successful, Interesting & Awesome With Brad Montgomery

Bill Stainton is a very funny motivational speaker and member of the CPAE Speakers Hall of Fame. But he has also learned 29 Emmys for a funny television show in the NW USA. Brad and Bill talk about a lot of things, but maybe the best part is when they tease each other and bust each other up.

1hr 15mins

4 May 2021

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Podcast #28 - Breakthrough Results with Innovation - An Interview with 29-time Emmy Award Winner, Bill Stainton!

Sweet but Fearless Podcast

They always say that "Success Leaves Clues." Bill Stainton is a Sweet But Fearless ally who is leaving clues all over the place.... he has experienced success in so many extraordinary ways.... and he's taking the time to talk to Mary and Cooper about the innovation and creative thinking needed for career transformation. Sit back and enjoy this special conversation with a special person with great energy, many talents and an adventurous soul. Bill Stainton, CSP, CPAE is a 29-time Emmy Award winner and a Hall of Fame keynote speaker. As the Executive Producer of Seattle’s legendary comedy TV show Almost Live!, he led his innovative team to over 100 Emmy Awards of their own, and ten straight years of #1 ratings. Along the way, he worked with—and learned from—people like Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, and Bill Nye the Science Guy. Bill is the author of The Executive Producer, Lead Like the Beatles, and The Innovation Blueprint, has been cited in Forbes and The Wall Street Journal, and has been a regular columnist for Seattle Business magazine. He’s written hundreds of articles on the topics of Innovation and Creativity, Leadership, and Producing Under Pressure, in addition to authoring nine corporate training programs on subjects like Customer Service, Office Politics, and Employee Engagement. He has also written for HBO, Comedy Central, and The Tonight Show. His first book, The 5 Best Decisions the Beatles Ever Made, has been used in the business courses of several colleges and universities. Bill has also taught Leadership at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business and Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania, and Comedy Writing at the University of Michigan. Professionally, Bill is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), the speaking industry’s highest earned international measure of excellence. Fewer than 5% of professional speakers worldwide have achieved this designation. And in 2019, Bill was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame, joining fewer than 190 speakers in the world in this exclusive club. All of this from a guy who grew up behind a dairy farm in the Amish countryside of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. A strange start, perhaps, for someone who then spent 20 years in television, rubbing shoulders with celebrities and rock stars (he’s played drums with members of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and the Who). But it all comes together on stage, where Bill brings his unique life experience to every customized program. Bill is passionate about innovation and creative thinking. He has helped thousands of people in hundreds of organizations—like Microsoft, Boeing, and Nike—generate breakthrough ideas by tapping into their own natural creativity and innovation. On a personal note, Bill is also a pilot and a musician, although rarely at the same time. For helpful articles and resources about change, confidence and careers, please visit www.sweetbutfearless.com. Join our Successful Women’s Network Facebook Group to join other women who are on the rise and aspiring to be the most successful version of themselves! https://www.facebook.com/groups/successfulwomensnetwork


13 Apr 2021

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15. Christine Cashen, Bill Stainton and Mark Mayfield

Successful, Interesting & Awesome With Brad Montgomery

What do 4 funny motivational speakers talk about during covid? Yeah, we wanted to hear too!


6 Feb 2021

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XZRS: Bill Stainton - The Beatles

The 'X' Zone Radio/TV Show

Bill Stainton is a multiple Emmy Award-winning TV producer, writer, and performer; an author; a business humorist; and an internationally-recognized Beatles expert. His book, The 5 Best Decisions the Beatles Ever Made: A Handbook for "Top of the Charts" Success, distills the secrets of the Beatles' success into five key decisions that can apply to any business in any industry. Currently, Bill travels the country (and the world) talking to businesses and associations about how the Beatles' success can become their success. www.TheBeatlesGuy.com


6 Oct 2020

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How To Win An Emmy! | Bill Stainton & Tim Shurr

How To Be Mesmerizing With Tim Shurr!

In this episode, we have a totally mesmerizing guest who is a multiple Emmy Awards winner. Bill Stainton is an expert in innovation and creativity. He has an incredible background in television, in front of and behind the camera. That's why he won 29 Emmys! In fact, he wrote a book on it called Innovation Blueprint, the fourth book out of his series. Today, we will gain a lot of priceless nuggets of wisdom and laugh and enjoy at the same time! Bill shares his experiences on how he won Emmy awards and with it comes valuable lessons and excellent principles to live by as we work on thriving and reaching levels of success. Let’s join Tim and Bill’s conversation and enjoy while learning!  Quotes: “It's all about making connections, connecting dots, seeing two different things, and connecting them in the way that nobody ever had before.” - Bill Stainton “There is tension in creativity, and it's a good tension.” - Bill Stainton “So many million-dollar ideas are killed in infancy because they don't look like million-dollar ideas in infancy.” - Bill Stainton “Creativity is coming up with creative ideas. Innovation is putting those ideas into useful work.” - Bill Stainton Mentions: https://www.facebook.com/TimShurr https://mesmerizingleadership.com/ https://www.survivingtothriving.me/ https://billstainton.com/ Show Notes: [00:48] Greetings and introduction of Bill Stainton [01:35] Winning 29 Emmys! [04:58] Having a show that ran for 15 years [07:20] Figuring out our groove [11:16] The creative tensions [13:04] The idea that leads to the idea     [19:24] A safe space where there seems to be no limit [23:42] The difference between innovation and creativity  [28:03] Just take action [30:14] Following through even though you could have been met with scrutiny [37:32] Channeling the energy to make it work for you [41:53] Take more chances and trust that you’re good [42:58] Stop waiting, take action! Make Your Day Mesmerizing!!


4 Sep 2020