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John Zimmer

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John Zimmer

From Scratch with Jessica Harris

Lyft is a transportation network company with a peer-to-peer mobile app that enables passengers to request rides with their smartphones. Prior to starting Lyft, John co-founded Zimride in 2007, a carpooling ride-share company available predominantly in college communities. Zimride was sold to Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 2013. Lyft is available across the United States and through partnerships with ride-sharing companies throughout Asia. John speaks with Jessica Harris about founding Lyft, from scratch. Listen to the interview

30mins

16 Dec 2022

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Earnings Explained with John Zimmer, Lyft Co-Founder and President

Money Rehab with Nicole Lapin

What are earnings, and why should we care? Nicole explains with Lyft co-founder and President, John Zimmer. Plus, Lyft’s origin story (and original name!).  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

27mins

19 Aug 2022

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#29 - John Zimmer Pt.2 | First steps of a future Pro Speaker | Extroverts vs Introverts | Improve with Improv

Toast of the Wild East

Episode NotesJohn Zimmer (connect on LinkedIn) is a Keynote Speaker, Presentation Skills Trainer, and Public Speaking Coach.On top of that, he is also a 9-times District Winner in Toastmasters Speech Contests, member of an Improv Troupe and blogger at mannerofspeaking.org, where he wrote more than 800 blog posts on public speaking over the past 13 years.Topics covered in this episode (Part 2 of the interview):Extroverts vs. Introverts in Public SpeakingHow the Public Speaking Game Rhetoric helps people relax into giving speechesDifferent ways to practiceHow Improv helps you improveWriting BooksThe first steps for a future Professional SpeakerThe topics we cover in the previous episode (Part 1):John's journey to becoming a professional speakerToastmasters as a public speaking laboratoryJohn's Four-Step Process for developing a speechThinking about the Audience FirstStarting a blog - and sticking to writing for 13 yearsGiving a speech vs. recording a YouTube videoLinks mentioned:Part 2 (this episode)Keith Johnstone's (the father of Improv) websiteBenefits of improvRhetoric - The Public Speaking GamePart 1 (previous episode - click to listen):John's winning Humorous Speech from 2008 - Pay AttentionThe public speaking fear gridBonus material:John's analysis of his own District-winning humorous speech: Anatomy of a Humorous Speech*Connect with the Toast of the Wild East to suggest guests, ask questions or just to say "hi":Twitter: @ToastWildFacebook: @ToastWildInstagram: @ToastWildThis show is hosted by Lukas Liebich. You can connect with him on Twitter @lukasliebich or read his blog at lukasliebich.com

37mins

7 May 2022

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#28 - John Zimmer Pt.1 | Focusing Outward | 800 Blog Posts | YouTube Videos

Toast of the Wild East

John Zimmer (connect on LinkedIn) is a Keynote Speaker, Presentation Skills Trainer, and Public Speaking Coach.On top of that, he is also a 9-times District Winner in Toastmasters Speech Contests, member of an Improv Troupe and blogger at mannerofspeaking.org, where he wrote more than 800 blog posts on public speaking over the past 13 years.The topics we cover in this episode (Part 1 of the interview):John's journey to becoming a professional speakerToastmasters as a public speaking laboratoryJohn's Four-Step Process for developing a speechThinking about the Audience FirstStarting a blog - and sticking to writing for 13 yearsGiving a speech vs. recording a YouTube videoTopics you can look forward to in Part 2:Extroverts vs. Introverts in Public SpeakingHow the Public Speaking Game Rhetoric helps people relax into giving speechesDifferent ways to practice public speakingHow Improv improves your public speakingWriting BooksThe first steps for a future Professional SpeakerLinks mentioned:Part 1 (this episode):John's winning Humorous Speech from 2008 - Pay AttentionThe public speaking fear gridPart 2 (next episode)Keith Johnstone's (the father of Improv) websiteBenefits of improvRhetoric - The Public Speaking GameBonus material:John's analysis of his own District-winning humorous speech: Anatomy of a Humorous Speech*Connect with the Toast of the Wild East to suggest guests, ask questions or just to say "hi":Twitter: @ToastWildFacebook: @ToastWildInstagram: @ToastWildThis show is hosted by Lukas Liebich. You can connect with him on Twitter @lukasliebich or read his blog at lukasliebich.com

38mins

28 Apr 2022

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Special Episode: True Christian Fellowship with John Zimmer

The SEEK Podcast

In this Special Episode, John Zimmer, Vice President of Apostolic Development for FOCUS, shares with us more about fellowship and what incarnational evangelization really is in the lens of scripture verses 1 Thessalonians 2:8 and Acts 2:42. He also gives us practical ways to share life and build community during SEEK this year.The SEEK22 Podcast is brought to you by FOCUS – the Fellowship of Catholic University Students. If you’re new around here, SEEK22 is a multi-day Catholic Conference, broadcasted live to your community. This February, come together with your friends, family, fellow students, parishioners, and coworkers to seek the Source of all your heart’s desires and find new ways to live and share the Gospel in your daily life.  Happening wherever you are, February 4-6, 2022. Visit seek.focus.org to register. 

11mins

5 Jan 2022

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How to Make Your Audience Care with John Zimmer

The World of Presentations

In this episode with John Zimmer, a keynote speaker and speaking coach for some of the world's biggest companies and organizations, we talk about the problems with business presentations, public speaking, online presenting, how to make your audience care about your subject and why you should always keep the ending of your presentation for yourself.  In April 2022, John Zimmer will be one of the amazing speakers at our Present to Succeed Conference 2022. John Zimmer's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnszimmer/ His website Manner of Speaking: https://mannerofspeaking.org/ His Twitter: https://twitter.com/zimmerjohn Check out Present to Succeed at: https://presenttosucceed.com Contact us at: contact@356labs.com Find us all over the web: -- Website: 356labs.com Facebook: facebook.com/356labs Instagram: instagram.com/356labs LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/356labs Twitter: twitter.com/356labs YouTube: youtube.com/356labs Medium: medium.com/@356labs Meetup: meetup.com/356labs-Presentation-Meetups Spotify: open.spotify.com/user/euewr9i4mpwf3z4wubjc7owzb Behance: behance.net/356labs.com Dribbble: dribbble.com/356labs

47mins

19 Oct 2021

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Good Time Show: What It Takes to Survive with Lyft Founder John Zimmer

a16z Live

The early days of Zimrides [2:08]Driving early virality [7:56]Competing with Uber [15:47]Why they took political stances [27:03]Managing through the pandemic [38:09]The future focus for Lyft -- autonomous vehicles and the end of car ownership [42:50]Follow the a16z Club to join conversations with tech founders, builders, and leaders live and in-full.

51mins

8 Sep 2021

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The Truths of the Storyteller with John Zimmer

The Storypowers Podcast

Episode 46. The Truths of the Storyteller with John Zimmer What are the four truths a storyteller needs to master? How much truth should a story have, and how much can it deviate from what actually happened? What are the five Fs that will help you find your stories?  Welcome to The Storypowers Podcast, the show about the power of stories, the people who tell them and why you should be doing it too. I’m your host, keynote speaker and storytelling coach, Francisco Mahfuz. My guest today is John Zimmer. John is a sought-after international speaker who delivers powerful keynotes and helps organizations and individuals become more effective communicators. His clients include Nokia, Roche and the World Health Organization. He also teaches public speaking in a number of Executive MBAs across Europe, and his blog, Manner of Speaking, has been recognized as one of the leading online resources in the field of public speaking, presentation skills and communication. You can find him at mannerofspeaking.org.  If you like the show, please leave us a rating on Apple podcasts, share it and SUBSCRIBE! The support is very much appreciated. And please send me your comments on what you'd like to hear on future episodes. You can connect with me on LinkedIn, where I post daily (or as close to that as real life will let me), and on storypowers.com. You can also check out my book "Bare: A Guide to Brutally Honest Public Speaking" on Amazon.

55mins

31 Jan 2021

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Veterans Day with General David Petraeus; Lyft President John Zimmer

Squawk Pod

In a rare interview, Lyft co-founder and President John Zimmer discusses the ridesharing app’s path to profitability, plans for food delivery (or not), and a post-pandemic boost to business. Plus, the U.S. is celebrating and remembering veterans today; former CIA Director and retired U.S. Army general David Petraeus explains why it’s a good day to thank our servicemen and servicewomen, and an even better time to hire them. General Petraeus examines President-Elect Joe Biden’s campaign promise to “end never-ending wars,” and calls on history and geopolitical practice to imagine a world with less U.S. involvement in international conflict.

25mins

12 Nov 2020

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Focus on Evangelization (ft. John Zimmer of FOCUS)

Red Dirt Catholics

John Zimmer is vice president of apostolic development for FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). Since joining FOCUS in 1999, he has served in a variety of roles - including serving as a campus missionary, directing the national apostolate and overseeing the training and formation of the missionary staff. John Zimmer sits down with the guys to discuss how the model of evangelization used by FOCUS can be used beyond the college campus.You can learn more about FOCUS at focus.org************Links and other stuff from the show:Red Dirt Catholics Email Address: reddirtcatholics@gmail.comTalk 1 by John Zimmer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfYleF4K94sTalk 2 by John Zimmer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx1Ps6ypW0MThe Social Dilemma: https://www.netflix.com/title/81254224Formation Pyramid (PDF): https://bit.ly/2D8SQGUArchbishop Coakley's Pastoral Letter: https://archokc.org/vision2030Daily Examen Prayer: https://bit.ly/309As8zLectio Divina How-To: https://bit.ly/3fp8UTa

35mins

11 Nov 2020

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