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Michael Roderick made the the journey rom high school English teacher to having a Broadway producing credit in two years.  Connections and relationships turned out to be the critical pieces of this puzzle. This experience eventually led work at an educational startup and  the creation of his conference Connector Con. Here are some highlights from our chat:

  • Lessons Learned from Teaching High School 
  • Why Experiential Learning Matters So Much
  • A Combination of Giving, Thanking, and Asking
  • Identifying the Issues and Challenges of Customers
  • The Importance of Taking Time to Reflect on Experiences
  • Incorporating Performance Elements While Maintaining Authenticity
  • Why You Should Think About How to Do Something Different
  • The Role that Other People Play in Your Success
  • Why We All Have Something to Give - Regardless of Our Status
  • How Michael Landed His First Investor By Helping Someone
  • The Power of Asking for Help - Instead of Money
  • Why You Have to Create a Safe Space for People

Michael Roderick is the founder of Small Pond Enterprises, a Broadway producer, connector, entrepreneur, business development guy, and speaker. He loves solving problems and connecting people. You can follow him on twitter @MichaelRoderick. If you liked this article, would you share it with your friends? Just click here to post it to Twitter. 

Originally aired almost 4 years ago.

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