Tim Byrne Podcasts

Managing work flow has become an obsession for most companies. For good reason. Getting high-quality information before you arrive at the job site can make a huge difference. Increasingly businesses are turning to third parties to manage their work orders. Today on the show Tim is joined by Patrick Griffith from CMI Mechaincal to talk about why that is a very bad idea. INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
s03e16 Secrets to managing your work orders
Managing work flow has become an obsession for most companies.  For good reason.  Getting high-quality information before you arrive at the job ...
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Another year, another PRSM show. Woops. That should read another Connex show. They rebranded this year. Anthony Vinzi from Promain and Kat Byrne joined me live on the floor to critique why trade shows are dying. And we discuss what they have to do to survive in the future. We are super critical in this episode but I think we have some great ideas!
S03E15 – Everything that sucked at Connex 2019
Another year, another PRSM show. Woops. That should read another Connex show. They rebranded this year. Anthony Vinzi from Promain ...
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Lithium Zoloft and Prozac. Wicked anti depression drugs. How the hell do you know whether you're depressed or you're grieving? Sometimes when you're in business for yourself, you don't actually know whether you're doing good or bad. You don't know if you're just stressed out or you're actually depressed. It's funny there's a lot of stuff that goes on in your head and most of the time, we're alone. And we don't actually know what's going on. John Panigas drove up from Washington, DC to record this episode with me. He wrote a book called Crazy, Who Me? I know why I'm crazy. Do you know why you're crazy? Listen to the show. Take 25 minutes out of your life. It may give you some insight where you're at and where you're going to be and where you're going to go. Take care of yourself. Enjoy your drive home.
S03E14 – Crazy, Who Me?
 Lithium Zoloft and Prozac. Wicked anti depression drugs. How the hell do you know whether you're depressed or you're ...
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S03E13 – Timology: How to stop selling and start winning
There are a lot of theories about how to become a great salesman. But today I'm going to tell you ...
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This week Tim visits the staff at the Cedar Centre, a counselling facility based in New Market, Ontario.  The Cedar Centre is a remarkable place that provides help and support for survivors of childhood sexual and physical abuse.  Tim and the staff at the centre talk about how how to heal those that have been traumatized as children.  Tim shares his own stories of dealing with trauma and why psychological support is so important.  INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
S03E12 – Not all heroes wear capes
This week Tim visits the staff at the Cedar Centre, a counselling facility based in New Market, Ontario.  The Cedar ...
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OK, it's not your fault specifically. But for all the talk about the labour shortage not enough of us are talking about how to fix it. The way that I retain staff is simple. Don't build a path where you want people to go. Build a path where people are already walking. We have maximum flex hours to let people work when they want. You can bring your dogs or kids to the office. Music is allowed and people are encouraged to play. People need to pick us as an employer before we pick them as an employee! I'm joined this week by Julie Kwiecinski from the CFIB to talk about how employers can fix the work shortage."
S03E11 – The labour shortage is your fault
OK, it's not your fault specifically. But for all the talk about the labour shortage not enough of us are ...
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always get into trouble when I talk about politics. But this week I just couldn't resist. There are big changes afoot in Canadian politics that I just had to comment on. I invited Julie Kwiecinski, the Director of Provincial Affairs, Ontario at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business onto the show this week. The new Ontario government is changing the way municipalities contract construction companies making it easier for non-union companies to get contracts. We talk about why that's a good change for businesses like Stadia. We also debate the effectiveness of a carbon tax. I argue that it's manufactures not consumers that should have to bear the brunt of reducing our carbon footprint. Not everyone is going to like this conversation but it is going to get you thinking! INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
S03E10 – Unions, Carbon Tax and Lack of Labour
 I always get into trouble when I talk about politics. But this week I just couldn't resist. There are ...
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S03E09 – Tim’s Small Business Secrets
My god, have I made mistakes.  It's the one thing that should be crushingly obvious to any listener of this ...
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S03E08 – The REMI Show: A fresh face for trade shows
I love that the Real Estate Management Industry and ISSA are hosting a trade show in June.  Property managers know ...
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S03E07 – Work Hard, Play Hard: Work life balance
I'm a firm believer in working hard and playing hard.  To illustrate that point I recorded this week's episode while ...
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S03E06 The Tables Have Turned with Nikki part 2
S03E06 The Tables Have Turned with Nikki part 2
This is easily one of the best conversations I’ve ever recorded. Business guru and relationship expert Nikki Pett has once ...
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In the year since we’ve been producing this podcast I’ve interviewed every conceivable kind of guest.  Captains of industry, marketing gurus, my employees and even my own daughters have been the targets of my invective. Well that all changes today.  Nikki Pett a relationship guru and author has turned the tables on me! SHOW NOTES INSTAGRAM: @TimByrneAlmostLive TWITTER: @TimByrneAlmost FACEBOOK: Facebook.com/TimByrneAlmostLive
S03E05 – The Tables Have Turned with Nikki Pett part 1
In the year since we’ve been producing this podcast I’ve interviewed every conceivable kind of guest.  Captains of industry, marketing ...
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S03E04 – Women Are Better
Things are changing in the trades. It's still rare to find women working in construction or as an electrician. But ...
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I hated school.  I was dyslexic and wrote backwards.  I was always made to feel like an idiot.  When I was 15 I left and never came back.  It took me years to realize that I wasn't stupid.  I eventually came to realize that the problem was with the school - not me.  I was thinking about that recently while touring the Skilled Trades College campus in Vaughan, Ontario.  My friend Ralph Cerasulo founded STC a decade ago to provide a place for young people to get the skills they need to succeed. When I was a kid there was a "trades" school for teenagers that was universally regarded as the place where the dumb kids went.  In some ways that perception of the trades has never really went away.  A university degree is the holy grail for many parents who push their kids into getting one no matter the cost.  But the irony is the best way to become one of the top income earners in this country is to enter the trades.  Kids with  four year bachelor degrees often find themselves unemployable and laden with debt. In this episode Ralph and I talk about the education system is letting kids down and why the trades are so important.  It's one of the best conversations I've ever had.  And, I think, it's one of the most important.  STC is an amazing place and I think you're going to be as impressed with it as I am.
S03E03 – Skilled Trades College: Having the skills to pay the bills
I hated school.  I was dyslexic and wrote backwards.  I was always made to feel like an idiot.  When I ...
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S03E02 – Hellcession: Surviving the next downturn
A tidal wave is coming.  I'm sure of it.  I've been in business long enough to have lived through at ...
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