Podcast EP 14 – The Street Fighter’s Guide to Epic Energy and Focus

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Be sure to check out

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist – Live Action (Blu-ray/DVD Combo)

 8 Life & Leadership Lessons from Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist

In this episode I share with you 6 habits that can unlock your warrior’s strength and energy for daily use. Most are free and you can start doing them immediately!

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Podcast EP 13 – Interview with Patrick Stafford

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Patrick Stafford is a Digital Producer for PwC (PriceWaterhouseCoopers), and he runs the Digital Pulse website – a blog and publication with analysis and commentary on technology and digital news and trends. Prior to PwC, he was the Deputy Editor of SmartCompany – the largest online publication for SMEs in Australia.

Additionally he is a freelance journalist, mostly working in the videogames and entertainment space, with occasional wanderings into religion. His work has appeared in various publications including The Atlantic, Polygon, Christianity Today, EDGE, Eurogamer, Hyper, PC PowerPlay and Kotaku.

In 2014, He won the “Lizzie” Australian IT Journalism Award for Best Gaming Journalist.

He also wrote a book about long-distance relationships. Check it out on Amazon. Epic Long Distance: The Beginner’s Guide to Long-Distance Love.

In this interview, we talk about:

  • How lessons learned from video games can help you get ahead in your career
  • Video Games and accelerated learning
  • Advice to writers and aspiring journalists
  • The game Journey as allegamy for life & workplace communication
  • Why you need a personal brand

Check out more of Patrick’s work:

His website: http://pdstafford.com/

The Crafting Podcast

Follow Patrick on Twitter

Mentions:

Gary Vaynerchuck – https://www.garyvaynerchuk.com/

Callie Schweitzer – http://www.callieschweitzer.com/

Games that Patrick is Playing

Mario Kart 8

Stickets

 

Show Music

Awesome intro and outtro music from FantomenK

“Playing with Power” Used with Permission from the artist.

 

 

Podcast EP 12 – Survival Horror at Work

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Does your job feel like a survival horror game?

Do your co-workers remind you of zombies, or your boss conjure up visions of a murderous lunatic? Then you need to listen to this episode.

And probably find a new job.

In this episode I talk about:

  • What happens when work feels like Silent Hill or Resident Evil.
  • How great leaders inspire others, per Simon Sinek (Leaders Eat Last)
  • And I reveal the one idea that can change your customer service efforts FOREVER! (No, the customer is NOT always right!)

What do you want to hear in a future episode of the ClassicallyTrained podcast?

Leave a comment below or email me at Jon@ClassicallyTrained.net

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Podcast EP 11 – Video Games and Engaging Flow at Work

Episode 11 of the ClassicallyTrained podcast is based on the article I wrote for FastCompany- Inspiration From Video Games To Get Into A Flow State At Work – you can read it HERE.

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Video games are often cited as one of the most quickly accessed sources of flow. Achieving a state of flow is part of what makes playing video games so enjoyable.

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Podcast EP 10 – Interview with Hans Van Vliet of 7Bit Hero

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Today’s interview is with Hans from 7bit Hero, he is the frontman for the bitpop band based out of Brisbane, Australia. The group’s music combines chiptune samples, old-school gaming, as well as live instruments to create an experience unlike any other. 7bit Hero has played notable shows including the EB Games Expo, and PAX AUS. Their song Come on. Stand out was nominated at the … Continue reading

Podcast EP 09 – Level Up In Real Life

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Episode 09 features more important life lessons from video games – the concept of leveling up.

The Importance of Leveling Up

Originating in role playing games, the idea of leveling up has become ubiquitous across all genres of video games. The is idea is that time, effort, and successes within games help us grow and progress, often represented by a level number.

 

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Podcast EP 08 – Interview with Curtis Fletcher: Leadership, Parenting & Hiring

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Curtis Fletcher is a Spectaculum Artifex (Creator of the Spectacular). 

Self described as part wizard, part warrior-poet, and part wiseguy, Curtis Fletcher has held a wide range of roles from CTO to VP of Strategy; from Web Designer to Director of Marketing Operations, he’s had experience with creating department charters, organizational design, and process design for multiple Customer Experience focused groups. He has been involved in redesigning customer … Continue reading

Podcast EP 07 – 3 Ways to Make Work More Like a Game

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Podcast EP 06 – Interview with David Hayter

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This week’s episode features an interview with the man, the myth, and the legend: David Hayter!

David Hayter is a talented actor, voice actor and screen writer for movies such as X-Men, X-Men 2, as well as co-writer for the Scorpion King and Watchmen. He is well known by gamers as the voice of Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid 1-4, Smash Brothers, and many other spin off games. … Continue reading

Podcast Episode 04 – Video Games and Conflict

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