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MONDAY MOCHA WITH TOMBOY TIRADE

This Monday Mocha Episode is a special tribute. Why I started this particular podcast on top of the usual Wednesday episodes of The Ginni Show is that I wanted to help you start your Monday’s with that extra spring in your step that may or may not have a helping hand from a caffeinated beverage of some sort.

This episode is a special tribute to Persis Shanker – one of the hosts of Tomboy Tirade – one of Asia’s biggest girl podcasts. I’m joined by Persis herself and her co hosts Joanna, Raven and Siti. Persis sadly passed away earlier this year and I wanted to hold off on this episode and release it at the right time. The first interview I did with Persis was when I was staying at a friend’s place in Brooklyn. Funnily enough, that place is now my home in New York so it’s only fitting that I release this podcast now. Here’s a special Monday Mocha tribute to Persis Shanker of Tomboy Tirade.

Follow Tomboy Tirade: @tomboytarts
Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Persis Shanker, Raven, Siti & Joanna
NEXT EPISODE: Monday Mocha, December 18
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com

MONDAY MOCHA WITH KATH & MIKE

This week’s Monday Mocha is with a couple of champions who, even though yell at me on a frequent basis, are one of the most loveliest and hardest working duo’s around. Kath Rento and Mike Genitsaris are the owners of Pick It Up Fitness – Melbourne’s East Side Fitness specialists. From working hard, deploying empathy and positivity into their own lives, I sit down with Kath and Mike and we talk about what they care about, if they take their phones to the bathroom and just who they would like to switch lives with.

Follow Pick It Up: @pickitupfitnessmulgrave
Available on: iTunes | Spreaker | Stitcher | Google Play
Featured Voices: Ginni Saraswati, Kath Rento & Mike Genitsaris
NEXT EPISODE: Monday Mocha, December 11
Photos: Joey Middleton
www.theginnishow.com

MONDAY MOCHA WITH CHRISTOPHER PLOWMAN

It was so awesome to have The Ginni Show return last Wednesday. And this week, Monday Mocha is back! Monday Mocha is an opportunity I have to sit down and have a coffee with an awesome individual who is doing something inspiring in the world. I love starting my Monday’s with such inspirational chats and of course, an excuse to drink copious amounts of coffee! This week, I have a coffee with Christopher Plowman, the CEO of popular meditation app Insight Timer. He’s a fellow Aussie and he explains just how he came to acquire the meditation app, how meditation has helped him in life and of course, we find out if he takes his phone to the bathroom with him.

Connect with Chris @christoplowman

Next Episode of The Ginni Show: Wednesday, 30th of November   #21 The Butterflies Won’t Eat You

Next Monday Mocha: Monday 4th of December with guests Kath Rento & Mike Genitsaris

WHEN YOU TALK A LOT

I used to be very quiet in my pre-teen years. I was the quiet, unassuming student; the one that would be called “oh so obedient,” during parent/teacher interviews.

Even in my first month of kindergarten, I was so shy that the teachers tried to get me to talk by distracting me with sesame street toys and shiny objects.

Then one day, I was on the school playground and it was my turn to go on the swing. The teachers were delighted because they all seemed to be playing a game of, “Let’s see who can get Ginni to talk.”

I was the shy, chubby Sri Lankan girl who kept to herself and played quietly with the other kids. One of the teachers began her schmoozing; buttering me up so I would finally saying something out aloud. She tried asking me about television, my parents, food – she played all the right cards. Then, she finally exhausted all attempts and said, “Do you talk at all, Ginni?”

I finally gave in and shouted “Yes!” This was met with a look of relief on her face. She probably had gloating points for a whole year and was made the “Diversity Co-Ordinator,” at that school after that moment. You go girl.

Since then, for me, it’s gone from “Let’s see who can make Ginni talk,” to “Let’s see who can shut Ginni up.” What a journey.

And the same goes for podcasting! A lot of entrepreneurs now are turning to podcasting. It’s a great way to share the great knowledge you already have and network with other professionals, experts and colleagues in your industry.

As one of my favourite leaders – Gary Vaynerchuck says; with business these days; it’s likely that you’re a media company first. And podcasting is one of the many, many digital mediums we can use to be that kind of company. To commentate, inform and share key points of information about our industry.

Having worked for both live to air broadcast radio at commercial and community stations, I’ve found that podcasting is a great platform that breaks the usual censorship and red tape you have to be mindful of when it comes to the industry regulators the station faces. How you distribute your content and allocate time for your guests and sponsors is entirely up to you – if there is no affiliation with another station or broadcaster.

Podcasting allows you to share all your information with potential customers and existing clients in a more personalised way. The human voice has an influence and a tone of emotion that cannot be conveyed by text – no matter how much you can channel Hemmingway or Shakespeare in your writing.  This way, you have your listener’s attention. You have an exclusive human connection.

This is the place where The Ginni Show is different from your entrepreneurial podcast. Firstly, the content on the show is not really selling you any product, other than stories of myself and ridiculously large family. It’s these things that got you to my site and to the podcast in the first place. The fact that you take time out to listen to the show;to listen to me. In my shows I try to provide content in a way that’s unique but also universal in how it connects us all through it’s themes. Even though I’m telling my story – in my story, there is a shade of your story. That’s the most valuable connection we will have; more than any further leads or revenue; the connection of humanity.