Monthly Archives: January 2022


26. What Would You Do if You Could No Longer Speak With Tim Schut

What would you do if you could no longer speak? It’s unimaginable isn’t it?

That’s the reality our guest Tim Schut is facing. 

In June of 2021, Tim was diagnosed with Primary Progressive Apraxia of Speech. This means he is progressively losing his ability to speak. 

He now uses optimism and courage to inspire others, reminding them just how sacred life is.

In this poignant episode, Deirdre Van Nest talks to Tim about: 

  • His journey after diagnosis and how he remains optimistic
  • How voice banking will preserve his (and your) voice for his children and future grandchildren.
  • The importance of living in the moment. 
  • The benefits of staying positive and finding something to look forward to every day
  • His conscious shift to stop thinking about the long-term future and focus on today 
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Tim Schut has spent his career in the financial service and real estate industries. But most importantly, he is the father of three amazing girls, and he and his wife are high school sweethearts.

25. How to be RADICALLY Relevant With Bill Cates

FACT: Your clients are INUNDATED with messages and attention spans are short.

That’s why when you express yourself, you MUST take the time needed to create messages that are relevant and interesting. Messages that stand out, can make or break your client and audience engagement. 

In this episode of Crazy Good Talks®, Deirdre talks to Bill Cates, speaker, referral coach, and member of the Speaker Hall of Fame, about his latest book, “Radical Relevance”. They discuss ways to help financial professionals and entrepreneurs remain relevant in all their messaging so that their target audience can’t help but respond. 

Deirdre and Bill discuss: 

  • Target markets and how to find the right ones for your business
  • Reasons to develop a signature system for you company
  • The importance of confidence and knowing the next steps for your clients
  • The “committed not attached” mindset, what that means, and how it applies to you
  • And more


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About Our Guest:

Bill Cates is a Referral Coach, Speaker, Author, and Dad. He is widely regarded to be the “original” Referral Coach … for good reason! Over the past 25 years, Bill has taught more than 250,000 professionals and business owners how to transform their businesses, to go from incremental growth to exponential growth, by systematically multiplying their best clients.