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Catch Ira Bowman on the #pirateBroadcast

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Russ Johns
Welcome to the #piratebroadcast, where we interview interesting people doing interesting things where you can expand your connections, your community. #kindnessiscool and #smilesarefree. Let's get this party started.

Ira Bowman
You're frozen. There it is.

Russ Johns
I know. I'm back now. I'm back now.

Ira Bowman
So I'm still a little dark. I promise you I'm working on getting the lighting going here.

Russ Johns
Okay.

Ira Bowman
So Network challenges during COVID-19 are a real thing. That you can be on the internet. Yeah, it's a real deal. Is that too much?

Russ Johns
No.

Ira Bowman
It's a real problem, right? You can have everything ready to go.

Russ Johns
Yeah, it's a real problem.

Ira Bowman
Then 30 seconds before all of a sudden the internet starts to slow down and it's like, Okay. I'm old school, I believe that if you're five minutes early, you're on time. If you're on time, you're late, and if you're late, you just shouldn't come in. This is kind of embarrassing to have technical difficulties, but it's a real thing. The other thing that I was talking to my boss about.

Russ Johns
It's a real thing.

Ira Bowman
Yeah. I was talking to my boss about this too. I work from home now. Because of COVID-19. Instead of most people. I have kids. It's actually, it used to be a faux pas to have the kids make any noise like, you can't let somebody know that you have kids and all that stuff, now it's actually kind of a report building thing. It's like we laugh about it like, Oh, yeah, I have kids that I'm trying to keep quiet too.

Russ Johns
I have kids too!

Ira Bowman
I'm a real person.

Russ Johns
Well, I just, Yeah, we are humans. We are real humans.

Ira Bowman
It's crazier, right?

Russ Johns
It's interesting for me to see how. It's amazing to me. It's at times, and some of the infrastructure that's going on.

Ira Bowman
Yeah.

Russ Johns
That's the part of program and it still depends on the internet.

Ira Bowman
Yeah, well, we have a large family. I can tell you that at any given time, I've got like 15 devices on the internet right now, which is not normal, pre COVID-19. I would have like four or five devices on the Internet at any given time throughout the day, and so we are taxing Our family is taxing the internet twice as much three times as much as we normally do.

Ira Bowman
If you just extrapolate that out. If everybody's using it three times more, it was kind of like what happened with the toilet paper. I don't know if everybody understands the math behind what happened, but they said that they had 100% usage, what was the normal consumption rate? Then I lost you. Hopefully, you can still see me

Russ Johns
I'm back.

Ira Bowman
Okay. They reported that it wasn't double the usage. It wasn't three times the usage, it was actually four times the economy started to purchase four times what there was a run, obviously, on toilet paper, but there was a run of four times the normal consumption rate, and that's why they couldn't keep up. The internet companies and the providers for the most part. I've never had a day where I was down for any time at all right? I've had snafu glitches like this but never like I've not missed a meeting completely or been able to do what I want to do so they're doing a fantastic job I don't want to complain

Russ Johns
Yeah, no I'm not complaining at all and in fact, Mel says I'm really fuzzy Well, it's still early I'm still on my first cup of coffee. I'm sure I'll get better.

Ira Bowman
You poor guy. Last time I did this, Hang on a second I'm gonna twist for just a second so full disclosure meeting my work laptop right now to restart my computer

Russ Johns
Your in printing business?

Russ Johns
Oh yeah, well I always do Ark is my Ark is my employer and I'm in the purposes for that's how I pay my bills. A lot of people know me for other things. They know me for productivity grow or Bowman coaching or for now the social Media concierge will talk about right but yeah, but I pay my bills printing. I work for Ark, which is a wonderful company,

Russ Johns
How has printing evolved in the last 10 years, Ira?

Ira Bowman
Man, we don't have enough time in a half hour but I mean, realistically, there's a line.

Russ Johns
What are the two biggest things that really made a difference?

Ira Bowman
The number one difference is people are doing more on demand printing than ever before. It used to be that you would buy quantity to get volume discounts. Digital printing has become far more common than before. Then there's the 3D printing. I guess that's really the, we've taken printing off of the traditional materials and gone to pretty much anything. I can do prints underwater, I can Do prints on cement and brick.

Ira Bowman
I mean, every surface that you can imagine, there's really nothing that can't be covered. It's expanded the what's possible. What is possible is completely changed. Then for us in the digital world, because more and more people are printing smaller on demand volumes, we're super busy. Even with COVID-19 I mean, certainly, there are a lot less companies that are open.

Russ Johns
The thing that I've noticed that comes out of the print work right now is the floor stickers that are saying six feet away?

Ira Bowman
Yeah.

Russ Johns
Huge. I mean, I see it everywhere at the ATM machines, waiting lines in the grocery stores, things like that. It's one of those industries IRA that people it's, you're surrounded by printing, and you don't necessarily notice it right.

Ira Bowman
There's no doubt. There's no doubt. It's funny, Because so many people ask me on a regular basis, they say Ira, nobody really prints anymore. I'm like, I know what you're talking about. You're talking about your little home printer, and your pieces of paper and you do that digitally. Yep, I totally get it. I agree. I don't print at home hardly ever. I have two printers sitting over there that are like, giant dust collectors. To me like it's tampering, Gobby.

Ira Bowman
We hardly ever use them. We still have them. But that's not the type of printing I do. I don't print on paper hardly ever. I don't go out and talk about paper prints. When I'm talking about printing, I'm usually talking about some type of sign or graphic. That's that's what I focus on. Now. My company does blueprints to and we do a ton of blueprints. They're not really blueprints anymore, but that's what people know them as, right?

Russ Johns
Right.

Ira Bowman
They're called Reaper graphics. They're called

Russ Johns
Architectural plans.

Ira Bowman
Architectural plans, right in the spec books that go with them, right because there's actually we print more specs books, then we do plans anymore. You can't even get past your glasses, your shirt, everything has some type of printing on it, the packaging that you get everything. Packaging is printing guys, all the packaging and every product I was trying to tell somebody that one of the the risks with COVID-19 was that if we run out of ink, then every industry will shut down.

Ira Bowman
They're like, how does that/ What do you mean? How does that correlate? I say simple. You can't have warning labels without printing. If you can't have warning labels, you can't have anything because we live in a sue happy world, right? You have to have the warnings you have to have the directions. They have to have pricing and I mean, it's funny, I would love to one day just walk through any store or any building and point out every different type of printing.

Ira Bowman
Then I could even educate people on how it was done. If they want to get nerdy. Just to show people like, this is actual printing, not just the piece of paper. The whole business card because that's what they're thinking like, I don't use business cards. I do electronic invoices and all this stuff. It's like yeah, great, but you still have printing everywhere all around you.

Ira Bowman
He froze on me.

Russ Johns
You're here but you were frozen.

Ira Bowman
Yeah, you're back.

Russ Johns
I can see you, Ira. Can you hear me?

Ira Bowman
Yeah, yeah, I can hear you.

Russ Johns
This is fun.

Russ Johns
Hello.

Ira Bowman
Yeah, I can hear you. But I heard like large format printing three times and that was all you got large format printing, large format printing, large format printing, I missed all this stuff in the middle. I think Russ is having some troubles I'm gonna try and carry the show. Hopefully I'm still live. Let me talk a little bit about what we're doing okay Russ is back. I was trying to fill in this host while you were gone. I was gonna switch gears.

Ira Bowman
First of all I want to show people to see I've got my Raider jersey on today for a couple of reasons. First of all, this is the pirate broadcast and the Raiders are the Pirates of the NFL baby. For those of you who live under a rock because of COVID-19 and you don't know, today is the first day of the NFL. Super excited about that. The Raiders need a wide receiver.

Ira Bowman
The last really, really good wide receiver that we took that we've kept like Damari Cooper. I love to Damari Cooper for the Raiders. You can get along with Jon Gruden Apparently, this is why he wanted out but Tim Brown, my favorite, wide receiver of all time is Tim Brown. I almost wore the Tim Brown jersey, but I wore the Charles Woodson jersey because our defense actually needs more. Our defense needs more help. So I'm wearing Charles Woodson today. Number 24.

Ira Bowman
Anyways, one of the points I wanted to point that out and say hello to Nick Dorsey while I'm at it and he's the only person I know.

Russ Johns
Gabriel Says go Cowboys!

Ira Bowman
Yeah, Gabriel they could really just go away. I don't really care about the Cowboys. I just like to get cowboy fans a tough time because I used to live in Texas. You did too.

Russ Johns
Very cool. Very cool. What do you think the NFL is gonna do.

Ira Bowman
Yeah, I don't know, I really don't know, because I think it's not prudent to get 60,000 or 50,000 or 100,000 people together. I think if they do that, they're making a huge mistake. I don't want to debate people and hurt their feelings, but I just think that, we've been stuck inside staying away from each other for prudence to mitigate the chance of getting sick and spreading this thing and then we're gonna put people in stadiums and it just doesn't make sense.

Ira Bowman
I think what's most likely is they'll play in empty stadiums and they'll sell airtime on TV. The NFL doesn't have an income problem like most people do. The players might have to take a pay cut, the owners might have to take less. I mean, aren't we all? We do what we got to do to adapt and survive right now. I think the prudent thing is safety. Public health and safety is the most important thing. We do need I think we do need sports. I think there's a place for sports I don't want people to think that I'm anti sports.

Ira Bowman
I think now more than ever, we don't have much to entertain ourselves and occupy ourselves other than work. I know that this is an under reported part of the story is the mental impact that it has on people the negative impact that it has on people this isolation, and having some normalcy would be therapeutic. I'm not a proponent of canceling seasons, I think that they need to figure out a way to play.

Ira Bowman
I actually love the UFC and I love what Dana White is trying to do. He's trying to figure out a way to get the UFC going, and he's been actually kind of ridiculed a little bit for it. I think he's on the right track. He's trying to do it in empty arenas. He's not trying to bring in an audience. He's just trying to pipe it out on TV. I think that's the right idea. I'm not the world's smartest person by any stretch. I'm sure there's plenty of issues but the sports like, tennis and boxing or combat sports, where there isn't 25 people on the field at the same time. I think that makes more sense than football.

Ira Bowman
Football is actually probably one of the worst because they've got so many players on the field at one time.

Russ Johns
Yeah. Basketball is the same way.

Ira Bowman
Yeah, so basketball and football, I think have a little bit more of a challenge even baseball to a certain extent, but they're spread out further. So that's maybe not quite as bad. You do have like basis, the runners on base, and the fielders there. They're closer together, but football is probably the worst. Maybe soccer too. Right? They get so close and there's so many people on.

Russ Johns
Yeah. It'll be interesting to see how it evolves because what would happen if we created a new sport where it was six foot distance? It's or what about e Sports? E Sports is huge.

Ira Bowman
Yeah! e Sports is taking off.

Unknown Speaker
I don't know if you know, it's no

Russ Johns
hitter sport, but

Russ Johns
It might be interesting to see how that would go out.

Ira Bowman
NASCAR is having simulated races. They're counting the points for these simulated races. They're getting in a video game apparatus of some kind and they're racing. Like it's a real race and it's counting or it's the real season. I'm surprised they're not putting these things on TV. If they are, I don't know where they are. They're doing a bad job of advertising.

Russ Johns
Yeah I have seen anything.

Ira Bowman
If they are. NASCAR is a huge sport.

Russ Johns
It's a huge sport.

Ira Bowman
It's actually the one that's, it's ironic, they most easily could do still, because everybody's still in their car the whole time. Now, the isn't but I mean, the race, so it's interesting, but adapting to the new world and this can tie this conversation together for everything that we want to talk about printing, job, search stuff with my project, to help you grow. Social media concierge, everybody who's watching. The world is shifting right now, as we speak.

Ira Bowman
What the world was when we went into COVID-19 is gonna not look the same as we exit, even if nothing changes for you personally, with your work and the way you want to live your life. The businesses that you are going to go, patronage are going to have different guidelines and rules and regulations that they have to operate under. You're going to see, trust me, you're going to see lots of safety signage and health signage. I know because that's what I do for a living I print that stuff.

Ira Bowman
We're printing it right now in droves. back if you need somebody to print that stuff for you reach out to me, right? That's what I get paid to do. You talked about the floor stickers that you're gonna see, you're gonna see those everywhere, but you're gonna see stuff in elevators, right? We're putting those things down in elevators, or putting up signs in Windows, people are operating under different hours, there's going to be capacity rule changes. Some buildings that used to be able to hold 80 might only be able to hold 65 or 55, or whatever the new government regulations are, and that's the new reality.

Unknown Speaker
I'll tell you what, I think

Russ Johns
I think the other thing that we're gonna see IRA is large businesses wondering, okay, I've been able to work for the last few months. Everybody remotely in this building isn't really necessary.

Ira Bowman
Oh!

Russ Johns
Is it really necessary?

Ira Bowman
Did you read my blog? If you guys go to my profile on LinkedIn, the last blog that I read the article they call them, it's all about that. What's cool is some people want to work from home. I'll give you a prime example I think there's three things to think about with that. I summarized this in the blog, there's the benefit to the employer, which is reduced costs, right, the overhead that you're talking about right now, I don't need this office space.

Ira Bowman
There's also a reduction in office politics, because you're not putting these same people in the same space every day. Right. That distance helps reduce that. Also the third thing, and maybe the most important, honestly of the three is employee retention.

Ira Bowman
If you can reduce the drama, and improve the quality of life for the employee, they have less reason to want to shift and if you're saving money, you could put some of that savings back into salaries, to pay better and improve improve employees overall experience right so higher employee satisfaction does equate to maintaining employees, which means less onboarding costs, less training, less mistakes, better everything because your employees know what they're doing right.

Ira Bowman
So across the board. Now, from the employee standpoint, no commute means you have time back in your life. If your commute goes from the freeway to the hallway, any minute that you save every day, on both ends, the starting and the ending. What are we doing with our time savings? Well, I'll tell you what I'm doing. I'm doing social media concierge, which we can talk about in a second. Every minute that I used to use for commuting, I'm now using instead to work on nonprofit helping people get better, right? That's what I'm doing personally. But I also don't have to pay for gas.

Ira Bowman
I get to see my family more. I'm not dealing with the stress of traffic, which means when I get home, I'm in a better mood and at 501 I could turn this computer, I'm on my work laptop, I could turn it off.I could go outside. Right outside my door is my world. It's my why, my family's right there. There's that. Then there's the part that most people aren't thinking about. That's the government regulations and the rule changes. If the government has less people commuting on the freeways, that means they have to spend less money on infrastructure. In California, they pretty much are always behind on the roads in Arizona.

Russ Johns
Right!

Ira Bowman
In there. Right. It's always a challenge. That means also what? There's less police that need to be in place because there's less people to patrol.

Russ Johns
It impacts across the board.

Ira Bowman
Yeah. It's things that people don't even think about, right? Like, the less all that stuff,less accidents, less people in the emergency rooms there. I mean, it's just across the board. hard for people to understand unless they really studied GIS, and they kind of understand how all this stuff comes together. For the employer, for the employee and for the government, there are major advantages for increased remote work. The thing that was missing before was the infrastructure. Look, obviously, we've been having internet issues, although it seems to be better now.

Russ Johns
There are some things that need to be improved, right? They're working on 5G right now. Right? There are things but most of us now have a system in place we didn't before I can work from home, I personally don't want to work from home all the time, because I like to get out and talk to people and I like to, engage and interact. That's what makes me big on social media, I guess but there are plenty of introverts out there that are like this is the best thing ever.

Russ Johns
Yeah. For those businesses that have office space and you want to go to the office, that's a that's an option in the future. It just opens up the possibility. Those individuals that think they need to have everybody in the office isn't necessarily the it's not the best outcome for everyone.

Unknown Speaker
well, you got real quick.

Ira Bowman
Yeah, we found out real quick who can work from home easily and who can't because, the end of February, the beginning of March, there was none of this self isolation was mandated. Some companies started to say, Hey, why don't you work from home from now? I was working from home before it was a state requirement. You know, what I mean?

Ira Bowman
There are roles in every company that can be remote. Then there are industries that can be completely remote and some like hospitality, obviously, think about who your essential workers are right now that are that are still going to work obviously, those folks need to be where they are, but then turn the events industry and the entertainment industry, and hospitality and restaurants and stuff like that, obviously those folks need to be on site.

Ira Bowman
A lot of sales organizations, customer service organizations, there's a lot of us that can can do our roles, HR, or some HR work.There's tons of things that can be done remotely. That for sure is gonna stay the number, I don't know what the number will end up being. If it was 1% of the population that was working remotely, I think it'll be 10 or 15%. Now and if it was 10%, then I think it'll be 30 or 40. You know what I mean? I have no idea what the numbers were before. I have not studied them out. So I don't know. I know that the number coming out will be a lot higher.

Ira Bowman
There are people out there who will go Why should I commute anymore? Why should I waste I don't know what you spend. Personally commute time, you might not commute at all because of what you do.

Russ Johns
I've been working from home for 10 years.

Russ Johns
so

Russ Johns
I spent anywhere from an hour to two hours. One way, right?

Russ Johns
Yeah.

Ira Bowman
If you if you say, Okay, well, Ira, you could have 123 hours a day, let's extrapolate that out five extra hours a week to 15 extra hours a week. What would you do with that? Then by the way, you're not going to spend $150 a week in gas.

Russ Johns
Yeah

Ira Bowman
I'm going to give you five to 15 hours of your life back and I'm going to give you $150 in your in your pocket every week.

Russ Johns
Yeah!

Ira Bowman
You know what I mean? Tthat's the direct impact. Plus the accident that I'm not going to get in, the car accident, I'm not going to get in, the speeding ticket, I'm not going to get right or, for me, it's the handheld I'm breaking the handheld rule because I'm fiddling with my phone when there's a cop behind me and I didn't see him.

Russ Johns
It all adds to the equation. It all adds to the equation.

Russ Johns
Let's give a shout out to some of these people that are joining us, Ira. David Munford. Thanks for joining us. Laurie Knutson. Angie, Shahzad, Arcot. Russ, thank you for being here. Great name, by the way. I love the fact that

Ira Bowman
You got any Ira's on here?

Russ Johns
What's that?

Ira Bowman
You got any Ira's on there?

Russ Johns
I don't see any Ira's on here. Any Ira's in the room?

Ira Bowman
Yeah, it's just me. I can get my son up for you if you want. But hey,

Russ Johns
Yeah.

Ira Bowman
I know, Laurie. I probably know more of those people. I'm staying off of LinkedIn right now because I don't want to slow down the internet at this one.

Russ Johns
Yeah.

Ira Bowman
Keep the broadcast going.

Russ Johns
Then Wendy's here in the room.

Ira Bowman
Hi, Wendy.

Russ Johns
Obviously, Gabriel's in the room because he

Ira Bowman
Yeah, because the cowboy thing. I Gotcha.

Russ Johns
Yeah. Then Jill's here.

Ira Bowman
Jill! I know, Jill. Hi, Jill.

Russ Johns
Yeah. I know that as we wrap this thing up today with all the tech problems and all the things we're doing. I mean, this is part of where we are right now in history and the circumstances that we're working through are going to evolve and they're going to continue to evolve. Let's talk a little bit about savings on the on the road and the travel and the thing. social concierges, give us a snapshot of what that is, so people can become aware of what it is.

Ira Bowman
Yeah. There's a team of six of us, right. So I had this brainstorm about a month ago, maybe a little bit more than a month ago now. Yeah, I guess it was about six weeks ago. Anyways, the idea was, wouldn't it be cool if I could get a team of people that are doing some really good things, that are really good at what they do in a team environment.

Ira Bowman
Where we could help each other learn and develop skills, widen our skill set, so that when we're working, when you're doing the #pirateboardcast or when I'm doing project help you grow or whoever else is on the team, right? I didn't know who would be on the team at that point. But I just thought, wouldn't it be cool if we could all learn a little bit more and be even better?

Ira Bowman
So instead of taking somebody who's not very good at something and trying to help them get better so they're fluent, take somebody who's an expert level something and help them take it even to the next level. That was the idea. Then, with the COVID-19, I thought, well the people that are struggling right now, because everybody's got reduced income or is worried about their income, or the nonprofit's because they live primarily on our generosity as a society.

Ira Bowman
So I thought, well, we could get the group together of these teams and we work together on projects to benefit the nonprofit's and then everybody wins, right. It's a feel good all the way around. Then at the end of it, we'll see what happens. I said, well, let's do this for eight weeks. Why eight weeks? It was because I basically wanted to do 10 months or two months. I figured two months because of the way, they were forecasting out how long this thing was going to last.

Ira Bowman
If that didn't, we would write out COVID-19, basically. We're halfway in now the team was set. It's been actually wonderful. Typically what we do is we break up into either groups of two people three, or we break it like we are this week. We have two two groups. It's actually you versus me, buddy. We didn't we didn't set that up for the show. That's just the way it works. Right so we're doing team captains, so it's Russ versus Ira this week.

Ira Bowman
So you're going down. Boy! Yeah, what we do at the beginning of the week on Mondays is we introduce the group so this week we're working on shoe box ministries they're in Arizona, great organization they're working to help bridge the gap between for toiletries and things that are important for people who are struggling financially.

Russ Johns
Things that people don't realize that are not in state run programs

Ira Bowman
Right! Right. Okay. You can't get it with WIC or welfare or any of these other programs, right? So like toothpaste and deodorant and so important for hygiene, which is important for competence and everything else, you can't really be an active part of society. If you're not brushing your teeth and combing your hair. Well, maybe you can not come in here.

Ira Bowman
Yeah, I mean, if you're not clean, it affects everything. Anyways, they're helping with that. What we do is, we introduce the team captain introduces, this is the group that we're going to be working on, here's the assignments that we're going to be helping with, like, we help people with communications and videos and basically getting their message out across all the social media channels, right.

Ira Bowman
Then, at the end of the week, we move on to the next. That and that's how it's been. It's been amazing. Right? The the information that we're developing is super cool. That's what I expected. I mean, high quality stuff. We're making videos we're making Instagram photographs. We're helping people sometimes with their SEO content on their website. It really depends on the group and where they struggle with their team is one of the things that I've done for each of the groups so far is I've given them a training because I do coaching, social media coaching.

Ira Bowman
I've given them their team, a two hour training session, at the end. Usually it's done on a Saturday. That way they can continue to do or ride the momentum that we've created for them throughout the week, in any way. It's been an immense blessing for me, it's a lot of work. we're averaging somewhere between 50 and 60 hours a week right now, per project, and that's divided by six right? It's not one person, six people doing it, but anyways, it's a blessing for sure. The groups, some of them, they cry, when

Russ Johns
Oh, yeah.

Ira Bowman
When we talk to them, and we tell them what we're going to offer just the fact that we want to offer in it and these packages, we've not priced any of them out. If we weren't going to be charging for them the amount of work 50 to 60 hours of a media companies time is a lot and then we're developed. The products that we're giving them. They're evergreen, they can use these videos and they can use these slides. They can use these tips, not just for the week, but for the unforeseeable future.

Ira Bowman
It's a huge impact. It's called social media, space concierge. You put the hashtag, and then social media space, and then concierge, and there's a page on LinkedIn, you can you can follow us, we'd appreciate it and see what we're doing. You can see the groups that we're helping and you can follow them to which we'd appreciate that too. A lot of these companies are very, they're nonprofits, so they don't have big followings on.

Russ Johns
They don't have massive staff working on all this stuff.

Ira Bowman
Right. You would do it more as a favor and to help spread awareness if you believe in the causes. Like we did Dallas cat lady the first week and they're helping spay neuter in control the the animals mostly cats in the Dallas Fort Worth area and then we did life enabled the week after. Yeah. They're helping people with prosthetic

Russ Johns
Prosthetics.

Ira Bowman
Which is giving somebody their life back there was a lady. We didn't make this story public, but there was a lady in slides. She had lost her arm, well, her arm was actually cut off by a group of bandits in Guatemala with a machete. They broke into her house and instead of killing her, they cut her arm off. Well, the group, the life enabled, gave her arm. Well, she was right handed, they cut off her right arm. After the prosthetic, she's writing her name. She's signing her name with her prosthetic.

Ira Bowman
That actually made me emotional when I was building the artwork for them. I didn't even know the full story. I figured out that she was right hand dominant by the pictures, but I didn't know that she had lost her arm because of a group of thugs cut off her hand with a machete. Anyways, the following week, then we did single parent advocate, and they're helping people you know with low income parents. Try to fill the gaps So that they don't have to be on welfare and some of this these things right with the system.

Ira Bowman
A lot of these, these groups are not helping just with the financial, they're also helping with the emotional and the mental part of it. Right?

Russ Johns
Yeah.

Ira Bowman
It's a support group.

Unknown Speaker
it,

Russ Johns
They're building communities around the subject.

Ira Bowman
Yeah!

Russ Johns
They're building communities around the whole effort.

Ira Bowman
It's had an emotional impact on me each week, the groups and I didn't expect that there was some of them because of my personal story that I knew would likely affect me. I didn't know that life enabled, for example, would get to me emotionally, but it did, probably more than the others because I wasn't prepared for it. If I'm being completely honest.

Russ Johns
Unexpected,

Ira Bowman
Yeah!

Russ Johns
Unexpected

Ira Bowman
Yeah, I could just be a robot and do my work. It won't impact me personally, but it really did. Anyways, we've got

Russ Johns
It's some great work. If you could go to the LinkedIn page and follow us and make sure that that's out there.

Ira Bowman
Yeah! You can see the whole team, the cover photos got the whole team, they're listed, we've got our pictures andyou can you can see who's on the team but it's mean to you and it's Erica Warfield and Joseph Steph key and Virginia. See I can't say your last name. I always love it. Rob Deptford is on the team. Yeah, so we've got video we've got video guys. We've got copywriters, we've got a lawyer, we've got a couple sales folks. I'm the resident artist, which is scary.

Russ Johns
What it is, we're all improving our skill set, right. We're all learning from each other and understanding what it is and what is required to take.

Ira Bowman
Yeah, so for example

Russ Johns
Hey Ira. Okay, go ahead. I was gonna say, as we wrap up here, let's make sure that we recap and highlight anyone else we need to highlight before we wrap it up today.

Ira Bowman
No, I think we've done a good job explaining what social media concierge is right? It's right now. It's a group. It's a team that's working to help nonprofits as we develop our own skills. The one thing I will say is after the project portion of this is over, if you have an organization for profit or nonprofit that is looking for help, we are considering continuing this forward as a four PE venture.

Ira Bowman
If you have projects we were pretty much done taking the non the free part. The gratis part is pretty much we've got the groups in place for that. If you need help, and you're interested in hiring us, you need social media videos, you need help with your with your copy, you need lessons on how to run social media.

Russ Johns
Yeah.

Ira Bowman
As an organization, yeah. You can reach out to me or anyone on the team and we can we can try and figure out what you need and get you a price estimate on that at

Russ Johns
Yeah.

Ira Bowman
We've got another four weeks to go of the nonprofit work. We're really not ready to do it full bore right now but we could take it's called concierge. We do the full suite of social media service. If you needed you know, help with a project, you need a video made or you need a website developed or something like that we could we could help you out.

Russ Johns
Yeah. Well, thank you so much Ira. It's always a pleasure to hang out and have conversations that are enlightening and educational and sometimes fun to have just just get together. Now that you're too time pirate you're in an next club. It's like, we got Joe, we got Joseph on Monday. Stay tuned for that. I just really appreciate all the pirate community and everybody that's joined us and supported us along the way and look forward to tomorrow show

Russ Johns
As you know, #kindnessiscool, and #smilesarefree.

Ira Bowman
Absolutely.

Russ Johns
You #enjoytheday.

Ira Bowman
You too!

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