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[0:03] We're live on pirate broadcast and it's a Friday and we have a special guest on board someone from linked in that I met.
Oh heck it's been probably a year. Real real real dive in and find out.
And then also I just want to give a shout out to everyone that joins in.
Everyone that watches the replays and comments on the on the content and it's just appreciated all the gratitude in the world. Thank you so much.
We're trying to bring people from Linked In.
People from around the world in the pirate broadcast to highlight what they're doing their experiences and share them with the world so you can you can connect and,
enjoy their content and what's going on. And today I have a special guest.
Ariel. How are you doing today.
[0:58] I'm doing great. Doing great. And why and how long has it been since we met each other.
I think you're right. I think it's a little bit over a year since we were we met on that group that staff formed. Yeah.
[1:11] Oh yeah the mercury family. I just received a note from Sappho and he's going to be on the show.
[1:18] Oh that's awesome. Yeah so.
[1:21] So the marketing family was there and that's about the time you started you launched the learning isn't it. Or you were.
[1:29] A year ago in July. So happy anniversary. Thank you. You survived.
[1:35] I survived and I survived the first year when I noticed a couple of other things because you actually had started a new adventure as well that I wanted to talk about a little bit later on right.
[1:45] Yes I have. Awesome awesome. And also for those of you don't know it Ariel and I are both in a group that is doing some good stuff and and I know that,
speak vets are you know it's getting underway and and and I know there are a few other people on LinkedIn that are supporting this cause and.
Maybe because you've you're more involved in it than I am that you've been involved in it longer maybe give us an update on that and what's what's taken place with with the overall overall organization and what's taken,
you know how that's unfolding because I just mentioned it to another organization that needs help with people and and so that's I mean this thing is.
[2:36] There's something there. You're not helping people. You never run out of ways to help people. There's abundance all over when it comes to that.
So no one. How's he learning doing. Talk about learning and what it is and how you help and who you help.
[2:52] Sure. E-learning solve designs online course content for marketing and monetization purposes primarily for startups and tech and entrepreneurs.
And so you know we've talked about this before because we're you know I've done courses and I've created courses and and there's a lot of people that,
have courses and it's evolved it's really it's really kind of changed over the last.
[3:26] I don't know 10 years maybe for sure as it as online learning even be had even became a thing.
Yes. You know it's it's changed. So what are the big changes what are the big blocks that really have been.
Monumental in this in its evolution. Because I mean like linked in what they bought Linda for a few pennies right. Right.
And so what are the fundamentals of people that surprise you about e-learning that really some people miss.
[3:58] Sure. So I think the biggest.
Revelation when people reach out or want to learn about e-learning is.
The complexity as well as the simplicity that can go into the course design.
So it's almost like a Zen koan that you know it's it's complex and simple.
In terms of understanding Scope and Sequence understanding what your goals and objectives are who your audience is and what types of tools what types of called actions do you want,
your learners to do.
So those are really the aha moments that that people who say oh yeah I can get some mailbox money by this curated course should people show up.
I'll throw it up and out and start rolling in.
[4:56] So I think that when it first came I went online courses first year which actually started way back in the 80s. If you can believe that.
You know you basically had what you can find now which are talking heads for anywhere from 12 to 60 Minutes sharing their information.
Yeah. And that's not how we learn.
It's not how we absorb content. You wouldn't do as a marketer you would never do that.
You would never just talk for 15 minutes straight without moving in and having additional. So why would you do it for a short,
[5:40] That's the beauty of it is is the complexity is in.
I don't want to say this it takes a lot.
[5:51] It's almost like editing a novel or something like that. You know Mark Twain once said you know if I had more time I'd write a shorter letter,
right because to make it elegant.
It takes a lot of design. It takes a lot of thought and process and when you're walking through somebody in it in the journey of the the the UI.
You know the interface you know everything has to be kind of right where it is. It's intuitive gut.
You have to have everything and then interaction you know it's like OK you have have a lesson.
You have some questions to make sure that people learned what they were doing.
Maybe you have some downloads where some people need to go right and take notes or feel there's some other things they have to take place in order to really engage the brain to really make that movement take place.
Absolutely. So do you have courses on courses.
Are you doing courses on courses or just doing. Are you primarily developing this for other organizations.
[6:57] No I don't have a course on a course that is something that's in the works committee right.
I do have it. I mean I have a document that basically outlines the 10 steps to design a course and I think in the early part of the summer before I started,
my other business I was putting out Linked In videos on the 10 steps,
so that way because my my feeling is number one you are going along with Gary V's approach of like give away free what you can.
Here are the 10 steps. It's no secret it's not a recipe you know it but you still need an instructional designer.
You're still going to need someone with educational background to in order to help you design the course.
You're you're this if you're looking for a course you're the expert in content. Right.
Then the designer or the educator is the one that understands who your learners are as well as what it should look sound and feel.
[8:07] Yeah. Hey I want to give a shout out to Sheri.
Janessa. Rob. Kate all of you are just. Thank you so much. Really appreciate you being here.
You know Ariel I and I have been involved and engaged and linked in and this is the kind of activity that really is the one I want to highlight and explain to people is the value,
that we can extend on LinkedIn and other social platforms is not limited to LinkedIn however we met over a year ago we talked about courses back then and then all of a sudden there's a couple of other projects that I want to talk about.
You know we've been going back and forth you know Q and A and yet you know and it's just you never know where the organization the relationship the development project ideas and goals.
And so I encourage everybody to if you're not connected with Ariel connect with him.
[9:11] Thank you.
[9:12] Thank you so so connect with him. Thank you for taking the time today.
And make sure that people connect with you. So going down.
To recap on the e learning it's a big business.
It's a growing business and people with expertise that have the opportunity to share that.
And like I say everybody has a gift right. Yes.
So if you can actually develop that reach out to area and grab some time he books your time. He has a way just like I do.
You can book a conversation with him and see if it's a good fit. See if it's something he can help you with and be learning.
Am I'm an advocate I'm a fan and I'm excited to see what unfolds in the years to come.
[10:00] So with that note I want to talk a little bit about this. I want to talk about,
the vets. Yeah.
[10:11] What's going on. Give us an update on what it is and what is taking place right now with this.
[10:18] Sure so speak that is a non-profit organization.
The founder and president is David Gagne who is currently serving and will be transitioning out.
Shortly. And the it came from the idea of helping those service members who are looking to transition out on three areas.
Number one on how to translate their skills into civilian lingo.
Because the the service members have a tremendous number of skills and you know to be completely transparent.
I only started interacting with service members and veterans and those transitioning since I started on LinkedIn which is probably two years ago,
I really got into it about six to eight months ago and I have not met a service member or veteran,
[11:20] Not have a skill. I apologize for my. Life.
You go with it go with it. There might be. I mean my outdoor office AK my porch. Yeah.
[11:35] So service members and veterans have a ton of skills and the difficulty is that they are in.
They have a common language from from serving and that language needs to be translated into civilian lingo,
in order for us to be able to learn for them to get jobs basically.
So there are three parts so that's the first part is translating. Resume A.
First service member. The second is providing coaching and coaching as you know you're a coach us I'm a coach.
You know you can find hundreds if not thousands of coaches on LinkedIn and they.
And so for veterans there are programs there are coaching programs.
But the fact is it's usually a one shot deal.
And what I was so surprised to learn is that when military personnel exit.
[12:38] The amount of education and transitional preparation is very limited. Yes.
[12:46] So you know speak that is really an organization to help the transition period.
And also you know the thing that really intrigued me is there's a lot of people saying hey I can't find employees. We can't find employees campaign employees.
[13:02] And I'm thinking there's 250000 veterans exiting out of military space every single year so.
[13:13] And you know they're they've been trained by the US government. They've been trained you know on their skill and their task and anything that they can you know organization there's transferable skills that can be developed and honed in order to accomplish a goal.
Out in the field out and personal in the personal space and you know and and what David was doing or what David is doing and what you're helping with is is just.
[13:41] Hats off you know a monumental thank you. Yeah.
[13:45] So I just wanted to highlight that and bring it to the table because a lot of people don't understand the mechanics of what takes place.
I just think people come and go just like any other job you know you're there for a few years and then you go find another job.
It's not that easy for vets.
[14:04] It's not.
[14:05] So what's the best thing people can do to help. David's mission and goal and the purpose of speak that.
[14:12] Sure. So there are two areas. One is that.
If you know of a service member who is transitioning out if you know that that that is looking for work or looking for a coach send them our way.
If you are a coach if you are interested in coaching Vets Now I want to make it very clear and this is one of the passions of mine speak that provides free coaching.
The coaches do not get paid. They are volunteering their time.
I am a coach. Russ is also a coach. We've got 10 coaches already that are going to be with.
The service member be with the vet until they land a job.
So it's it's it's not a one shot deal. It's not a one to one session then over nine thousand dollars.
I'll coach you till you get your job. This is absolute. It's free.
You know they they've served our country. They protect the way that I've always phrased it when I have talked with guys like you served and protected my family.
[15:17] This is my way of getting it back. Yeah.
[15:20] So you know if there are that's out there they're looking we're going to be offering a our first virtual class sometime in December and in order to access the coaches you've got to take the class on the resume.
And David does an excellent job teaching the skill sets. So we are looking forward to that. And.
Again once we set up the nonprofit then we're looking for sponsors corporate sponsors that expand our reach. So yeah.
[15:54] Well I have some organizations that I've been talking to on the other side of the equation,
that will need qualified high caliber employees that are looking to transition you know not necessarily a permanent place.
However it can be it could be it's up to the individual. However.
You know opportunities are out there that people need to understand that this is this is a need.
[16:25] You can help if you're a coach you're someone that can actually help and assist in this process.
Reach out area and grab some grab of time on his calendar that you can actually have a conversation.
Because once I had the conversation with him I was like Yep I'm on board.
I'll be more than happy to dedicate some time to this and I think it's important that I think others could be involved in it.
So thank you. And hats off to you on that because you know David's doing some great work.
[16:56] I've been on calls with him and I have him on the pirate broadcasts. Yes totally.
This sort of a day might be a little early for him but he would I bet he would. Maybe we'll have a special broadcast.
[17:13] I you know I have a lot of people that say you know I can't because I got to take kids to school and you know I got different conflicts and I'm at work at that time of day.
[17:25] And I want to bring people on that. You know they're not you know they're people doing good stuff in the community that need to be highlighted. They deserve a little bit of shout out.
And that's that's not why I'm here because.
I can do it and I'm doing it all at.
[17:44] And I'm a pirate.
[17:50] SO I WANT THIS SO. SO THE OTHER THING THAT PEOPLE DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU THAT I KNOW ABOUT YOU.
[17:57] I'M SCARED. YEAH.
[18:00] IS THAT YOU.
[18:01] YOU I have a little bit of background in I think if I'm not correct correct me if I'm wrong it is a little bit of understanding about plants.
[18:13] Yes. And you know also a little bit of chemistry in there and a few things like that. Right.
Are you willing to talk about this. Totally totally. Talk about it.
[18:24] So you know this is this is something that's evolving so talk about party pros and what is going on because I don't have the inside scoop this weekend.
[18:35] This is like big news and big. So.
[18:39] I'm here to support you Brother author.
[18:41] Here's the fanfare. So Rodney prose is a it's my latest company and it's providing virtual and at home,
consulting services for those that are interested in growing pot for medicinal or recreational purposes.
I'm based out of Massachusetts where it's legal to grow pot recreationally and.
[19:07] The idea actually came from from Eli in salt.
[19:13] Reached out to a local veterans group New Zealand veteran alliance and I was seen no.
Are they interested in some coaching. Do they have veterans that are interested in coaching or having some courses put up and they reached back and said yeah could you design a course and how to grow pot.
And for those that don't know me. I posted this before I as I whereas anything in college.
I didn't drink till I started. Jenny how about after you certainly never inhaled or did you.
So I started doing research because that's what you do. You start right and it is a fascinating world that is really like the Wild Wild West right now.
Yeah I don't like the green rush suit and I'm speaking with my brother in law who said you know I do this with wine.
[20:15] I go to I make my own wine and I go to this person who helps me to make it and puts it in his barrels and stuff like that.
[20:22] You can do that with pot. I'm like Oh yeah I could couldn't I. So it's been a blast.
[20:32] What's the what's the biggest epiphany that you learned through the process of research in terms of the overall industry.
What what's the what's the e learning that you've done or the learning that you've brought on.
Most of us would just never have any clue about.
[20:51] So I would say that the biggest.
The biggest surprise for me was that the United States is so far behind compared to other countries in terms of the research that is being done with pot.
So for example in Israel they are doing research and they're starting trials of marijuana for adults and now children with epilepsy.
And it's having very positive effects. So we were behind we can't research colleges and universities and pharmaceutical companies can't research because it's illegal,
at the federal level at the federal level. So technically it's legal for me to grow in Massachusetts but the FBI could come knocking on my door. Yeah right.
Checked it and my response is if they've got time to do that it means everything else in the world is right and I'm fine with that.
They're doing that it's like OK.
[22:04] Now parked in a handicapped spot.
[22:10] You've got to come in,
[22:15] So yeah. But I think the world has bigger problems. I think the world has bigger rallies.
[22:21] So that was the biggest piece the other piece.
[22:25] There's a lot of controversy though. I mean there's a lot of people that you know they go back and forth.
Yes I'm here in Arizona where there's a lot of I'm specifically in Arizona in a retiree,
you know Sun City is that's where they have specific parking spots for your golf cart because most people drive anything except their golf cart.
So I'm I'm serious. So you know.
[22:56] CBD oil is rampant and you know it's like OK you got no CBD oil.
What's the THC is removed.
So it's some way and the benefits are still there.
I mean 200 years ago hemp was a crop. I mean it was a cultured crop making fabric and rope in products and services and it was never,
never illegal until somebody decided hey you can get high on this and we should probably do something about it.
[23:28] You know yeah as a matter of fact it was,
in certain colonies it was the king ordered it.
You had to grow Haven't you had to grow pot because the environment where the colony where the original 13 colonies are set where it was conducive to and frankly I mean it though it's called a weed because it is a weed.
It will take over your garden. Yeah.
So you know very prolific very prolific writer.
And it's true that the you know this it's ironic that CBD is not regulated yet and the same thing is true for chocolate.
[24:12] Chemicals and chocolate that the old bromide that acts on the same system that THC does interesting and the same.
[24:23] So it's the same exact system it's why when you if you like chocolate you can get that quote unquote high feeling or happy feeling activating the same system.
It's the same sensors yep same it's the same.
Receptors on your cells that are receiving that protein decimating the end of cannabinoid.
And we don't call it a cannabinoid in the chocolate right.
Because that will have a negative connotation to it but it's it's the same cat as a similar protein.
[24:59] I was talking to rob the drunken the drunken grapefruit rob from the drunken grape. Right. And,
him and hops are you know they kind of fall into the same growing bananas because they're somewhat related,
in beer as we know is beer was is ancient.
I mean it I think was actually probably the beer that started farming because you had to grow crops which meant that to you know the the the weed in the hops and everything else and it's like.
That's what started cultivating humanity and moving from tribes nomadic tribes to static farming and a lot of people.
[25:50] You know there's a lot of history there so there is a long history in it. And I will say no one.
You know it's still federally illegal to know. Number two there are negative side effects. Just like with any other drug.
[26:06] Yeah. So you know.
[26:09] I've got kids I'm not growing it personally at home because I have teenage kids.
[26:13] Yeah. You know what. Right. So.
[26:17] And they know they know that I'm in the business they. They're interested I'm happy to teach them. But we're very clear.
You know you cannot use it and here's why that being said you know because it's legalized in Massachusetts it's expensive.
And that's the other reason why we went into it into the business because for one ounce of pot which is the daily limit that you can purchase in the dispensary you up to 300 50 bucks.
[26:45] So one plant in ideal growing conditions can create a pound or group no. Great.
Two pounds of.
[26:57] Of the flowers that you can then smoke.
So you know that's close to you know twelve thousand dollars of that.
[27:08] Yes you can't sell it but it's on demand. You can have the flavor and style you want you can do with what you want.
And that's the other thing that I'm learning that the gen zippers and the Millennials are.
[27:19] Experimenting with it. Yeah. Native ways. They're cooking with it.
[27:23] They're extracting it they're fine edible edibles are huge. Adam Spencer is huge right.
[27:29] Yeah. Actually the cheapest in terms of the cost per per milligram.
[27:36] Yeah that's it. It's a fascinating thing and we're just on the we're just on the tip of the iceberg.
Yep beer and and it's like anything else you know use it within the boundaries of its best use.
You know Star food can be deadly.
Yeah. If it if it's abused right. Yes. So you know.
Portion control portion control folks. Yes.
[28:10] Wherever it's legal wherever it's legal so recreational I wanted to qualify that.
You know I have I used to have 30 acres. Is that recreational.
[28:23] Thirty acres.
[28:24] My goodness in there and actually Washington. Wow.
Yeah that's awesome. Yeah. So I'm thinking to myself that would be I would be. That would be a good spot.
So. So yeah there are recreational users that.
[28:44] They fall into two categories. I would say the ones that use it daily.
And then there are the weekend users. Yeah. But yeah I.
It's no different than having your own garden vegetable and fruit garden. Right. You know.
You know or herbs or whatever whatever you're doing and really using it you know it's an edible plant right. It's good for the environment.
You know it helps. It produces oxygen.
It will. It doesn't take a lot. It's not. You know this is the other piece that goes back to what we were talking about before in terms of the complexity and simplicity of it. Yeah.
It's very simple to grow it because it's a weed it's very easy and we'll take quickly.
It can be very complex in terms of wanting this specific type of pot or if you really want to get a huge crop then yeah there's a lot of science that goes in it.
[29:46] That's the other piece to that. Yeah. As a former science teacher like these guys know their stuff but they're talking about water and soil and the age.
Yes the light meter and the amount of dirt and all that. I don't like.
I used to teach this stuff to kids but not with pie like this.
[30:09] That's what full circle you know. Bring it full circle. Yeah.
The fact that you like botany and chemistry you know all of a sudden you're arriving you're in an industry that is you know barely started and there's a lot of.
[30:24] Unknowns about it in terms of the industry itself and the business around it.
So you could be you know Mr. Wizard and in the pot gonna say How do people get a hold of you because I know we got to we got to wrap it up and you got needs to do.
And we're busy in life and I want people to reach out if you don't know Ariel go there.
I want to also congratulate everybody for taking the time and learning more about Ariel and the speak batt program and some of the things that are going on around us.
These are great causes these are initiatives that people are involved in engaged in already and will continue to grow.
If you're interested I encourage you to reach out. So Ariel I'll put your you know there we have your LinkedIn profile.
Perfect. Is there any place else that that you want to send people to.
[31:18] So I am on Instagram. OK. And it's I'll die in the pros.
You can also find me on my Web site at w w w dot e-learning solved dot com. All one word.
And I am very rich of all linked is probably the best. Yeah and I'm happy to speak to anyone about all the things we talked about today.
[31:46] Fantastic. I love it. I love it.
[31:49] So now the correct pronunciation of your last name Margolis Margolis. A fantastic Ariel Margolis.
So Ariel thank you so much. And as you know kindness is cool Miles are free and you enjoy the day.