Interview with BAI – My prediction for the future of financial professionals

Posted On March 16, 2020

Rising anxiety rates in youth today and the corresponding rise in worry by their parents will drive financial professionals to begin doing very different things within the next ten years or so. Data shows that today’s youth struggles to find happiness more than any generation in the past. One of…

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Keys to the workplace of tomorrow? Flexibility and autonomy

Posted On February 12, 2020

What will the workplace of the future look like? To answer that, perhaps we should look at the trends that have shaped the workplace of today. In the latest episode of “What’s Working with Cam Marston,” two members of Mobile Bay Monthly’s “Forty Under Forty” shared their ideas about what’s…

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Knowing your customers is important to every business — and that goes double for casinos

Posted On February 6, 2020

Most casinos have similar characteristics. They’re relatively dark, with few or no windows – nothing to distract the paying customers from the lights of the slot machines or the cards on the tables. They’re owned by large companies that run casinos in multiple markets. And they’re typically fairly secretive about…

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How to throw a party: Hanging out with the man behind the Hangout Festival

Posted On January 26, 2020

In a few months, some 40,000 people will converge on the beach in Gulf Shores for one of the biggest music festivals in the Southeast, the Hangout Festival. What does it take to put together an event of that size? It’s probably not surprising to hear that it’s more than…

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Want to succeed in sales? Listen to a coach

Posted On December 16, 2019

We’ve all heard the saying: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” But is it true? And, more specifically, is it true about those who teach how to do sales? There is a healthy amount of skepticism about the effectiveness of sales coaches, but in a recent episode of…

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Focus on Financial Services: The Re-Architecting of Business

Posted On November 12, 2019

I’ve been working on this new presentation since the spring and am happy to report that it has been met with great success with my financial services clients. Most recently was the Schwab IMPACT! Conference in San Diego last week. Our office has received requests for this presentation to other…

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship via Univ of South Alabama’s I-Corps

Posted On November 12, 2019

Drs Michael Chambers and Andrew Byrd know the questions to ask, the people to talk to, and the processes to explore to get your business idea or invention started. They work with individuals and companies that are trying to break through and offer coaching, feedback, and introductions. If it’s going…

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What’s Working? CBD is Working.

Posted On November 12, 2019

Joe Brown owns Your CBD Store of West Mobile. Dr Jan Roberts teaches at the NYU Silver School of Social Work and has a weekly podcast called New Hemp Times. Between the two of them, they know the chemical composition of CBD, how the body reacts to it, and to…

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Keeping It Real: A simple question: “Is that what you’re wearing?” Answer: “Basspole.” Or something like that.

Posted On October 8, 2019

You can now find my Keeping It Real commentaries via your favorite podcast app. Search for Keeping It Real with Cam Marston. Or tune in to Alabama Public Radio Fridays at 7:45am or 4:45pm. Today’s episode – A seemingly simple question that gets an odd reply.

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Not Just Dorms: Filling a niche by creating a space that feels like home

Posted On September 11, 2019

The foundation of entrepreneurship is identifying a need and providing a solution. Shawn Cushing did just that. When her oldest daughter left for college, she was shocked by the amount of money and effort that parents put into furnishing and decorating their children’s dorm rooms. And she thought she could…

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