Podcast: Direct Impact Broadcasting Network

Episode 3: Communicate Your Views With Clarity and Confidence

In this episode of eLABorate Topics, co-host Tywauna Wilson shares strategies for effective communication in the laboratory setting, providing practical tips to help medical laboratory professionals improve their communication skills. Today, we will cover: – Understanding Your Audience: Tailoring your message to diverse stakeholders to ensure clarity and engagement. – Structuring Your Message for Impact:…

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Episode 2: Beyond the Competition: Behind the scenes with the 2023 #ASCP Cell Bowl Champions

Calling all educators and program coordinators!!  In his episode, we catch up with the 2023 reigning #ASCP Cell Bowl champions, the University of Connecticut’s Bruce Blanchard (Director of Medical Laboratory Sciences and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Allied Health Sciences Department) and his MLS Student team, after their victory to uncover their playbook of tips…

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Episode 1: 5 Key Strategies to Successfully Achieve Your Career and Personal Goals in 2024: Overcoming Common Obstacles

Title: 5 Key Strategies to Successfully Achieve Your Career and Personal Goals in 2024: Overcoming Common Obstacles   Season: 4, Episode 1 Host: Lona Small, Laboratory Coach and Consultant    – Many people struggle to achieve their goals despite having good intentions.    – Goals often get left behind due to life’s distractions.    – Importance…

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Episode 50: Reflecting on Our Favorite Moments from Season 3

Join us in this episode as we wrap up this season and celebrate Season 3’s 50th episode. Today the cohosts take a casual stroll down memory lane and reminisce about the most memorable moments from Season 3. We’re excited about what’s to come so, be sure to stay tuned and connected for more information about…

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Episode 49: Medical lab leaders collaborate to tackle staffing challenges with innovative solutions – Michael Baron

 Guest: Michael Baron, Executive Director of Clinical Lab Operation at Wisconsin Diagnostic Laboratory  The podcast episode focuses on addressing the pressing issue of staffing challenges in medical laboratories. Michael Baron, a visionary with extensive experience in laboratory operations, shares his innovative strategies and collaborative efforts in this field. Staffing Challenges in Medical Labs: Baron discusses…

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Episode 48: Peak Performance in 2024 (Part II): Must-Have Tools for 2024 Achievements

In this episode of eLABorate Topics, host Tywauna Wilson delivers a comprehensive guide to tools that will help you reach your peak performance in 2024. She recaps the 5-step method outlined in the previous episode and dives into practical strategies for being more productive in the new year. Coach Tee shares her favorite productivity tools,…

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Episode 48: Tips for Creating Inclusive Holiday Celebrations in your Lab (featuring Ogechi “Ogee” Ohaeto)

In this episode, cohost Stephanie Whitehead and special guest, Ogechi “Ogee” Ohaeto, provide practical tips and advice on how to create inclusive holiday celebrations that cater to diverse backgrounds and beliefs in your laboratory.  Tune in as they discuss ways to ensure everyone feels welcome and valued, fostering a joyful and harmonious atmosphere for the…

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Episode 46: Boost Your Lab’s Engagement: Mastering Effective Team Recognition

In the episode of eLABorate Topics podcast Lona Small brought the audience a “blast from the past” originally recorded by Lona, several years ago before she started eLABorate Topics podcast. Lona discusses effective recognition programs and how leaders can design recognition programs that actually work to motivate employees and improve culture.   The key points are:…

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Episode 45: Retain Your Best: A Simple Solution for Medical Lab Staff Retention

Struggling with constant staff turnover and openings? As a medical lab leader, you may feel overwhelmed trying to create an engaging environment that makes people want to stay. What if there was a simple method to improve retention by developing your team’s mental fitness? Lona Small shares how investing just 15 minutes a day into activities that…

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Episode 44: Choosing the Right Accreditation Body for Your Clinical Laboratory (Featuring Becky Woodford)

In this episode, cohost, Stephanie Whitehead chats with Becky Woodford to explore the various accreditation options available for clinical laboratories (i.e. CAP, COLA, and Leading Laboratories).  Tune in as Stephanie and Becky discuss the importance of accreditation, and the requirements, benefits, and limitations of each accreditation, helping listeners understand which option might be the best…

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