Episode 335

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Published on:

4th Oct 2021

Riaz Meghji - Make Every Conversation Count

Riaz Meghji is a human connection expert and author of the book “Every Conversation Counts: The 5 Habits of Human Connection That Build Extraordinary Relationships”. His insights have been featured in Fast Company, Harvard Business Review and Financial Post. He is also an accomplished broadcaster with 17 years of television hosting experience; he has interviewed experts on current affairs, sports, entertainment, politics, and business. Riaz has hosted for Citytv’s Breakfast Television, MTV Canada, TEDxVancouver, CTV News, and the Toronto International Film Festival. He is a natural storyteller with a proven ability to conduct engaging, in-depth conversations across various disciplines. Off camera, Riaz dedicates himself to philanthropy and causes he cares about including Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and Covenant House.  He lives in Vancouver, B.C., with his wife Lori and son Nico.

IN THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN: 

  • 05:20 Riaz’ journey in media and broadcasting
  • 16:02 The process of dialing in and getting in the zone 
  • 26:57 Honing your personal message and broadcasting it 
  • 33:22 The struggles of authoring a book
  • 52:43 The Magnetic Presenter coaching


🥇WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE LESSON ADVERSITY HAS TAUGHT YOU?🥇

Riaz says, “The happiest people have something to do, someone to love and something to look forward to.”


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About the Podcast

University of Adversity
How to go from living in the backseat of your life as a victim, into the driver seat of empowerment.

The goal of the show is to ignite personal growth and transformation by sharing stories of overcoming adversity and highlighting different areas/topics in our Iives where adversity shows up. We will provide you with educational tools, tips, resources and hacks to help you get through whatever you are struggling with right now-And most importantly help you speed up the process.


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About your host

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Lance Essihos

As an experienced veteran with adversity, Lance has faced some of life's most difficult challenges. Grinding his way through the hockey ranks to traveling the world as a bartender. Through his personal battle with drugs and alcohol for well over a decade, the tragic loss of his brother to suicide followed by the great loss of his father to cancer only a year later, Lance realized he had hit rock bottom. In the darkest of days, he made a promise to himself that he would create a new life, one that would make an impact and inspire the masses, leaving the world in a better place than he found it. Lance has made it his mission to facilitate the message of positive change through adversity and encourage people to see the light through the darkness of life's worst moments.