Cognac Small Talk with Anthony J.R.
By Anthony J.R.
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Cognac Small Talk is a podcast series hosted by the connoisseur of smooth, Anthony J.R., who infuses humor, real-life experiences and sociocultural references to aid each episode's timeless topic. Guests that comes onto the show enjoy a glass of cognac, either neat or on the rocks and can choose to indulge in a cigar, while discussing issues currently revolving around their industry.
||ExplicitCognac Small Talk 2 Year Anniversary||Anthony J.R. celebrates two years of doing Cognac Small Talk with a brief message, reflecting on growth, future success and whats to come in the new year.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKeep Your Clients Happy feat. Nelson Yong||Nelson Yong is a Brand Director, Entrepreneur, Marketing Strategist and Consultant who has actively helped build brands and companies like Microsoft, Intel, Dell, Aston Martin and Thompson Hotel through strategic marketing and business development. He s||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMore Than A Model Part 2 feat. Zea Lingard||Last time, Zea Lingard stopped by the show to inform us on how she manages to pursue other endeavors while maintaining her image as a model for various runaway shows, commercial work, etc. Now shes an entrepreneur and business owner for her brand Model||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStock Photo Diversity feat. TONL (Karen Okonkwo & Joshua Kissi)||Karen Okonkwo & Joshua Kissi recently launched TONL, a company that seeks to transform the idea of stock photography into something more innovative. Through this company, they plan to help diminish stereotypes, share the stories of every day people||8/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSuits, Socks & Shoes feat. Avi Soor||Avi Soor stopped by the show to talk about how the blogging scene is now over saturated and why hes choosing to focus more on consulting and entrepreneurship. As the co-founder of the Seattle Gents, he express his love for menswear and how collaboration||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWearing Multiple Hats feat. Crystal Reed||Crystal Reed stopped by the show to give her feedback towards Donald Trumps discriminative tweets against the LGBTQ community, the fashion scene in Seattle and how she fits blogging and designing into her busy schedule at The Washington Bus.||7/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLowkey And Out The Way feat. Praise||Praise stopped by the show to talk about the benefits of living a low key lifestyle. We also touched on consulting in digital marketing, how a sales pitch can be compared to talking to women, sneakers and more.||7/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBy Coincidence feat. Andre Jenkins||Leaving any corporate job to follow your dreams sounds exciting but also comes with hardship and self discipline. Andre Jenkins, a former Tax Associate at PWC stops by the show to share tips on how he transitioned from that position to Artist/ Tour Mana||7/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitIt’s Nothing Personal||The new season of Cognac Small Talk is finally here. Anthony J.R. took time off from the show to learn more about himself and see what truly inspires him as a media personality. He talks about this transition, his love hate relationship with J.Crew and||6/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAdversity||Every millennial has gone through adversity, whether its financially, socially or mentally, weve gone through hard times that may have delayed meeting personal goals. Luckily the best way to overcome adversity is to first realize that the stress is only||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStereotypes feat. Xay Zoleil||A stereotype is a preconceived notion about a person or group. Its natural but we also should take the time to get to truly understand a persons perspective before that notion. Millennials are judged all the time, from the clothes we wear, to our lifest||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOld Friends, New Dreams feat. Givon||Anthony J.R. invites Givon, a recording and visual artist onto the show as they indulge in Martell Cognac and reminisce on the days that people werent supportive of their endeavors until now. Is it okay to forgive and never forget? Why do people hate yo||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMoney Provides Flexibility||The support money has to our needs and wants plays a role in how we value it. We seek money because of the purchasing power it has to our everyday lives. Anthony J.R. talks about how money has provided flexibility to support a few of his dreams and idea||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFeeling Entitled||The act of feeling entitled is having the right to something. Were entitled to the jobs we have, the friends we have and the clothes we wear but what makes people entitled to specific things over others? Entitlement can stem from emotions, social norms||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDelayed Gratification||Delayed Gratification is the ability to resist the temptation for an immediate reward and wait for a later reward. People that delay gratification are more successful with their career, relationships, health, finances and so much more. This is an essent||1/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEstablishing Your Value feat. Jess2Sick||Jess2Sick, a hip hop dancer and creative director based in Seattle stops by the show to share how establishing your value as a person can help choose the right people in your life by determining their worth to you and knowing when to collaborate with ot||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFemale Hip Hop Is Not A Genre feat. Gifted Gab||Anthony J.R. got the change to catch up with Seattle pioneer and hip hop artist, Gifted Gab in her office space as they discuss her music career, women in the industry and the 90s hip hop era.||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitQuality over Quantity||Quality should be a priority, no matter what. Our generation currently is fast-paced with all of the social media outlets and multiple ways of sharing content. This can make the creative process lack quality if creatives dont focus enough time and energ||11/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOne Year Anniversary||Anthony J.R. briefly uses this time to thank all those that contributed to the podcast. He also shares new updates and changes coming to the show.||11/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMore Than A Model feat. Zea Lingard||Models sometimes are not given enough credit for the time and effort they put into their craft. Seattle Fashion Week earlier this year launched a campaign called, “I AM MODEL” which highlighted models that are not just pretty faces on the runway, th||10/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDon’t Lose Focus feat. Tenoa Spencer||We all have one ultimate goal, but it usually takes being invested in several endeavors to reach that goal. The free time that you do have, youre using to build relationships with others to help potentially get you closer to that goal but other times yo||10/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOpinions That Matter||Often we are told that opinions dont really matter. But at the same time, opinions hold more weight than actual facts. This depends on who the opinion is coming from and how much you value their opinion. Anthony J.R. explains his perspective on the only||10/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTravel More||Traveling offers many learning experiences that people may not realize. It helps with appreciating the small things in life like making new relationships and growing internally as a person. Anthony J.R. gives shares personal stories about how travelin||9/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFriends Are||As we grow as entrepreneurs, it sometimes gets harder to determine who our real friends are. Our friends do a lot of things that dont make sense to us sometimes but still are there for us in our time of need. Theres individuals that prefer to have no fr||9/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNew Beginnings feat. Natalie Huyen||Theres people that tend to not get in a relationship because it slows them down from reaching career goals and theres others that feel like having a significant other helps reach goals because you have a go to supporter for all your needs. Natalie came||8/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCognac And Friendz (Live From Atlanta)||Cognac Small Talk hosted its first live stream event alongside @MissYamiMami and her inaugural podcast YaaaamzAndFriendz in Atlanta, GA. Our guests came dressed nice in cocktail/ cosmopolitan attire for a night of networking, food, drinks and good vibes||8/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit24 Hours||Pretty sure that a lot of people have heard the phrase, You have the same 24 hours as Beyonce. Shes human just like everyone else. The only difference between her and some of us is that she knows how to utilize her 24 hours effectively, and so does ever||7/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitToo Worried||When you worry too much, you miss out on the present. You miss out on the time you could using to focus on important things life has to offer. With worrying comes anxiety and stress: two things that dont attribute in anyway to promote career growth. In||7/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitOriginality||The term original means being the first or the earliest iteration of an idea or concept. In today’s society, we use this term a little more loosely and say it’s all about your personalized style of delivering content in your respective industry. We||6/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCapitalizing on an Idea||When we come up with an idea, we tend to make excuses when it comes down to executing. Other people say they dont capitalize on an idea because the opportunity doesnt exist. Anthony shares why its so important to capitalize on an idea and how it can imp||6/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCollaborating With Peers||A collaboration between two or more people is one of the best ways to grow a brand or business. Anthony explains why you should only collaborate with people who understand your brand and purpose and not just someone who wants to be involved. During this||5/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAccepting Failure||Anthony J.R. went to LA for the first time and was so inspired by the people he ran into. Subtle conversations about goals, ideas and entrepreneurship. While on vacation, he realized that theres a lot of misconceptions associated with the area and that||5/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEmail Etiquette||Recently, Anthony traveled to Vancouver to potentially work with a company. After exchanging emails, he discovered that although their schedules didnt permit to work at the moment, he still writes pretty good emails. During this episode, he explains a f||4/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitLaw of Attraction feat. Kiana Shine||Kiana Nelson is a woman of many hats in the entertainment industry. From on-camera talent to aspiring media mogul, she has done a number of things in her career simply from just speaking things into existence. She joins Anthony J.R. on the show as they||4/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Educated Minimalist feat. Kennyatta “Caesar” Collins||Kennyatta is an entrepreneur who focuses development towards brands and business campaigns. Alongside development, he takes on photography for advertisement campaigns and the likes. Minimalism through design, development and technology is continuing to||3/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitWhat About Us feat. Neia||Neia Omer is active trailblazer in todays culture who is all for womens empowerment and education. She stops by the share her experience with working with women across the country to make a change in the community, help provide better education to the s||3/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitStrictly for the Gents feat. Cornelius Smith||Strictly for the Gents is an episode for the guys trying to step up their menswear presence. Cornelius Smith is the brand director of Gentlemen’s Table, a design and style platform for the modern gentleman. Anthony J.R. brings a bottle of cognac to th||2/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBefore The Weekend feat. PHNK||PHNK is an artist from Miami but currently based in Seattle where he works full time with Anthony at Microsoft. Before The Weekend the two are both focused on executing ideas with their teams but dont plan on working fully time forever so they can do th||2/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitUnheard Talent feat. Kris Jae||“Unheard Talent” is an upcoming project by Kris Jae scheduled to release sometime in winter of 2016. Anthony J.R. catches up with him over the phone as they discuss what “Unheard Talent” represents towards the project and figuratively speaking i||1/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitI’m Hungry||On this episode Anthony discusses the importance of having a hungry for success and the mistakes hes made when following through with it. People move at their own pace but you should never hold yourself accountable for them not reach their potential.||1/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThere’s More To It feat. Daikeen||We are judged too many times off face value. Comments can be positive or negative but we never really know somebody until we understand their story. Daikeen is our first guest on this show who elaborates on his daily lifestyle in Macon, Georgia, the str||1/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitBrand New||Instead of going the cliché route and reiterating facts business creatives view all the time in articles, Anthony gives us his two cents on building a brand and why other people may treat you differently when doing so. The title of this episode has two||12/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitFacecards vs Resumes||Anthony J.R. explains that just having a resume in todays society isnt good enough to land you a position in the corporate, entertainment and creative world. Your face card is probably worth more.||12/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDrinks On Me||Your overall alcohol consumption etiquette changes when drinking with people in the business world. On this episode, Anthony J.R. briefly describes a few tips to always remember when going out for drinks with business professionals.||11/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSupport One, Support All||On episode 1 of Cognac Small Talk, Anthony J.R. talks about the importance of a support system. Whatever career path you take, your support system should always be there through the good and bad times. Youll know which people are apart of your support s||11/6/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
When he says it’s the smoothest podcast he isn’t lying. From the music guests and subject matter. There are gems for creatives young-professional a and those just looking for some entertainment.
Good vibes, Good information
Anthony's Podcast is definitely a great start to my day. I even play it while I am working on my fashion designs or in my creative element. Very informing and inspirational. I appreciate the special guest he brings and I overall love the elegant vibes he gives off that makes your ambiance more appealing.
Inspirational & informing
Been listening to Anthony about a year now and it's been more than anything informing. He has a way of introducing and sticking to his subjects, even relating them to various industries across the board, whether an employer or entrepreneur. It's inspirational and a great listen for any business leader, creative, or artists.