09/13/21

Mastering LinkedIn for Social Selling with Brynne Tillman

Today is all about how to use LinkedIn to develop new relationships and business for your bank. We sit down with Brynne Tillman, CEO of Social Sales Link. As a former sales trainer and personal producer, Brynne adopted all of the traditional sales techniques and adapted them to the new digital world. She guides professionals…

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09/06/21

Creating a Culture of Accountability & Purpose

Today we sit down with Josh Collins (VP – Talent & Culture) and Ryan Liebowitz (VP – Commercial Lending) from Oconee State Bank in Watkinsville, GA.  We talk all about the importance of creating a culture of both accountability and purpose… and why the two are not mutually exclusive. The views, information, or opinions expressed…

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08/30/21

The Future of Open Banking with Lee Wetherington, Senior Director of Strategic Insights at Jack Henry

This week we talk all about the concept of “Open Banking”, what it means, and why it matters for community banks. To help us navigate this discussion, we sit down with Lee Wetherington from Jack Henry. To learn more about Lee, visit https://discover.jackhenry.com/fintalk/author/lee-wetherington The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of…

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08/23/21

Why Your Bank Needs an Internship Program and How to Create It

This week, we switch it up and talk all about the importance of an internship program.  We speak with Lisa Blatter, Director of Campus Recruiting and Career Development for SouthState.  She shares her thoughts on why your bank (big or small) should consider starting an internship program to develop a talent pipeline and grow your…

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08/16/21

Developing Your Leadership Bench Strength with Mark Miller, VP of High Performance Leadership for Chick-fil-A

This week we talk with Mark Miller, VP of High-Performance Leadership for Chick-fil-A. We talk about his book, Chess Not Checkers, and the importance of growing the younger leaders in your bank.  For the last 20 years, Mark has focused much of his time on serving leaders, helping them grow themselves, their teams, and their…

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08/09/21

SBA Lending After PPP

This week we talk with Mark Bryant, Director of Government Lending for SouthState.  We discuss what’s next for SBA lending as we come out the PPP process. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent those of SouthState Bank and its employees. 

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08/02/21

Recapping the FOMC Meeting & What it Means for the Bond Portfolio

This week we sit down with Todd Davis and Todd Patrick from our fixed-income group to recap the recent FOMC meeting and discuss it’s implications for the bond portfolio. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent those of SouthState Bank and…

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07/26/21

Joe Keating on Inflation, the Delta Variant, & Outlook for the Economy

This week Tom is joined once again for Joe Keating, Co-Chief Investment Officer for NBCSecurities.  Joe and Tom  discuss inflation, the Covid-19 delta variant, & outlook for the economy. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent those of SouthState Bank and…

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07/19/21

In Case You Missed It: Building a Remarkable Culture with David Salyers from Chick-fil-A

This week we go back and feature one of our most listened to podcast episodes, Building a Remarkable Culture with David Salyers from Chick-fil-A.

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07/12/21

Karl Nelson: CEO of KPN Consulting on M&A, Credit Unions, and Banking in a Post-COVID World

Today we talk with Karl Nelson, CEO of KPN Consulting. His career has included senior positions with Silverton Bank, IDC Deposits, and Promontory Interfinancial Network. Karl was an organizing Director and former ALCO Chair for a de novo bank in North Carolina and consults regularly with community bank Boards and Management on business strategies. The…

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07/05/21

Jon Acuff: New York Times Bestselling Author on How to Change Your Company’s Culture

This week, we sit down with Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of seven books, including his newest release, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking. He’s an INC Magazine Top 100 Leadership speaker and has spoken to hundreds of thousands of people at conferences and companies around the world including: FedEx, Nissan, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, Chick-fil-A, Nokia, and…

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06/29/21

Talking Football with Mark Richt, Retired Coach of the Georgia Bulldogs & Miami Hurricanes

This week, we change it up and talk some football with Mark Richt. Coach Richt is the former head football coach of the University of Georgia Bulldogs and University of Miami Hurricanes, and a longtime assistant coach for the Florida State University Seminoles. He is currently a football analyst for the ACC Network. Mark and his…

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06/24/21

Ballard Cassady, CEO of the Kentucky Bankers Association

This week we sit down with Ballard Cassady, CEO of the Kentucky Bankers Association.  We get his thoughts on regulation, headwinds facing the industry, and what it takes to run a successful community bank in today’s environment. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do…

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06/14/21

Tom Michaud, CEO of KBW – M&A and the Future of Community Banking

This week we feature a special conversation with Tom Michaud, CEO of KBW.   Under Tom’s leadership, KBW has become the nation’s premier investment bank to the financial services industry. The company is routinely recognized for its leadership in mergers & acquisitions, capital raising, and equity research. Tom maintains strong personal relationships with leading industry executives,…

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06/08/21

Dee Ann Turner, Former VP of Talent for Chick-fil-A – How to Crush Your Career

This week we have the pleasure of speaking with Dee Ann Turner, former VP of Talent for Chick-fil-A.  Dee Ann was instrumental in building and growing Chick-fil-A’s well-known culture and talent systems, responsible for selecting thousands of Chick-fil-A franchisees and corporate staff members. Under her leadership, Chick-fil-A enjoyed industry-leading employee engagement scores and became known for…

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06/01/21

Managing Your Balance Sheet Through Inflation Fears, Excess Liquidity, and the Steep Yield Curve

This week is all about balance sheet management, inflation fears, and the continued excess liquidity.  Tom sits down with Chad McKeithen and Andrew Norrid from our broker-dealer (Duncan-Williams) to make sense of it all. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the participants involved and do not necessarily represent…

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05/24/21

Creating an Engaged Culture with Lon Langston

This week we sit down with Lon Langston, founder of the Engaged Banker Experience. We discuss culture, leadership, and the cost of low engagement. Lon has been studying and practically applying management and leadership since college. In 2010, he began to study behavioral economics. Over time, that expanded to all behavioral science, including the neurology…

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05/17/21

Al Dominick, CEO of Bank Director – The Hallmarks of Great Community Bank Leadership

This week we sit down with Al Dominick, CEO of Bank Director and DirectorCorps to discuss the hallmarks of great community bank leadership, trends in the industry, and what community bankers need to be paying attention to in the coming years. The views, information, or opinions expressed during this show are solely those of the…

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05/10/21

Joe Keating on Inflation Fears & the Lackluster Jobs Report

This week Tom speaks with Joe Keating, Chief Investment Officer of NBC Securities to discuss the current economic forecast, inflation fears, and the disappointing jobs report. To get Tom’s bond portfolio trends report, visit www.southstatecorrespondent.com/bondreport

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05/03/21

3 Reasons Why Your Bank’s Marketing Isn’t Working

This week, Erik and Caleb discuss the 3 common mistakes they see banks making in their marketing… and what to do about it!

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