Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Cynthia McKee

Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Cynthia McKee

Are you up for the challenge? Welcome to the 36th episode of my podcast:
The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland! I’m your host, Ryan Foland, which you probably guessed. I’m here to challenge you to keep things simple AND powerful. So what is this 3-1-3 Challenge? Well, can YOU boil down your messaging to 3 sentences, down to 1 sentence, and ultimately to just 3 words? This is what I’ve challenged people like you to do throughout my career speaking and consulting around the world, and now I’ve brought the 3-1-3 Challenge from the stage to the studio.

This week’s guest is Cynthia McKee, who happens to be my fiancée, and is here to detail the need for mentorship. Join me as I put her in the 3-1-3 hot seat! Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and your other favorite podcast spots – subscribe and leave a 5-star review if you’re up for the challenge!

What is The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland?

Ryan Foland (that’s me) will challenge you to keep things simple and make them powerful. The Global Keynote Speaker, Author, and Branding Expert has inspired thousands to obliterate and revitalize their brands with his infamous 3-1-3 Challenge. Can you boil down your messaging into 3 sentences, down to 1 sentence, and ultimately to 3 words? Now, Ryan’s taking the 3-1-3 Challenge from the stage to the studio with a podcast to challenge business executives, creative thinkers, marketing leaders, and possibly even you – are you up for the challenge?

Podcast Episode #36: Cynthia McKee – College Students Need Mentors

Cynthia McKee, UCLA Molecular Biology PhD candidate and Ryan’s fiancée, sits in the 3-1-3 hot seat to detail the need for mentorship. Hear the impact of college mentorship, the struggles first-generation college students go through, how colleges can train first-gen students to mentor others, why listening is so important in today’s society, and how Cynthia made her adventurous move to LA. This episode covers everything from Cynthia’s attempt at the 3-1-3 to an important discussion on Black Lives Matter. Here’s a small sample of what you will hear in this episode:

  • Whether Cynthia was always adventurous
  • What happens when first-generation students don’t get support
  • The Papercut Analogy
  • What vs. How
  • How Cynthia secured VC funding
  • What scaffolding has to do with first-gen student success
  • Ryan rapping
  • How the 3-1-3 can work as a framework for communication, conversation, and listening

Connect with Cynthia on Twitter at @Cyn_McKee and on LinkedIn.

Check out the episode link, show notes, and pictures below for much more detail. Let’s go!

Show Notes

  • Intro
  • [0:26] Ryan Foland
  • [0:46] The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland
  • [0:52] Connect with Cynthia on Twitter at @Cyn_McKee and on LinkedIn
  • [2:36] Black Lives Matter
  • [3:22] Cynthia’s story
  • [4:16] Ocean Institute, Dana Point, CA
  • [4:31] PhD, Molecular Biology, UCLA (University of California-Los Angeles)
  • [5:42] Whether Cynthia was always adventurous
  • [7:08] Why people don’t care what you do
  • [9:02] What is the 3-1-3 challenge
  • The 3-1-3 Challenge: What is the problem that you solve?
  • [11:30] What is the problem you solve?
  • [11:41] Higher Education (Higher Ed)
  • [12:51] STEM
  • [13:46] What happens when first-generation students don’t get support
  • [14:32] The Papercut Analogy
  • The 3-1-3 Challenge: What is your solution?
  • [17:50] What is your solution?
  • [20:56] What vs. How
  • The 3-1-3 Challenge: Who is your target market?
  • [24:31] Who is your target market?
  • [28:53] Wipeout
  • [29:01] Book me at Ryan.Online for digital keynotes and digital trainings
  • [29:35] Haiti Tech Summit, ANTrepeneur Center
  • [30:11] VC (Venture Capital)
  • [31:54] Down to 1 sentence
  • [36:01] Metaphor to describe
  • [36:45] Scaffolding for First-Gen Student Success
  • [38:47] Ryan rapping
  • [39:55] How the 3-1-3 can work as a framework for communication, conversation, and listening
  • [42:11] Connect with Cynthia on Twitter at @Cyn_McKee and on LinkedIn
  • [42:28] Think you’re up for the challenge yourself? Visit Ryan.Online/313me to apply for the show
  • [43:06] Keep up with every single 3-1-3 Challenge by subscribing on your favorite app and leaving a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and following on GoodPods
  • [43:18] Connect with me on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Facebook
  • [43:20] Follow the #313Challenge on social media
  • Theme Song: Kodo Stomp Percussion – Akashic Records – provided by Jamendo
Podcast! The 3-1-3 Challenge with Ryan Foland: Cynthia McKee

How do I get on The 3-1-3 Challenge?

Thank you, Cynthia, for attacking the 3-1-3 challenge like a brand new city.

Think you’re up for the challenge yourself? Visit Ryan.Online/313me to apply for the show. You can also keep up with every single 3-1-3 Challenge by subscribing on your favorite app, leaving a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts, and connecting with me on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, or following the #313Challenge on social media. Buy my new book Ditch the Act on DitchTheAct.com or at your local Barnes & Noble. Want to have me go through the 3-1-3 on stage at your event or with your company? Book me for speaking or consulting. Until next time, Keep it Simple.