Social Confoes

Hosted ByDiego Ameerali & Jeanluc van Charante

Social Confoes is geared around getting the personal story behind a person that is inspiring others to do something for themselves. It is a social conversation that gets personal but also touches upon a specific topic of expertise.

Social Confoes is Live every Tuesday at 20:00 (Eastern Time) / 21:00 (Suriname Time):


All Episodes

Social Confoes 007 – Marketing in Academics vs Marketing in Business w/ Ro-Ann Smith

For the previous few episodes we covered marketing from different angles, ranging from creative entrepreneurs and how social media has developed over the years. This time, Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Ro-Ann Smith to gave us an academic perspective.

You can also connect with Ro-Ann through Linkedin and support her business: SS School of Business

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introducing Ro-Ann and starting a Caribbean Community in New Zealand
  • 12:40 – Why a PhD program in the other side of the world?
  • 18:35 – How do you prevent yourself from becoming an armchair intellectual?
  • 23:40 – What did you factor in when deciding your PhD research topic?
  • 30:20 – How marketing and extension the social science and psychology behind it affects social consumer behavior
  • 36:36 – What’s the biggest compromise that you had to make as you’re pursuing a PhD?
  • 42:48 – How does female leadership come into play, drawing comparisons to New Zealand and Barbados?
  • 50:45 – The influence of decentralization and groups in a global society
  • 54:50 – How can valid information curation be amplified so communities do not get overwhelmed by publicly accessible information?
  • 1:00:50 – How can we apply social marketing on a country level?
  • 1:05:30 – What’s a solution to the danger that Conspiracy Theory websites pose on the wellbeing of tribes and communities?
  • 1:14:54 – Closing Q with remarks

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Social Confoes 006 – From Stay at Home Mom to Speaking at the Biggest Marketing Stages w/ Dorien Morin – van Dam

Diego and Jean-luc talked with their first female guest on Social Confoes, Dorien Morin – van Dam. She is originally from the Netherlands and moved to the US at the age of 18. Have a listen to see how here journey unfolded as she went from being a stay at home mother to speaking at the biggest social media stages. It was a joy to speak with her and she has and uplifting and very approachable personality.

Kickstart your Social Media Success today at moreinmedia.com.

You can also connect with Dorien through her socials:

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Meeting someone who knows where Suriname is during a Conference (SMMW)
  • 2:25 – Orange Glasses
  • 7:15 – Moving to the US at the age of 18 and dealing with home-sickness
  • 18:30 – From a time where there was to Social Media to becoming a Social Media Strategist
  • 28:50 – Views on controversies like ‘Zwarte Piet’ in the Netherlands and how it affects Social Media in your area
  • 40:00 – Are getting more connected or disconnected through the rise of Social Media?
  • 46:15 – How does learning marketing and social media through volunteering compare to a traditional education
  • 58:40 – How was your first conference experience and what future trends in social media marketing do you foresee
  • 1:06:50 – Migrating to the US and how do you even prepare yourself to jump into the US market
  • 1:12:30 – Closing Remarkts

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Social Confoes 005 – Building Self-Esteem as a Young Entrepreneur w/ Jay Austin

Tonight Diego and Jean-luc will be joined by none other than Jay Austin to talk about creative entrepreneurship, more specifically, how to built up the confidence to start out on your own and never look back. At the end of the episode, Jay just has 5 words for you: Create like you mean it!

Find out more about Jay’s new work direction over at jaywaustin.com.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introducing Jay
  • 3:25 – Shrouded in obscurity in San Diego
  • 7:10 – The whispers during the Super bowl
  • 14:00 – Thoughts on the “there’s no such thing as bad publicity” argument
  • 16:52 – Nuances of tribal culture
  • 21:40 – What about controversial publicity
  • 27:25 – We need to talk about rage rooms for a second
  • 31:25 – The Social Dilemma
  • 37:25 – Building the confidence as an entrepreneur
  • 42:18 – How does a marketer start to target different demographics
  • 46:00 – How do you intergrade statistical marketing data and the feeling of responsibility to deliver value
  • 49:40 – Thoughts on the current exclusivity of Clubhouse
  • 57:40 – Is it a dilemma of scale
  • 1:00:40 – How and why Jay changed his business direction
  • 1:10:00 – How to jumpstart your creative venture/business
  • 1:16:00 – Closing Remarks

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Social Confoes 004 – Doing Business in a Crisis w/ Jake Raijmann

In this episode of Social Confoes Diego and Jean-luc will be having a Social Conversation with Jake Raijmann about his business (GlamPop), his ties to Suriname and much more.

The after movie of the workshop right before the pandemic hit is over here.

Learn more about the GlamPop and order your AirQueen mask here.

You can connect with Jake on:

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introducing Jake at 1AM in the morning
  • 6:32 – How is your relationship with Suriname?
  • 9:49 – How did your entrepreneurial journey start?
  • 19:40 – How did the name GlamPop come about?
  • 25:00 – Have your Surinamese roots helped or held the business back?
  • 30:10 – How has Covid impacted the business?
  • 41:10 – QuickFire Round
  • 44:10 – Bringing a highly demanded product to the market
  • 1:01:14 – Jake’s experience as a finalist during the startup competition in 2019
  • 1:18:40 – Final remarks and closing off

The Hosts

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Social Confoes 003 – Branding Suriname w/ Rajiv Hieralal

From local to global, Diego and Jean-luc have a talk with Rajiv Hieralal and explore his humble beginnings in the JCI and how he became an International Vice President....

Social Confoes 002 – Starting an Online Career w/ Rachim Sonodimedjo

Diego and Jean-luc are joined by Rachim Son to talk about online opportunities and ways to create an earning online, especially from the perspective of those living in a small developing country in the Caribbean. The conversation progressed with some interesting twists and turns, and of course we were joined again by a live audience. This time from Facebook, YouTube and Linkedin.

Enjoy the episode and we think you can definitely find some interesting nuggets of information in this conversation to help you get started with earning something through the interwebs.

Check out his podcast: The Rachim Show (It’s in Dutch)

You can find Rachim on:

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introductions
  • 5:00 – The Start of Rachim’s Internet Journey
  • 10:15 – The Value of Our Local Language
  • 15:10 – The Process of Getting a Payment Option Secured
  • 23:55 – Is Payoneer the Way to Go?
  • 31:35 – Let’s Talk about OnlyFans and Similar Platforms
  • 43:00 – Can You Rank the Platforms We Discussed So Far?
  • 47:45 – Lightning Round Q&A
  • 1:01:20 – Tips for Getting over the Introverted Shyness
  • 1:13:20 – Closing Remarks and Connect with Rachim

The Hosts

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Social Confoes 001 – Creating Life Balance w/ Vishant Poeran

In the official first episode of Social Confoes we got the opportunity to speak with Weightlifting Champion and Motivational Speaker Vishant Poeran. After the quick fire questions we elaborated on Sugar vs. Salt, which ended up being segment on health, eating habits and health goals. This week we managed to stream the session live on the website, YouTube, Facebook and Twitch. We enjoyed the engagement from the live audience as well.

Furthermore, we asked him to talk about where his inspiration and ideas come from when he creates content to motivate his audience. Lastly, we closed of the episode with the reveal of our official new website :).

Books mentioned during the episode:

  • Known by Mark. W. Schaefer
  • Life’s Golden Ticket by Brendon Burchard

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introductions
  • 3:25 – Vishant Recaps his 2020
  • 8:53 – Rapid Fire Q&A
  • 14:20 – Sugar vs Salt: Impacts of Salt on your Health
  • 21:51 – Is there one change that you made in your life that you said, this is going to benefit your life?
  • 29:50 – Do you have any advice on how to go over that health consistency hump
  • 36:05 – How do you come up with your ideas and inspiration?
  • 58:30 – Create your own 2021 shoutout and winding down

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Social Confoes 000 – The Social Confoes Roadmap

This is the pilot episode for the new series that Diego Ameerali and Jean-Luc van Charante will be hosting called Social Confoes. The format will be a bit different than the other series. We will be hosting live episodes weekly on Tuesdays at 21:00 SRT (19:00 EST) for the foreseeable future of 2021. This series will cover topics surrounding social media. We will be livestreaming Facebook and YouTube (we may add platforms as we progress). Viewers will be able to directly interact with us through the comments section as we progress through the episode. All the episodes will be in English.

In this episode zero we take a quick look back to 2020 and how we both started our own podcasts and what let to us creating this series. We share a bit of our personal experiences and the platforms we are looking to focus on in 2021. We close the episode off with a controversial topic. In Suriname, we haven’t really talked about cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology yet. The main reason for that is the amount of ‘Crypto’ MLMs that overshadowed the information of about cryptocurrencies over the past 3-4 years. Diego and Jeanluc talk about the 3 biggest ‘crypto’ MLMs that hit Suriname, some basics of understanding MLMs and their relation with scams as the live chat adds their view on the topic as well.

Episode Overview

  • 0:00 – Introducing Social Confoes
  • 11:20 – Bandwidth Limitations
  • 17:30 – Digital Residency in Estonia
  • 27:25 – Platforms We Are Focusing on in 2021
  • 41:05 – Rapid Fire Q&A
  • 57:23 – Topic if the Day: ‘Crypto’ MLMs in Suriname
  • 1:36:30 – Closing Off

The Hosts

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