August 2013

Broadcast August 30, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/20270.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2946" align="alignright" width="225"] Jeff Ferguson[/caption] Jeff Ferguson - Internet Marketing Veteran (PPC, SEO, Social, Display, Mobile), Founder of Fang Digital, Public Speaker, Author, and Inventor Jeff is an Internet marketing consultant and founder of Fang Digital. He has recently named "One of Top 25 Most Influential PPC Experts" by PPC Hero. Fang Digital offers services in SEM (paid and organic/SEO search), social media, display media, affiliate programs, email, and more. They work for corporations like Experian, Hilton Hotels, and Kimberly Clark. Jeff is also a public speaker and can be seen at all the major conferences. We talk all about social media, Google Plus, and lots of other marketing topics. Some great info.     [caption id="" align="alignright" width="191"] Diane Helbig[/caption] Diane Helbig - Founder of SeizeThisDayCoaching.com and Author of Lemonade Stand Selling: Accelerate Your Small Business Growth Diane writes, "As a Business Coach I work one-on-one and in groups with people to create strategies for business success. Together, we identify the obstacles in your way and create strategies that will work for you. As a team, we embrace the possibilities. I focus on small business owners and salespeople who want to improve their business development strategies. I also provide workshops and presentations on various business topics including: sales, social media, leadership, business planning. In my book, Lemonade Stand Selling, I offer a straightforward, common sense and clear guide to the sales process. I remind my readers that selling is as easy as when you had that lemonade stand as a child. Through my internet radio show, Accelerate Your Business Growth, I bring valuable, actionable information to my listeners. In a conversational format, each show features guest speakers who share their wisdom and take questions from the audience."            ...

Broadcast August 29, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/20269.mp3 [caption id="" align="alignright" width="225"] Cindy Laverty[/caption] Cindy Laverty - Founder of The Care Company,  Radio Talk Show Host, Author of Caregiving: Eldercare Made Clear & Simple and a Public Speaker In our opinion, Cindy has a get into Heaven free card! She is a caregiver consultant and she helps family caregivers learn creative ways to care for a loved one without losing their lives. When someone says YES to being a caregiver, it can be a life-changing process. Cindy agreed to care for her ex-husband's ill and aging father 15 years after their divorce. It was anything but easy. Now, Cindy helps others with these difficult circumstances. She learned the hard way, and today, she coaches caregivers through the process. Cindy saves caregivers time, wasted energy, and she keeps them sane!  This work became the foundation for The Care Company, a place for caregivers to come and receive support, guidance and training.  She is also author of "Caregiving: Eldercare Made Clear & Simple"  and a Public Speaker. Her goal is to create a nation of Empowered Caregivers, one person at a time! Great information for anyone planning to live past 50!     [caption id="" align="alignright" width="192"] Chris Widener[/caption] Chris Widener - NY Times & WSJ Best-Selling Author & Speaker Chris is leading a new generation of personal development and leadership experts. His life-long driving question is: “Why is it that some people succeed in leadership and sales and other people don’t?”  For over two decades now, Chris has answered that question for audiences at Microsoft, General Electric, Cisco Systems, and the Harvard Business School.  He has given over 1,200 presentations to audiences as large as 20,000 people and he has shared the stage with US Presidential candidates, nationally known television news anchors, best-selling authors, and professional athletes. Chris will teach your attendees how to lead better and sell more by gaining trust, respect, admiration and loyalty from those they work with! Also an author, Chris is a NY Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of numerous books including “The Art of Influence”, “Leadership Rules” and “The Angel Inside: Michelangelo's Secrets for Following Your Passion and Finding the Work You Love”.          ...

Broadcast August 28, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/20240.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2875" align="alignright" width="300"] Caldbeck on Fox[/caption] Ryan Caldbeck - Founder and CEO of CircleUp Ryan is CEO and founder of CircleUp, an online marketplace that allows direct equity investments in small private consumer and retail companies. At CircleUp, accredited investors get free access to vetted private investments, easy tools to identify companies, and an online transaction capability to make investments. Also, CircleUp provides tools to help maintain strong engagement between companies and investors, after the initial financing. Recently, CNBC named CircleUp one of the top 5 most disruptive companies in finance.   [caption id="attachment_2882" align="alignright" width="159"] Bob Burg[/caption] Bob Burg - Bestselling Author of The Go-Giver & Convention Speaker  Bob is an author and frequent convention speaker, mainly for sales-related organizations. He focuses on developing a referral-based business and those with a focus on influence and leadership. His recent book "The Go-Giver: 5 Counter-Intuitive Laws That Will Accelerate Your SuccessGo-Givers Sell MoreEndless Referrals" tells the story of an ambitious young man named Joe who yearns for success. Joe is a go-getter, but feels that the harder and faster he works, the further away his goals seem to be. And so one day, desperate to land a key sale, he seeks advice from the enigmatic Pindar, a legendary consultant referred to simply as the Chairman. Pindar introduces Joe to a series of friends that share with Joe the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success, and teach him how to open himself to the power of giving. He learns that changing his focus from getting to giving—putting others’ interests first and continually adding value to their lives—ultimately leads to unexpected returns. Imparted with wit and grace, the book is a heartwarming and inspiring tale that brings new relevance to the old proverb “give and you shall receive.”    ...

Broadcast August 27, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/20218.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2830" align="alignright" width="120"] Stephanie Diamond[/caption] Stephanie Diamond - Author of The Visual Marketing Revolution: 26 Rules to Help Social Media Marketers Connect the Dots and 4 Dummies Books and Founder of MarketingMessageMindset.com Stephanie's first great job was as Marketing Director for AOL. AOL certainly was one of the first to use visual web techniques. Now, Stephanie helps companies find the right marketing messages using visual thinking and writing. She can find a company's hidden profits by developing the content and messaging that drive sales. She has written the following books for the Dummies Series, and just published The Visual Marketing Revolution. Her goal is to make it easier for a customers to buy and use products.   [caption id="attachment_2832" align="alignright" width="183"] Adrie Reinders[/caption]   Adrie Reinders - Co-Founder and CEO of EFactor and Author of The E-Factor: Entrepreneurship in the Social Media Age Adrie has been a long time entrepreneur and has published on the topic too.  Perhaps his answer to the question, "Are entrepreneurs born or create?" may be the most interesting answer ever! He is now CEO of the largest network for entrepreneurs in the world EFactor. The platform is both Online and OnEarth and offers members tools, resources, information & knowledge as well as providing access to other members. Members are matched through a special matching algorithm, just a great way to meet other entrepreneurs. Instead of having 3000 'friends', or 500 connections, EFactor introduces you to those 30 people you NEED to know, and who will add value to your business. Adrie also serves on the board of the Kelley School of Business at University of Indiana.       ...

Broadcast August 26, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/20181.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2811" align="alignright" width="194"] BJ and Lawson Nickol[/caption] BJ Nickol - President of All American Clothing In 2002, Lawson Nickol was sales manager for a USA jeans manufacturer, and he believed he was doing the right thing by selling a product that was 100% American. One evening while shopping, he discovered his company's label on a pair of imported jeans!  With a frantic and disappointing call to headquarters, he learned the truth. So he decided to start his own company, and that was the beginning of All American Clothing Co. The first several years were tough, they survived on family savings, taking big risks and working long hours. Today, All American Clothing Co. produces thousands of jeans per year and continues to provide many Americans with jobs! His son, BJ, is with us today to tell this inspirational story. See their company success formula below….     [caption id="attachment_2792" align="alignright" width="200"] John Whiteman[/caption] John Whiteman - Author of The Way: Consciously Create a Life That Flows and 9 Days to Feel Fantastic: How to Create Happiness from the Inside Out and an Inspirational Speaker John is an author, speaker, leadership mentor and entrepreneur. His work is about getting both life and business to flow and when that happens, everything is magical and there is no better feeling. Sort of like being in the Zone, I guess. His newest book is 'The Way' - Consciously Create a Life That Flows (Hay House: January 2014).        The All America Clothing Company Success Formula (copied with permission). Employees. We create an environment that encourages creativity, passion and pride to be part of a USA company. We encourage employees to take risks. Our motto, “Make Something Happen Today, Every Day” includes suggesting ideas, getting outside of the box to save a customer or gain a new customer. World Class Service: whether the customer is right or wrong we strive to exceed customer expectations and provide them with nothing less than world class service! We accept nothing less than exceptional product quality. We send the message to employees and patrons that as USA Made entrepreneurs “it is not all about money”. It is about standards of living, education, global security, employee’s jobs, well being of families and the future of new generations. It is also about helping our neighbor and the truly needy. Be unique. Do something different from the rest of the crowd.  It is not our goal to compete against the company down the street or across the border. Listen to the patrons who want/need to talk. It is their country and we are one of their heroes.  We support the Made in USA principles and USA citizenship. Listen to employees. Listening to ideas and/or complaints is extremely important. The company is a large part of their life. They want/need to be a part of the company and its success in goodwill, job creation, job satisfaction and positive attitudes. Make it and buy it in the United States of America.          ...

Broadcast August 23, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio [caption id="attachment_2772" align="alignright" width="200"] Drew Williams[/caption] http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/20120.mp3 Drew Williams - Author of Feed the Startup Beast: A 7-Step Guide to Big, Hairy, Outrageous Sales Growth and Managing Partner of nuRevenue Partners Drew is a passionate marketing entrepreneur who has marketed everything from television to high-tech to financial services to chocolate. He was head of marketing for a $10 billion company, a $100 million company, a $10 million dollar company, and a bunch of $1 million companies. He founded, built and sold DRUMS, an Internet software company. his recently published book "Feed the Startup Beast" (McGraw-Hill) is now out and focuses on delivering two things to startups: 1) a Marketing Operating System that works, and; 2) a software tool (free) to help entrepreneurs scale their marketing.  See his blog here. [caption id="attachment_2802" align="alignright" width="180"] Dave Delaney[/caption] Dave Delaney - Author of New Business Networking: How to Effectively Grow Your Business Network Using Online and Offline Methods and Founder of PodCamp and Geek Fest Dave has been part of the digital community wince the beginning. He hosted one of the first parenting podcasts, and he has been blogging for nearly a decade. His new book, "New Business Networking," is available from on his site nbnbook.com. Dave co-founded two annual unconferences, PodCamp and BarCamp Nashville and launched two monthly networking events, Nashcocktail and Geek Breakfast. The latter now has active chapters across the US, Canada, South Africa and Australia. In July 2012, Dave was selected by Billboard Magazine as a digital marketing expert to follow and he was awarded the prestigious Digital Media Champion AIM Award by the American Marketing Association. His writings have appeared in USA Today, Billboard Magazine, Globe & Mail, and Mashable. ...

Will Broadcast August 22, 2013 at 2pm ET on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/20082.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2746" align="alignright" width="203"] Rasmus Lindgren[/caption] Rasmus Lindgren - Author of The Lifestyle Business Rockstar! and blogger at RetireMyAss.com The Lifestyle Business Rockstar is Rasmus' guide to designing a better life and achieving work-life balance, all by starting a lifestyle business. A ‘lifestyle business’ is not really designed to grow big. It only needs to be to big enough to support your family. Rasmus shows how to fire your 9-5 job, discover a lifestyle business idea that is right for you, and build a profitable online business. This should allow more time for pursuing your life’s passions. He lives the talk, only working 3-4 months a year and spending most of his time pursuing his passions, traveling in Thailand, and with his family. Check out his blog. Inspiring story! [caption id="attachment_2724" align="alignright" width="200"] Gary Polsky[/caption] Gary Polsky - President/CEO of Solari Hospice Care and Co-Author of Selling Healthcare: 5 Strategies to Create High-Return Relationships in Healthcare Sales (with Andrea Rowland) After decades spent working as a Health Care CEO/Owner, Gary had an epiphany that lead him to launch a hospice care company aimed at improving quality of life for the terminally ill. Over the past twenty years, his work has taught him what quality of life truly means. These insights have been published nationwide. Gary teaches that time and money do not pave the road to fulfillment for individuals. It was this fundamental shift that led him to write this book about his Apex Lifestyle Design. What I love about this book, is that these techniques apply to selling anything! Great stuff. ...

Broadcast August 21, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/20068.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2709" align="alignright" width="202"] David Amerland[/caption] David Amerland - Author of Google Semantic Search and Founder of HelpMySEO.com David is our second Google + expert in as many days. Because I am starting to be convinced that Google + is critical to small business success.  Maybe twice or three times as important as all the other social media combined! Big words. David writes books on SEO, social media and online marketing. They regularly appear on the Amazon best-selling charts. He also writes for Forbes, journalism.co.uk, socialmediatoday.com, business2community.com and the HP UK website. David holds an annual SEO and Social Media conference in the summer.   [caption id="attachment_2711" align="alignright" width="160"] James Marshall Reilly[/caption] James Marshall Reilly - CEO and Founder of The Guild Agency and Author of Shake the World  James' first book, Shake the World, is about the job market, social entrepreneurship, business in the 21st century, philanthrocapitalism, and the change generation. Penguin Publishing is releasing the paper page version next week! He also is founder and CEO of The Guild Agency, which is home to many of the most talented scholars, business leaders, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists, ideators, diversity experts, authors, political figures, actors and musicians in the world. ...

Broadcast August 20, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/20038.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2686" align="alignright" width="186"] Lynette Young[/caption] Lynette Young - Author of Google+ for Small Businesses and followed by 1.5 million on Google + Lynette challenged me almost as much as any guest ever has. She pushes the importance of a strong Google + presence for all small businesses and I am not doing a good job, she said! Lynette has been helping her clients thrive on social media platforms and digital communities since 2006 when she founded Purple Stripe Productions. An industry veteran, Lynette started in enterprise technology in 1989 and social media in 1997. She strives to make the technology invisible instead focusing on an immersive brand.   [caption id="attachment_2689" align="alignright" width="180"] Jean Chatzky[/caption] Jean Chatzky - Financial Editor for NBC's Today Show, Professor at Money School, and Author of Money Rules: The Simple Path to Lifelong Security Jean is hosting a really great series on financial issues called Money School. It covers shopping, debt, saving, and retirement. Looks like great stuff. You can also see her every Wednesday morning at 9am ET on the Today Show. In addition to being an award-winning journalist and best-selling author, she hosts RLTV’s Money Matters, is the personal finance contributor for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and blogs at JeanChatzky.com. ...

Broadcast August 19, 2013 on Liberty Express Radio http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/20023.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2452" align="alignright" width="267"] Tiffany Krumins[/caption]   Tiffany Krumins- Founder and CEO of Ava the Elephant Tiffany Krumins has found a way to make medicine appealing to young children, saving time and headaches for parents everywhere! Many know Tiffany from her time on ABC's Shark Tank, and it worked out for her pretty well to say the least. In fact, she walked away from  the Shark Tank as the first woman to receive an investment from none other than Barbara Corcoran! Since then, she has been building Ava the Elephant by leaps and bounds. She has even developed a second product that makes taking childrens' temperature as painless as giving them their medicine with Ava!   [caption id="attachment_2669" align="alignright" width="231"] Richard Finger[/caption] Richard Finger - Forbes.com Author  Richard has been on the show before to talk about CEO pay and other topics. Today, he shares his insights into immigration. And interestingly, he looks at from an economic standpoint. How much will it really cost per person to build a fence? To send Illegals back to Mexico? A serious topic and a new way of looking at it! ...