April 2014

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25108.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7520" align="alignright" width="194"] Adam Goldstein[/caption] Adam Goldstein - Co-founder of Hipmunk - Highlight Here  Adam Goldstein is a self-admitted travel nerd. Just weeks after his graduation from MIT, he co-founded a travel company designed to give travelers better choices. Instead of just hotels, you can book AirB2B rooms too! And lots of other add-ons that other sites don't have. Adam was the North American Debating Champion and also co-founded BookTour with Wired's Chris Anderson. If that is not enough, he is the youngest author ever at O'Reilly Publishing; he wrote 'AppleScript: The Missing Manual' when he was 16. Ouch, makes me feel really old, and lazy!      [caption id="attachment_7489" align="alignright" width="179"] Bob Burg[/caption] Bob Burg - Convention Speaker, Founder of Go-Giver Coaching Program, Author of Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion - Highlight Here Bob Burg has honored us before on the show. He is one of the very top writers, speakers, and thought leaders. Bob speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including many of the Fortune 500 companies. He is best known for his book Endless Referrals and his business parable, The Go-Giver (coauthored with John David Mann).  It has been translated into 21 languages and was Bob’s fourth book to sell over 250,000 copies. Today, he is with us to talk about his new book, Adversaries into Allies.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25088.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7418" align="alignright" width="200"] June Archer[/caption] June Archer - Music & Television Executive, Author, Motivational Speaker - Highlight Here June Archer started behind the microphone as part of a successful singing act. He was a member of the Elektra Records group Room Service and achieved radio success with singles “Ain’t Nothing Wrong” and “Stay” which made the Billboard Top 50 Charts. But, he realized quickly that he could have more impact on the other side, as a producer. His dream of successfully impacting the industry would be in a different way. June recently produced “The 100 Men of Color” Black Tie Gala honoring men in business, entrepreneurship, and education for the impact they have on others. He is author of the book YES! Everyday Can Be a Good Day: The Keys to Success That Lead to an Amazing Life and is President and CEO of Eleven28 Entertainment.      [caption id="attachment_7420" align="alignright" width="252"] John Haydon[/caption] John Haydon - Speaker - Chief Heretic and Pyrotechnician of Inbound Zombie and Author of Facebook Marketing For Dummies - Highlight Here John Haydon focuses mostly on resuscitating non-profit businesses. He does this through a set of skills just as useful to us for-profits, excellent social media marketing. He calls himself "a sherpa for passionate change-makers, a doula for brilliant ideas"  and can ride a bicycle backwards. This interview is packed with great information on Facebook marketing. You all know what I think of Facebook (yuck!) and John plays along well with my ignorance!         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25068.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7413" align="alignright" width="200"] Steve Beecham[/caption] Steve Beecham - Owner of Bass Awkward Business - Highlight Here Steve Beecham started in the mortgage business, as Owner of Home Town Mortgage in north Atlanta. He learned quickly that his marketing techniques were different, but worked. Today, he is an author and speaker who shares his tricks for network selling. His techniques for helping succeed in business use better networking and learning to leverage social connections. As a mortgage business owner, Steve interviewed 100's sales people and trained many of the best. From this, he saw the common elements of success. He will help increase sales by helping first. Great stuff.       [caption id="attachment_7521" align="alignright" width="150"] John Kremer[/caption] John Kremer - Ebook marketing, book marketing coach, Pinterest Speaker with millions of views, Author  of  1001 Ways to Market Your Books - Highlight Here John Kremer wrote what may be the definitive book on marketing books! As an acknowledged expert on book publishing and marketing, he owns a publishing company (Open Horizons of Taos, New Mexico) and edits the 'Book Marketing Tip of the Week' newsletter. He has written a number of books on publishing and marketing, and his 1001 Ways is in its 6th Edition. John has been interviewed by or written about in Playboy, The New York Times, USA Today, Scientific American, and the Chicago Tribune.          ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25027.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7408" align="alignright" width="200"] John Murphy[/caption] John Murphy - President at Venture Management Consultants and Author of The Visual Investor: How to Spot Market Trends - Highlight Here John Murphy is a best-selling and award-winning author of 18 books. He has written and taught about leadership, culture change, teamwork, customer service,  inspiration, and innovation. For over thirty years, John has been a recognized executive coach, speaker, entrepreneur and mentor. He was featured on over 400 radio and television programs and has worked with AlliedSignal (Honeywell), BMW, Chase, Lockheed Martin, Merck, the CIA, Delphi, GE, Hilton, Raytheon, and many more. John practices LeanSixSigma as a Master Blackbelt and trained thousands of people from over 50 countries. And, he has shared the stage with Norman Schwarzkopf, Zig Ziglar, and Anthony Robbins.      [caption id="attachment_7410" align="alignright" width="200"] Cynthia Sanchez[/caption] Cynthia Sanchez - Pinterest Trainer and National Speaker - Highlight Here Cynthia Sanchez is a founder of 'Oh So Pinteresting'. Educated as a specialist nurse, Cynthia keep finding more and more uses for Pinterest. She was discovering things that amazed her, but she still did not see a business in it. Then one day, as so often happens, someone found her, noticed her skills, and hired her despite her protests that she was a "beginner." She started blogging about it in February 2012 and in September, she went full time as America's Pinterest Expert!         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25008.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7393" align="alignright" width="200"] Dr. Willie Jolley[/caption] Dr. Willie Jolley - Hall of Fame Speaker, Best Selling Author of A Setback Is a Setup for a Comeback, Top 5 Speaker in the World by Toastmasters - Highlight Here Willie Jolley has been on the show before, and was so great, we gave him an open invitation to come back anytime. He was named by Toastmasters “One of the Outstanding Five Speakers in the World!”  He has been inducted into the Speakers Hall Of Fame and is the best selling author of “It Only Takes a Minute to Change Your Life!” and “A Setback Is A Setup For A Comeback.” He hosts a national radio show on Sirius/XM Radio and was featured on a Public Television special, "Turning Setbacks Into Comebacks With WillieJolley!"      Tamara Monosoff - Founder & CEO of Mom Invented and Author of The Mom Inventors Handbook, How to Turn Your Great Idea into the Next Big Thing - Highlight Here [caption id="attachment_7404" align="alignright" width="250"] Tamara Monosoff[/caption] Tamara Monosoff invented a product and then the work began! She realized that there were a lot of steps in getting a product to market. Prototypes, packaging, and tons of other details. The process led to her first book, The Mom Inventors Handbook (now in its 2nd Edition). It became an overnight success and hit #1 on Amazon. Since then, she has written six business books for entrepreneurs. She has appeared on the front page of the Wall Street Journal and in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Time, People, and Oprah.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/25009.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7387" align="alignright" width="200"] Nikki Pope[/caption] Nikki Pope - Co-Owner of The Prime Effect and Founder of Toygaroo - Highlight Here Nikki Pope appeared on Shark Tank and got a deal with Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec. The business was Toygaroo,  called the 'Netflix' of toys. Rent a toy for a month or so, and then send it back for a new one. Unfortunately, the company grew too fast and ended. Nikki tells us all about it, great stuff. And like an entrepreneur will always do, she moved on to a new venture, a web marketing company. She shares some of the best practices that she uses with her clients to grow their businesses.      [caption id="attachment_7389" align="alignright" width="200"] Ken Davenport[/caption] Ken Davenport - Broadway Producer and Founder of At The Booth Broadway App - Highlight Here Ken Davenport is a Tony winner Producer of Broadway and off-Broadway shows. His productions include The Bridges of Madison County, Kinky Boots (Tony Award), Macbeth starring Alan Cumming, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Will Ferrell's You're Welcome America, and Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury. He is in a national commercial for Apple's iPhone, was named one of Crain's “Forty Under 40,” and The New York Times called him the “P.T. Barnum of Off-Broadway.” He created a Broadway board game, Be a Broadway Star, and a smartphone app featured on Entertainment Weekly's "Must List." His productions have grossed more than $100 million worldwide and are being produced in over 25 countries  He has written articles for Forbes and Mashable.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/24975.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7361" align="alignright" width="200"] Chris Treadaway[/caption] Chris Treadaway - CEO at Polygraph Media and Author of Facebook Marketing: An Hour a Day - Highlight Here Chris Treadaway is Facebook marketing expert and founder/CEO of Polygraph Media. Chris has some great insights into Facebook, which he argues will soon become a utility. He says social media has become fashion choice, and that even though young users are choosing other social media platforms than Facebook, there will always be a place for it. Chris says though that Facebook must continue to buy new technology if you want if they want to remain relevant Chris gives some great tips on Facebook marketing and how it compares to Google Plus. Polygraph Media is a social media data mining company, focusing on analytics. Chris worked at Microsoft Corporation where he was Group Product Manager for Web Strategy for four years, and was part of the launch team at Silverlight.      [caption id="attachment_7363" align="alignright" width="200"] Mark Sokol[/caption] Mark Sokol - CEO, Best Banking & The Best Banking Stock Exchange - Highlight Here Mark Sokol loves to talk about Pete Best, the drummer that was almost in the Beatles and was replaced by Ringo Starr. Mark learned the lesson that you can't take anything for granted from this story. And, he says that bank's days are numbered. Until the umbrella brand name Best, he has created  a unique meta-search engine which combines eCommerce, search, social media, video and news from around the world. As a crowdfunding expert, he is combining Wall Street and Main Street and crowdfunding to get Best Banking!        ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/24976.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7428" align="alignright" width="200"] Jonathan Block[/caption] Jonathan Block - Founder/Chairman at TheHub.fm & The $tartup Hour - Highlight Here Just back from an entrepreneurship conference in Russia, Jonathan Block is the quintessential music entrepreneur. He started a record label while in college and was vice president at a large management company working with artists like Suzanne Vega. Jonathan launched a company named Major Music which was a worldwide fan base management and growth company, and created huge revenue streams for tons of great acts. The Hub.fm is his newest company and is designed to revolutionize the retail experience for bands and teams. Imagine being able to buy your favorite merchandise from your seat at the arena during the show, and having it automatically delivered to you or your house. Jonathan also runs The $tartup Hour, which produces television and mobile entertainment combining American Idol, Shark Tank and QVC.      [caption id="attachment_7358" align="alignright" width="200"] Mark Peter Davis[/caption] Mark Peter Davis - Venture Capitalist and Founder of Interplay -Highlight Here Mark Davis is a New York City venture capitalist with a long career in startups and finance. Mark was co-founder of DevSpark, Founder Shield, Nomad Financial, and TwentyPine. After serving as a Venture Partner at High Peaks Venture Partners, he founded Interplay Ventures. Interplay is a combination accelerator and VC, and has an interesting mix of self started companies and investment companies in its portfolio. Business Insider listed Mark as one of the 100 Most Influential Digital NYers. Mark gives some great advice on how to find money and what to expect when you do.          ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/24900.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7338" align="alignright" width="225"] Dan Waldschmidt[/caption] Dan Waldschmidt - Speaker and Author of  Red Hot Internet Publicity: The Insider's Guide to Marketing Online - Highlight Here Dan Waldschmidt has a blog, Edgy Conversations, that The Wall Street Journal called one of the top 7 sales blogs online. He started with a lawn mowing business that became a gold mine. His first entry-level job grew into the job as CEO by the time he was 25, after earning the company millions. Dan's book talks about his EDGY strategy for success.  You will love hearing his views on success and all the other gurus! Dan is amazingly entertaining. Great stuff.         [caption id="attachment_7245" align="alignright" width="168"] Sean Mabey[/caption] Sean Mabey - Director of Small Business Strategy and Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Bank   Sean Mabey is back again! He is the Director of Small Business Strategy with Wells Fargo and is always thinking about small business. Today he is with us to talk about stress, and how it changes entrepreneurs. Stress is a vital part of any start up, and the way entrepreneurs handle it is a critical piece determining the success of a company. Sean's take is different, as he argues that stress is in fact good for us! Very interesting take on a topic we all know too well.      Bruce Gaither - Founder of No Fly Cone and Shark Tank Contestant [caption id="attachment_7396" align="alignright" width="202"] Becky and Bruce[/caption] Bruce Gaither is the inventor of the No Fly Cone, but he says, “My wife Becky inspired the creation of this tool. When she was pregnant, the thought of using toxic sprays or poison to combat the fly problem was not an option." So off he went to invent a better mouse trap, er fly killer.  The non-toxic glue dome covers the source of the problem. Dog poop. Bruce tells us about being on Shark Tank, how it effected sales, how he got Seth MacFarlane on with him, and what is up for his company today.         ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/24873.mp3   [caption id="attachment_7238" align="alignright" width="200"] Jerry Darnell[/caption] Jerry Darnell - CEO of Jerry Darnell & Associates - Highlight Here Jerry Darnell has been a cornerstone of the franchise industry for nearly 40 years. He worked with Sterling Optical, Physicians Weight Loss Centers, Medicine Shoppe International and Maaco and consulted with hundred of other franchise systems. His company, Jerry Darnell and Associates, serves to help franchises grow. He was recently honored by the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame for his support of VetFran and he is active in politics, advocating for FRANPAC.      [caption id="attachment_7240" align="alignright" width="200"] Penny Sansevieri[/caption] Penny Sansevieri - Owner of Author Marketing Experts - Highlight Here Penny Sansevieri is a best-selling author and internationally recognized marketing expert. Her company, Author Marketing Experts, has developed some of the most cutting-edge marketing campaigns out there, and has worked with some of the best known authors around. Penny offers a DIY program called "The Bestseller Book Marketing Kit" and is the author of five books, including Red Hot Internet Publicity: The Insider's Guide to Marketing Online.         ...