May 2015

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28254.mp3 Kim Garst - Social Selling Professional and Best Selling Author of Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic, and Prosper in Social Media [caption id="attachment_12684" align="alignright" width="200"] Kim Garst[/caption] Kim Garst has owned an online businesses for over 20 years. She is recognized as a leading authority on social selling and has over 350,000 followers on Twitter! Today, she focuses on speaking and training business owners worldwide on social selling techniques. Her newest book, "Will the Real You Please Stand Up: Show Up, Be Authentic, and Prosper in Social Media" was just released in January. Kim is extremely passionate about sharing her knowledge around social selling as a way to grow your business. Forbes recognized her as one of the Top 50 Social Media Influencers in 2012 and 2013, and she was named a Top 10 Women Social Media Influencers in 2013. Kred.com named her one of the top 10 social media bloggers. She says that, "Marketing is no longer about one-sided conversation where you push your sales message at your target market. Rather, successful social selling marketing is dependent upon your ability to build relationships and have conversations with your consumers using social media."   Barry Chandler - Founder and Chief Brand Officer at Storyforge [caption id="attachment_12686" align="alignright" width="200"] Barry Chandler[/caption] Barry Chandler is Founder of Storyforge, a brand strategy company focused on positioning businesses and organizations for success. They create internal and external alignment of vision, message and strategy utilizing a proprietary "Brandforging" process. The team benchmarks clients on a growth and alignment scale, allowing them to prescribe the most appropriate course for action. Their clients range from small pre-revenue start-up clients to large international real estate companies and everything in between, but all of their clients share a desire to achieve and serve a purpose beyond profit. Storyforge is the fourth company that Barry has started. His previous company, a digital agency, was acquired in 2012 by a publicly traded technology company that then hired him as Chief Marketing Officer, a role he held until setting up Storyforge in late 2014.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28253.mp3 Patrick Sweeney - Co-founder of The Silver Realigning Best-Selling Author of Succeed on Your Own Terms [caption id="attachment_12674" align="alignright" width="200"] Patrick Sweeney[/caption] Patrick Sweeney is the best-selling co-author of Succeed on Your Own Terms, and the former president of Caliper, an international consulting firm. Through the use of its signature personality assessment, Caliper helped over 25,000 companies around the world, including Johnson & Johnson, FedEx, Caterpillar, and even the World Series Champion Chicago White Sox, to assess and develop the talents of more than two million applicants and employees. Patrick has excited audiences around the world on “How to Identify and Develop Your Real Potential.” Sweeney is also the co-author of "How to Hire and Develop Your Next Top Performer," which is available in six languages. Patrick is a leader who is able to connect with and bring out the best in others. He is a marketing executive who combines creativity with goal-breaking results, an ex-speechwriter for a governor, a New York Times Bestselling author, and a speaker. He presented around the world, including HSM in Brazil and the China Economic Forum, and has contributed to top-tier publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg Businessweek.   Charlene Li - CEO of Altimeter Group and Author of The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation [caption id="attachment_12679" align="alignright" width="216"] Charlene Li[/caption] Charlene Li is the Founder and CEO of Altimeter Group and the author of the New York Times bestseller "Open Leadership." She is also the co-author of the critically acclaimed, bestselling book "Groundswell," which was named one of the best business books in 2008. Her next book "The Engaged Leader" was publish in March 2015. Charlene is one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies, and a consultant and thought leader on leadership, strategy, social technologies, interactive media and marketing. Formerly, she was vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, worked in online newspaper publishing, and was a consultant with Monitor Group. Charlene was named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company in 2010 and one of the most influential women in technology in 2009, and she is frequently quoted by The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, The Associated Press, The McNeil News Hour, ABC News, CNN, and CNBC. She has even appeared on 60 Minutes!  She is a much-sought after public speaker and has spoken at top conferences such as the World Business Forum, World Economic Forum, American Society of Association Executives, SXSW, and Web 2.0.   ...