June 2015

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28407.mp3 John Rizzo - Digital Marketing Entrepreneur and Small Business Advocate [caption id="attachment_13337" align="alignright" width="177"] John Rizzo[/caption] John Rizzo is currently the co-founder of InVidz and a passionate digital marketing entrepreneur. He launched a local digital marketing firm as a college senior and hasn't slowed down since. From 2007-2010 he was a consultant for Amazon.com where he counseled hundreds of authors on book publishing & internet marketing strategy. He loves helping clients and customers increase their conversions through the use of Video and lead generation. He then developed a platform, InVidz, to help them do so. InVidz is the Entrepreneur's video marketing platform. Their smart video technology helps convert more viewers into customers during viewer engagement. They can turn any video into a powerful interactive smart video that can generate more leads and impulse buys. InVidz reduces the need to build a complex sales funnel with six fully integrated modules that operate with point-and-click simplicity right from the videos.   John Haber - Founder and CEO at Spend Management Experts [caption id="attachment_13375" align="alignright" width="180"] John Haber[/caption] John Haber is the Founder and CEO of Spend Management Experts, a leading transportation spend management consulting firm. With nearly two decades of transportation spend management experience, John has helped some of the world’s leading brands drive greater efficiencies through their supply chain operations while reducing transportation costs by 20 percent and more. John began his career at UPS where he held various executive level positions in corporate finance and was instrumental in developing profitability and costing models. He also managed the carrier’s National Accounts Profitability Group where he audited the pricing and profitability of UPS’ top customers. John’s finance background combined with decades of experience working with high volume shippers enables him to offer unique insights on strategic supply chain planning including distribution model optimization, transportation cost analysis, and carrier contract optimization and compliance. A repeat speaker at industry events including Parcel Forum and Internet Retailer, John is widely considered one of the logistics industry's foremost thought leaders on transportation spend management. He is frequently quoted and published in national business and trade media such as the Wall Street Journal, Inbound Logistics, and Parcel magazine. In 2014, John was named one of the top 100 Supply & Demand Chain Executive Pros to Know for the third consecutive year.     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28405.mp3 [caption id="attachment_13376" align="alignright" width="189"] Sam Horn[/caption] Sam Horn - Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach and Author of Got Your Attention?: How to Create Intrigue and Connect with Anyone Sam Horn, the Intrigue Expert, is a positioning/messaging/branding expert whose work has been featured in the New York Times, Fast Company, the Washington Post and on NPR and MSNCBC. Her speaking clients include KPMG, Cisco, ASAE, Boeing, Inc. 500, Intel, NASA, and Capital One, and she has served as the pitch coach for Springboard Enterprises, which has helped entrepreneurs receive $6.6 billion in funding. Her most recent book, Got Your Attention, published by Berrett-Koehler in 2015, was #1 in three categories on Amazon (Sales & Marketing, Business Management and Skills). Got Your Attention introduces Sam’s “secret sauce” for creating mutually intriguing conversations so you can turn frustrating, waste-of-time, one-way interactions into productive, mutually-rewarding, two-way connections that get results.     Bill Barnett - Author of  The Strategic Career: Let Business Principles Guide You [caption id="attachment_13377" align="alignright" width="158"] Bill Barnett[/caption] Bill Barnett is a business and career strategist and the author of The Strategic Career: Let Business Principles Guide You (Stanford University Press). He helps professionals, executives, and people seeking such careers discover their potential callings and develop plans to get there. During his 23 years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, Bill advised business clients on top strategy issues. As leader of the firm’s Strategy Practice, he pioneered new ways to develop business strategy. Another of his McKinsey roles was to coach partners on their own strategies to grow their impact in the firm. Later, while teaching business strategy at Yale, he found that students seeking his career advice got fresh insights when they deployed the business concepts from class on themselves. Bill researched and developed two fundamental insights: while the specifics are different, business and career strategy are conceptually identical, and using business strategy concepts can help people plot careers. He created a course to help MBA students at Yale and Rice develop their strategies. The Strategic Career pulls this experience together. It shows readers how to set long-term direction to a field or role that may become a calling, turn that aspiration into a long-term action plan, find opportunities to get started, determine which opportunity to accept, and stay on track over time as things change. Bill is a director on the Boards of Eagle Materials and The Bridge, an overseer of the International Rescue Committee, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has blogged on careers for Harvard Business Review. Earlier, Bill worked at the US Department of State and the Office of the Secretary of Defense, was a member of the US delegation to NATO/Warsaw Pact negotiations, and was a Captain in the US Army in Vietnam. ...