October 2015

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28896.mp3 [caption id="attachment_2152" align="alignright" width="173"] Alan Abel[/caption] Alan Abel - Professional Media Prankster Alan Abel is a man of many talents. Though he has impressed many with talents such as drum soloing, acting, filmaking, writing, and speaking, he is most famous, or should I say infamous for his pranks. Following the Watergate scandal, Abel hired an actor to pose as Deep Throat before 150 reporters. The actor was offered $100,000 to sell the rights to his story, began quarreling with his purported wife, then fainted and was whisked away in a waiting ambulance. Among his most famous is his S.I.N.A hoax, a fake organization created to convince people that there was an organization whose sole purpose was to clothe animals in the name of modesty. In truth, it was a satirical allegory making a statement on the issue of censorship. As with most of his work, his pranks carry a deeper meaning that, much like their comedic value, can only truly be appreciated from an arms length. For his library (and it's a good one), check here!     This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Thirteen. Hope you enjoy!  A Review of Past Episodes….. Prologue - “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?” Chapter One - “The Name of the Game Is Guts” Chapter Two - “You Don’t Have a Clue” Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?” Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!” Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?” Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working” Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?” Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?” Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!” Chapter Ten, "Dude! We Are on Fire!" Chapter Eleven, "You’ve Done Surprisingly Well" Chapter Twelve, "Things Look Really Bad" and now Chapter Thirteen, "Are You Looking for Investors?" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28883.mp3 Robyn Johnson - Amazon Consultant, Founder of Numa Solutions and Author of The Unlikely Entrepreneur: How I transformed $100 into a seven figure business [caption id="attachment_15034" align="alignright" width="181"] Robyn Johnson[/caption] Robyn Johnson started her Amazon sales business with less than $100 and in five years transformed that into a seven-figure business! She now continues to grow her eCommerce business and coach, consult and speak all over the country at events in her field. She has sold over a million dollars’ worth of products on Amazon and hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth on eBay. She has also taught courses to students who have used her methods with success on a worldwide scale. Recently, she authored the book, "The Unlikely Entrepreneur: How I Transformed $100 into a Seven-Figure Business." Robyn helps empower other individuals to take the jump and find their own success story. She has spoken several times at ASD in Las Vegas, the Wholesale Sourcing Conference, More Fun Bigger Profits, & CES (Consult, Expand, Sell) with previous guest Jim Cockrum, and she has upcoming speaking events at SCOE (Sellers Conference for Online Entrepreneurs), Miva Con, and the Craft and Hobby Association Mega Conference. Robyn is on the Board of Directors for the Internet Merchants Association and has also offered classes on Amazon sales at the Arizona Small Business Association Offices.   Arman Sadeghi - Peak Performance Speaker & Serial Entrepreneur [caption id="attachment_15048" align="alignright" width="180"] Arman Sadeghi[/caption] Arman Sadeghi is driven by his interest in people. Arman is the creator of the Titanium Success Method, which has helped thousands of people reach peak performance. His interest in personal development stemmed from his own experiences as a young adult. He was perplexed by the fact that many individuals attained massive success quickly, as he had, but lacked happiness and fulfillment as well as those who attained success in specific areas, but lost it quickly. This began his obsession with discovering the secrets and tools that allow individuals to succeed at a high level in every area of life while enjoying the process and maintaining the results for life. For the last 22 years, Arman has focused on learning, creating and sharing the tools that allow individuals to attain success at the highest levels on a consistent basis while enjoying daily fulfillment and happiness. In the areas of financial abundance, weight loss, fitness, intimacy, relationships, time management, entrepreneurship, spirituality, career, family and true happiness, Arman has developed some of the world’s most advanced techniques. The revolutionary and unique approach is one that brings together his “4 pillars of mastery” which are knowledge, subconscious support, proven tools and conditioning. He has started many businesses including All Green Electronics Recycling.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28879.mp3 Bill Jensen - Speaker, Futurist and Author of Future Strong: How to Work Unleashed, Lead Boldly, and Live Life Your Way [caption id="attachment_15029" align="alignright" width="154"] Bill Jensen[/caption] Bill Jensen is an internationally-acclaimed author and speaker who is known for provocative ideas, extremely useful content, and his passion for making it easier for everyone to work smarter, not harder. His first book, "Simplicity," was the Number 5 Leadership/ Management book on Amazon in 2000. His next best-seller was "Simplicity Survival Handbook: 32 Ways to Do Less and Accomplish More". His last books, "Disrupt! Think Epic. Be Epic". and "The Courage Within Us," reveal the secrets of 100 great disruptive heroes on how to thrive and take advantage of continuous disarray, disorder and change. Bill's newest book is "Future Strong," about the choices each of us needs to make as we lead ourselves and our teams into the future. Bill's goal is for every reader to be able to declare, #IAmFutureStrong! He is CEO of The Jensen Group. Among his clients are Bank of America, Merck, Pfizer, GE, L'Oréal Italia, Genentech, NASA, The World Bank, BBC, Philips Lighting, the US Navy SEALS, the government of Ontario, Singapore Institute of Management, Guangzhou China Development District, and the Swedish Post Office.    Brian Mac Mahon - Head Honcho at Expert DOJO [caption id="attachment_15138" align="alignright" width="192"] Brian Mac Mahon[/caption] Brian Mac Mahon is Head Honcho at Expert DOJO, the largest Free expert listing site in the world  He specializes in helping entrepreneurs become more successful in their business by using all the tools available to them. As owner of the largest free expert network in the world, he uses their business experts to help his clients get the specialist knowledge they need, when they need it. Brian also runs the largest entrepreneur training academy in California, which provides the growth structure that start ups and CEOs need to be successful now. As a commercial office broker, he also has 15 years expertise in finding the right office space for companies of all sizes and saving them money on their workspace.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28877.mp3 Matt Franklin - Shark Tank Entrepreneur, Inventor and Video Producer [caption id="attachment_15112" align="alignright" width="216"] Matt Franklin[/caption] Matt Franklin has many streams of income from several businesses that he runs. He is a marketing professional, video producer, and serial entrepreneur. Matt has invented and co-invented multiple products with varying levels of success and he has run a successful Kickstarter campaign for his latest product. He appeared on Shark Tank and made a successful deal with Mark Cuban. Speaking of Shark Tank he teaches an online class on how to successfully audition for Shark Tank. It's the ultimate insider's guide from someone who's actually been there. He is the creator of PostureNOW, the accidental world leader in posture correction. He took a beer-inspired idea scratched out on a cocktail napkin at the Shanghai Tunnel and turned it into a million-dollar product.He also creates marketing, sales and training videos for high-technology and healthcare-related clients. Matt provides project management, script writing, voiceover recording, and editing services, but he specializes in helping clients with products that are challenging to describe and require detailed, sometimes abstract language and imagery to comprehensively tell their stories.   Melonie Dodaro - International #1 Bestselling Author of The LinkedIn Code: Unlock the largest online business social network to get leads, prospects & clients for B2B, professional services and sales & marketing pros, LinkedIn Expert and Keynote Speaker [caption id="attachment_15114" align="alignright" width="201"] Melonie Dodaro[/caption] Melonie Dodaro is the author of "The LinkedIn Code," the most talked about LinkedIn book of 2014. Upon it's launch, it hit #1 in 12 categories! Melonie studied everything she could about online marketing and social media. Over time she became the "Go-To" leading authority on social media and opened my social media agency Top Dog Social Media. She has worked with the world's leading experts and she has been dubbed by the media as Canada's #1 LinkedIn Expert and social media strategist. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of LinkedIn and social selling as a powerful lead generation tool to grow your business. Her blog is ranked as a Top 10 Social Media Blogs by Social Media Examiner and a top Top 15 Social Media Strategy Blog by Yahoo Small Business Advisor. Top Dog Social Media is an award winning social media agency  with a no-nonsense approach to delivers results.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28871.mp3 Matthew Jonas - President at TopFire Media, Public Relations, and Franchise Development  [caption id="attachment_15099" align="alignright" width="240"] Matthew Jonas[/caption] Matthew Jonas is a Franchise Digital Marketing Strategist with broad experience in all aspects of franchise PR. TopFire Media is a Digital Media firm helping franchisors and businesses engage in new media marketing. They leverage the internet for you to get noticed, add value, generate leads, position you as an industry expert, attract customers and increase revenues. The firm won the 2014 Ace "New Agency" Award, was a Digital PR Award Finalist and Honorable Mention for a Media Relations Campaign from PR NEWS and was a  Digital PR Award Finalist and Honorable Mention for Best Website from PR NEWS. He shares his insights on franchies and marketing.   Matt Bowman - Founder CEO of MyTechHigh.com and TechTrep [caption id="attachment_15100" align="alignright" width="200"] Matt Bowman[/caption] Matt Bowman was a sixth grade teacher and he fell in love with teaching middle school students. During the mid-90’s, Matt received a technology grant for online education. He was charged with bringing this “new thing” called the Internet into the classroom. Students of all different ages were totally engaged in learning, were free to work at their own personalized pace and could share work with other students around the world. Stepping out of his teaching role in classroom, Matt then took a related position in private industry. Matt developed online learning programs for Fortune 500 customers and their partner channel. As a lifelong entrepreneur, he has launched dozens of his own start-up companies, and even sold one to Donald Trump! Matt is passionate about three worlds – Education, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. In 2008, he began searching for a way to bring those different worlds all together. Matt was driven by a desire to create an online public school program for kids that would teach both high-tech skills and entrepreneurship principles. My Tech High was born.       ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28859.mp3 Stephen Christopher - Marketing Technologies Expert and CEO of Seequs Marketing Technologies [caption id="attachment_14979" align="alignright" width="180"] Stephen Christopher[/caption] Stephen Christopher is Founder and CEO of Seequs Marketing Technologies. He has nearly a decade of experience in search engine optimization (SEO) and online marketing, and he’s seen it done wrong and right. Seequs ensures your business is heard and seen above the racket of the Internet. Stephen is a passionate consumer and teacher of personal development, as well as an influential public speaker. As CEO of Seequs, he loves helping business owners grow companies with digital marketing. His company won the Fastest Growing Company award in Colorado for 2012! In this interview, we talk online marketing and how to grow your business through online sales.   This show features the latest episode of our entrepreneurial serial podcast! The story is called “Venture and Vultures: An Entrepreneurial Thriller.” Here is Chapter Twelve. Hope you enjoy!  A Review of Past Episodes….. Prologue - “Boys, Do You Understood How a Loan Works?” Chapter One - “The Name of the Game Is Guts” Chapter Two - “You Don’t Have a Clue” Chapter Three – “So, What Are the Next Steps?” Chapter Four – “Its Like a Vacuum in There!” Chapter Five – “Can We Break Even?” Chapter Six – ”Drive Faster, the Cell Is Not Working” Chapter Seven, “You Want Flooding Keyboards or First Period?” Chapter Eight, “Why Does He Keep Pulling his Dick?” Chapter Nine, “4000 Miles in 3 Days!” Chapter Ten, "Dude! We Are on Fire!" Chapter Eleven, "You’ve Done Surprisingly Well" and now Chapter Twelve, "Things Look Really Bad" ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28851.mp3 Tommy Spaulding - President of the Spaulding Companies and Author of The Heart-Led Leader: How Living and Leading from the Heart Will Change Your Organization and Your Life [caption id="attachment_14965" align="alignright" width="180"] Tommy Spaulding[/caption] Tommy Spaulding is President of the Spaulding Companies, a national leadership development, consulting, coaching, and speaking organization. Tommy rose to become the youngest President and CEO of the world-renowned leadership organization, Up with People. In 2000, Tommy founded Leader’s Challenge, which grew to become the largest high school civic and leadership program in the state of Colorado. He is also the founder & President of the Spaulding Leadership Institute, a non-profit leadership development organization which runs the Center for Third Sector Excellence. Previously, he was the Business Partner Sales Manager at IBM/Lotus Development and a member of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program. Tommy has received an Honorary PhD in Humanities from the Art Institute of Colorado and he received the Denver Business Journal’s “Forty under 40 Award.” In 2006, he was awarded East Carolina University’s “Outstanding Alumni Award,” the highest distinction awarded to an alumnus of the university. A world-renowned speaker on leadership, Tommy has spoken to hundreds of organizations, schools, and corporations around the globe. His books have ranked #2 in the New York Times, #2 in the Wall Street Journal, and #1 in the USA Today.   Adam von Gootkin - Co-Founder of Onyx Spirits Company and Author of Living Proof: Onyx Moonshine's Journey to Revive the American Spirit [caption id="attachment_14959" align="alignright" width="145"] Adam von Gootkin[/caption] Adam von Gootkin failed out of college after one semester, so he chose to embark on an entrepreneurial adventure that has traversed e-commerce, muscle cars and the music industry. Now, at 32 years young, he and his business partner have resurrected his family moonshine legacy 78 years after it's inception, successfully introducing the world to the first ultra premium American moonshine. Adam's ancestors were arrested in 1864 for tax evasion on a shipment of moonshine bound for Canada, resulting of the collapse of Chafee & Co Distilling. Undaunted by their demise, the family opened the grand Chafee's Hotel in Middletown, Connecticut at the dawn of the Roaring 20's, hosting an opulent and infamous speakeasy. He is a passionate moonshine and whiskey loving entrepreneur who is dedicated to helping other entrepreneurs reach their dreams and boldly take part in changing the world for the better.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28852.mp3 Greg Cohn - Co-founder & CEO of Burner [caption id="attachment_14938" align="alignright" width="168"] Greg Cohn[/caption] Greg Cohn is a serial entrepreneur specializing in taking new products from concept to commercial success. His leadership experiences include founder or key management roles at multiple startups, as well as operating roles in a large public technology company. He has focused on product and go-to-market strategies, as well as strategic partnership development, at the intersection of emerging technologies and commercial applications. He has worked in social and developer platforms, telephony, mobile applications, strategic technology partnerships, innovation as a process, entrepreneurship, and the incubation of new applications. Greg is also an active startup mentor and advisor, with occasional angel investments. His new project, Burner, is a privacy layer for the mobile phone. Their mission is to empower users with tools to take control of their communications. They are a small but passionate team of talented developers committed to building the next generation of communications software, backed by top-tier venture capitalists including Venrock and Founder Collective. Greg was also the Senior Director, Global Head of Product at Yahoo!   Rodney Miles (Taber) - Bestselling Author, Publisher & Ghostwriter [caption id="attachment_14943" align="alignright" width="180"] Rodney Miles[/caption] Rodney Miles launched Rodney Miles Book Creation as his own "Jerry Maguire" business model for collaborating with professionals, leaders, business people, and anyone who has dreamed of leaving a written legacy. He creates meticulous, professionally published non-fiction books. He will only be working with a few clients at any given time so they can focus on happily creating something you will be proud of the rest of your life. Rodney believes you must publish to prosper! He knows what having a published book can do for your career. Prior to this, he managed an in-house writing department for several years with great hand-picked writers, editors, and designers, with clients from around the world, to create over 200 published books, many Amazon best sellers. Rodney personally ghost-wrote over 50 of these and as much as he loved the work, he dreamed of going "boutique." He offers a free initial consultation, whether you are starting with just an idea or you have a full manuscript. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief of a small publishing house called Bimini Books.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28842.mp3 Sam Forline - CMO of Readybox, Successful Entrepreneur and Kickstarter Guru [caption id="attachment_14929" align="alignright" width="168"] Sam Forline[/caption] Sam Forline is CMO of Readybox which makes the fastest consumer 3-D Printer in the Universe. They have a Kickstarter campaign that will allow you to have one of the first 100 people to own a Readybox. Sam is a former NCAA soccer player and straight A chemistry student turned successful college dropout to follow his dreams as an entrepreneur. His work developing mobile apps and connecting millennials with jobs has garnered a wealth of attention from media and investors coast-to-coast. His first entity was called Blue Collar Scholars. It sought out college students in local neighborhoods to perform jobs such as yard work, gutter cleaning, painting, junk removal, and simple chores. After 2 years of operations, the company is now making over $1000 a day. His next venture was called Scholar App Studios and was a successful mobile app development company. This grew into into another company, Scholar Era, a worldwide viral marketing firm connected with top influencers across the country.   Josh Seides - Founder + CEO at Technocademy, Inc., Business/Entrepreneurship Thought Contributor [caption id="attachment_14902" align="alignright" width="193"] Josh Seides[/caption] Josh Seides is a senior at Alpharetta High School in Atlanta. He is also an entrepreneur, startup adviser, and business writer. He is the founder of the national nonprofit Technocademy, which teaches technology to senior citizens and veterans. He has been featured in US News & World Report, Yahoo!, Forbes, CNBC, and NBC News. With Technocademy, Josh has helped over 150,000 people and has partnered with such companies as Google, Microsoft, HP, Costco, ABC, and Disney. He is a business thought contributor and has published in 15+ national publications such as Yahoo!, Yahoo! Small Business, Yahoo! Finance, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Business 2 Community, among others. He won the National FBLA 1st Place for Community Service Project Award and the YSA National Children's Awareness Month Ambassador Award. The Alpharetta Mayor proclaimed May 26 as "Josh Seides Day." He also won the Prudential's Spirit of Community Award and was presented the President's Volunteer Service Award (Gold Level) from President Barack Obama.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/28843.mp3 Chris Thompson - Founder & CEO at truBrain  [caption id="attachment_14872" align="alignright" width="150"] Chris Thompson[/caption] Chris Thompson is the CEO of truBrain, a performance food and beverage brand that is changing the way people think about how their diet impacts productivity. Their team measures brainwaves using neurofeedback to gauge how various factors (meditation, diet, distraction) affect performance in the modern, stressful setting. truBrain believes that neurotechnology can have a big say in improving how we live. As a vertically integrated, direct-to-consumer company, they do it all: from formulation and manufacturing, to marketing and web design & development, to fulfillment and shipping. truBrain delivers the world’s first productivity drinks with a relentless emphasis on quality and service. truBrain is backed by a syndicate led by Sherpa Ventures, 500 Startups DistroFund, Brightstone Venture Capital, and Blueberry Ventures.   Lisa Caprelli - Business Growth Expert, Consultant and Author of Color Your Message: The Art of Digital Marketing & Social Media [caption id="attachment_15007" align="alignright" width="180"] Lisa Caprelli[/caption] Lisa Caprelli is an innovator, leader and consultant. Lisa has helped businesses and brands grow exponentially. With a vision and creative flair, she is able to quickly assess and address the needs of a business, be it, technology, automotive, legal, university, medical, retail, restaurant, oil or land. Her #1 Best Selling Amazon book, Color Your Message: The Art of Digital Marketing & Social Media,  helps entrepreneurs grow their brands. During her many years as an entrepreneur, she engaged in a variety of radio, advertising, magazine, and newspaper campaigns. With the explosion of low-cost and highly-effective Internet marketing in 2009, she made the shift to train, speak & write about digital media. Her public relations and media career has included radio shows, real estate / finance books, a business marketing show (The Business Experience Show) motivational books, and radio productions on stations like 97.1 FM, KFWB, KNX 1070, KFMB, and KABC.  Lisa also serves on the non-profit board for the Kasem Cares Foundation.   ...