February 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29339.mp3 Spencer X. Smith - Teaching-Based Marketing and HARO Guru  [caption id="attachment_16453" align="alignright" width="216"] Spencer X. Smith[/caption] Spencer Smith is the founder of Spencer X. Smith Consulting, and principal of the Cobalt Companies, a real estate investment firm he started in 2000. Spencer is also an instructor at the University of Wisconsin, where he teaches classes on Business Plans, Lean Business Tools, Internet Marketing & Strategy, and Teaching-Based Marketing. He’s had the privilege of working with seven Fortune 500 companies – IBM, Kohl’s Corp, Kimberly-Clark, Oshkosh Truck, The Hartford, Nationwide, and American Family Insurance. In 2015, he conducted over 40 speaking appearances & three Keynote Speeches, including the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), the $1B intellectual property arm of the University of Wisconsin.   Dr. D. Anthony Miles - CEO and Founder of Miles Development Industries Corporation  and Author of Risk Factors and Business Models: Understanding the Five Forces of Entrepreneurial Risk and the Causes of Business Failure [caption id="attachment_16455" align="alignright" width="193"] D. Anthony Miles[/caption] Dr. D. Anthony Miles is an award-winning researcher, award-winning professor, legal expert witness and best-selling author. He is a nationally known expert in the fields of Business and Marketing. He is CEO and Founder, of Miles Development Industries Corporation®, a consulting practice and venture capital acquisition firm. He has over 20 years in the retail industry, banking and financial services industry. He has consulted several start-up ventures, small businesses, business risk, business plans, marketing, and market research. He has appeared on: CBS News, Money Matters with Chris Hensley, The Earl Cobb Show, The Michael Dresser Show, Pristine Advisers Radio Show with Lewis Fein, and numerous others. He has won numerous awards for his research and has presented at numerous conferences around the country. Most recently, he won Best Research in Marketing at the 2015 Academy of Business Research Conference. He is a three-time winner of the ABR Award for best research in Marketing and Economics.   Tyler Beddoes  - Co-Author of Proof of Angels: The Definitive Book on the Reality of Angels and the Surprising Role They Play in Each of Our Lives [caption id="attachment_16458" align="alignright" width="180"] Tyler Beddoes[/caption] Tyler Beddoes was born in Provo, Utah. He studied Criminal Justice and Journalism at Utah Valley University. He joined the Police Department in Spanish Fork, Utah in 2006. While a member of the Police Department, he has been awarded an exemplary service award. He was also recognized by the Mayor of Spanish Fork and the United States Congress for his involvement in the miraculous rescue of Lily Groesbeck from the Spanish Fork River on the morning of March 7, 2015. On that day, he heard an angel. Must listen radio!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29327.mp3 Ron Fry -  Founder and President of Career Press and Author of 101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions, 25th Anniversary Edition [caption id="attachment_16431" align="alignright" width="175"] Ron Fry[/caption] Ron Fry is a nationally known proponent for the improvement of public education and an advocate for parents and students, playing an active role in strengthening personal education programs. In addition to being the author of the best-selling How to Study series, which has sold more than 3,000,000 copies to date, Ron has written more than 30 other books in the areas of education and careers. He is the founder and president of Career Press, an internationally known independent publisher of trade nonfiction books.   Jonathan Levine - Chief Technology Officer, Intermedia and Bojan Dusevic - General Manager of Intermedia's File Management Group The CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Intermedia, Jonathan Levine has more than 25 years of experience in information technology, cloud operations, data analytics, software development and corporate strategy. Jonathan holds five patents on his innovations in online marketing and database technology, is the co-author of two books on e-commerce and Java technology, and is a popular speaker and interviewee on cloud, virtualization, and database consolidation. The General Manager of Intermedia's File Management group, Bojan Dusevic has more than 13 years of experience in information technology, product management & strategy and cloud services. Bojan has his finger on the pulse of the cloud backup and file sync and share markets, and business user’s needs today ranging across file usage, collaboration and productivity, as well as file management and protection.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29328.mp3 Philip Sanderson - Venture Capitalist and Managing Director of IDG Ventures [caption id="attachment_16425" align="alignright" width="197"] Philip Sanderson[/caption] Philip Sanderson is Managing Director of IDG Ventures and focuses on media technology and information technology investments. He has worked for WaldenVC, Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Robertson Stephens. Phil is the Co-Chairman of the VCNetwork and YVCA, two non-profit organizations consisting of more than 1000 venture capitalists. He also serves on the Board of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists (WAVC). Phil joined IDG Ventures as a Managing Director in September 2006. He was previously a General Parner at WaldenVC for 10 years where he primarily focused on early stage investments in new media and information technology. Phil was responsible for WaldenVC investments in VitalStream (VSTH), Bamboo.com (IPIX), NIKU (NIKU), Sina.com (SINA), Adknowledge and People 3 (IT) and IDG Ventures investments in Funzio (GREE). Phil currently sits on the boards of Telltale Games,Simply Hired, Phoenix Labs, Survata, Next Games, Mastermind Studios, Fresh Planet and Free Range Games, and led investments in BandPage, GuideSpark, AlphaDraft, Plain Vanilla Games, andFreeform.   Donnie P - Bootstrap Expert and Author of How to Catch a Mouse with No Cheese: Real World Lessons and Experiences from an Entrepreneur [caption id="attachment_16421" align="alignright" width="238"] Donnie P[/caption] Donnie P. realized early in his professional business career that he was equipped with the necessary drive and determination that would allow him to start businesses from the ground up without any money. He used these tools and established Community Case Management, an adolescent substance abuse counseling service. Soon after, he would also create Preventive Medical Services, a community-based medical health center. Later on in 2007, Donnie P. would hone his entrepreneurial knowledge and skills by founding A Plus Home Care Services, a non-medical, in-home healthcare company that focuses on elder care and support. Donnie P. is currently founder of DLHD Holdings, LLC, which is the franchisor organization for his franchise business, A Caring Home Care Services. He is the author of “How to Catch a Mouse with No Cheese: Real World Lessons and Experiences from an Entrepreneur,” and personally has lived and breathed what he now teaches by building his business with nothing more than a pad of paper, a pen and an empty wallet!     ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29329.mp3 Allon Bloch - CEO of Vroom and Venture Capitalist  [caption id="attachment_16359" align="alignright" width="233"] Allon Bloch[/caption] Allon Bloch is CEO of Vroom, the largest online car retailer in the U.S. He previously served as co-CEO of Wix.com, the world’s most accessible website publishing platform, and CEO of mySupermarket, a digital platform that empowers consumers to find the best prices for their groceries. Allon is also a former venture capitalist, serving as a Venture Partner at both Greylock Partners and JVP. He holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and lives in New York.   Joseph "JoeWoo" Rychalsky - Career Transition Expert, High Performance Coach & Radio Show Host [caption id="attachment_16361" align="alignright" width="238"] Joe Rychalsky[/caption] Joseph S. Rychalsky was already showing signs of an entrepreneur and entertaining people at an early age. He had a small lemonade stand at age 5, and he took a particular interest in the children's television show, Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. Joe could be seen taking family members sweaters and changing in and out of them while putting on a show, just like Mr. Rogers. During his teenage years, Joe took to film and television production as a passion. Every holiday, he broadcasted live television shows from his basement for his family. Joe enlisted the help of his family to produce these shows, and he somehow hooked up wires and cables from the basement to the television in his family room to do this broadcasting. In 2012, he decided that he could help people and make a huge positive dent in the universe. He dedicated himself to life and career coaching a step further by becoming a certified Firewalk Instructor through the Firewalk Institute. Joe has walked on hot coals over hundreds of times and he has successfully walked many individuals over 1200 degree hot coals to achieve great success. With this new passion and drive in hand, JoeWoo.com has been created to help everyone find their true calling in life with the path they were meant for.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29330.mp3 Sima Dahl - International Speaker, Social Selling & LinkedIn Trainer and Personal Branding Coach [caption id="attachment_16356" align="alignright" width="193"] Sima Dahl[/caption] Sima Dahl learned the importance of a strong personal brand and professional network early in her career. Throughout her 20-years in business-to-business marketing and sales, she worked hard to develop these invaluable corporate skills. Today, she is known as America’s Personal Branding Champion and one of the most sought-after thought-leaders in the industry. In 2008, Sima founded Sway Factory, Inc., a Chicago-based consulting and training firm to help business professionals harness the power of social media to build brands and generate sales. Through her keynotes, corporate training and workshops, Sima has helped thousands of sales teams, business owners, entrepreneurs and career-driven staff develop their personal brand and amplify their digital footprint on LinkedIn and other social platforms. Sima has shared the Sway Factor™ system with clients including Motorola, USG, Jones Lang LaSalle, Mesirow Financial, Orbitz, Cisco, ADP, PepsiCo, United Airlines, Microsoft, Abbott, Society of Financial Services Professionals, United Benefit Advisors, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. She has served for more than 12 years on the boards of the American Marketing Association and Business Marketing Association, is Faculty at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, and is a member of the National Speakers Association where she is on track to earn her Certified Speaking Professional designation in 2016.   Warren Shiver - Managing Partner at Symmetrics Group and Author of 7 Steps to Sales Force Transformation: Driving Sustainable Change in Your Organization [caption id="attachment_16321" align="alignright" width="180"] Warren Shiver[/caption] Warren Shiver is the Founder and Managing Partner of Symmetrics Group, one of America's fastest-growing private companies. The firm is dedicated to driving sustainable revenue improvements by transforming sales organizations. With more than 20 years of sales, management and consulting experience working for firms such as Accenture, OnTarget and North Highland, Warren has helped establish Symmetrics Group as a go-to company for organizations that desire to transform the way their sales teams function. His book, 7 Steps to Sales Force Transformation, will help readers determine if their sales organizations need a transformation and if so, how to assess their sales organization’s readiness through the analysis of six “levers” of successful sales transformations. It also guides readers through a series of tasks, analyses, and decisions that will lead to a successful transformation.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29331.mp3 Ja-Naé Duane - Bestselling Author of The Startup Equation: A Visual Guidebook to Building Your Startup and Entrepreneur, Startup Advisor [caption id="attachment_16305" align="alignright" width="140"] Ja-Nae Duane[/caption] Ja-Naé Duane works to identify opportunities to create the ecosystem that will drive positive impact change in the world. This is usually done through design thinking, system design, and experience design. She is author of How to Start Your Business with $100 and How to Create a Revolution: A Step-By-Step Guide from History's Social Influencers. She and her husband have just released The Startup Equation. She created the Revolution Institute, the first-ever popup institute focused on the intersection of entrepreneurship, design, & social change. She is also a Professor at Emerson College and Clark University (Lead Entrepreneur-in-Residence).  Ja-Naé has been written up and seen in dozens of media, including by Associated Press, NPR, Boston Globe, and Business Week. She was nominated as one of New England’s “Most Innovative Leaders.”   Karl Scheible - President of Market Sense, Inc. and Author of Succeed The Sandler Way: 14 Personal and Professional Breakthroughs [caption id="attachment_16350" align="alignright" width="193"] Karl Scheible[/caption] Karl Scheible is President of Market Sense, a licensed Sandler Training Center. He is also a distributor for the Objective Management Group assessment tools. Over the last 3 years, Market Sense has been ranked in the top 2% of all Sandler franchisees worldwide with regard to sales volume. They deliver training courses including Sales Management/Leadership, Sales, Strategic Customer Care, Negotiating and "No Pressure" Prospecting. Sandler offers a full suite of sales force analytical tools that effectively identify "A" player salespeople as well as the tangible growth potential of any sales organization. Market Sense has been hired by a wide variety of clients in every imaginable sales environment. The common thread within their client base is that they were hired by visionary CEOs and presidents who were concerned about the predictability of their revenue, worried about being marginalized throughout the sales process or wanted to transform their sales organization into a bankable asset as part of a long-term exit strategy.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29332.mp3 Linda Lynch-Johnson - Change Consultant, Speaker and Author [caption id="attachment_16294" align="alignright" width="179"] Linda Lynch-Johnson[/caption] Linda Lynch-Johnson says that, "The only thing you can truly count on is change." She is a change guru, helping us learn to plan for change and how to handle it. She teaches how to thrive during change using her trademarked 'The Adapter Factor.' Linda brings personal insight and humor to her expertise in adapting through her years of constant moving and traveling where she learned to transform her knowledge into useful information. This knowledge was put to the test during her four years living in Saudi Arabia. She had to learn how to adapt quickly and went on to thrive and is now helping others do the same no matter what cultural environment they deal with – business or foreign.   Amplify 2016 - Janine Just and Sabina Hitchen announce a great event in branding! [caption id="attachment_5492" align="alignright" width="200"] Janine Just[/caption] Janine Just - Chief Connectologist at Janine Just, Inc. Janine Just is the Chief Connectologist of her eponymous PR startup firm, Janine Just, Inc.  She uses her vast network to help her clients grow their businesses. Prior to building her own business, Janine co-founded and acted as managing partner at The Blaq Group, a boutique consulting firm focusing on local restaurants, bars and venues. Her first years in the industry were with East Coast Saloons, where she rose to the rank of Regional Director of Marketing. Throughout her career, Janine has championed countless campaigns for clients including Citigroup, Vapiano, and Macbar.     Sabina Hitchen - Co-founder at Tin Shingle  and SabinaKnows [caption id="attachment_14353" align="alignright" width="180"] Sabina Ptacin-Hitchen[/caption] Sabina Hitchen is an entrepreneur and small biz PR expert and spends her days (and nights) teaching business owners, experts and entrepreneurs how to share their message with the press and the world. She does that through her companies: Sabina Knows and the online community Tin Shingle, a resource that enables small businesses and entrepreneurs around the world to “make buzz happen” through educational and editorial tools and resources. Both companies offer classes, content and resources centered around helping small business owners successfully get the word out about their businesses via PR, marketing, social media and SEO. Sabina has been seen in the USA Today, Wall Street Journal, More Magazine, Fox News, NY Daily News & more. She teaches free weekly webinars that teach PR to small biz owners and also offers Press for Success, a fully online and self-directed course that teaches experts and entrepreneurs everything they need to know to share their message, expertise and info with local and national press. Prior to working in public relations and running her own businesses Sabina taught high school and designed educational curriculum for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation charter schools.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29293.mp3 Ray White - Chief Marketing Officer at ICUC and Author of Amazon #1 Bestseller Connecting Happiness and Success [caption id="attachment_16288" align="alignright" width="200"] Ray White[/caption] Ray White is the Chief Marketing Officer for ICUC, a Dentsu Aegis Network Company. Ray is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author of "Connecting Happiness and Success," and is the author of other Amazon bestsellers which teach leadership, happiness, and success. Today, we talk about connecting employee happiness and company performance. His background includes being a board member for the Pursuit-of-Happiness.org where they try to bring the Science of Happiness to life.  His focus there is connecting work place happiness with business performance.  He is also a board member for the University of Texas Professional Leadership Program and is active on two other boards.  Ray has extensive experience driving start-up and fortune 1000 companies to increased profitability and he has been part of four different companies that grew from zero to as much as $320 million in revenue.   Dan Klein - Small Business Consultant/Coach JobKilling.com [caption id="attachment_16290" align="alignright" width="224"] Dan Klein[/caption] Dan Klein went from earning a great living as a car salesman to being fired, no income with a baby on the way, wife in school and lots of bills. So, he did what any smart guy would do. Dan started a website called JobKilling.com and in 18 months started raking in millions. Currently his website is ranked in the top 2500 lead generation sites in the USA, makes over $450k a month, and his audience is a very loyal fan base. Their goal is to give business owners a way to have ongoing communication with their current client base, in addition to having there name and business branded throughout the local community. He also started CouponCrusaders.com as a complete marketing and advertising platform for small to medium size businesses.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29289.mp3 Patrick Eagan - Adwords Expert and Co-Founder of Reliable Marketing Inc [caption id="attachment_16334" align="alignright" width="240"] Patrick Eagan[/caption] Patrick Eagan is C0-Founder of Reliable Marketing Inc and an avid watch collector. As a young boy he absorbed the elements of advertising and marketing in the real world trenches of his father's small business. His expertise has helped and continues to help grow businesses in over eleven countries. Reliable Marketing is a digital marketing agency based in Tempe, AZ. They help businesses, especially coaches and consultants, to grow their business with Facebook marketing and Webinar sales funnels. They have worked with personal trainers, business coaches, real estate investing training companies, and other entrepreneurs to put profitable digital campaigns in place.     Jed Doherty - Customized, fun character education assemblies  [caption id="attachment_16285" align="alignright" width="208"] Jed Doherty[/caption] Since 1983, Jed Doherty has motivated students, teachers and parents throughout the United States and Puerto Rico with his fun, inspiring and totally interactive live shows. He has presented at thousands of schools and special events including Connectfest Christian Music Festival, New Bedford New Year's Eve Celebration, Archdiocese of Boston Multicultural Family Day, Diocese of Brooklyn Anti Bullying Summit, Pennsylvania State Association of School Nurses, Norwalk CT DARE Graduation and Harvard School of Medicine. Jed also produced and wrote the award winning disabilities awareness video "MELTDOWN!!!" featuring the music of Gloria Estefan.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29286.mp3 Ryan Stewman - President/Founder at Clyxo.com and a Hardcore Closer [caption id="attachment_16276" align="alignright" width="200"] Ryan Stewman[/caption] Do you struggle to memorize the profile names of your friends, family, celebrities and new business connections? All of us do! In the age where no one memorizes phone numbers, we shouldn't have to memorize the social handles for everyone you know and meet. Clyxo solves this problem. Use Clyxo to search for the active social media profiles of your favorite celebrity, news source, friend, family member and everyone else. No more relying on multiple searches to connect with the profiles of the people you want to connect with. One search on Clyxo will reveal ALL of the active sites the person has profiles on, as well as provide 1 click connect solution to growing your network. Clyxo's icon can replace other social media icons. No more need to have 10 social media icons taking up space on your website, business card, print ads or anywhere else. One icon connects them all. Clyxo is free for everyone and super easy and convenient to use. Profiles take less than 90 seconds to set up in most cases. Create your account, connect your profiles and share with others how easy it is to find you on Clyxo.   Rick Cooper - Social Media Trainer and Founder of Social Media Outcomes [caption id="attachment_16279" align="alignright" width="206"] Rick Cooper[/caption] Rick is an Author, Speaker, and Coach. He is author of Seize your Opportunities, Marketing Magic, and Extreme Excellence. Rick works with small business owners who want to generate more leads online and increase sales on the internet.He specializes in working with Coaches, Speakers, and Experts. He helps them leverage their expertise to attract clients online. He has provided marketing consulting and support to some of the top speakers in the world. Rick is a National Speaker on Online Marketing. He was featured in Comstocks magazine and has been interviewed by The National Networker, AllBusiness.com and the East Bay Times Business Journal. Rick started using social media back in 2003 and learned to leverage it to grow his own business. He has delivered social media training for several years. His content rich training programs deliver high value strategies focused on helping business owners increase their presence online, generate leads and increase profits.   ...