June 2016

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29707.mp3 Sue Reninger - Founder and Managing Partner of RMD Advertising [caption id="attachment_17819" align="alignright" width="210"] Sue Reninger[/caption] Sue Reninger is celebrating 25 years since starting RMD! What a great accomplishment! Sue has been responsible for the complete strategy and direction of RMD, a company focused on PR for restaurants and emerging food businesses. They work with clients such as Rudolph Foods, Dei Fratelli, Tandoor Chef, Graeter's Ice Cream, Champion Food, Bil-Jac Dog Food, Little Caesars Fundraising Kits and Panera Bread to develop new strategies for their businesses and distinctive brands. Her talent as a manager and leader has given rise to RMD’s employee focused culture, which has at its core a creative and engaging environment. Sue is the past President of the American Marketing Association, where during her tenure as President earned the prestigious honor of being named the International Chapter of the Year. She is a past Advisory Board member of the International AMA's Chapter Council, Communities In Schools and the Hunger Food Alliance. Today, Sue is a member of the Board of Directors of Central Ohio’s Alzheimer’s Association. She has been honored with the prestigious NAWBO Visionary Award and Marketer of the Year from the American Marketing Association.   Claire Billingsley - Speaker, Corporate Trainer, Author of Spirit Fed Entrepreneur: Grow your Business with a Fearless Mindset & Improvisation Coach [caption id="attachment_17820" align="alignright" width="230"] Claire Billingsley[/caption] Claire Billingsley coaches business leaders on social and communication skills, leadership, time management and organizational skills, personnel management, as well as personal and professional development. Through her company Billingsley Consulting Group, she helps businesses, associations, and educational institutions grow. Previously, Claire held leadership and management positions with Sylvan Learning Systems and FASTSIGNS International. With more than 20 years of business experience, she learned the strategies and skills necessary to lead, manage, and motivate employees all over the world. Drawing from her background in improvisational comedy and education, Claire’s customized workshops use participatory methods that teach practical knowledge and skills through highly interactive methodologies and real-life business lessons. She has the ability to quickly read people, assess situations, then communicate and recommend solutions, to differentiate her coaching. Claire is known for her upbeat, energized, fresh, fun delivery that is motivational, always practical, and business-forward. In 2010, Claire was named one of the Top 25 Women to Watch in Dallas by the Dallas Business Journal. Most recently, she was certified as a Laughter Yoga Leader. She has been a radio show host and authored the book, Circle Up! Creating a Culture of Fun and Productivity through the Lens of Improvisational Comedy, along with a score of training manuals.   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29701.mp3 Dr. John Kotter - Chairman of Kotter International and Author of That's Not How We Do It Here!: A Story about How Organizations Rise and Fall--and Can Rise Again [caption id="attachment_17706" align="alignright" width="249"] John Kotter[/caption] Dr. John Kotter is Professor Emeritus at Harvard Business School and is often called the world’s fore­most authority on leadership and change. His many previous books, including Leading Change and Our Iceberg Is Melting, have been translated into more than two hundred foreign-language editions and have been bestsellers around the world. He is a founder of Kotter International, a consulting firm that specializes in helping leaders transform their organizations. Professor Kotter’s MIT and Harvard education laid the foundation for his life long passion for educating, motivating and helping people. Today, he continues to deliver seminars in Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Programs, which are sometimes regarded as life changing by his students. Dr. Kotter has authored 19 books to date - twelve of them bestsellers. His book Leading Change was selected by Time Magazine in 2011 as one of the 25 most influential business management books ever written.   Sree Sreenivasan - Chief Digital Officer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Podcaster @Sree Show [caption id="attachment_17808" align="alignright" width="200"] Sree Sreenivasan[/caption] Sree Sreenivasan is the first Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the latest step in what he calls "a three-decade, one-way love affair with one of the world's greatest museums." At the Met, he leads a 70-person team on topics he loves: digital, web, social, mobile, video, apps, data, geolocation, email and more. He joined the Met after spending 20 years at Columbia University as a member of the faculty of the Columbia Journalism School and a year as the university's first Chief Digital Officer. He is founder of such social media learning opportunities as Social Media One-Night Stand and Social Media Weekend #smwknd. From 2009-2011, he was part of the founding team at DNAinfo.com, developing the initial concept and business plan (funded by the founder of Ameritrade), a hyperlocal site named one of the six hottest news startups of 2010 by BusinessInsider. In 2015, he joined CBS Radio's new PlayIt podcasting network with the immodestly titled "@Sree Show: Talking tech, culture, entrepreneurship." He is co-founder of SAJA, the South Asian Journalists Association. AdAge named him one of the 25 media people to follow on Twitter. Poynter named him one of the 35 most influential people in social media and Newsweek one of the 40 most influential South Asians in the US. He was also on Quill Magazine's list of 20 journalists to follow on Twitter, but he was much more excited that three of his students were also listed, making that four out of 20!   ...

http://www.cyberears.com/cybrss/29699.mp3 Matthew Capala - Founder and Managing Director at Alphametic and Author of SEO Like I'm 5: The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Search Engine Optimization [caption id="attachment_17656" align="alignright" width="200"] Matthew Capala[/caption] Matthew Capala is the Founder and Managing Director at Alphametic, a boutique SEO agency. He is also an Internet entrepreneur, speaker, publisher of Search Decoder, Adjunct Professor at NYU, and the author of award-winning international bestseller "SEO Like I'm 5." He writes for the The Next Web, Entrepreneur and Medium. His work and ideas have been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, Mashable, Problogger, and Inc. At Alphametic, Matthew helps businesses increase their online visibility through data-driven solutions that yield higher ROI. With SEO and analytics at the core, he's built an industry-leading international consultancy and training practice. The client list includes L'Oreal, Quest Diagnostics, Shopkeep, Makeup.com, and Hoval. Matthew Capala is a sought-after international speaker and trainer. He's given high-energy talks at Internet Summit, Techmunch, Social Media Week, ePharma, Great Ideas at C-Level, Digital Summit, Digital Transformation Assembly, and Search Marketing Day. He's been invited to deliver his signature SEO workshops to some of the world's largest brands in destinations ranging from a luxury retreat in Trinidad to a corporate summit in the Swiss Alps.   Kim Ades - President at Frame of Mind Coaching & JournalEngine™ Software and Author of Ready, Aim, Soar! by Kim Ades: The Expert Insights System for Business Growth and Success in the 21st Century [caption id="attachment_17781" align="alignright" width="188"] Kim Ades[/caption] Kim Ades is one of North America’s foremost experts on performance success through thought mastery. An executive coach and popular speaker, Kim works exclusively with highly driven, accomplished executives, leading entrepreneurs and high level professionals in their respective fields. Working with high profile individuals who have already achieved success in some areas of their lives, Kim uses the unique Frame of Mind Coaching process to ignite significant change and life transformation. Between 1995 and 2005, Kim was the Founder and President of Upward Motion and is well known for dramatically penetrating the international real estate industry with a product called the Real Estate Simulator, a web-based assessment tool for the recruitment, selection and training of top performing real estate agents. During that period Kim worked intimately with brokers to help them identify the characteristics, traits and behaviors of individuals who had the potential to be outstanding sales agents. Her expertise in this area makes her one of the industry’s foremost experts on performance and success. As a result of her years of study and data analysis, and literally working with thousands of sales professionals, she has discovered that while top performers have a variety of different personality traits and execute different strategies to acquire their success, there really is only one substantial difference between top performers and others: their frame of mind. Kim designed the Frame of Mind Coaching program to provide her executive coaching clients with a powerful infrastructure where they could develop the skill of deliberate thought and apply this directly to the goal of achieving higher levels of success. Kim understands that the single greatest difference between those people who are extraordinarily successful and everyone else is their THINKING. She knows that we all have the propensity to shift our thinking and achieve greater leadership and higher levels of success in both our business and our personal spheres. She is also a regular contributor and expert guest for a number of publications and online magazines including Choice Magazine, Forbes, ASTD and SHRM. She is known by her peers as an elite expert around sales and relationships, validated by being recognized as one of North America’s Top 50 most influential women in real estate.   ...