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Blog Business Success

Talk with host Wayne Hurlbert and his guest experts about business blogging, creative thinking, management, marketing, public relations, and entrepreneurship topics that will help your business grow.

Published: Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:45:00 GMT

Last Build Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Copyright: Copyright Wayne Hurlbert (C/O Blogtalkradio)

A Tribute To Wayne Hurlbert

Fri, 25 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT

BlogTalkRadio's CEO Alan Levy hosts a special show paying tribute to one of our longest-serving hosts, Wayne Hurlbert. Wayne passed away on October 14th 2013, and was a much-loved character in the BTR community. He began hosting in 2006, and this show will replay some great moments from the past 7 years and hear from some of the people who worked closely with Wayne. We'd love you to join in with the show and share your favorite moments and momories.

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Christina Steinorth: Cue Cards For Life

Fri, 11 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Bouard Certified Diplomate in Professional Counseling, and author of Cue Cards for Life: Thoughtful Tips for Better Relationships, Christina Steinorth, MA, MFT describes how to establish, maintain, and repair interpersonal relationships. Christina Steinorth shares her cue cards as guiding principles for handling any relationship with respect and consideration, Whether it's a romantic relationship, working with teenagers, caring for aged parents, or dealing with other family issues, Christina has hands on advice for each relationship. In the workplace, people are often faced with difficult bosses, coworkers, or staff members. Christina offers advice for using the cue cards to overcome interpersonal obstacles at work, handle conflicts, and to rise on the corporate ladder. Christina also presents ideas for social events at home and work, and how to create positive relationships through the social side of life. Learn how developing interpersonal relationships is a learned skill available to anyone, and can be guided by the cue cards for life.

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Carol Kinsey Goman: The Truth About Lies In The Workplace

Wed, 09 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT

President of Kinsey Consulting Services and author of The Truth about Lies in the Workplace: How to Spot Liars and What to Do about Them, Carol Kinsey Goman describes how to discover liars at your workplace and how to handle them and their deceptions. Carol Kinsey Goman provides the reasons people lie, the different types of liars, and why so many liars get away with their deception. Carol shares how to use body language clues to spot a liar. Carol also offers advice on how to confront liars including company leaders, your boss, colleagues, and on your own team. Carol shares insights into why people believe liars and play into their hands. She also presents ideas for changing a company culture from one that aids and even rewards liars with a culture of honesty. Learn how to uncover the liars in your workplace and create a culture of trust.

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Steven Mundahl: The Alchemy Of Authentic Leadership

Fri, 04 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT

President and CEO of Goodwill Industries in western Massachusetts and co-author of The Alchemy of Authentic Leadership, Steven Mundahl describes why so many otherwise effective leaders take such dangerous risks with their careers. Steve Mundall presents the concept of leadership being an internal journey to developing self leadership before leading others. Steve Mundahl demonstrates how leaders achieve leadership roles when they are ready. Steve also offers the latest scientific discoveries that illustrates why leaders with internal conflicts may act recklessly. Steve shares how to heal yourself into wellness through evidence based therapies as well as holistic and intuitive tools. Steve also shows how to transform negative company cultures into ones that practice authentic leadership behavior. He also shares the seven tenets of leadership. Learn how to take the internal journey toward developing your own personal and authentic leadership skills.

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Cy Wakeman: Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace

Wed, 02 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Keynote speaker, executive coach, entrepreneur, leadership thought leader, and author of The Reality-Based Rules of the Workplace, Cy Wakeman describes how you have the power to be happy and a top performer in the workplace. Cy Wakeman provides the five reality-based rules as an alternative approach to success and happiness in any work environment. Cy Wakeman offers an accountability based road map to taking control of your own career and life. Cy Wakeman offers her formula for demonstrating your value to the organization. Cy shares her research and interview based concepts of why people are disengaged in today's workplace, and empowers them to make real changes in their mindset. With this mindset change, peak performance is the result. Learn how to be both happy and a top performer in your job, and valued by the entire organization.

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Jim Muehlhausen: Business Models For Dummies

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Accountant, entrepreneur, business coach, founder of The Business Model Institute, and author of Business Models For Dummies, Jim Muehlhausen, describes the importance and value of the business model concept. Jim Muehlhausen provides an in depth description of the business model principle and why it is so important for business people to understand. Jim also points to the differences between a business model and the better known business plan. Jim demonstrates how to start the process of creating and implementing a business. He shows how to use the business model to establish revenue and cash. He also points out how see warning signs that the business model may be losing its power. Jim also provides ideas for utilizing the business model for innovation and being a leader in your industry. Learn how to put a business model to work for your company.

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Dani Monroe: Untapped Talent: Hidden Workforce

Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Leadership, diversity, and performance guide, founder and president of Center Focus International, Inc., and author of Untapped Talent: Unleashing the Power of the Hidden Workforce, Dani Monroe describes how companies have an abundance of undiscovered talent already as part of the organization. Dani Monroe provides insights into why this untapped talent pool exists and why it is not leveraged to its fullest potential. Dani Monroe offers ideas as to the tremendous benefits that this talent, once unleashed, can provide for the company. Dani also offers ideas for leaders and managers to find these talented people, and transform them into top performers. Dani shares the skills essential for leaders in the form of resourcefulness, resilience, and resolve. Learn how to find and transform the untapped talent in your organization into a powerful culture of excellence.

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Barbara Mitchell & Cornelia Gamlem: The Big Book Of HR

Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Human resources professional and co-founder of The Millennium Group International LLC, Barbara Mitchell; and expert in EEO and Affirmative Action, and President of The GEMS Group, Ltd., Cornelia Gamlem, co-authors of The Big Book of HR, describe the changes in the practice and profession of Human Resources. Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem offer insights into how HR professionals can add real value to an organization through taking an active leadership role. The authors present their thoughts on the changes taking place in the workplace including multiple generations, the impact of globalization,and the impact of technology. The authors share ideas on selecting, engaging and retaining the best talent. They provide ideas for compensation and development packages, as well as their thoughts on conflict resolution and the legal aspects of employment in today's work environment. Learn how to maximize the strategic impact of HR within your own organization.

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Blog Bloke: Blog Comments As Conversations

Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Long time blogger, online privacy advocate, and search engine analyst Blog Bloke describes why blog comments are important but not in the way that many bloggers believe. Blog Bloke offers the alternative concept about comments as conversations, different from that given by the well known blogging gurus. Blog Bloke shares the idea that being a top blogger with the most comments is not the only, or even the most ideal way to achieve success as a blogger. Instead of being obsessed with numbers and top rankings, as the gurus recommend, Blog Bloke recommends being real, having genuine conversation with readers, and building lasting relationships. Indeed, Blog Bloke presents the principle that there are many ways to achieve success as a blogger, and that numbers are simply one of many definitions of success. Blog Bloke shares ideas for building conversations through a combination of social media and blogs, and how thinking in terms of conversations rather than comments changes a blogger's perspective entirely. Learn how to achieve success as a blogger on your own terms, establish deeper relationships, and utilize your blog as a critical part of that conversation development process.

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Jeff Klein: It's Just Good Business: Conscious Capitalism

Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Entrepreneur, CEO of Working For Good, and author of It's Just Good Business: The Emergenceof Conscious Capitalism & the Practice of Working For Good, Jeff Klein describes the alternative business model of Conscious Capitalism. Jeff Klein provides background into the principles that guide business leaders toward practices that honor people, the community, and the environment. Jeff Klein presents case studies of how the values of Conscious Capitalism are not only the right thing to do, but are also profitable and create an engaged company culture. At a time when company culture forms such a powerful competitive advantage, engaged employees who are committed to the vision of Conscious Capitalism will become industry leaders. The older exploitative business model is now requiring subsidies and bailouts to stay afloat, and is in contradiction with the values of people and communities. As a result, a business operating on the principles of Conscious Capitalism will overtake that outdated business in the marketplace. Learn the practices and principles of Conscious Capitalism as it is not only the right thing to do, but is profitable and good business as well.

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Charlie Sheppard: Save Your Drama For Your Mama

Wed, 11 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Speaker, educator, founder and CEO Of Sheppard Partners, and author of Save Your Drama for Your Mama: Drama or Leadership is a Choice, Charlie Sheppard describes the patterns of behavior that in people's lives that lead to drama or to leadership. Charlie Sheppard offers insights into why those who need development and direction most, are the least likely to embrace it, while those who need direction least are happy to receive it. Charlie Sheppard provides the concept that leadership is a choice, and a choice that can be made at any age or at any time. Charlie shares the concept of the Drama Triangle that entraps so many in its web. He also demonstrates how the Leadership Triangle, its complete opposite, provides an empowering path away from that self defeating drama syndrome. Learn how to avoid creating or participating in the drama, and how to choose leadership instead to take control of your life and your career.

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Karen Phelan: Games For Leadership Development

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Consultant, former engineer, co-founder of Operating Principals, and co-creator of Leadership Development Cards, Karen Phelan describes how games can be used effectively to develop leadership skills and build teams. Karen Phelan provides the background to using pretend style games to learn new leadership skills. The skills are based on pretending to be a famous leader of the past or present, from many different fields and accomplishments. Karen offers ideas for using the cards and games for building effective teams, and for working successfully toward the team's goals and objectives. Karen also shares how to use the games to draw out depersonalized feedback about yourself, as well as of other leaders and team members. Learn how to use games as a productive and insightful format to learn and develop leadership and teamwork building skills.

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Dana Manciagli: Cut The Crap, Get A Job

Wed, 04 Sep 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Long time corporate executive and hiring manager, career coach, keynote speaker, and author of Cut the Crap, Get a Job! A New Job Search Process for a New Era, Dana Manciagli describes the new and challenging job search landscape. Dana Manciagli provides the proven strategies, techniques, and tools needed to land a job in today's highly competitive job market. Dana offers insights into what hiring managers are really looking for in applicants, and shares insider secrets for being the ideal candidate for the job. Dana presents innovative ideas for using the internet and social media effectively for search, research, and networking. Dana also offers some important advice for creating a better resume, using cover letters more effectively, and for giving a job clinching interview. Learn how to compete and win that great job even in today's difficult and challenging job market.

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Sharon Birkman Fink: The Birkman Method: Personality At Work

Fri, 30 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Leadership trainer, President and CEO Of Birkman International, and co-author of The Birkman Method: Your Personality At Work, Sharon Birkman Fink describes the Birkman Method of personality assessment and how to discover the underlying drives and inspirations to achieve your own success. Sharon Birkman Fink presents a personality assessment tool that goes far beyond the usual tools that help you discover basic truths about yourself, and how to leverage those strengths and behaviors in your career. Sharon offers the Method as one that is inclusive, rather than one that screens out diversity. Sharon also dispenses with the myth that certain jobs and industries should seek only one type of personality. Sharon demonstrates how the Birkman Method helps build teams, and how to match people to specific roles within that team. Learn how to utilize personality traits and strengths to build leadership, boost careers, and improve overall organizational performance.

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Bill Treasurer: Leaders Open Doors

Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Leadership guide, humanitarian, Chief Encouragement Officer at Giant Leap Consulting, and author of Leaders Open Doors: A Radically Simple Leadership Approach to Lift People, Profits, and Performance, Bill Treasurer describes how open door leadership creates opportunities and growth for followers to achieve their goals. Bill Treasures provides insights into how the very concept of leadership has become overly complicated, and has done real harm to overall leadership development. To counter that leadership regression, Bull Treasurer offers the six principles of open door leadership that develops leaders through opportunity and growth. Fat from being an open door policy, the principles of open door leadership open doors for people to develop and grow, creating a much more empowering personal dynamic. Learn how to utilize these simple to understand principles, that take you on a lifelong journey to leadership excellence, and guide your followers to become great leaders themselves. As an added benefit, Bill Treasurer has donated all proceeds from this book to helping organizations for people with special needs. 

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Terry Pearce: Leading Out Loud

Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Executive coach, consultant, founder and President of Leadership Communication, and author of Leading Out Loud: A Guide for Engaging Others in Creating the Future, 3rd Edition, Terry Pearce, describes the importance of leadership communication based on authenticity, trust, and empathy with others. Terry Pearce offers the principle of self awareness as the cornerstone of achieving the critical element of authenticity in leadership communication. Terry goes beyond the standard how to methods of communication, and enters the area where the soul meets science, in a holistic approach to inspirational leadership. Terry offers the wisdom that without the soul as a guide, and personal values and self awareness as touchstones, that true visionary leadership is not possible. In the lifelong journey of leadership, Terry Pearce presents the ongoing biography approach to learning in the form of the Personal Leadership Communication Guide. Learn how to transform ordinary leadership into authentic leadership based on a very human and empathic approach to communicating a vision.

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Michael Houlihan & Bonnie Harvey: The Barefoot Spirit

Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Entrepreneurs, Barefoot Wine co-founders, and co-authors of The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America's #1 Wine Brand, Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey describe how they built their highly successful company and brand through a shared vision of living and acting on their personal values. Michael Houlihan and Bonnie Harvey share their challenges and triumphs as they overcame obstacles through creative thinking and applying their values as a touchstone for every decision. They present their important Worthy Cause Marketing initiative as a way to build brand awareness without advertising, while also giving back to hundreds of non-profit organizations. The authors provide insights into the key principles that built their company, their visionary company culture, and their wildly successful brands. The authors offer their experience and wisdom to other entrepreneurs as part of fulfilling another of their visions, of that of the mentor to other entrepreneurs.

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Blog Bloke: Intellectual Property & What It Means To You

Wed, 14 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Long time blogger, search engine analyst, and well known online privacy advocate Blog Bloke describes the concept of intellectual property and why it is so important to understand. Blog Bloke provides in depth analysis of intellectual property,including the most commonly misunderstood principles, in easily understood language, Blog Bloke offers his ideas on why bloggers need to understand how intellectual property affects their posts and their ideas. He also presents the concepts of idea ownership and how proper attribution of ideas and posts is essential to good blogging practices. He also shows bloggers how to discover if their ideas are being used improperly by others, and how to take action to protect your own intellectual property. Learn how be a better blogger, who respects the intellectual property of others, and how to protect your own ideas from idea theft as well.

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Chip R. Bell: Managers As Mentors

Fri, 09 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Consultant, trainer, senior partner with the Chip Bell Group, and co-author of Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning, Third Edition, Chip R. Bell describes how the relationship between a mentor and the protege goes far beyond coaching to become a real learning partnership. Chip Bell provides a fresh approach to mentoring that establishes every manager as a potential mentor for colleagues, co-workers, and team members. Instead of simply coaching to create improved performance, Chip Bell demonstrates how the mentorship becomes a mutual and collaborative learning opportunity. Chip Bell outlines the SAGE structure of the mentoring experience. The four steps of Surrendering, Accepting, Gifting, and Extending create a positive and cooperative learning environment that benefits the mentor, the mentee, and the whole organization. Chip Bell also shares ideas for continued, self planned learning after the mentoring experience ends. Learn how to be both a great mentor, and a strong mentee, and share in the lifelong learning process.

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James DuBreuil: Managing With Respect

Wed, 07 Aug 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Long tome manager, consultant, founder of DuBreuil Management Consulting, and author of Managing With Respect: A Model for Success Based on Real World Experience, James DuBreuil describes how treating people with respect is foundation to a productive and engaged organization. Jim DuBreuil shares his proven Managing With Respect ©  model and the core principles that build trust, engagement and top performance. Jim demonstrates how the system has its basis in common sense and human decency. This alternative approach recognizes the importance of people to the organization, and that they are the true wealth of the company. With the key competencies of knowledge, communication, and organization understood and i place as support pillars for respect, people are empowered to achieve peak performance. Jim DuBreuil cautions that the principles are not ones that can simply be applied as a quick fix. Instead, they are part of lifelong learning process that builds mutual respect and trust between everyone inside and outside the organization.

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Brian Klapper: The Q-Loop: Lasting Corporate Change

Wed, 31 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Internationally recognized expert in operational and cultural transformation, president and founding partner of The Klapper Institute, and author of The Q-Loop: The Art & Science of Lasting Corporate Change, Brian Klapper describes the challenges faced by change leaders and offers a practical and proven alternative change management process. Brian Klapper presents the Q-Loop concept of change, as a holistic method that engages and includes ideas from all areas of the organization. While many change leaders approach the concept of change with their own ideas, Brian Klapper turns the process on its head, and draws on the experience, ideas, and wisdom of front line employees. In a time when 70 percent of change initiatives fail to achieve their goals or to last at all, the Q-Loop presents a comprehensive methodology that engages people in a collaborative process. Brian Klapper shares ideas that go beyond the usual strategy and theory, and demonstrates how to put in change into action effectively, and for the long term.

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Penny Sansevieri: Red Hot Internet Publicity

Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Book marketing and media relations specialist, founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc., and author of Red Hot Internet Publicity 2013: The Insider's Guide to Internet Publicity, Penny C. Sansevieri, describes how to develop an effective online publicity approach that is both successful and sustainable. Penny Sansevieri shares her proven strategies for developing a useful content filled website, an informative blog, and for using social media effectively to develop and enhance relationships. Penny provides tips for using the various social media platforms to not only build deep relationships, but also to send more visitor traffic to your website and blog. Penny offers advice for becoming more visible on search engines, creating content that people want to read, and for adding value through video and audio website components. Penny presents her long time principles for working with bloggers for book and product reviews, guest posts, and building long lasting partnerships. Learn how to combine the power of internet based publicity with your offline promotional campaigns, and achieve red hot publicity that takes your business to the next level.

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Craig Weber: Conversational Capacity: Successful Teams

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

International consultant specializing in team and leadership development, founder of Weber Consulting Group, and author of Conversational Capacity: The Secret to Building Successful Teams that Perform when the Pressure is On, Craig Weber describes how the principles of conversational capacity form the foundation to creating effective teams. Craig Weber offers his ideas as to why so many teams fail to reach their full potential, and provides an effective alternative strategy for establishing effective and sustainable teams. Craig shares the strategies and practices of conversational capacity as a readily applicable team creating system that can be employed by any type of team regardless of industry. Craig guides you through the various aspects of conversational capacity and demonstrates why they value human nature, conflict, and a change in the leader as  a person. Discover how to make the dramatic change in leadership style that transcends the standard methods recommended for team building, and move to the forefront of yoru organization through the power of conversational capacity based teams. 

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Viveka Von Rosen: LinkedIn Success For Business

Fri, 19 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Well known LinkedIn expert, speaker, trainer, and author of LinkedIn Marketing: An Hour A Day, Viveka Von Rosen describes how to use the LinkedIn social media platform effectively to grow your business. Viveka Van Rosen takes the mystery out of LinkedIn and demonstrates how this often overlooked social media site can pay real dividends for your and your company. Viveka Von Rosen shares her proven strategies and techniques for developing your LinkedIn profile, for creating discussion groups, and for finding other like minded people on the platform. Viveka offers ideas for avoiding the most common mistakes made with using LinkedIn by guiding business people in how LinkedIn is different from the other popular social media sites. For job seekers and recent college graduates, Viveka offers advice for starting or changing careers. Learn how to get off on the right foot using LinkedIn to develop and expand your professional network the right way.

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Blog Bloke: Avoiding The Most Common Blogging Mistakes

Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Long time bloggers, search engine analyst, and well known internet privacy advocate, Blog Bloke describes some of the most common blogging mistakes and how to avoid them. Blog Bloke shares his own experiences, missteps, and improvements to his own blogging skills to demonstrate what not to do with your blog. Along with the most frequently encountered mistakes, Blog Bloke offers ideas for becoming a better blogger, as well as how to avoid the traps and pitfalls that await the unwary new blogger. Blog Bloke shows how to find ideas and create original content that attracts visitors to the blog. At the same time, he points out how to stay away from plagiarism of content from other bloggers. Learn the inside story on domain names, hosting, how to select names for your blog, and how to develop meaningful, and lasting relationships through your blog the right way.

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Joanne McCall: Building Your Own Media Empire

Fri, 12 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Entrepreneur, media insider and trainer, and CEO of Media Polisher, Joanne McCall, describes how to create and manage your own media empire regardless of your business size, profession, or industry. Joanne McCall simplifies the concept of utilizing media effectively in your sales, marketing, public relations, or general outreach campaigns. Joanne shares her proven strategies and techniques for adding audio and video elements to your web site, marketing plan, and  utilizing them the right way. Joanne presents ideas for generating effective and in demand content for all of your media platforms. Joanne offers advice for looking and sounding like an on air professional from the very beginning, and how to get even better on air over time. Joanne also provides advice for authors who are seeking that all important platform and how a media empire will place them on the forefront of the book marketing world. Learn how to take that all important first step to becoming the mogul of your very own media empire.

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Tina Forsyth: The Entrepreneur's Trap

Wed, 10 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Entrepreneur, coach, creator of key business systems, and author of The Entrepreneur's Trap: How to Stop Working Too Much, Take Back Your Time & Enjoy Life, Tina Forsyth describes how to avoid the usual pitfalls awaiting new entrepreneurs and shares her proven strategies for establishing a successful company. Tina Forsyth offers insights into why entrepreneurs fail and offers ideas to create a systems based company that saves time and resources. Tina points out that many entrepreneurs are uncertain of what type of business they want to operate. As a result, they behave in a reactive mode without a plan instead of in a proactive mode with a solid plan in place. Tina shows how to discover the right business, how to operate it automatically, and how to build and manage a strong team to run the company.

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Emily Bennington: Who Says It's A Man's World

Wed, 03 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Career development strategist and author of Who Says It's a Man's World: The Girls' Guide to Corporate Domination, Emily Bennington describes how woman can take charge of their own career development to reach the highest pinnacles of success in the corporate executive suites. Emily Bennington provides practical advice for women to enhance their own personal strengths and virtues, while removing the behaviors that hold back otherwise talented women from achieving their fullest career potential. Emily Bennington takes a proactive approach based on changing behaviors through self awareness, taking positive action, and  aligning personal goals with those of the organization. Emily also shares insights for women with children, to ensure career success for mothers. Emily also offers tips for recent college graduates to provide a much needed boost on the career path to the C-level office.

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Elizabeth Becker: Overbooked: Business Of Tourism

Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Award winning writer and journalist, and author of Overbooked: The Exploding Business of travel and Tourism, Elizabeth Becker describes both the global importance of the travel and tourism business, but also the challenges and problems created by that industry. Elizabeth Becker points out how travel and tourism is possibly the largest, yet most ignored industry in the world.. Elizabeth Becker provides information on how the indstry is still not even considered a business by many, resulting in it not being taken seriously by governments, writers, and travelers themselves. Elizabeth points out the three major areas of tourism, in the form of cultural, consumer, and nature destinations. She also discusses the new gigantic tourist market in China, as well as the old tourist giant USA. In an industry where the challenges include environmental and building deterioration, worker exploitation, and government failures, this is an industry that needs a closer examination. Elizabeth Becker pulls back the curtain on the enormous global travel and tourism industry.

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Judith Umlas: Grateful Leadership: Power Of Acknowledgement

Fri, 21 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Leadership trainer and strategist,, Senior Vice President at International Institute for Learning, and author of Grateful Leadership: Using the Power of Acknowledgement to Engage All Your People and Achieve Superior Results, Judith W. Umlas describes how showing gratitude and acknowledging a job well done is critical to employee ad stakeholder engagement, higher performance levels, and boosting the bottom line. Judith Umlas provides insights into how a fresh approach to leadership, in the form of the Grateful Leader, will transform any  company culture into an acknowledgement culture. Judith shares the important strategies and tools for creating an acknowledgement culture, as well as the practices and exercises for developing Grateful Leaders. Judith offers advice for starting the transition to a new and engaged culture while building the lasting change into the overall organization. Learn how create and develop an effective and top performing acknowledgement culture with minimal cost and maximum benefit for all.

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Blog Bloke: What Google & Yahoo Purchases Mean To You

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Long time blogger, search engine analyst, and well known internet privacy advocate Blog Bloke describes how the recent purchases of internet and technology companies by Google, Yahoo, and Facebook affects you and your business. Blog Bloke offers his insights into how these acquisitions will impact your online privacy and freedom of choice. Blog Bloke will also discuss the legal impacts of these new larger companies, and how they are gaining control over the marketplace. Blog Bloke will ask the tough questions about possible antitrust challenges, too big to fail, and too big to control. Lean how these technology giants are competing, not only with one another, but with society as well.

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Andrea Kay: This Is How To Get Your Next Job

Fri, 14 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Career consultant, speaker, nationally syndicated columnist, and author of This Is How To Get Your Next Job, Andrea Kay describes why skills and experience are not as important as how how employers see you. Andrea Kay presents evidence that employers are seeking employees who they consider the right fit for their organizations. Andrea points out that what employers see in job applicants is bad behavior, inappropriate clothing, and talking about the wrong topics. Andrea Kay offers suggestions as to how to act during and after job interviews, and also advises about how not to behave. Andrea also shares what employers do not want to hear, and how saying the wrong thing can derail an interview very quickly. Andrea also offers advice on clothing and accessories, and how to avoid the most common mistakes in your attire. Learn how to be the employee that companies want to see and hire as part of their organizations.

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Robert Vanourek: Triple Crown Leadership

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Former corporate CEO, Chairman Emeritus of the Vail Leadership Institute, and co-author along with Gregg Vanourek of Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations, Robert Vanourek describes how organizations need a better brand of leadership that doesn't cut corners, is ethically open and transparent, and focuses on value beyond the short term. Bob Vanourek shares the principles of Triple Crown Leadership as a fresh approach that develops high performance organizations, that do the right thing, and are built for the long term. Robert points out the critical importance of changing leadership to establish better corporate cultures, regardless of the organization, industry, or sector. Robert demonstrates how character, emotional intelligence and fit are crucial to carrying forward the organizational values, improves judgement, and develop and protect the organization. Learn how to change your leadership ideas and strategies to transform your organization to a culture based on the Triple Crown Leadership foundation.

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Steve Jacobs: The Behavior Breakthrough

Fri, 07 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Behavior based management strategist, Chairman and Senior Partner at The Continuous Learning Group, and author of The Behavior Breakthrough: Leading Your Organization to a New Competitive Advantage, Steve Jacobs describes why the missing ingredient in any business initiative is behavior. Steve Jacobs provides the concept of the behavioral leader as part of creating a high performance culture. Steve Jacobs presents the  applied behavioral science behind the transformation of company culture through behavioral change. Steve Jacobs guides leaders through the four cornerstone of sustainable high performance, and how to utilize them to improve results and create competitive advantage. Steve also shares the strategies and techniques necessary to put the essential behavioral change into action in any organization. Learn how to overcome the human created obstacles to change and optimal performance.

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Jacqui Dunne: Rethinking Money: New Currencies

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Award winning journalist from Ireland, founder and CEO of Danu Resource, and co-author of Rethinking Money: How New Currencies Turn Scarcity Into Prosperity, Jacqui Dunne describes how the current monetary system really works and why it produces scarcity and competition. Jacqui Dunne shares the alternative concept of complementary currencies as a more effective system to achieve sustainable prosperity and cooperation. Jacqui Dunne presents proven ideas of how complementary currencies revive crumbling inner cities, speed up disaster relief funds, and offer cash flow and loans for small businesses. Jacqui demonstrates how these innovative currencies improve living standards, restore communities, and create sustainable abundance. Learn how to apply complementary currencies to any local economy and how to convince politicians to support these concepts as well.

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Dennis Perkins & Jillian Murphy: Into The Storm: Teamwork

Fri, 31 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Leadership strategist and CEO of The Syncretics Group, Dennis N.T. Perkins; and Director of Client Services at The Syncretics Group, Jillian Murphy, co-authors of Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race, describe how the skipper and crew of the 1998 race winning AFR Midnight Rambler provide a powerful case study in leadership in times of crisis. Dennis Perkins and Jillian Murphy present the circumstances of the tragic race and why the winning crew was able to succeed where others either failed or met with tragedy. The authors share the leadership and team building principles that worked so well for the skipper and his crew. They also show how those same concepts can be applied readily to any business and teamwork setting, and provide guidance even in the most daunting of crisis situations. Learn how to build and maintain strong and cohesive teams, able to face any odds, and succeed even beyond expectations.

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Jeremy Kingsley: Inspired People Produce Results

Wed, 29 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Renowned speaker, founder and President of OneLife Leadership and author of Inspired People Produce Results: How Great Leaders Use Passion, Purpose, and Principles to Unlock Incredible Growth, Jeremy Kingsley describes how the critical element for outstanding leadership is the ability to inspire others to greatness. Jeremy Kingsley presents the concept that leaders are much more than managers, and that any manager can become an inspirational leader whose followers achieve superior results. Despite managers believing that training, technology, processes, and financial statements are critical, Jeremy Kingsley demonstrates that inspiration of people is real missing ingredient to success. Jeremy shares the essential skills that leaders must develop within themselves, and the techniques to utilize those skills to inspire members of the team or organization. Jeremy Kingsley shows what people really want and expect from the leaders they follow, and offers the skills necessary to add them to the leader's toolbox. Learn why it's crucial to become a leader who inspires, and how to become a leading inspirational leader yourself.

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Debra Kaye: Red Thread Thinking

Fri, 24 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Global innovation and brand strategist, partner in Lucule Consulting, and author of Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovation, Debra Kaye describes how to utilize connections between ideas to stimulate individual innovation. Debra Kaye presents the five part principles of Red Thread Thinking to transform any innovation process into an effective one.  Moving beyond traditional concepts of creativiry, innovation and company culture change, Debra Kaye offers an individual approach that transcends the usual techniques. Debra Kaye emphasizes a market based mode of thinking in the innovation  process to ensure profitability. Debra also points out that anyone can learn and develop their own innovation skills, and that the Red Thread Thinking skills can be applied by anyone to any innovation process.

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Blog Bloke: Google Plus Changes And What They Mean

Wed, 22 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Long tome online privacy advocate, search engine analyst, and blogger Blog Bloke describes the recent changes made to the Google Plus social media platform and what they mean. Blog Bloke provides analysis of the changes, how they relate to other social media platforms, and the reasons for the changes. Blog Bloke offers advice for returning the better features of the previous Google Plus layout and how to utilize the better aspects of the new format. Blog Bloke also discusses the effect of Google Plus on search engine rankings, and also the impact of the changes for mobile users. Blog Bloke also offers his thoughts on the recent updated statements from Google about how they are addressing the constant challenge of spam.

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Paul Gillin: Attack Of The Customers

Wed, 15 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Speaker, online marketer, and co-author of Attack of the Customer: Why Critics Assault Brands Online and How to Avoid becoming a Victim, Paul Gillin, describes how in this social media age, angry customers actively attack companies with their grievances. Paul Gillin provides analysis of who the attackers are, what motivates them to take action, and how and where they deploy their assaults. Paul Gillin also shares ideas for addressing attacks effectively, and even better, how to prevent the attacks from taking place at all. For companies who fail to address the concerns of their customers, who feel simply having a social media presence is good enough, and who think their standard crisis management is good enough, Paul Gillin points out they are in for a rude awakening. Paul offers an alternative of building an attack resistant company that engages and listens to customers, addresses their concerns, and establishes a customer focused organizational culture.

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Ray Attiyah: The Fearless Front Line

Fri, 10 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Training and leadership developer, speaker, CEO of Definity Partners, and author of The Fearless Front Line: The Key to Liberating Leaders to Improve and Grow Their Business, Ray Attiyah describes how being unable to forget about bad situations has caused a loss of confidence in leaders, resulting in doing less less leading, and more over managing of their front line employees. Ray Attiyah points out that this failure of confidence becomes dependent upon elaborate systems and processes designed to prevent bad situations but which become the focus of the organization and not a means to   achieve its goals. Ray Atiiyah shares an alternative approach in the form of the holistic Run-Improve-Grow model that makes excellence its focus and empowers front line employees to take ownership of their roles. The Run-Improve-Model frees up leaders as well to concentrate their time and efforts on the big picture and the overall growth the of the organization, The result is an attitude change to one of empowerment and ownership that transforms the entire company culture.

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Eric Siegel: Predictive Analytics

Fri, 03 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Founder of Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World, and author of Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, Or Die, Eric Siegel describes the principles of predictive analytics and how they are used to predict the behavior and actions of individuals. Eric Siegel provides ideas on how a combination of big data and machine learning creates the basis for these predictions. While Eric Siegel recognizes that not all predictions are accurate all of the time, he points out how much value they do provide over mere guesses. Eric offers his insights into how data and predictive analytics must be governed by ethical practices and assurances of privacy. Eric also demonstrates how predictive analytics are related to crowdsourcing and other data ensembles. Eric presents his thoughts on modeling and how those models can be improved. Learn as well how numbers can be used for persuasion, including their applications to politics and marketing.

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Rose Fass: The Chocolate Conversation

Wed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Leadership strategist, founder and CEO of fassforward Consulting Group, and author of The Chocolate Conversation: Lead Bittersweet Change, Transform Your Business, Rose Fass describes the crucial importance of communication in the overall success of a company. Rose Fass provides evidence that even though people may think they are having the same conversation, their perception of the words, content, and message may be completely different.  Rose Fass shares the idea of the chocolate conversation as a metaphor for how words have very different meanings for different people. Rose points out that different worldview of the big picture in our minds, the standards of the way that big picture is interpreted, and concerns that appear when those standard fail to align with our world views. Rose Fass presents the techniques and practices that incorporate these three important elements into all conversations to ensure complete understanding. Learn how to share conversations that build trust, are not misinterpreted, and support real organizational change.

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Jeff Klein: Working For Good

Fri, 26 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT, CEO of Working For Good, and author of Working For Good: Making a Difference While Making a Living, Jeff Klein describes how to become a conscious entrepreneur who creates positive social change while operating a profitable company. Jeff Klein presents the concept of engaging others whild focusing your own humanity and values through embodied awareness. Jeff offers guidance for building a growing business while maintaining your values through a firm foundation of principles and ethics. Jeff shares who to create rich and positive experiences within and away from work through connection and collaboration with others. Jeff Klein demonstrates how to establish a company that performs social good while creating profit through a commitment to values and principles.

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Chuck Wall: Customer CEO

Wed, 24 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Marketing adviser, founder of Customer CEO, and author of Customer CEO: How to Profit from the Power of Your Customers, Chuck Wall describes the importance of embracing the new reality of customers wielding the real power in the marketplace. Chuck Wall provides evidence that the standard business viewpoint that they control the customer and the customer's buying habits and behavior is simply an illusion,. Despite the collection of large quantities of data about the customer, Chuck Wall points out that companies still are unable to measure the crucial customer experience. Chuck offers an alternative approach that embraces the power of the customer to discover their ideas for innovation, product development, and better customer experiences. Companies must listen to their customers or risk losing them to their competitors. In an age when so much information is readily available, organizations that fail to realize they no longer have control, risk becoming irrelevant in the marketplace.

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Karen Phelan: I'm Sorry I Broke Your Company

Fri, 19 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Consultant, former engineer, co-founder of Operating Principals, and author of  I'm Sorry I Broke Your Company, Karen Phelan describes why the most common management models fail in the real world. Karen Phelan provides evidence that the standard systems, as recommended by management consultants, are doomed to failure because they fail to take people into account. Karen shares a more human oriented approach to management, based on talking to people, asking them questions, and engaging them in the process. Karen presents a scathing analysis of what is wrong with the most popular management systems, and explains why they don't do what they are purported to do. Learn how to engage your employees, and avoid the costly mistakes that result from a poorly thought out application of the latest management fad.

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Jewel Fryer & Blog Bloke: Maintaining Your Online Reputation

Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Social Media Practioner and Community Manager at Social Media Farm,Jewel Fryer; and long time blogger and influential online reputation spokesperson, Blog Bloke describe the importance of maintaining your social media reputation for your business and career success. Jewel Fryer and Blog Bloke provide ideas for establishing a positive online reputation on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn And Google+. They offer advice for creating solid and effective profiles that evoke confidence from clients or employers. They share ideas for avoiding the mistakes in posting text and photos that can derail a business, career, or potential employers. They will point out how employers routinely look up current or potential employees on social media sites, and how a bad impression can spell the end to a promising job or career. Learn how to keep your social media profiles looking their best.

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Kathleen Anderson & Susan Jones: Jane Austen Guide To Thrift

Fri, 12 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

English professors, members of the Jane Austen Society of  North America, and co-authors of Jane Austen's Guide to Thrift: An Independent Woman's Advice on Living Within One's Means,  Kathleen Anderson and Susan Jones describe how the famous heroines in Jane Austen's six novels not only lived within their means and thrived, but have timely advice for women of today. The authors share the stories of memorable Jane Austen women characters and how they solved the problems of shortages of cash, keeping up appearances, and saving some money for the future. Whether it was dressing well, entertaining with style, or being a savvy traveler, the women in the Jane Austen novels carried these challenges off with aplomb and with elegance. Kathleen and Susan demonstrate that large amounts of money are not needed to  live well, and that a good life can be achieved on modest means and careful money management. After all, as Kathleen and Susan point out, having it all and being happy didn't mean only wealth to Jane Austen.

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Lisa Umina: Publishing & Marketing Info Authors Need To Know

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Best selling author, and founder and president of Halo Publishing International, Lisa Umina describes the challenges faced by both publishers and authors and why writers need to know and understand them, Lisa Umina provides insight into how the current economic climate is affecting book marketing and how authors can help achieve success in selling their books. Lisa Umina shares ideas for finding a suitable publisher, selling your book idea, and then helping to achieve more sales for the title. Lisa also presents her ideas for authors to market more effectively, and how to use their platform to better advantage. Lisa shares more insights into why Halo Publishing is successful in the international marketplace, and why the company spirit of giving helps build communities and benefits for all.

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John Buck: We The People: Consenting To A Deeper Democracy

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Dynamic self governance expert, CEO of the Sociocracy Consulting Group, and associate at Creative Learning Solutions, Inc., and co-author of We The People: Consenting to a Deeper Democracy, John Buck describes the concept of dynamic self governance for any workplace, government, and organization. John Buck shares the foundations of socriocratic principles and practices to provide for more inclusive and collaborative leadership and decision making. John Buck provides the background to organizing an organization sociocratically, and offers the science behind the methods and how they work for all. John presents the methods for bringing more inclusive values and governance to any organization, and shares why the improved model provides greater overall benefits to everyone within and outside the organization; as well as boosting company profitability. Learn how to establish a more inclusive and collaborative model to any workplace or organization, while enhancing engagement and overall performance.

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Dianne Durkin: The Power Of Magnetic Leadership

Wed, 03 Apr 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Consultant, trainer, president and founder of Loyalty Factor, and  author of The Power of Magnetic Leadership, Dianne Durkin describes how magnetic leaders draw upon the internal power of their organizations to strengthen their performance. Dianne Durkin offers ideas about the true nature of leadership, of vision, and the development of leadership skills. Dianne Durkin goes beyond learning leadership skills as an individual, and widens their scope to create a company culture based on magnetic leadership. Dianne shares the skills and practices that build upon a person's own abilities, and how to develop those skills in others across the entire organization,. Dianne shares her four part R.E.A.L. formula for transforming ordinary leadership into extraordinary and magnetic leadership. Learn the strategies for establishing a true leadership culture in any organization and increase its overall performance, engage its employees, and boost the bottom line.

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Nettie Reynolds: Using The Power Of Story To Create Content

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Digital strategist, author, and marketing consultant Nettie Reynolds describes how to put the power of story to work to create effective content. Nettie Reynolds provides ideas for using narrative to enhance and transform ordinary marketing content into exciting stories that boost sales. Nettie shares her proven advice for adding a blog and social media to your marketing mix. Nettie also presents the additional concept of gaining the experience of journalists for building narrative. Nettie offers ideas for combining the experience of authors with  your marketing department to establish more story ideas. Nettie also shares the concept of ebooks as a market builder. She also presents ideas for writing and marketing an ebook to boost your business. Learn how to creatively add content through story to your marketing writing.

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Achim Nowak: Infectious: How To Connect Deeply As A Leader

Fri, 22 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Performance coach, leadership guide, and author of Infectious: How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within, Achim Nowak describes how despite advances in technology, leaders communicate more but are unable to connect with others. Achim Nowak provides insights into why leaders face a real challenge with building connections, and why this obstacle must be overcome. Achim Nowak shares his Four Levels of Connection as the foundation for establishing deep and lasting relationships. To assist in utilizing these empowering concepts, Achim Nowak offers the skills and tools necessary for engaging others and enriching connections. Learn how to develop and maintain connections with others to achieve your personal success as a leader in any organization.

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Jewel Fryer & BlogBloke: Facebook Power For Your Business

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Social Media Practitiooner and Community Manager at Social Media Farm, Jewel Fryer and long time blogger Blog Bloke describe how Facebook can expand and build your business. They add their thoughts on Twitter, and how recent Google feeder changes affect bloggers. The guests share their ideas for utilizing Facebook more effectively, and how Facebook business pages present an opportunity for companies seeking to build new relationships with customers. Jewel Fryer and BlogBloke present their ideas for ensuring that businesses gain maximum exposure and benefit from Facebook and other social media. Learn how to put the relationship building power of Facebook to work for you and your company.

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Julie Winkle Giulioni: Help Them Grow Or Watch Them Go

Fri, 15 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMT

Consultant, leadership adviser, co-founder and principal of DesignArounds, and co-author, along with Beverly Kaye, of Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go, Julie Winkle Giulioni describes why it's essential for companies to make employee career development a priority in their organizations. Julie provides evidence that employee development is under-utilized in many companies, and that these businesses risk losing their most talented people to their competitors. Julie presents the concept of conversations with employees to determine their past achievements, their current strengths and areas where they seek improved skills, and an examination of their future goals within the organization. Julie points out that career development is even more important in today's changing business landscape than ever before. No longer can managers put  career development on the back burner, but instead must place emphasis and allocate time and resources to meet the challenge. Julie shares advice and ideas for building employee engagement, enhancing performance, establishing a development based culture, and boosting the bottom line. Learn how to transform your company into a career development culture that engages employees and maximizes their potential.

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Trudy Beerman: Get Debt Free Wealth

Fri, 08 Mar 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Entrepreneur, BlogTalkRadio host, and author of Get Debt Free Wealth, Trudy Beerman describes how to get out of debt, stay free of debt, and build your wealth without the burden of debt. Trudy Beerman shares her strategies for eliminating debt, and also for better understanding what debt means in terms of wealth creation. Trudy offers her ideas for better understanding how people view money and wealth, and how to get money working for you instead of being a constant problem. Trudy presents ideas for investing in precious metals and other assets. She also offers the journey of entrepreneurship as a viable wealth building alternative. Trudy provides advice for ensuring a safe and comfortable retirement, and for leaving you r wealth  behind for family and loved ones. Learn how to get debt free and stay that way for life.

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Steven Snyder: Leadership And The Art Of Struggle

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Leadership consultant, founder of Snyder Leadership Group, and author of Leadership and the Art of Struggle, Steven Snyder describes how leaders must embrace adversity and challenges to achieve their full potential as leaders. Steven Snyder points out that social mores that cause struggles to be seen as weakness cause great harm to leaders and to the organizations they lead. Steven Snyder shares an alternative approach to leadership through what he calls the struggle lens, where challenges are repositioned as positive learning opportunities. Steven offers the concept of building what he calls adaptive energy through resilience and self awareness. Steven presents the practices and exercises that will guide a leader inward toward greater self awareness and to eliminate personal blind spots. Steven Snyder teaches leaders to welcome struggle as an opportunity for learning and to develop fully as effective leaders.

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Whitney Keyes: Propel: Five Ways to Amp Up Your Marketing

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Marketing expert, blogger, global business strategist, and author of Propel: Five Ways to Amp Up Your Marketing and Accelerate Business, Whitney Keyes, describes how to combine the best of traditional marketing techniques with the best of new marketing methods, to create a powerful marketing strategy. Whitney Keyes provides guidance for marketers on how to improve their marketing and strengthen their brands by adopting a strategic approach to marketing. This holistic way of thinking about marketing will avoid the most common mistakes that can derail any marketing process. Whitney Keyes demonstrates how to remove the obstacles that are holding back your marketing, and shares ideas for finding and new opportunities that had been hidden from view. Learn how to create a customized marketing strategy that is best suited for your unique brands, and how to implement that strategy effectively to produce powerful results quickly.

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Joan Wood: The Influence Matrix

Wed, 27 Feb 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Speaker, consultant, founder of Leadership Edge, and author of the strategy based and very hands on book The Influence Matrix: Strategies for Engaging Others to Get Results, Joan Wood, describes the concept of developing personal stories to establish a matrix of reality for interacting with and influencing others. Joan Wood provides a complete guide to the strategies for become a master influencer, starting with developing greater self awareness. Joan presents practices for improving clarity in communication with others to prevent misunderstandings and the use of vague dialogue. Joan shows you how to engage others with stories and actions the build and establish trust. Joan demonstrates why building influence in today's rapidly changing and unpredictable business climate is essential for success. In a time when the old command and control management structure is breaking down, it is more critical than ever to become an effective leader within your own matrix of influence.

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Jim Jensen: Beyond The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind

Fri, 22 Feb 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Coach, consultant, former CEO, and author of Beyond The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Jim Jensen describes the real relationship between your conscious and subconscious mind. Jim Jensen provides information about how this understanding will improve your life, create more opportunities, and build greater success. Jim shares the practices and techniques needed to utilize the power of your subconscious mind. Jim points out that the information he offers is based on valid science, and can be applied to anyone. Jim demonstrates how to harness your subconscious mind for creative problem solving, building wealth, and improving your skills as a leader. Learn how to achieve greater personal happiness and live more harmoniously with others, while overcoming your personal fears and internal self talk.

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BlogBloke: Socializing Your Blog

Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Long time blogger, BlogBloke and I discuss techniques for utilizing social media effectively as part of an overall blogging strategy. We talk about how Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ can be used to not only drive traffic to the blog, but become integral components of the blog itself. We describe how a blog is the hub of a social media family of sites, and how traffic flows between the blog and social media sites, and between the social media platforms themselves. We also share ideas for utilizing the power of the blog to build more social media connections, as the power of the blog and social media flow in several directions at once. Find out how social media enhances and extends the conversations taking place on the blog itself, and how social media can enrich the blog's comment section. You will discover how the use of YouTube videos can boost your business, and find additional exposure from embedding on the blog, and from promotion through other social media sites. Learn how social media connections can also become regular blog readers and commenters as well.

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Rob Dietz: Enough Is Enough: Building A Sustainable Economy

Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Editor of the Daly News, an online publication named in honor of visionary economist Herman Daily, and former executive director of CASSE (the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy, and co-author of Enough is Enough: Building a Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources, Rob Dietz, describes how the current economic paradigm of never ending economic growth is unsustainable for the economy, the environment, and for society. Rob Dietz offers the alternative concept of the steady state economy. Rob shares why that model, championed by economist Herman Daly, will result in a more prosperous, stable, and equitable economy. Rob presents the principles of conserving natural resources, stabilizing population, reforming the financial system, and achieving a more fair distribution of income and wealth. At the same time, Rob points out that the steady state economy will reduce unemployment and improve the overall well being of the world's people.. Rob Dietz also offers an action plan for making the steady state economy vision a reality.

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Larry Mohl: Networking Is Dead

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Founding partner and Chief Innovation Officer at Performance Inspired, Inc., and co-author of Networking Is Dead: Making Connections That Matter, Larry Mohl describes a fresh approach to making connections that are deeper, more meaningful, and long lasting. Larry Mohl shares how conventional networking advice is filled with misconceptions and ideas that fail to establish real connections. Larry Mohl demonstrates how quality of connections are far more important than quantity of contacts. Larry offers advice for establishing your why of making connections that differs from the usual ideas. Larry shows how to become a person who gives to others, and who becomes an exchanger who makes introductions and facilitates connections for others. Larry Mohl presents the principle of establishing relationships with people who share common values to build lasing relationships, Learn how to move beyond standard networking to making connections that really matter.

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Matthew May: The Laws Of Subtraction

Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Innovation catalyst, founder of EDIT Innovation, and author of The Laws of Subtraction, Matthew E. May describes how in the current age of excess, the best approach is one where less is better. Matthew May provides offers an alternative approach to the ever increasing clutter and add-ons that are part of the conventional innovation process. In its place, Matt May recommends understanding when to remove the right things, and also when to make that timely reduction. Matt shares his six laws of subtraction that offer different ways of looking at problems, thinking creatively, and developing better innovations. Learn how to utilize these six laws to establish a clear competitive advantage over other businesses who continue to base their innovation process on conventional wisdom.

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Adrie Reinders & Marion Freijsen: The E-Factor

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Co-founder and CEO of EFactor Corp., Adrie Reinders; and co-founder and COO of EFactor Corp., Marion Freijsen, co-authors of The E-Factor: Entrepreneurship in the Social Media Age describe how the internet and social media have transformed the entrepreneurial marketplace. The authors also share how entrepreneurs are leading that digital revolution. Adrie and Marion present their proven strategies and practice for entrepreneurial success. They discuss funding, networking online and offline, negotiation, and how to bridge the gap between existing experience and the skills required for entrepreneurial success. Adrie and Marion offer the stories of both successes and failures in the new entrepreneurial marketplace, and how to avoid and overcome the pitfalls that await the unwary,. The authors also share their new philosophy and fresh vision for entrepreneurial success.

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Anthony Flynn & Emily Flynn Vencat: Custom Nation

Fri, 01 Feb 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Founder and CEO of YouBar, Anthony Flynn, and internationally known freelance writer Emily Flynn Vencat, co-authors of Custom Nation, describe how customization of products and services is the trend of the future, replacing the traditional mass production business models. The authors provide the background to how customization is transforming the marketplace in every industry, while also returning domestic manufacturing from offshore locations. The authors demonstrate how entrepreneurs can establish and market a successful custom based business. They also share ideas for existing firms to move toward customization as well. The authors show business people how customization will differentiate brands and their parent companies from the competition. At the same time, you will learn how customization increases market share, boosts profit margins, and enhances customer loyalty.

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Martha Giffen: Be Social Be Rich

Fri, 25 Jan 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Social media expert, blogger, CEO of Best Kind Marketing, and author of Be Social Be Rich, Martha Giffen describes how to leverage the power of social media to connect with your ideal customer. Martha Giffen provides advice for building quality long term relationships with customers and clients, including where to find and engage your target audience, Martha shares her proven strategies for using social media effectively, and offers tips for building an attractive and engaging social media presence. Martha presents the techniques that have built her business, and offers insights into how other business people have boosted their business success through utilizing social media. Martha demonstrates how to use social media the right way for establishing long term customer engagement and loyalty. You will also learn how to avoid the mistakes and pitfalls that can derail a social media presence, and even lead to a loss of online reputation and customers.

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Jude Bijou: Attitude Reconstruction

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Therapist, educator, and author of Attitude Reconstruction, Jude Bijou describes the importance of expressing and releasing your emotions to transform your life. Jude Bijou provides evidence that understanding your emotions to remove sadness, anger, and fear will change your thoughts, intuitions, speech, and actions. Jude presents the concept of Attitude Reconstruction as a process to address and overcome any challenges and problems in your life or work. Jude offers practical and readily applied techniques to break through or bypass your emotional obstacles. Jude points out that you already possess the inner tools needed to reset your emotions and rewire your thought process to achieve change in your behavior that is both effective and lasting. Learn howo to be more effective in communicating with others, addressing challenges, and reaching more productive decisiona and outcomes.

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BlogBloke: Blogging Advice That Works

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Long time blogger BlogBloke and I discuss the basics of creating and maintaining a successful blog. We offer some ideas that develop a blog that provides great content, ranks well on the search engines, receives good traffic, and lasts for the long term. We share ideas for writing blog posts, some suggestions for frequency of posts, and even for the length of posts. We present our thoughts on some pitfalls that can derail an otherwise great blog, including some of the challenges faced by business and company bloggers. We will also talk about company blogging policies, and utilizing social media to extend the reach of your blogs. Learn how to be a better and more effective blogger with some proven strategies and techniques to utilize for your own blog.

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Beverly Flaxington: Make Your SHIFT

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Speaker, coach, founder and principal of The Collaborative, and author of Make Your SHIFT, Beverly Flaxington describes why people are so often unable to make real changes in their lives. Beverly Flaxington adds the crucial human element to her concept of why real transformation is so difficult fro so many individuals. Beverly shares her tested and proven program that she calls the SHIFT Model. This five part system incorporates the human nature element to overcome that loss of motivation and commitment that so often derails a personal change initiative. Beverly offers a series of principles that create lasting change and help people achieve their personal goals. She also presents ideas for utilizing the SHIFT Model within organizations to transform a company culture. 

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Linda Ballesteros: Your Pot Of Gold Is A Handshake Away

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Networking strategist, speaker and author of Your Pot of Gold is a Handshake Away, Linda Ballesteros, describes how to build an outstanding business through referrals. Linda Ballesteros changes the focus of referrals from the traditional networking style to an approach based on building community. Through the creation of deep and lasting customer relationships, referrals will result naturally and authentically. The creation of community changes the focus of the business person from themselves to the customer. It also transforms the thinking from the client's business to the clients themselves. Linda Ballesteros shares the practical and hands on techniques for building community that leads to genuine referrals. 

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David Goldsmith: Paid to Think: A Leader's Toolkit

Fri, 04 Jan 2013 01:00:00 GMT

Consultant, speaker, President of Goldsmith Organization LLC, and author of Paid to Think, David Goldsmith, describes a new way of rethinking the role and value of leadership within an organization. David Goldsmith presents an alternative to the idea of getting people to do more, but rather teaches people to be more. David Goldsmith challenges leaders to think more in terms of strategy than tactics, more in terms of creativity as a collaborative innovator, and more as an entrepreneurial based transformational leader. David shares his higher set of leadership laws that challenge and overturn much of traditional management theory. He also provides examples of top performing companies who have done precisely that. David Goldsmith offers a fresh total rethinking process that reinvents and challenges the usual ways of leadership and management. David also presents the concept of knowledge as a multiplier of performance. He also points out that leaders must continually sell their ideas, their company's greatness, and their teams on the organization's higher purpose. Learn the practical tools that will build better leaders, stronger teams, and higher performing organizations.

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Vicky Oliver: The Millionaire's Handbook

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 01:00:00 GMT

Award winning writer, success coach, and author of The Millionaire's Handbook, Vicky Oliver describes how to look and behave like a millionaire even if your bank account says otherwise. Vicky Oliver shares the strategies and techniques for looking, thinking, and acting as a person of wealth regardless of your current income. Vicky Oliver demonstrates how adopting a millionaire attitude, and the look and behaviors associated with wealth will give a person a step up on the road to riches and success. From clothing to personal grooming to hobbies, Vicky presents the concepts that mark an individual as a member of the social elites regardless of their economic background. Vicky shows people how to overcome the accident of birth, and become the successful person you were born to be, and how to utilize the best real you to achieve it. Learn how to look and act successfully, and the wealth and position will soon follow.

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Gary Schwartz: Fast Shopper, Slow Store

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 01:00:00 GMT

Global mobile commerce entrepreneur, and author of Fast Shopper, Slow Store, Gary Schwartz describes retailers must  embrace the new world of mobile shopping and reconnect with their customers in new and exciting ways. Gary Schwartz provides insights into how the growing transition to mobile devices as shopping tools, goes far beyond simply understanding the technology. Gary offers the strategies that win back those customers who have left the malls, big box, and other retail outlets for their mobile devices. Gary demonstrates how the behavior of mobile shoppers is different from both tethered online customers and from the traditional in store consumer. Gary Schwartz shares the techniques for winning back those customers, reconnecting with them, and regaining their long term loyalty. Learn how to embrace mobile technology as a competitive advantage for your business, and place yourself in the forefront of the mobile shopping revolution.

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Jewel Fryer & BlogBloke: Twitter Chats For Fun & Connections

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 01:00:00 GMT

Community manager at Social Media Farm, Jewel Fryer and long time blogger BlogBloke describe the lighter side of participating in Twitter chats. Jewel Fryer and BlogBloke share he fun ways that Twitter chats can contribute to your overall social media presence. They point out that Twitter chats are more than simply meeting people on a business network, but also for connecting with them on a social level. They offer ideas for why some chats are fun for participants, including the addition of music, lively conversation, and personal connection.. They explain why chats are much more than meets the eye, and move far beyond the business sphere, to integrate personal aspects and fun into the sharing process. Learn why chats are fun and enjoyable, and why a musical soundtrack enhances the overall chat experience.

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Donna Ballman: Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 01:00:00 GMT

Practicing employment attorney, blogger, and author of Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired, Donna Ballman describes how most employees need to know how to handle real workplace problems and issues. Donna Ballman points out that employees don't know their rights, and often believe they have rights that don't exist, Donna Ballman provides advice for recent graduates, current job seekers, newly hired employees, and long time workplace veterans. Donna offers information on topics ranging from wages to social media, and from discrimination to termination. Donna shares advice for employees thinking about quitting their job, and what to do and not do in that situation. Learn what it means to sign employment contracts, confidentiality agreements, and non-competes.

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Mel Carson: Pioneers Of Digital

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 01:00:00 GMT

Internationally renowned expert on search marketing, social media, and online advertising, and founder of Delightful Communications, and co-author of Pioneers of Digital, Mel Carson describes the stories behind the key visionaries who influenced how advertising, marketing, search and social media have evolved during the digital era. Mel Carson shares the insights and success stories of the thought leaders and visionaries who transformed how we work on the internet. Mel Carson presents the key ideas and lessons learned from the conversations with the pioneers, and how those same ideas can be applied to your own creative and innovative initiatives. Mel demonstrates how the advice and inspiration shared by the  digital pioneers is a combination of timeless wisdom and innovative thinking that leads to unexpected outcomes. Learn how to think like and become a digital pioneer in your own online world.

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Erika Andersen: Leading So People Will Follow

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 01:00:00 GMT

Blogger, leadership trainer, consultant, and founding partner of Proteus International, and author of Leading So People Will Follow, Erika Anderson describes how despite many books and much training on the subject, truly great leadership remains rare. In today's challenging economic climate, talented leadership is needed more than ever. Erika Andersen addresses this leadership challenge by presenting an alternative approach. Erika offers a strategy and methodology for how to lead so people will follow. Erika Andersen draws on the leadership stories found in classic fairytales from around the world. From these stories, Erika distills the six characteristics that followers seek and look for in leaders. Erika Andersen also describes how a leader doesn't achieve results alone, and shares the three key types of supporters that successful leaders should seek out, and to gain assistance from them.

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Nan Russell: The Titleless Leader

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 01:00:00 GMT

Speaker, workplace consultant, columnist, blogger, and author of The Titleless Leader, Nan Russell describes how to get things done even though a person supposedly lacks the title, authority, or rank to do so. Nan Russell presents a bold new form of real leadership to counter the de-motivational spiral of self-indulgent and unaligned leaders. Nan Russell points out that where the official leadership has failed and lost trust, it is essential for true leaders to step forward and restore that trust. Nan Russell shares the empowering concept of not needing to be appointed leader to get things done in the organization. Nan offers the essential behaviors for the titleless leader to demonstrate, and how to put this behavior to work to rebuild the organization, while reengaging the workforce. Learn how to put the common sense based principles of the titleless leader to work for you, your fellow employees, the customers, and the wellbeing of the organization as a whole.

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Brian Dietmeyer: Poet and Warrior

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 01:00:00 GMT

Business consultant, founder of Think!Inc, and author of Poet and Warrior, Brian Dietmeyer describes how to blend best of the spiritual revolution with the best of the material revolution to establish a successful and meaningful business. Brian Dietmeyer insights into why people become entrepreneurs, and how they are seeking something beyond what the corporate life has to offer. Instead of providing a simple how to guide to building a profitable company, Brian shares the meaning and philosophy of the entrepreneurial journey, Brian shares why it's important to establish your own definition of success, and rid yourself of externally imposed measures that may not be right for you. Brian offers the idea that as an entrepreneur, you are the business, and why and how to align your spiritual goals with your business goals.

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Trevor Blake: Three Simple Steps

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 01:00:00 GMT

Successful entrepreneur, life coach, author of Three Simple Steps Trevor Blake describes how to regain control of your thoughts and your life to achieve a life of purpose. Trevor Blake provides the road map to removing negative thoughts from your brain, and replacing them with empowering ideas that create positive actions toward your life goals, Trevor presents the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience that demonstrate how the brain works and behaves under both negative and positive thoughts and ideas. Trevor shares his three simple steps for regaining control of those thoughts, and of your own life, Trevor also offers some practical and proven techniques for dealing with the negative and complaining people in your workplace. Learn how to empower yourself through a complete change in how you think, act, and respond to outside forces and stimuli. The result is life changing and leads you to your life of purpose.

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Devora Zack: Managing For People Who Hate Managing

Fri, 23 Nov 2012 01:00:00 GMT

 CEO of Only Connect Consulting, Inc. and author of the entertaining and very results oriented book Managing for People Who Hate Managing: Be a Success By Being Yourself, Devora Zack describes why the manager's personality may not fit what they thought they knew about managing. Devora Zack shares her techniques for personal self assessment so managers can determine whether they are feelers or thinkers. With this understanding in place, a manager can create a flexible managerial style that fits those traits and those of the individual staff members. Devora Zack guides managers through the process of flexible communication with employees, and how to avoid the pitfalls that await unwary managers now in charge of former colleagues. Devora shares how to treat employees how they want to be treated, and how that may differ from the manager's usual approach. Learn how to be effective, successful, and happy as a manager by being yourself.    

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Paul Heagen: The Leader's Climb

Wed, 14 Nov 2012 01:00:00 GMT

Executive coach, president and founder of Defining Moments Consulting, and co-author of The Leader's Climb, Paul Heagen describes the reasons that CEOs become stuck and and are unable to stay at the top of their companies, Paul Heagen provides insights into how CEOs and other top leaders find they are overwhelmed by the challenges facing them, their companies, and their industries. As a result, Paul Heagen points out that to meet these challenges, the CEOs will try to go too fast, fight too much, and force too many decisions. In the end, these are precisely the wrong approaches and decisions to take. In their place, Paul Heagen recommends the skills of awareness and slowing down, acceptance and embracing reality, and abundance and considering multiple options. Learn the crucial skills for leaders, to avoid becoming stuck and being unable to remain at the pinnacle after a long hard climb to the top.

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Mike Weinberg: New Sales. Simplified.

Fri, 09 Nov 2012 01:00:00 GMT

Sales executive, founder and President of The New Sales Coach, and author of New Sales.Simplified., Mike Weinberg describes how to become more successful at acquiring new customers. Mike Weinberg shares his simple and effective process for developing new customers through a straightforward method. Mike points out how new customers are critical to the health and growth of the company, and offers his tools and techniques for finding the right prospects and transforming them into buyers. Mike demonstrates how to target the right qualified prospects, how to contact them, use the power of story, and active listening, to overcome the buyer's reflexive resistence through establishing rapport. Mike offers his tips and tactics for preparing for the sales meeting to be seen as a value creator and problem solver. Learn how to find and land new customers for your company, and establish yourself as a valuable sales team asset.

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Gini Dietrich & Geoff Livingston: Marketing In The Round

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 01:00:00 GMT

Marketing and public relations consultant, founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, Gini Dietrich; and marketing and social media strategist, and bestselling author Geoff Livingston,co-authors of Marketing in the Round describe developing and implementing an integrated marketing strategy for your brand. Gini Dietrich and Geoff Livingston provide the comprehensive strategy of fully integrating traditional media and social media channels. Gini and Geoff present the concept of a holistic marketing approach that breaks down the silos between marketing channels and ends the false dichotomy between traditional and social media. The authors propose an integrated strategy that offers real flexibility within the tactics and techniques that ensure the success of that overall strategy. Gini and Geoff also describe how to measure and improve the outcomes of the marketing strategy in bottom line terms that are meaningful to marketers and business leaders.

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Rodger Dean Duncan: Change-friendly Leadership

Fri, 02 Nov 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Leadership and organizational change expert, founder and CEO of Duncan Worldwide, and author of Change-friendly Leadership Rodger Dean Duncan  describes how change is part of every organization in the 21st century and has become a constant. Rodger Dean Duncan provides the insight that change is no longer simply a management issue but has now become a key leadership attribute, The ability to implement change and engage the people affected by that change is a key element of leadership. Rodger points out that people are not resistant to change, but rather to the stress brought about by the change. As a result, a leader must engage the people and understand their heads, hearts, and hopes. Rodger presents his framework for change through his Four T's strategies. The author also presents his seven steps to successful implementation of change through engagement of the people involved in and affected by that change. Learn how to lead change successfully in any type of organization in any type of industry.

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Chris Ruisi: Step Up And Play Big

Wed, 31 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Nationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, "The Coach", and author of Step Up and Play Big Chris Ruisi describes simple and effective strategies for becoming exceptional in every area of your life. Chris Ruisi shares his eight simple principles for overcoming mediocrity and achieving excellence. Chris presents a process for creating a personal vision, discovering yourself, understanding leadership, and  transforming your life. Chris offers his proven approach to not only developing a vision, but for taking action to make that vision a reality. Chris provides the concepts and the exercises to move forward in a logical and effective way that goes beyond platitudes but contains actionable techniques that anyone can learn. Chris Ruisi shows you that achieving excellence need not be difficult, but simply requires that you do something to leave your comfort zone. Chris Ruisi demonstrates that anyone can step up and play big; achieving more than they ever thought possible.

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Sybil Stershic: Share Of Mind,Share Of Heart

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Founder and CEO of Quality Service Marketing and author of Share of Mind, Share of Heart, Sybil Stershic describes the key marketing tools for building engagement in non-profit organizations. Sybil Stershic provides the strategies and techniques for strengthening the organizational mission through improved marketing, brand enhancement, and personal engagement. Sybil shares ideas for improving the non-profit customer experience, and for engaging staff and volunteers to improve the organizational image and brand. Sybil offers advice for engaging and aligning actions with the organizational mission and for getting all stakeholders on the same page. Learn how to build relationships between staff and volunteers to ensure that the non-profit becomes a point of connection and engagement for all.

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Darlene Price: Well Said! Presentations & Conversations

Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Communications trainer, coach, President and Founder of Well Said, Inc., and author of WellSaid!, DarlenePrice, describes the importance of effective communication skills for presentations and conversations of all types. Darlene Price provides evidence that communication skills are the most sought after ability in the corporate world, and that superior communicators are more likely to be promoted than their counterparts. Darlene Price shares tips for all types of communications, ranging from public speaking and audience presentations, to meetings, email, and person to person conversations. Darlene offers ideas for overcoming public speaking fears, and for creating speech content that is compelling and engages the audience. Learn how to improve your existing communication skills to achieve even greater success in any field, profession, or industry.

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Rory Vaden: Take The Stairs

Fri, 19 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Self-Discipline Strategist, Co-founder of Southwestern Consulting, and author of Take The Stairs, Rory Vaden describes overcoming procrastination is so critical for optimizing individual output and achievement. Rory Vaden shares the insight that successful people all share the common trait of getting things done, even if they don't feel like doing them. Rory presents the difference as successful people being willing to take the stairs while the less successful waste time trying to find the escalator. To overcome the challenge of procrastination, Rory shares his seven principles of self-discipline. While Rory considers procrastination to be a habit, he guides you to replacing that bad habit with the productive habit of self-discipline to achieve your goals. 

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BlogBloke: Cyber Bullying

Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Long time blogger, BlogBloke describes the internet phenomenon of cyber bullying. BlogBloke provides information about how to identify cyber bullies, and how they inflict harm on their chosen targets. Cyber bullying can affect both individuals and companies, and BloBloke shares ideas for countering cyber bullies, and protecting your online reputation. BlogBloke presents strategies for protection of your personal data and avoiding it falling into the hands of an exploiter or cyber bully. BlogBloke offers some legal remedies and recourse that can be taken with cyber bullies. Learn how to keep the problem of cyber bullies out of your online and even offline life. Read additional

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Nick Sarillo: A Slice Of The Pie

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Founder, CEO, "Primary Keeper of Purpose and Operational Values" of Nick's Pizza & Pub, and author of A Slice of the Pie, Nick Sarillo describes the crucial importance of a values and purpose driven company culture to the success of any size of business. Nick Sarillo shares the journey of his pizza chain from near bankruptcy to a real success story through the complete internalization of an empowering and purpose driven culture. Nick Sarillo provides the tools that establish a strong company culture and demonstrates how they can transform a business and its employees. Nick presents his Trust-and-Track model of management that empowers employees, and replaces the outmoded stifling and fear based command and control model. Nick shows how even purposeful architecture that reflects and reinforces the company culture is important. Nick points out that a positive feedback loop between managers and employees trains leadership, empowers good decision making, and reduces turnover. 

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Ric Dragon: Social Marketology

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Online marketer, software developer, Co-founder and CEO of DragonSearch, and author of Social Marketology, Ric Dragon describes the best practices for creating the ideal social marketing strategy for your organization. Ric Dragon provides ideas for using the right tools and developing a strategy and process for your goals. Ric Dragon demonstrates how to create a social media strategy that is quantifiable, repeatable, and improvable. Ric teaches the basic steps needed to focus on the desirable outcomes, find the ideal micro-segments of your market, and how to locate the communities where those tiny segments are found. Ric shows how to identify the flexibility of the process to identify and capitalize on new social media tools and platforms as they appear. Learn how to create and utilize a fully integrated social media strategy for your company and your brands.

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Rebel Brown: Unstoppable U

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Management consultant and strategist, author, and director of the Unstoppable U Foundation, Rebel Brown describes how the organization help kids overcome their fears and achieve their full potential. Rebel Brown shares the story of how she and her horse, Maverick the Mustang, provide guidance and inspiration to young people of all ages and backgrounds. Rebel demonstrates how understanding and courage are discovered and enhanced through hearing and experiencing Maverick's story from about to be destroyed mustang to gentle saddle horse. Rebel presents information about how she created, funded and operates Unstoppable U, offering proven ideas for other non-profit organizations. Rebel also provides insights into how social media helped to establish and spread the word about Unstoppable U. Discover how to overcome fear and become unstoppable too.

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Jo-Anne Vandermeulen: Blogging As A Marketing Hub

Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Marketer, author, and BlogTalkRadio show host JoAnne Vandermeulen describes the importance of a blog as a hub for your marketing program. Jo-Anne Vandermeulen offers proven ideas for integrating a blog into your overall social media campaign. Jo-Ann points out that the tremendous value of a blog, as a means to establish expert status, as well as to build relationships is often overlooked. In a world where Twitter, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn and YouTube grab the headlines, the traditional blog continues to attract visitors and build real value. Jo-Anne shares ideas for increasing your blog visitor traffic, creating blog post ideas, and for establishing your blog as your social media hub. Jo-Anne also presents ideas for utilizing the blog as the base for a platform to establish credibility as a speaker or author. Learn how to transform your blog into the very heart of your social media presence, as you build your online presence and reputation.

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Scott Fox: Click Millionaires

Wed, 26 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Entrepreneur, coach, radio host and author of Click Millionaires, Scott Fox describes the principles of success as a lifestyle business online entrepreneur. Scott Fox presents the concept of a lifestyle business, and guides the entrepreneur toward an internet based company that matches your own lifestyle goals, expertise and knowledge, and your interests and passion. Scott shares proven strategies and effective tools for establishing an online business and for its successful ongoing operations. Scott shows you how to find and establish yourself as an expert within your niche, regardless of a lack of formal credentials. Scott Fox provides some intriguing stories of other online entrpereneurs who have created their own online lifestyle businesses, and offers some of their secrets of success.

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Ginny Whitelaw: The Zen Leader

Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Leadership guide, co-founder of Leadership Focus, and author of The ZenLeader,  Ginny Whitelaw describes why leaders feel so much stress, and why they are unable to cope with the accompanying pressures. Ginny Whitelaw points out that simply working harder or faster, and trying various stress relief exercises is not enough to meet the challenges of the modern, ever faster world. Ginny proposes an entirely different approach of using the pressure as a force to propel the leader to ever higher levels of understanding. These new breakthroughs harness the power of the pressures and stop them from controlling the leader. Ginny Whitelaw calls these fresh insights  flips as they reframe and invert the standard ways of viewing the world and its obstacles. Ginny shares her ten ways to flip and mover forward on the journey to becoming an effective and fearless Zen Leader.

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Blog Bloke: Grilling The Gurus

Wed, 19 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Long time blogger BlogBloke describes how the phenomenon of internet gurus has resulted in false information being accepted as good advice. BlogBloke shares how gurus establish their undeserved reputations despite a lack of real knowledge of the subject matter. He shares how these fake gurus falsify their numbers through purchasing names and followers, violate copyright laws, and lead innocent internet users astray. BlogBloke points out their tricks and their methods of stealing other people's content, call themselves instant experts, and extract dollars from the unsuspecting. BlogBloke calls out the gurus and shines the spotlight on their tactics and actions.

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Lisa Bodell: Kill The Company

Fri, 07 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Internationally renowned innovator, founder and CEO of futurethink ,and author of Kill The Company,Lisa Bodell describes why so many companies fail to become innovators through a failure to overcome the status quo. Lisa Bodell provides evidence that entrenched thinking, processes, and negativity work against any attempts at creative thinking or innovation. While many companies would like to be innovators, Lisa points out that it is not possible without a complete transformation of the company culture. Lisa Bodell shares the tools and techniques necessary to challenge complacency and the status quo. With these proven exercises in hand, |Lisa demonstrates how to tear down those walls in a revolutionary change within any organization. Learn how to ask the right questions, and bring innovation to the individual level, that results in real and lasting change.

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Mike Lieberman: Fire Your Sales Team Today

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT

Co-founder and President of Square 2 Marketing, and co-author of Your Sales Team Today, Mike Lieberman describes why it is important to integrate your sales and marketing teams. Mike Lieberman points out that buyer behavior has changed and the internet has made that change permanent.  As a result, a fresh approach to marketing and sales is essential. Mike recommends attracting the buyer rather than using the old tactics of cold calling and the hard sell.Mike Lieberman shares what he calls the guided sales process where your sales team acts as consultants, takes time to understand the customer's real needs, answers their questions, and guides them toward the best solution. Instead of separate sales and marketing divisions, Mike recommends a single cohesive unit in the form of the revenue department.  This unit will focus on the customer, and not be in conflict with both the customer and one another. Learn how to fire your sales team and rehire them as a team of guides.

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