October 14, 2020
Tim David: Speaker, Author, Magician
Tim David dropped out of college to become a traveling magician. Now he shares the secrets of human connection and influence with busy professionals in an entertaining way - both on the stage and on the page, having authored three books.
He is the author of Magic Words – The Science and Secrets Behind Seven Words that Motivate, Engage, and Influence and FLIP - The Four Levels of Influencing People, and his latest, The Seven-Day Digital Diet.
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October 7, 2020
Mike Kim on How You Can Use Personal Branding, Storytelling, and Marketing to Grow Your Brand and Your Business
Mike Kim is a speaker and marketing strategist who specializes in brand strategy and copywriting. He’s been hired by some of today’s most influential thought leader brands including John Maxwell, Donald Miller, Suzanne Evans, and Catalyst.
For years, he was the Chief Marketing Officer of a successful multi-million dollar company near New York City. Nowadays you’ll find him speaking at conferences, looking for the next great place to scuba dive, or sipping a glass of Macallan 15 — all while teaching everything he knows about branding, entrepreneurship, and life through his hit podcast, Brand You.
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September 30, 2020
Tom Peters Breaks It All Down For Us
Tom Peters is co-author of In Search of Excellence—the book that changed the way the world does business and often tagged as the best business book ever. Seventeen books and thirty-five years later, Tom is still at the forefront of the “management guru industry” he single-handedly invented.
What’s new? A lot. As CNN said, “While most business gurus milk the same mantra for all it’s worth, the one-man brand called Tom Peters is still reinventing himself.” His most recent effort is The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work That Wows and Jobs That Last. Tom’s bedrock belief is: “Execution is strategy—it’s all about the people and the doing, not the talking and the theory.” In November 2017, Tom received the Thinkers50 Lifetime Achievement Award. And it looks like he’s nowhere near done.
This was a tremendous conversation. If you're a leader, or you hope to be one someday, you will learn a lot from Tom.
Tom's books (not all of them)
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Website: https://tompeters.com/ (you can find an extensive list of Tom's videos on his website.
September 23, 2020
Marketing Coach, Lauren V. Davis, on Building Your Personal Brand
Many people are intimidated and frustrated by trying to bring their personal brand to life through Social Media, Live Events, and Public Relations.
Lauren Davis lives in Rockford Illinois and works with people over the world to overcome their personal branding discontent and grow their presence so that they can focus on sales, exposure, leadership, and community impact through her marketing consultancy Lauren Davis Creative and her podcast, the Business Event Playbook.
When she is not running her two businesses in Rockford Illinois, (the other––a brick & mortar vinyl record store) she is traveling the globe learning and networking at conferences and workshops to better serve her clients with that knowledge.
Lauren's natural and undying passion revolves around seeing people and organizations that "do-good" succeed.
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Facebook Group: Understanding Social Media Marketing For Entrepreneurs
September 16, 2020
Actor and Entrepreneur, Portia Badham
Portia Badham has worked as a print model and commercial actor since 2005, having appeared in campaigns for Cologuard, Fidelis Healthcare, Emblem Health, MetLife, American Express, Sprint, Fuji Film, Fidelis Healthcare, Emblem Health, Lipitor, Oxygen cable channel, and Comcast. In addition to her acting credentials, she also works as a casting assistant at Donnas Grossman Casting agency in Manhattan.
Outside of the talent industry, Portia spent more than 20 years as a PR and marketing consultant providing communications counsel to a variety of clients including Higher Purpose Productions/Orchestra Moderne NYC, Smartypants Pictures, Children’s National Medical Center, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, NAMIC, Comcast, Time Warner, AMC, Oxygen, the Harlem Y and UNCF. And, she has held senior communications roles in healthcare and the advertising industry.
A resident of Union, New Jersey, Portia is an avid runner and devotes much of her time running to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through its Team in Training program. She has participated in several half marathons around the country and completed her first full marathon in Prague, Czech Republic in May 2017. As a lymphoma survivor, she is a regular speaker at LLS events to share her personal journey through cancer to inspire and lend support to patients and their families and to encourage others to support cancer research.
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September 9, 2020
Attorney Girija Patel on What Every Business Owner and Creative Needs to Know
Girija started her legal career in 2006 as a prosecutor and soon after, she realized that while she loved litigating in court, she had other passions she wanted to explore. So, she tapped into her creative side and started a thriving social media platform called CityTattler. It was there that she was introduced to an inspiring group of creative entrepreneurs.
She quickly fell in love with this new creative community but realized a real deficit of legal help. Any time she mentioned her background in business law, she’d see eyes glaze over and walls immediately go up.
She realized that, to her, business law is just a fact of life. But to her creative entrepreneur friends, it can be scary and overwhelming. So, now her goal is to make legal a line item and not a panic attack! Check out Girija's brand new podcast, Law Chat, that drops on 9/10/2020.
September 2, 2020
Mark West, Executive Director of the Mark West Center for the Arts
Mark West is an artist and the Executive Director of the Mark West Center for the Arts (MWCA). MWCA, also known as House of Mark West, is a non-profit community organization, gallery and creative hub for artists in the South Bronx. They are black-owned and cater primarily to Black, Brown, LGBTQ, disabled, and young (k-12) artists and creatives. They are a gallery and artist collective that hosts monthly art exhibitions, free grant-writing workshops, open mic competitions, art classes, and town hall meetings.
As one of the only black-owned and queer-owned galleries in NYC, MWCA's mission is to provide exposure and advocacy for underrepresented artists from all backgrounds.
This far-ranging and provocative conversation will leave a last effect on you.
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August 19, 2020
Tee Morris on Writing, Podcasting, Leadership, and Some of the Latest Social Media Platforms You Need to Know About.
Tee Morris has been writing science fiction, fantasy, horror, and non-fiction for over a decade. His first novel, MOREVI: The Chronicles of Rafe & Askana, became the first novel to be podcast in its entirety, ushering in a new age for authors — podcasting.
He went on with Evo Terra to write Podcasting for Dummies (as well as the following editions alongside Chuck Tomasi). In 2011, Tee returned to fiction with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series, penned with his wife, Pip Ballantine. And somewhere in the middle of all this, Tee and Pip are releasing the second edition of Social Media for Writers.
Tee and Pip also host The Shared Desk, a podcast covering collaboration and other aspects of a writer’s lifestyle. He enjoys a writer’s life in Virginia alongside Pip, his daughter, and three cats. Explore the works of Tee Morris, and his occasional geek rants, at TeeMorris.com.
In addition to the above, Tee also wrote Twitch for Dummies and discord for Dummies.
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August 12, 2020
Joey Williams is a grammy-award winning vocalist and guitarist. Since the early 1990s, he’s been part of the legendary gospel band, the Blind Boys of Alabama. He’s also played in other bands along the way like with Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Additionally, he’s a sought after R&B session musician who plays with many of the world’s other great musicians.
And I was lucky enough to meet him and his lovely wife Monica at the inaugural show of the Sophisticated Psychos Experience. So, I’m honored to call him a new friend as well as one of the great guitarists it’s my pleasure to know.
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