Monday Morning Radio
 Toy Story: Shareworthy Customer Service Wrzesinski Style

Phil Wrzesinski owns and operates one of the world's most magical independent toy stores, named “one of the 25 best independent stores in America” in the book Retail Superstars. He teaches and consults retail businesses on how to raise the bar in everything from financials to customer service to hiring and training a staff that is a work of art.

Phil and Tim Miles will be teaching a two-day course at Wizard Academy that will provide you with the tools and techniques you need to raise your level of Customer Service to the point where your customers will want to brag about their terrific experience with you.

Hear Monday Morning Radio's recent interview with Tim Miles
Register for Phil and Tim's Wizard Academy class 

Phil is interviewed on Monday Morning Radio by fellow Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  28 min  56 sec
Photo: Phil Wrzesinski, Toy House and Baby Too

Direct download: 123112_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Toys.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 10:41pm MST

 Car Heaven: Jack Farland Brings New Life to Some of the World's Greatest-Ever Cars and Trucks

Do you love classic cars?  Entrepreneur Jack Farland earns his living restoring some of the world's greatest automobiles to their original showroom condition: A 1962 Porsche Super 90; a 1960 Ferrari 250 PF Cabriolet; a 1970 Fiat Dino; and a 1941 Cadillac Series 61 - to mention only a few.

Farland, owner of Classic Restoration By Country Club - one of the nation's most respected classic restoration shops -  discusses the high-end restoration business and the business lessons he's learned from helping make client fantasies come true.

Farland is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  Also joining the conversation is Jeff Wilson a small business expert and co-founder of LoomView Enterprises.  Wilson is a regular contributor to B. Unconventional

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  31 min 44 sec
Photo: Jack Farland and one of his recent restorations

Direct download: 122412_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Farland.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 10:55pm MST

Nathaniel Drew & the Salt Lake Pops Orchestra: Reinventing the Symphony with 21st Century Sensibilities

Entrepreneurial talent is not confined to conventional businesses.  Nathaniel Drew, this week's guest on Monday Morning Radio, is combining his musical talents with his business instincts to grow his Salt Lake Pops Studio Orchestra into a global Internetphenomenon.  You will learn a lot by listening to Nathaniel - not to mention enjoying his music immensely.  

Drew is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver. 

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  37 min 51 sec
Photo: Nathaniel Drew

Direct download: 121712_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_SaltLakePops.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:00pm MST

The Master of 'Media Bypass' Is Back With Cranberry Newswire

David McInnis, Wizard Academy faculty member and benefactor, revolutionized the news release industry when he founded PRWeb.  Now, McInnis is back with another forward-thinking company - Cranberry Newswire - that takes the concept of 'Media Bypass' to the next level.  

Media Bypass allows small business owners and entrepreneurs to navigate around news media gatekeepers - distributing their carefully crafted stories directly to existing and potential customers.  Unlike conventional news releases, the stories appearing on Cranberry Newswire have been professionally researched, reported and written by veteran journalists.  

That means customers and other readers will actually want to read about the companies, services and organizations featured on Cranberry Newswire.

McInnis's partner in Cranberry Newswire is veteran, Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist Dean Rotbart, a fellow Wizard Academy faculty member.   

Rotbart and David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur, produce Monday Morning Radio in cooperation with their weekly radio newsmagazine, Business Unconventional, which airs each Sunday morning at 8:05 a.m. (Mountain) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  30 min  47 sec
Photo: David McInnis, Co-Founder, Cranberry Newswire


Direct download: 121012_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_McInnis.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 9:06am MST

BUZZ SNATCHING: One Idea, 21 Days, 50,000 Pair of Socks for the Homeless

Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, originator of the Buzz Snatching™ method of grabbing more-than-your-fair-share of the public's attention, is in the middle of a viral Buzz Snatching™ campaign designed to raise 50,000 pair of new socks in only three weeks to donate to the homeless.  Listen in as Dean explains how the idea arose and how YOU - listeners to Monday Morning Radio - can participate.

Dean will also host a free telephone conference on Wednesday, December 5th, at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern) to brief members of the Wizard Academy community on how YOU can do a holiday-season good deed and win some national attention for yourself, your products or your company.  

To register for this no-cost conference call and receive dial-in instructions, email Dean at: NoSocksToWork@gmail.com.  Be sure to include your name, company name, and contact phone number.  The call will last only 15 minutes - but the good it can do will knock your socks off.  Literally!   

Monday Morning Radio is hosted by Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio in cooperation with their weekly radio newsmagazine, Business Unconventional, which airs each Sunday morning at 8:05 a.m. (Mountain) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  36 min  48 sec

Direct download: 120312_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_NSTWD_A.mp3
Category:BUZZ SNATCHING™ -- posted at: 10:45pm MST

World Long Drive Champ Ryan Winther and Max Muscle's Mark Sarale Talk Sports Marketing

Sports marketing is huge.  But getting it right is no layup.  

On this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio, we go behind the story of one successful sports marketing partnership, between 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion Ryan Winther and his earliest and most ardent sponsor, Mark Sarale, a regional director at Max Muscle Sports Nutrition in Northern California.

Early on, Sarale and Max Muscle generously supplied their sports nutrition expertise and powerful proven supplements to Winther, who with their backing rose rapidly to the top of his sport.  "That moment changed my life," Winther says of the first time he walked into one of Sarale's Max Muscle Sports Nutrition Store located in Sacremento.

Three months later, Winther, who once aspired to a career as a professional baseball player, broke the golf ball speed record with a swing that sent the ball rocketing 402 years at 237 miles per hour.

Winther talks about how the lessons of golf success can be applied to the business world.  And, importantly, what other business owners should know before they hook up with an athlete in pursuit of a marketing championship.

Monday Morning Radio is hosted by Wizard Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio in cooperation with their weekly radio newsmagazine, Business Unconventional, which airs each Sunday morning at 8:05 a.m. (Mountain) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  44 min  56 sec
Photo: Ryan Winther, 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion


Direct download: 112612_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Winther.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:44pm MST

Michael Milken Says the 21st Century Favors East Asia and Latin America – So Get Prepared

Renowned financier, philanthropist, and medical innovator Michael R. Milken is the featured guest on this week’s special edition of Monday Morning Radio.  

Milken spoke earlier this month in Colorado before a distinguished audience of business and political leaders, outlining for them his thoughts on the rapid and significant changes that legal immigration have brought to America and how the “changing face” of our nation will have enormous impact on business and government policy in the very near future.

Milken notes that worldwide population growth and education patterns make it clear that China, India, and Latin America will be among the key global economic powers for the rest of this century.  If America is to remain competitive, it must invest far more in educating our young people and re-opening our boarders to legal immigrants.

Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart attended Milken’s speech and had the opportunity to meet privately with the billionaire for 40 minutes following his remarks. 

What Milken has to say – about the forces that are changing the world as we know it – is priceless business intelligence.  

As Rotbart notes at the opening of this week’s audio, portions of Milken’s remarks are difficult to hear.  Rotbart recommends using earphones to capture the clearest possible audio.

Those Monday Morning Radio listeners interested in hearing more of Milken’s insights and influences can also visit www.Chavura.com - a weekly broadcast radio program aimed at the Jewish community – where Rotbart and his son, Maxwell, in an exclusive interview, discuss with Milken how his Jewish roots have influenced his business and philanthropic thinking.

Rotbart and David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur, produce Monday Morning Radio in cooperation with their weekly radio newsmagazine, Business Unconventional, which airs each Sunday morning at 8:05 a.m. (Mountain) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time: 29 min 45 sec

Photo: Michael Milken and Maxwell Rotbart

Direct download: 111912_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Milken.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:18pm MST

'Creative' Accounting Transforms Boring Bookkeeping into Profitable Business Intelligence

Wizard Academy helps business owners and entrepreneurs discover the science in every art.  In its unconventional classes, which draw creative men and women from around the world, the goal is to demonstrate step-by-step how to do consciously what gifted people do instinctively.

In the generally unglamorous world of bookkeeping and accounting, Jeff and Jake Wilson are two such gifted visionaries.  The Wilsons, a father-son duo, look at the same tedious numbers that other bookkeepers and accountants crunch, only the Wilsons spot opportunities for profits and positive change that typically go undetected.

The Wilsons, cofounders of LoomView.com, are this week’s guests on Monday Morning Radio, produced in cooperation with 710 KNUS AM’s Business Unconventional, the weekly radio newsmagazine airing each Sunday at 8:00 a.m. in Denver and is streamed simultaneously around the world at www.710KNUS.com.

While Jeff, a Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, is a nationally recognized business coach, son Jake comes to the task as someone trained in an entirely unrelated field – architectural design. 

Building a successful business is similar to building a great structure, Jake explains.  “If you don’t know where the beams are, if you don’t know what the foundation is made of, and if it’s not constructed properly, it will not be able to hold up and perform.”

The Wilsons are interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart.  Rotbart, along with David Biondo, serve as cohosts of Business Unconventional.  Jeff Wilson is a regular contributor to the broadcast radio program.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  24 min 16 sec

Photo: Jake (l) and Jeff Wilson (r), LoomView CoFounders

Direct download: 111212_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_LoomView.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 11:20pm MST

1 Hour (Or Pretty Darn Close) Inside the Mind of Rieva Lesonsky - Small Business Legend

This week on Monday Morning Radio, an exclusive, extended interview with Rieva Lesonsky, a pioneering journalist who spent almost 25 years as the editorial director at Entrepreneur magazine.  When Rieva began, in the early 1980s, few news organizations paid any attention to small business owners.  And most business reporters didn't even know the meaning of the word "entrepreneur."

Rieva has helped many thousands of people start and grow their own businesses.  Now, as the head of her own company, GrowBiz Media, Rieva continues to write about small businesses and is a much-in-demand public speaker and consultant.

This week's audio was recorded simultaneously with the taping of Business Unconventional, the weekly one-hour radio newsmagazine that is broadcast each week on 710 KNUS AM and around the world at www.710KNUS.com.  

B. Unconventional is hosted by Wizard Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur.  Also joining the conversation in the second half of this week's audio is Jeff Wilson a small business expert with ActionCoach - Team Empowerment.  Wilson is a regular contributor to B. Unconventional

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  50 min  28 sec
Photo: Rieva Lesonsky

Direct download: 110512_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast2_Rieva.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 8:36pm MST

Leadership is Not Enough: Leadership with Honor is What Really Counts

Leadership is comparatively easy.  Leading with honor requires men and women of special character and skills.  So says Colonel Lee Ellis (ret.), this week's guest on Monday Morning Radio

Colonel Ellis, an Air Force fighter pilot, spent 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.  He was the youngest POW to be imprisoned along with Senator John McCain at the notorious "Hanoi Hilton."  If leaders can act with honor under those circumstances, Colonel Ellis teaches, they certainly can act with honor as the heads of corporations, small businesses and nonprofits.  

Colonel Ellis is an author and expert in the areas of team-building, executive development and - of course - leadership.  He shares his unique insights with Monday Morning Radio listeners.

Colonel Ellis  is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  Also joining the conversation is Jeff Wilson a small business expert with ActionCoach - Team Empowerment.  Wilson is a regular contributor to B. Unconventional

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  29 min  56 sec
Photo: Colonel Lee Ellis


Direct download: 102912_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:31pm MST

Name Changer: A University President and His Business Rationale for Adopting a New Identity

One single word in its name changed.  From College to University.  Yet it took four years to win all the political buy-in and votes that were necessary. 

Dr. Stephen Jordan, president of Metropolitan State University of Denver – with nearly 24,000 students – believes there was a strong “business case” – yes a business case, for going through all the expense and effort to adopt a new school identity.

Can a single word, University v. College, really matter all that much to the bottom line?  Are there lessons to be learned from Dr. Jordan’s journey? 

Decide for yourself whether you believe Dr. Jordan was correct – or simply making much ado about nothing.  He and his associate for marketing and communications, Cathy Lucas, are the guests on this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio. 

Dr. Jordan and Ms. Lucas were interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and his Business Unconventional co-host, David Biondo, on July 1, 2012 – the very day the name change went into effect. 

This week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio is sponsored, in part, by The Wizard of Ads Group, which will be presenting a Marketing Masterclass in Denver on Tuesday, October 30th.  

The Wizard of Ads Group is assembling some of its top speakers from across the United States and Canada to share their secrets on how small business owners can streamline their marketing and grow their businesses.  Instructors will include: Ray Seggern, Chuck McKay, Sarah Klenke, Mike Slover and Charlie Moger.

To register for the Marketing Masterclass, visit www.WizardofAdsGroup.com.  Tuition for the full day is only $67.00.  To hear a 60-second commercial for the course, click here.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:   24 min  39sec
Photo: Dr. Stephen Jordan and Cathy Lucas, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Direct download: 102212_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast.mp3
Category:Branding -- posted at: 5:24pm MST

Dawn Miracle Has 48 Hours Left to Raise $18,000 - Will Crowdfunding Come Through for Her?

This week’s guest on Monday Morning Radio, produced in cooperation with Business Unconventional, is Dawn Miracle, owner and founder of Hot Straw. Dawn’s 8-month-old company, Hot Straw, is one of thousands of small businesses across the country that are bypassing bankers, Wall Street and so-called angel investors, preferring to appeal directly to the public at large to raise the money they need to grow their businesses.

Miracle is interviewed by Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Dawn is using a popular crowdfunding website, www.IndieGoGo.com, to alert prospective supporters throughout the country to her current fundraising campaign.

On IndieGoGo, Dawn is asking the public to “donate” a minimum of $10 to her company, in exchange for getting a sampling of her products and the satisfaction of knowing that they are helping an up-and-coming entrepreneur succeed. As of Sunday evening, October 14th, she has only reached about 40% of her goal.

[Read more about Dawn and her crowdfunding campaign in Dean Rotbart's Examiner.com column: http://www.examiner.com/article/denver-entrepreneur-down-to-her-last-48-hours-to-raise-18k-via-crowdfunding]

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  20 min  53 sec
Photo: Dawn Miracle, Owner, Hot Straw


Direct download: 101512_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast.mp3
Category:Inventors -- posted at: 5:18pm MST

Pinterest and Why It Is In Your Business Interest

Pinterest is the 'hot' new social media site. Originally designed to cater to brides and weddings, the site has boomed in popularity and is now used by more than 16 million visitors a month.

Cyndie Shaffstall, a social media expert and author, is the guest this week, helping to explain Pinterest and why it is a must for some business owners.  Shaffstall is the founder of Spider Trainers in Lakewood, Colorado, and the author of more than a dozen books, including What, How, Who & When: Small-Business Guide to Winning at Web Marketing.

Shaffstall is interviewed by Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  28 min  40 sec
Photo: Cyndie Shaffstall, Spider Trainers

Direct download: 100812_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:43pm MST

Inventors' Panel: Where Successful Ideas Originate

Necessity, we are told, is the mother of invention.  But when Steve Ellenburg and his brother, Mark, first dreamed up the Wrist Rocket slingshot 60 years ago, it was revenge they had on their minds.

Steve, now 71 years old, tells the tale of his journey as a successful inventor on this week's Monday Morning Radio.  Steve will be the keynote speaker on October 6th at the Fourth Annual Mother of Invention Regional Conference in Denver.  

Steve is joined in a quick-paced roundtable discussion by Rita Crompton, founder of the Inventors' Roundtable and the progenitor of five successful businesses; Ian Osborn, inventor and founder, Wild Ideas Light Company; and Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr., co-founder of HHH Enterprises in Abilene, Texas.

Homer is a frequent student at the Wizard Academy and a regular contributor to the weekly Business Unconventional radio newsmagazine, heard in Denver Sunday mornings on 710 KNUS AM radio.

The Monday Morning Radio inventors' panel is led is by fellow Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo serve as co-hosts of Business Unconventional .

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  22 min  48 sec
Photo (L-R): Ian Osborn, Wild Ideas Light Company; and Steve Ellenburg, President & CEO, DPM Associates, LLC.

Direct download: 100112_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast.mp3
Category:Inventors -- posted at: 8:45pm MST

Tim Miles: Head Custodian of 'The Imagination Advisory Group' and Author, Good Company - Making It, Being It, Keeping It

Tim Miles, a faculty member at The Wizard Academy and a Wizard of Ads Partner, specializes in helping owner-operated companies do more with less. He is the founder and head custodian - his words - of The Imagination Advisory Group, based in Columbia, MO.  

He is also the author of the recently released book, Good Company - Making It, Being It, Keeping It.  He is already at work on his next book, to be called We All Have Special Needs.

Tim is interviewed on Monday Morning Radio by fellow Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:    31 min    17 sec
Photo: Tim Miles, The Imagination Advisory Group

Direct download: 092412-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:57pm MST

Michael R. Drew: The Perpetual Bridesmaid (74 Times) Finally Becomes a Bride (Bestselling Author)

Michael R. Drew, a veteran faculty member at The Wizard Academy, is a global superstar when it comes to helping authors propel their books onto the most-influential bestseller lists. To date, 74 books represented by Drew and his Promote-A-Book marketing agency have earned the title "bestseller."  A dozen of his books, in fact, have become New York Times #1 top sellers.

After helping so many others promote themselves and their books, Drew has joined with Wizard Academy co-founder Roy H. Williams to pen the new book, Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future.

Drew and Promote A Book strive to build strong and real relationships with clients and their audiences, increasing sales in a natural manner, and maximizing the depth and longevity of that relationship through its Persona Architecture and Platform Building programs. Drew has presented the Pendulum theory on stage with and for the Dali Lama, Sir Richard Branson, and Steven R. Covey, and privately for the Executive Committee at Franklin Covey

Drew is interviewed exclusively on Monday Morning Radio by fellow Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

NOTE: The Monday Morning Radio interview with Michael R. Drew was orginally conducted on July 20, 2012.  Since then, publication of Pendulum has been rescheduled for October 2, 2012.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:   30 min   40 sec
Photo: Pendulum book cover.  Now scheduled for publication October 2, 2012.

Direct download: 091712-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:40pm MST

Lauren E. Miller: 99 Things Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Should Know Before You Stress Out

Lauren E. Miller is a nationally recognized expert on anxiety relief and stress reduction; an author; motivational speaker; and one-to-one coach (four, six and eight-week programs).  A majority of her clients are business owners and entrepreneurs.

Miller is interviewed by Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

This week's audio explores ways that listeners can navigate their way back to inner peace. Lauren’s core advice is to “remain the gatekeeper of your thoughts.” Along with noted author and speaker Les Brown, Lauren is a cofounder of Stress Solutions University.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  15 min  02 sec
Photo: Lauren E. Miller

Direct download: 091012-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 11:24pm MST

Manley Miller: Lessons from the Non-Profit Funding Hall of Fame

New Orleans Pastor Manley Miller is a jack of many trades.  One of them is showing non-profits how they can vastly improve their fundraising efforts.

Miller, who spent more than two years reverse engineering 'Hall of Fame' fundraiser groups - such as the American Red Cross - teaches the definitive 12 techniques that any non-profit can use to electrify their campaigns.

Miller'a next two-day "Fundraising for Non-Profits' class at the Wizard Academy will be begin on September 25th.  He is interviewed by Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur.

Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  19 min  32 sec
Photo: Manley Miller, Wizard Academy Faculty - Fundraising for Non-profits, Churches, Politicians and Educational Institutions

Direct download: 090312-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 10:31am MST

Doreen Bloch Tracks "The Coolest Startups in America"

Doreen Bloch has written the book - literally - on which companies constitute "The Coolest Startups in America."  

Bloch, herself an entrepreneur and founder of Poshly.com, has surveyed the American business landscape to reveal the country's most innovative newcomers.  She reveals the common threads among these uncommon small businesses.

Bloch, who personifies the cutting-edge, unconventional thinking taught at the Wizard Academy, is interviewed by Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur.

Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Run Time:  31 min  01 sec
Photo: Doreen Bloch, Poshly.com and The Coolest Startups in America

Direct download: 082712-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:21pm MST

Rock the (Business) World: Meet Mike O'Neil, LinkedIn Superstar

Mike O'Neil teaches businesses and professionals how to supercharge their LinkedIn pages to generate new customers and clients - and to build a priceless business network.  O'Neil, CEO of Integrated Alliances in Minneapolis, is an author, consultant, event organizer, and world-class networker.  Consider this your personal introduction to someone you really ought to know.

O'Neil, who personifies the cutting-edge, unconventional thinking taught at the Wizard Academy, is interviewed by Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur.

Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Run Time:  29 min  30 sec
Photo: Mike O'Neil, Integrated Alliances: Home of The LinkedIn Rockstars

Direct download: 082012-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:43am MST

Holly Hamann and Blog Frog Mobilize Bloggers and Other Social Media Influencers

Holly Hamann is an indefatigable entrepreneur who has helped launch six start ups.  Her latest venture, Blog Frog, was just named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Brilliant Companies.”

Blog Frog, whose clients include national brand companies – such as Intuit, KinderCare, Shutterfly and Subway – connects clients with popular bloggers and other social media influences to generate peer-driven content on topics including food, fashion, parenting, fitness and technology. 

Blog Frog leaps past the clutter of Internet ads to harness the power of more than 100,000 social influencers. Everyone benefits. Ribbit. Ribbit.

Hamann, who personifies the cutting-edge, unconventional thinking taught at the Wizard Academy, is interviewed by Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur.

Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Run Time:  33 min  19 sec
Photo: Holly Hamann, Blog Frog

Direct download: 081312-MMR-BUnRadio-HollyHamann.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 1:48pm MST

The Zig Zag Principle: Rich Christiansen Has Started 33 Businesses - And Learned From Each One of Them

Rich Christiansenauthor of The Zig Zag Principle and Bootstrap Business, writes from experience - lots and lots of experience.  Over the course of his serial entrepreneurial career, Rich has started 33 businesses on a shoestring budget.  Some have been amazing successes - 11 generated multi-million dollar revenues.  Others, he's cut loose and chalked up the failure to experience.  Indeed, part of what Rich teaches entrepreneurs is "how to fail efficiently."

Christiansen, who has taught courses at the Wizard Academy, is interviewed by Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur.  Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Run Time:  18 min  44 sec
Photo: Rich Christiansen, The Zig Zag Principle

Direct download: 080612-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:58pm MST

Written Grove: How 'Techie' Peter Nevland Learned to Write Like a Pro

Peter Nevland didn't start out to be a much-in-demand business writing coach.  In fact, he began his professional career as an engineer for Motorola. But Peter discovered that good writing - even great writing - is within the grasp of every executive - regardless of how 'techie' that executive may be.  Peter's journey from slide rule junkie to wordsmith and word coach has an important lesson:  If he can do it, so can you!  

Peter shares some of the key lessons from his popular How To Write Workshops, including this tip:  "Combine the familiar with the unexpected" if you want to grab your readers by their eyeballs.

Nevlan is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur.  Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Direct download: 073012-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:51pm MST

P&G's Mark Huffman: Why the 'Big Idea' Trumps Data-Driven Marketing

Mark Huffman has spent nearly 30 years working at the world's top advertiser, Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble.  During that time, he has contributed to some of the most successful - and well known - advertising campaigns.  Mark will be teaching the very popular Measurement and the Mind - a two-day Wizard Academy course scheduled for November 15th and 16th in Austin.  Mark offers listeners a preview of the lessons he'll share with those lucky enough to register.

Huffman is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur.  Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio and serve as co-hosts in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!


Direct download: 072312-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Advertising and Marketing -- posted at: 9:54pm MST

New York Times Business Reporter Charles Duhigg on The Power of Habit

Calling in from the newsroom of The New York Times, where he is an award-winning reporter, Charles Duhigg explains the methods that individuals and businesses can use to break bad habits and build new positive behaviors and patterns.

Duhigg is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur.  Rotbart and Biondo produce Monday Morning Radio in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Run Time: 26 min 39 sec
Original Broadcast Date: March 25, 2012 
Photo: Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit

Direct download: 071612-MMR-FullPodcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:21pm MST

2 Seconds with Kesslers Diamonds

Don't blink or you'll miss this marketing gem. Read more about it at www.MondayMorningRadio.com.

Direct download: 070912-RichardKessler.mp3
Category:Advertising and Marketing -- posted at: 12:47pm MST

Kesslers Diamonds: How Richard Kessler Dominates His Market - 2 Seconds at a Time

The commercial is short and to the point: "Please take me to Kesslers."  It lasts only 2 seconds.  But Kesslers Diamonds runs the "blink" ad, and others like it, twice an hour, every hour, on 30 or so different radio stations where the Wisconsin-based retail jewelery chain promotes itself.  It's not the only marketing that founder and President Richard Kessler engages in, but it is indicative of his unconventional style.

On this edition of Monday Morning Radio, produced in cooperation with Business Unconventional on 710 KNUS AM in Denver, co-hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart trace the unlikely mega-success of Kesslers Diamonds and its two-decade plus association with Roy H. Williams Marketing of Austin.

Don't be fooled.  Although Richard has yet to teach an actual course at The Wizard Academy, we defy any business owner - especially one whose company works in retail - to listen to this full audio and not come away with valuable, practical, entrepreneurial insights.

Be sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.  The best things in life really are free!

Run Time: 30 min 16 sec
Photo: Richard Kessler, Kesslers Diamonds 

Direct download: 070912-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 11:46am MST

B. Eric Rhoads Offers Some Valuable Insights - Monday Morning Radio Exclusive!

B. Eric Rhoads, chairman and CEO of Streamline Publishing Inc., provides some valuable insights on how he succeeded in the publishing industry.  This exclusive bonus audio follows Eric's June 24, 2012 broadcast interview on Business UnconventionalAmong the magazines that Eric publishes are: Radio InkPlein Air and Fine Art Connoisseur

The Rhoads to Success: Putting Passion to Work - the broadcast portion of Eric's interview, is available here: http://mondaymorningradio.libsyn.com/webpage/the-rhoads-to-success-putting-passions-to-work

Based in Austin, Texas, Eric is a frequent visitor to the Wizard Academy and a longtime friend of Academy co-founder Roy H. Williams.

B. sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.

Business Unconventional is hosted by David Biondo and Dean Rotbart and airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MDT).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com

Run Time: 14 min 35 sec
Photo:
 Path to Engelbrech House, Wizard Academy Campus

Direct download: 062512-MMM-EricRhodes-Bonus-Podcast.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 4:38pm MST

The Rhoads to Success: Putting Passion to Work

B. Eric Rhoads, publisher, serial entrepreneur and talented oil painter, is the guest on this edition of Monday Morning Radio.  Among the magazines that Eric publishes are: Radio Ink; Plein Air and Fine Art Connoisseur

Eric explains that the secret to his success is creating magazines, conferences and websites that appeal to people's passions.  Likewise, he follows his own passions in identifying business opportunities.  Based in Austin, Texas, Eric is a frequent visitor to the Wizard Academy and a longtime friend of Academy co-founder Roy H. Williams.

B. sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.

Business Unconventional is hosted by David Biondo and Dean Rotbart and airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MDT).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com

Original broadcast date: June 24, 2012
Photo: B Eric Rhoads, Streamline Publishing

Direct download: 062512-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 8:00pm MST

Show Me How & Why Advertising Works

On this edition of Monday Morning Radio, two veteran advertising strategists discuss the merits of investing in advertising campaigns, including the many non-tangible benefits that create value.

Rich Carr, a regular Business Unconventional contributor and Wizard Academy graduate, heads Carr Knowledge Interactive Marketing & Advertising, Inc., based in Seattle.  To read a full profile of Rich, click here.

Ric Bender, a top account executive with Salem Radio in Denver, specializes in helping small businesses harness the power of radio advertising and social marketing to give their businesses a competitive edge.  Ric is the liaison between Business Unconventional and its host station, 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

B. sure to follow B. Unconventional on Twitter: @BUnRadio and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo.

Business Unconventional is hosted by David Biondo and Dean Rotbart and airs each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (MDT).  The program is also streamed over the Internet at www.710KNUS.com

Original broadcast date: April 29, 2012
Photo: Ric Bender, Salem Radio

Direct download: 061812-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Advertising and Marketing -- posted at: 6:51pm MST

Steve Jobs v. Bill Gates: With Wizard Academy Graduate Greg Farrell of Bloomberg News

Greg Farrell, author and influential reporter for Bloomberg News, makes a surprise visit to share with listeners some of the best advice he ever received from Roy H. Williams, author of the new book, Pendulum.  

Roy is the sole guest on a recent edition of Business Unconventional, where he shares the insights and experiences that have drawn thousands of successful business owners and entrepreneurs to beat a path to his door at The Wizard Academy in Austin, Texas.

Roy is interviewed by B. Unconventional hosts Dean Rotbart and David Biondo.  Their weekly business radio newsmagazine is broadcast each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  It is also available as a live stream from www.710KNUS.com.

Innovative business owners and entrepreneurs who would like to share their stories with Monday Morning Radio listeners are invited to contact us at: 303-800-6081.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available for those seeking to reach small business decision makers.

Original Broadcast Date: June 10, 2012
Photo:  Greg Farrell, Bloomberg News

Direct download: 061112-MMR-Segment4.mp3
Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 9:38am MST

It's What is Left Out That Counts: Richard Kessler and Kessler's Diamonds

Roy H. Williams points to Wisconsin's largest diamond and diamond engagement ring jeweler, Kesslers Diamonds, as an example of a company that caught the Pendulum at the right time and really succeeded from understanding how the Pendulum operates.  Kesslers Diamonds is owned by Richard Kessler.

 This is Part Three of Four.

Roy advises listeners and readers of his new book, Pendulum, to stay away from "Me" advertising and instead make a connection with customers and prospects by speaking about something that both seller and buyer care about.  In the case of Kesslers Diamonds, that "something" was the fight against breast cancer.

Roy is interviewed by B. Unconventional hosts Dean Rotbart and David Biondo.  Their weekly business radio newsmagazine is broadcast each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  It is also available as a live stream from www.710KNUS.com.

Innovative business owners and entrepreneurs who would like to share their stories with Monday Morning Radio listeners are invited to contact us at: 303-800-6081.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available for those seeking to reach small business decision makers.

Original Broadcast Date: June 10, 2012

Direct download: 061112-MMR-Segment3.mp3
Category:Pendulum -- posted at: 9:09am MST

From King Solomon to Barack Obama: 'We v. Me'

Like a metronome on top of a piano, society has followed predictable cycles dating back at least 3,000 years.  In his new book, Pendulum, bestselling author Roy H. Williams spells out the "We" and the "Me" zeniths and everything that falls between them.  

On this segment, Roy, the sole guest on a recent edition of Business Unconventional, explores the "We" side of the Pendulum, noting that its "not about what you include, but what you exclude" that really counts now.

This is Part Two of Four.

Roy is interviewed by B. Unconventional hosts Dean Rotbart and David Biondo.  Their weekly business radio newsmagazine is broadcast each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  It is also available as a live stream from www.710KNUS.com.

Business Unconventional is sponsored in part by High Plateau Truss, serving Colorado homeowners and contractors for more than two decades.  Contact John Peer: www.hptruss.com  Ph: 303-278-9744  5465 Quebec Street, Commerce City, CO 80022

Original Broadcast Date: June 10, 2012
Photo: (L-R) Wizard Academy Instructors David McInnis, Jeffrey Eisenberg and Roy H. Williams 

Direct download: 061112-MMR-Segment2.mp3
Category:Pendulum -- posted at: 8:47am MST

Meet Roy H. Williams, author, teacher, entrepreneur, philanthropist and modern-day philosopher.  Roy is the sole guest on a recent edition of Business Unconventional, where he shares the insights and experiences that have drawn thousands of successful business owners and entrepreneurs to beat a path to his door at The Wizard Academy in Austin, Texas.

This is Part One of Four.

Roy is interviewed by B. Unconventional hosts Dean Rotbart and David Biondo.  Their weekly business radio newsmagazine is broadcast each Sunday morning at 8 a.m. (Mountain Time) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.  It is also available as a live stream from www.710KNUS.com.

B. Unconventional is sponsored in part by Signal Butte Financial Corp., which provides individuals and businesses no-risk, proven methods to safely grow their wealth and wave goodbye to conventional banks and other lenders.  For more information, click here or phone David Biondo for a free, zero-obligation personal briefing.  His number is 303-800-6420. 

Original Broadcast Date: June 10, 2012

Direct download: 061112-MMR-Segment1.mp3
Category:Roy H. Williams -- posted at: 2:12pm MST

Welcome to Monday Morning Radio from Roy H. Williams - The Wizard of Ads

Roy H. Williams welcomes readers of his popular Monday Morning Memo to Monday Morning Radio, a weekly audio that features some of the country’s most innovative business owners – men and women who are putting into practice the profitable lessons that can be gleaned by reading Roy's Monday Morning Memo.

Monday Morning Radio is produced by Dean Rotbart and David Biondo, who co-host the popular Business Unconventional radio newsmagazine that is broadcast each Sunday on 710 KNUS AM radio is Denver.

Monday Morning Radio makes a fine compliment to the Monday Morning Memo.  Listen often and be sure to pass it along to your friends and colleagues. 

Direct download: MMRadio-Intro1.mp3
Category:About Monday Morning Radio -- posted at: 5:15pm MST

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