Monday Morning Radio
Mark Grisafe's Blueprint for Making His Clients Success Partners

For a residential and commercial architect, Mark Grisafe has an unusual business motto: Advise, Advocate & Collaborate. It’s an unconventional approach that over the past decade has helped him grow his Long Beach, California, firm – M. Grisafe Architect – into a thriving business.

While many professionals shun taking advice from their clients – think lawyers and accountants, for example – Mark actually cultivates his clients’ involvement at every step of the way. In turn, they consistently reward him with repeat business and word-of-mouth referrals.

This week on Monday Morning Radio with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, Mark shares his unique blueprint for building a professional practice in close cooperation with his clients.

Photo: Mark Grisafe, M. Grisafe Architects
Posted: December 28, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 10 seconds

Dean Rotbart will next present his popular Reputation Tool Chest Workshop at Wizard Academy on February 16th and 17th. Let Dean teach you to how to build an unparalleled online reputation for you or your business. Registration is limited, so don't delay.

 

Direct download: Grisafe_122815.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 11:37pm MST

This is YOUR Blind Voice (Speaking) Audition: Do You Have What It Takes?

The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain! Perhaps. But Audrey Hepburn’s My Fair Lady transformation from a lowly Cockney flower girl to a gentile society lady with impeccable speech is anything but authentic.

It’s not that such a speech makeover isn’t possible, it’s just that the fictional professor of phonetics Henry Higgins doesn’t use the correct methodology.

Ita M. Olsen, this week’s guest on Monday Morning Radio, has spent more than two decades honing the right methods to correct speech and empower speakers. Ita is one of the world’s leading speech coaches. 

Whether you’re addressing an auditorium with thousands of listeners, a bank lending committee, a radio interviewer, or your own employees, how you deliver the message can actually be more important than what you say.

Ita and her company, Convey Clearly, have trained executives at American Express, JP Morgan, New York Life Insurance and many other leading global companies on ways to effectively deliver messages so that they have the desired impact.

This week Ita shares her top insights – both on how you can speak more clearly, and why you should.

Monday Morning Radio is produced and hosted by noted reputation coach Dean Rotbart.

Photo: Ita M. Olsen, Convey Clearly, and Audrey Hepburn, My Fair Lady
Posted: December 14, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 39 minutes 41 seconds

Dean Rotbart will next present his popular Reputation Tool Chest Workshop at Wizard Academy on February 16th and 17th. Let Dean teach you to how to build an unparalleled online reputation for you or your business. Registration is limited, so don't delay.

Direct download: Ita_Olsen.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 9:10pm MST

The Sharks Were Brutal, But The Owners of Switch Witch Remain Resolute

A few days after Lara Spear Riley and Rob Bouley were guests on Monday Morning Radio this past October, they appeared on ABC-TV’s Shark Tank, asking $55,000 for a 25% equity stake in their company, Switch Witch. Instead of funding, Lara and Rob got ridicule and left empty-handed.

Shark Kevin O’Leary was blunt: “If I were you, I’d take this behind the barn and burn it. Because I think it sucks.”

This week, Lara and Rob return to Monday Morning Radio to reflect on their Shark Tank experience and offer other entrepreneurs some surprising advice about whether or not to follow them into the Shark Tank.

As you'll hear, Lara and Rob are troopers. Despite getting slammed on air - with family, friends, and customers watching, they report that 2015 Halloween sales were strong and they are marching ahead. To be a successful entrepreneur, you have to have a fighting spirit and get back up even when you've been knocked to the ground.

Be sure to also listen to our first interview with Lara and Rob. Although they couldn't tell anyone when they spoke to us back in October, they already knew that the Sharks had taken a big bite out of them. Nonetheless, their comments on the judges and the program were - and continue to be - nothing but classy.

To hear the October 19th interview, click here.

Photo: Rob Bouley and Lara Spear Riley, Switch Witch
Posted: December 7, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 31 minutes 05 seconds

Visit Switch Witch and pick up a truly special treat for the children in your life: www.Switch-Witch.com.

 

 

 

Direct download: Switch_Witch2.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:24pm MST

Everyone is a Salesperson, and Anyone Can Be a Better Salesperson

Wes Schaeffer has helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and salespeople sell more goods and services, and amazingly, actually come to enjoy the sales process that so many people dread.

Wes, a Wizard Academy alumnus who is known as The Sales Whisperer, not only teaches others how to electrify their sales, he demonstrates the process – (walks the talk) - daily on his website, in his sales newsletter, his weekly podcast, and via his free online mini course.

Anyone, Wes believes, can become a better, more satisfied, salesperson. He explains how this week on Monday Morning Radio.

Monday Morning Radio is produced and hosted by noted reputation coach Dean Rotbart.

Photo: Wes Schaeffer, The Jury Whisperer
Posted: November 30, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 39 minutes 15 seconds

 

Dean Rotbart will next present his popular Reputation Tool Chest Workshop at Wizard Academy on February 16th and 17th. Let Dean teach you to how to build an unparalleled online reputation for you or your business. Registration is limited, so don't delay.

Direct download: SalesWhisperer_MMR.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 12:56pm MST

Think Less, Live More: For Those Who Can’t Make Up Their Mind On Important Business Decisions

On important decisions, do you have a difficult time making up your mind? Do you engage in endless, “on the one hand, but on the other hand” thinking?

Shelley Row, a self-described “recovering over-thinker,” coaches executives and entrepreneurs on ways to make better, smarter, more insightful decisions. In her new book, Think Less, Live More, Shelley promotes a Cognition-Intuition Balance Model, which strikes a balance between relying on hard data and gut feel when it comes to making crucial decisions.

One easy decision is to hear what Shelley has to say this week on Monday Morning Radio, featuring host and noted reputation coach Dean Rotbart.

Photo: Shelley Row, Think Less, Live More
Posted: November 23, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 32 minutes 52 seconds

Direct download: Shelley_Row_MMR.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:23pm MST

Dr. Cheryl Bauman is a global evangelist for face-to-face communications.

In this increasingly digital age, Dr. Bauman, author of Just Say It, is reintroducing the world to the many benefits of holding face-to-face meetings – and sharing her insights on how to make those interactions even more successful.

To demonstrate her point, this week Dr. Bauman joins reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart via a Skype video call, so you can both see and hear her business communications insights.

Watch and listen now.

Direct download: Just_Say_It_2.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 4:52pm MST

The Fired Up Selling Project From "The Bard of Austin"

The Fired Up Selling Project is a nationwide campaign to identify and showcase the top 300 statements ever made for brightening the spirits and focusing the minds of sales professionals and entrepreneurs.

Would you like to be one of the judges who gets to decide which quotes make that list? Ray Bard, the owner of Bard Press (and the first-ever chairman of the board of Wizard Academy) is inviting you to help him select the final 300 quotes that will be published in 2016 and sold in bookstores nationwide.

Ray tells reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart all about it this week. You’ll be glad you listened. And you can quote us on that.

Photo: Ray Bard, Bard Press
Posted: November 9, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 34 minutes 38 seconds

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour FREE phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200. Limited slots now booking for November and December 2015. 

 

Direct download: Fired_Up_Selling.mp3
Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 10:19pm MST

An Under the Covers Report: Meet Kangapoda’s Eclectic Founder

The human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Perfect for walking. But when many people tuck their tootsies under their bed covers – to read or sleep - they wind up with leg and foot pain, and cramps.

Hal Mintz was one such sufferer. So the seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist set out to invent better bedding. The result: Kangapoda, a line of U.S. made, patented ergonomic sheets and blankets that offer relief to bedtime foot-pain sufferers.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart goes under the covers to get the skinny on Kangapoda and its unconventional challenge to mainstream bedding manufacturers.

Photo: Hal Mintz, Kangapoda
Posted: November 2, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 31 minutes 01 seconds

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour FREE phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200. Limited slots now booking for November and December 2015. 

Direct download: Kangapoda_MMR.mp3
Category:Innovators -- posted at: 7:30pm MST

This App Can Prevent Distracted Teen Driving

Can a free phone and desktop application reduce the incidents of distracted teenage driving?

Las Vegas entrepreneurs Leon Wilde and Phil Randazzo believe it can, and they are betting their ample experience as successful business owners and investors on DriveSafe Mode, a patented application they designed to save lives – and parental anxiety.

Think of DriveSafe Mode as a 24/7 tattletale. If your teen is texting, tweeting, snapchatting, of otherwise posting – when he or she is in a moving vehicle, DriveSafe Mode can shut down the phone and notify you immediately. If your teen tries to disable the application, DriveSafe Mode will let you know that as well. 

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Leon and Phil tell host and noted reputation coach Dean Rotbart how they are navigating the highly competitive web app marketplace, and why they believe DriveSafe Mode is their express lane to a much larger, more successful suite of profitable products.

Posted: October 26, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 35 minutes 09 seconds

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour FREE phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200. Limited slots now booking for November and December 2015. 

Direct download: DriveSafe.mp3
Category:Innovators -- posted at: 4:33pm MST

Behind the Scenes at ABC-TV’s Shark Tank

Business partners Lara Spear Riley and Rob Bouley are the co-creators of Switch Witch, a Halloween-themed plush doll, cauldron, and accompanying storybook. Come Halloween, children dress up and still go trick-or-treating. Only when the kids get home, they deposit a portion of their candy stash with their Switch Witch, and in the morning – Presto, Change-o – the candy has been transformed into a special switch gift.

The real magic is how this unlikely product and duo caught the attention of the producers at ABC-TV’s Shark Tank. Riley and Bouley will face off against the notorious panel of sharks on Friday, October 23, 2015, at 9 pm Eastern Day Time.

But first, Riley and Bouley share their own entrepreneurial tale - and the steps they took to earn a spot on Shark Tank - with reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart - our resident guppy. 


Posted: October 19, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 32 minutes 45 seconds

Want to learn how to generate free publicity and social media "buzz" for your business?  Schedule a one-hour FREE phone consultation with Monday Morning Radio co-host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200. Limited slots now booking for November and December 2015. 

Direct download: Switch-Witch.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 7:55pm MST