Monday Morning Radio
Mermaid Mania: Swimtails Aims to Ride the Global Wave

Little mermaids are big business. Spurred, in part, by the hit Australian TV show, “H2O: Just Add Water”  - which airs in more than 120 countries - we are in the midst of a bona fide mermaid feeding frenzy. Among the more popular items making waves are mermaid tails, such as the children and adult swimming fins being marketed nationally by Swimtails, a company that recently surfaced to meet the burgeoning demand.

 

Husband-and-wife team Kristie Foster and Ryan Newman share their entrepreneurial tale this week on Monday Morning Radio and disclose their blueprint for making a business splash from mermaid mania.

 

Kristie and Ryan are interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, an award-winning journalist and veteran broadcaster.

 

Dean will be teaching his amazing 2-Day Mile High Reputation Tool Chest Workshop in Denver on September 3rd and 4th. The workshop will provide registrants with all the knowledge and training they need to rocket launch their local, national, and even global reputations. For more information or to register, visit MondayMorningRadio.com.

 

Posted: June 1, 2015

Monday Morning Run Time: 21 minutes 25 seconds

 

Direct download: Swimtail_Mermaids.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 5:29pm MDT

Flying Without a Helicopter: Helping Young People Better Prepare for Business and Life

Are today’s young adults ready to succeed in business and life? Most, in honesty, aren’t. The reason, observes Dr. Joanie Connell, is that too many members of the so-called millennial generation have been (silver) spoon fed for too long. 

This week on Monday Morning Radio Dr. Connell, author of Flying without a Helicopter: How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life, explains how she inspires young people to get R.E.A.L.: Resilient, Empowered, Authentic, and Limber.

 

Dr. Connell is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, co-host of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Photo: Dr. Joanie Connell, Flexible Work Solutions

Posted: May 25, 2015

Monday Morning Run Time: 31 minutes  44 seconds

Spend Labor Day weekend in gorgeous Colorado after having completed Dean Rotbart’s amazing 2-Day Mile High Reputation Tool Chest Workshop. You’ll leave with all the knowledge and training you need to rocket launch your own profitable local, national, even global reputation. To register or for more information, visit MondayMorningRadio.com

Direct download: joanie_connell.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:28pm MDT

A Fool's Errand: Trying to Motivate Employees with a Carrot or a Stick

Would you be more inclined to listen to this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio if you knew that one lucky listener would win a Silver Aluminum Apple Watch? Perhaps.

But this week’s guest, Susan Fowler, thinks such prize incentives are an awful way to win customers or to encourage employees to perform better on the job. In the long run, they don’t work.

Susan, who has worked alongside management guru Ken Blanchard for more than two decades and co-authored three books with Ken, is an expert on the science of motivation. 

Her own book, Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…and What Does, explodes the conventional wisdom that to motivate others – or even yourself – you have two choices, the carrot or the stick. That may work for horses, Susan says, but not for listeners of this podcast or for any other sentient human being.

Susan is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, co-host of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Photo: Susan Fowler, Why Motivating People Doesn't Work

Posted: May 18, 2015

Monday Morning Run Time: 38 minutes  12 seconds

Spend Labor Day weekend in gorgeous Colorado after having completed Dean Rotbart’s amazing 2-Day Mile High Reputation Tool Chest Workshop. You’ll leave with all the knowledge and training you need to rocket launch your own profitable local, national, even global reputation. To register or for more information, visit MondayMorningRadio.com. 

Direct download: Susan_Fowler.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:37pm MDT

Remaking the Global Wine Industry, One Keg at a Time

Wine dispensed from stainless steel kegs has begun to flow from some of the nation's top vineyards and restaurants.  At the forefront of this liquid revolution are Napa-based Free Flow Wines and its CEO and co-founder, Jordan Kivelstadt.  

Free Flow Wines is defying convention in asking fine restaurants and other venues to shift from bottles to kegs. It's a business challenge worthy of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine. This week on Monday Morning Radio, Kivelstadt uncorks his secret plan to bring technological and environmental innovation to the age-old wine industry.

p.s. Just a few short weeks ago, the Wizard Academy's resident oenophile, our very own Roy H. Williams, sipped his very first glass of wine on tap. Sacrilege? Apostasy? Depravity? 

No, in Roy's own words, "I liked it."

Photo: Jordan Kivelstadt, Free Flow Wines
Posted: May 11, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 37 minutes 20 seconds

Spend Labor Day weekend in gorgeous Colorado after having completed Dean Rotbart’s amazing 2-Day Mile High Reputation Tool Chest Workshop. You’ll leave with all the knowledge and training you need to rocket launch your own profitable local, national, even global reputation. To register or for more information, visit MondayMorningRadio.com.

Direct download: free_flow_wines_kivelstadt.mp3
Category:Innovators -- posted at: 12:10pm MDT

Dr. Bo Knows: Podcasts Deliver an Audience and Results

Is podcasting an effective marketing tool? 

Bo Bennett sure thinks so. The serial entrepreneur just launched his 7th podcast – The Dr. Bo Show. “Dr. Bo” – who has a Ph.D. in social psychology – finds that podcasts deliver a steady stream of customers for his various ventures, including online courses, public speaking, and ebooks. 

Why? Dr. Bo says many people have brains that are hardwired to be more receptive to audio input than reading or videos. (Where have we heard that before?) Join in this week on Monday Morning Radio and be counted among the audio cognoscenti.

Photo: Dr. Bo Bennett, The Dr. Bo Show
Posted: May 4, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 44 seconds

Spend Labor Day weekend in gorgeous Colorado after having completed Dean Rotbart’s amazing 2-Day Mile High Reputation Tool Chest Workshop. You’ll leave with all the knowledge and training you need to rocket launch your own profitable local, national, even global reputation. To register or for more information, visit MondayMorningRadio.com.

Direct download: drboshow.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 9:16pm MDT

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