Sun, 23 June 2019
On a special edition of Monday Morning Radio, to mark the launch of its 8th season, host Dean Rotbart flew to Austin, Texas, and, in the inner sanctums of The Tower at Wizard Academy, brought together two of the world’s marketing legends: The Wizard of Ads, Roy H. Williams, and The Digital Marketer, Ryan Deiss.
It’s no exaggeration to say that a one-hour private consultation with either Roy or Ryan would easily command a king’s ransom from their legions of fans. Put Roy and Ryan together, combining their expertise, and no small business owner or entrepreneur can afford to miss the priceless insights they deliver.
But put away your checkbooks. Dean’s exclusive conversation with Roy and Ryan is available right now, for free, compliments of MondayMorningRadio.com.
Photos: Roy H. Williams (l) and Ryan Deiss; Overhead view of The Tower at Wizard Academy
Sun, 10 March 2019
This week’s special guest, Matt Mason, was recently appointed by Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts to be the state’s official poet.
It’s a position whose roots date back to 1921 and highlights the fact that the Cornhusker state is quite fertile ground for literary creativity.
For almost ten years, Matt has served as executive director of the Nebraska Writers Collective, a nonprofit group that promotes poets in the schools and organizes quality poetry programs for adults.
As the Nebraska State Poet, Matt plans to travel the state – from schools to prisons – sharing his love of poetry, supporting the state’s writers, and inspiring Nebraskans from all walks of life to express themselves creatively.
As Monday Morning Radio host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart – himself a Pulitzer Prize nominee when he wrote for The Wall Street Journal – points out, Matt joins a lengthy honor roll of Wizard Academy graduates who have been recognized globally for their creativity and professional excellence.
Rotbart explores the role of creativity in society with Matt and asks him to explain why the arts matter. You’ll want to hear his answer.
And, you’ll also want to hear his exclusive reading of a chapter from his latest book, The Baby That Are Cincinnati. So be sure to listen – or if time is short, skip – to the end of this week’s episode.
Photo: Matt Mason, Nebraska State Poet
Sun, 8 October 2017
This is Dean Rotbart, host of Monday Morning Radio and a proud supporter of Chapel Dulcinea at Wizard Academy.
On a recent podcast, we explored the tale of Chapel Dulcinea, the world’s first and most popular free wedding chapel. Launched in 2005 by Wizard Academy co-founders Pennie and Roy H. Williams, the magical venue now plays hosts to more than 1,000 new unions each and every year. That’s 1,000 couples, many of them with not a dime to their name, who can secure a gorgeous wedding chapel for not a penny.
My wife Talya and I, who were married in 1984 in the chambers of a criminal court judge in Dallas, have pledged our support to keep Chapel Dulcinea solvent for years to come. You can become a Dulcinea Darling for as little as $5 a month – a bargain price to be part of a newlywed couple’s lives forever.
To join Talya and me as Dulcinea Darlings – and to learn more about the wonder and magic of a dream wedding chapel -- visit FreeWeddingChapel.org, and scroll down the page until you see the icon for Dulcinea Darlings. That’s FreeWeddingChapel.org – and Dulcinea Darlings.
Sun, 1 October 2017
Sometimes the best business stories are UnBusiness stories.
The tale of Chapel Dulcinea is one of those, the world’s first and most popular free wedding chapel – launched in 2005 by Wizard Academy co-founders Pennie and Roy H. William – and playing host to more than 1,000 new unions each and every year.
Pennie and Roy, who were married with hardly a dime to their name in 1976, envisioned Chapel Dulcinea as a sanctuary to help cash-strapped couples take their vows and first steps forward as a married couple.
This week, host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart joins Pennie and Roy on a special edition of Monday Morning Radio, to share the wonder and magic of a dream wedding chapel come true. What’s your UnBusiness dream?
[To contribute as little as $5 a month to help defray the cost of keeping Chapel Dulcinea free, click here.]
Photo: Pennie and Roy H. Williams - 1976
Sun, 8 November 2015
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
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.
Sun, 28 June 2015
You’ve read this week’s Monday Morning Memo, now hear all about the Whisk(e)y Marketing School from Professors Daniel Whittington and Tom Fischer.
Daniel, in Austin, and Tom, in London, will orate on exactly why storytelling, showmanship, and Single Malt Scotch make for an ideal blend.
As Daniel and Tom instruct the always sober Dean Rotbart, the Whisk(e)y Marketing School is only partly about understanding the world of whiskey. More importantly – and in keeping with the ethos of The Wizard Academy – the new school is really about making memories and creating experiences that people throughout the nation will soon be clamoring to partake in.
Whether you imbibe or not, there are some great business and marketing principles to savor on this week’s episode of Monday Morning Radio. Drink it in.
Photo: Daniel Whittington (l) and Tom Fischer
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.
Sun, 19 January 2014
Direct download: 012014_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_NickGrant.mp3
Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 8:08am MDT
Sun, 10 November 2013
If you're not among that lucky bunch who will hang out with Jeff Sexton and Chris Maddock this week during the Writing for Radio and the Internet workshop at Wizard Academy, here is some consolation: Jeff Sexton is Dean Rotbart and David Biondo's guest on this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio.
Whether you're writing your own web copy or hiring someone else to do it for you, this interview - like the two-day course itself - will open your mind to a brave and lucrative new world where words make all the difference.
Monday Morning Radio is produced in cooperation with Business Unconventional, the weekly radio news magazine broadcast every Sunday at 8 am (Mountain) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.
Monday Morning Run Time: 18 mins 54 Secs
Photo: Jeff Sexton, Wizard Academy
Sun, 3 November 2013
Banging the Drums for The Wizard Academy: Meet Daniel Whittington - Musician, Creative Thinker and Vice Chancellor
Having returned to the fanfare of trumpets following his incredibly successful secret mission for the CIA,
This week, the Rotbarts casts their eyes on newly named Wizard Academy Vice-Chancellor Daniel Whittington, who talks about the growth and direction of the Academy, its upcoming courses, and his own background as a professional musician and creative thinker. If you've ever been to Wizard Academy or thought about attending one of its courses, don't miss this opportunity to meet the pirate.
Monday Morning Radio is produced in cooperation with Business Unconventional, the weekly radio news magazine broadcast every Sunday at 8 am (Mountain) on 710 KNUS AM in Denver. Business Unconventional is hosted by Dean Rotbart, a Wizard Academy faculty member, and David Biondo, a wealth management expert and founder of Signal Butte Financial Corp.
Monday Morning Run Time: 31 mins 27 Secs
Photo Collage: Daniel Whittington
Direct download: 110413_MondayMorningRadio_DanielWhittington_WizardAcademy.mp3
Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 8:17pm MDT
Sat, 30 March 2013
On-the-Spot Coverage of The Wizard Academy's Measurement and the Mind, Taught by Mark & Gene Huffman
Wizard Academy grads Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr., Tanya White and Erik Eustice, each of whom attended the recent Measurement and the Mind course taught by brothers Mark and Gene Huffman, provide some on-the-spot feedback on this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio.
Homer, a regular contributor to Dean Rotbart and David Biondo's Business Unconventional broadcast radio show, recruited Tanya and Erik to share their first-hand Wizard Academy insights and impressions.
All three guests are successful entrepreneurs and/or consultants in their own right. And if you weren't lucky enough to attend the Huffman brothers' course, this audio is the next best thing.
Oh yes, you'll also discover why "Let's Make a Deal" Homer always trades for "Door #2." Hint: It's the goats. (Don't ask. Just listen.)
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!
Photo (Clockwise): Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr.; Homer's Wizard Academy chair; Homer's dream Let's Make A Deal Prize; Measurement and the Mind guests, Erik Eustice and Tanya White
Direct download: 040113_MondayMorningRadio_BUnPodcast_TeamHomer_2.mp3
Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 10:54pm MDT
Sun, 17 February 2013
Comedy Central star Kyle Cease will be making an encore appearance at Wizard Academy for 2 days, March 6th and 7th, presenting his powerful, transformative "Groove of Greatness Seminar."
On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Kyle talks about his evolution from comedian to professional business presenter and motivator. Kyle used his proven techniques and creative insights to overcome his own severe stage fright and win recognition as the Number #1 comedian on Comedy Central in 2009.
Tune in. You'll laugh. You'll think. And you'll book your reservation to attend Kyle's Wizard Academy class. Just don't fly Trans Sky Air (you'll understand why when you hear Kyle's interview.)
Kyle is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-hosts the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.
Monday Morning Radio - Run Time: 40 min 11 sec
Sun, 2 September 2012
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.
Monday Morning Radio - Run Time: 19 min 32 sec
Sat, 9 June 2012
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