Monday Morning Radio (successful entrepreneurs)
“Hello” From the Other Side of the Customer Service Line

It’s been almost exactly 140 years since Alexander Graham Bell first phoned his assistant, beckoning, “Mr. Watston – come here – I want to see you.”

While the telephone is decidedly old-school, it is still one of the most prominent and important conduits for business. Charlie Fusco specializes in turning each and every call from, or to, a business prospect into a brand-building exercise.

Charlie, founder and CEO of Synergixx, chats this week with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart about the best – and worst – ways for a business to communicate by phone. Listen in on their call right now - and profit.

Photo: Charlie Fusco, Synergixx

Posted: April 4, 2016

Monday Morning Run Time: 41 minutes 53 seconds

Want to learn how to turbocharge your personal or business reputation? Schedule a 30-minute FREE phone consultation with reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200. Limited slots now booking for April and May 2016. 

Direct download: Synergixx_MMR.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 12:40pm MDT

You’re Not Too Small or Too New to Profit From (And Afford) a Celebrity Endorsement

Celebrity endorsements are not just for giant consumer-products brands anymore. Many small businesses are discovering the sales magnetism of celebrities who talk up their products – whether in advertisements or social media posts.

Evan Morgenstein, president and CEO of CelebExperts, specializes in matching celebrities with businesses – including startups and not-ready-for-prime-time companies. His results have been nothing short of amazing.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Morgenstein shares with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart the ins-and-outs celebrity endorsements.

Photo: Evan Morgenstein, Celeb Experts

Posted: March 7, 2016

Monday Morning Run Time: 51 minutes 52 seconds

Want to learn how to turbocharge your personal or business reputation? Schedule a 30-minute FREE phone consultation with reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart: 1-303-296-1200. Limited slots now booking for March and April 2016. 

 

Direct download: Evan_Morgenstein_MMR.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:55pm MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

Janelle and Matt’s Wedding and the Marketing Lessons it Offers

On October 8th, in Ogden, Utah, Janelle Page and Matt Misbach will seal their love by exchanging wedding vows in front of a large gathering of family, friends, neighbors and colleagues.

Theirs is not only a story of romance, it’s also a valuable lesson in personal branding and video marketing. Divorced and the mother of four, Janelle was having no luck attracting eligible suitors last year when she decided to apply her business experience - using video testimonials to help her clients generate more leads and make more sales - to the dating game.

Her 8 ½ minute autobiographical YouTube video, #ManHunt, spelled out exactly who she is, who she is looking for, and who need not apply. It worked.

Janelle and Matt share their tale this week on Monday Morning Radio with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart. As Dean points out, mass marketing is great, but sometimes superfluous. “Whether you’re looking for a spouse, an employee, an investor, or a few new clients, laser-targeted marketing might just prove a perfect match for you as well,” Rotbart observes.

Janelle is the CEO of KickFire, based in Kaysville, UT. Her firm specializes in customized, laser-beam focused marketing campaigns.

Photo: Janelle Page of KickFire, and her husband-to-be, Matt Misbach

Posted: September 21, 2015

Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 43 seconds

 

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

 

Direct download: Kick-Fire2.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 9:00pm MDT

Heidi Ganahl Shares Some of Her Favorite Entrepreneurial Treats

Heidi Ganahl has lived a dog’s life. And a lucky dog at that. She is the founder of Camp Bow Wow, which she grew from one doggy day care center into the largest pet-care franchiser in North America.

When Heidi sold her company in 2014 (she remains CEO), it had about 3,500 employees and generated system-wide sales of $71 million. Want to know how you can follow in her paw-steps?  Heidi shares her favorite entrepreneur treats this week on Monday Morning Radio.

Photo: Heidi Ganahl, Camp Bow Wow
Posted: August 17, 2015
Run Time: 31 minutes and 41 seconds

 

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.

Direct download: Heidi_Ganahl.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:52pm MDT

Dr. Bill Dorfman: From Dental School to Multi-Millionaire Business Owner

To kickoff our 4th year of weekly podcasts, Monday Morning Radio is honored to welcome Dr. Bill Dorfman, television personality, best-selling author, inventor, entrepreneur, and world-class philanthropist. 

Dr. Dorfman, whose dental patients include a who’s who of Hollywood’s brightest stars, has previously been a guest on Oprah, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Dr. Phil, and many other national programs. He is currently a featured dentist and occasional host on the CBS award-winning daytime show, The Doctors.

This week, Dr. Dorfman explains how he made the journey from a fresh dental school graduate to a multi-millionaire business owner and celebrity. Open wide and let the wisdom in.

Dr. Dorfman 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.

 

Photo: Dr. Bill Dorfman
Posted
: June 15, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 30 minutes 56 seconds

Direct download: Dorfman.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 6:41pm MDT