Monday Morning Radio (successful entrepreneurs)
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

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

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

She'll Tell You How She Built A Community of 70,000 Active Members

In fewer than eight years, Sharon Vinderine has built a North American network of more than 70,000 families who help her company evaluate toys, baby goods, and other consumer products. Sharon is founder of PTPA Media – Parent Tested, Parent Approved – and her Toronto, Ontario-based company and its PTPA Seal of Approval have become the gold standard when it comes to certifying family-friendly products.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Sharon opens her playbook to share her magic formula for building large virtual communities and mobilizing them. She is interviewed by host and award-winning journalist, Dean Rotbart.

Discover why you MUST have your own Wikipedia profile and how to generate one. Read Dean Rotbart's groundbreaking series here.

Direct download: Vinderine_PTPA.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 9:46pm MDT