Monday Morning Radio
Pinterest and Why It Is In Your Business Interest

Pinterest is the 'hot' new social media site. Originally designed to cater to brides and weddings, the site has boomed in popularity and is now used by more than 16 million visitors a month.

Cyndie Shaffstall, a social media expert and author, is the guest this week, helping to explain Pinterest and why it is a must for some business owners.  Shaffstall is the founder of Spider Trainers in Lakewood, Colorado, and the author of more than a dozen books, including What, How, Who & When: Small-Business Guide to Winning at Web Marketing.

Shaffstall 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.

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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  28 min  40 sec
Photo: Cyndie Shaffstall, Spider Trainers

Direct download: 100812_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:43pm MST

Inventors' Panel: Where Successful Ideas Originate

Necessity, we are told, is the mother of invention.  But when Steve Ellenburg and his brother, Mark, first dreamed up the Wrist Rocket slingshot 60 years ago, it was revenge they had on their minds.

Steve, now 71 years old, tells the tale of his journey as a successful inventor on this week's Monday Morning Radio.  Steve will be the keynote speaker on October 6th at the Fourth Annual Mother of Invention Regional Conference in Denver.  

Steve is joined in a quick-paced roundtable discussion by Rita Crompton, founder of the Inventors' Roundtable and the progenitor of five successful businesses; Ian Osborn, inventor and founder, Wild Ideas Light Company; and Homer Hudson Hillis, Jr., co-founder of HHH Enterprises in Abilene, Texas.

Homer is a frequent student at the Wizard Academy and a regular contributor to the weekly Business Unconventional radio newsmagazine, heard in Denver Sunday mornings on 710 KNUS AM radio.

The Monday Morning Radio inventors' panel is led is by fellow Academy faculty member and graduate Dean Rotbart and by David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur. Rotbart and Biondo serve as co-hosts of Business Unconventional .

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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  22 min  48 sec
Photo (L-R): Ian Osborn, Wild Ideas Light Company; and Steve Ellenburg, President & CEO, DPM Associates, LLC.

Direct download: 100112_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast.mp3
Category:Inventors -- posted at: 8:45pm MST

Tim Miles: Head Custodian of 'The Imagination Advisory Group' and Author, Good Company - Making It, Being It, Keeping It

Tim Miles, a faculty member at The Wizard Academy and a Wizard of Ads Partner, specializes in helping owner-operated companies do more with less. He is the founder and head custodian - his words - of The Imagination Advisory Group, based in Columbia, MO.  

He is also the author of the recently released book, Good Company - Making It, Being It, Keeping It.  He is already at work on his next book, to be called We All Have Special Needs.

Tim is interviewed on Monday Morning Radio by fellow 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.

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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:    31 min    17 sec
Photo: Tim Miles, The Imagination Advisory Group

Direct download: 092412-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:57pm MST

Michael R. Drew: The Perpetual Bridesmaid (74 Times) Finally Becomes a Bride (Bestselling Author)

Michael R. Drew, a veteran faculty member at The Wizard Academy, is a global superstar when it comes to helping authors propel their books onto the most-influential bestseller lists. To date, 74 books represented by Drew and his Promote-A-Book marketing agency have earned the title "bestseller."  A dozen of his books, in fact, have become New York Times #1 top sellers.

After helping so many others promote themselves and their books, Drew has joined with Wizard Academy co-founder Roy H. Williams to pen the new book, Pendulum: How Past Generations Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future.

Drew and Promote A Book strive to build strong and real relationships with clients and their audiences, increasing sales in a natural manner, and maximizing the depth and longevity of that relationship through its Persona Architecture and Platform Building programs. Drew has presented the Pendulum theory on stage with and for the Dali Lama, Sir Richard Branson, and Steven R. Covey, and privately for the Executive Committee at Franklin Covey

Drew is interviewed exclusively on Monday Morning Radio by fellow 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.

NOTE: The Monday Morning Radio interview with Michael R. Drew was orginally conducted on July 20, 2012.  Since then, publication of Pendulum has been rescheduled for October 2, 2012.

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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:   30 min   40 sec
Photo: Pendulum book cover.  Now scheduled for publication October 2, 2012.

Direct download: 091712-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:40pm MST

Lauren E. Miller: 99 Things Entrepreneurs and Business Owners Should Know Before You Stress Out

Lauren E. Miller is a nationally recognized expert on anxiety relief and stress reduction; an author; motivational speaker; and one-to-one coach (four, six and eight-week programs).  A majority of her clients are business owners and entrepreneurs.

Miller 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.

This week's audio explores ways that listeners can navigate their way back to inner peace. Lauren’s core advice is to “remain the gatekeeper of your thoughts.” Along with noted author and speaker Les Brown, Lauren is a cofounder of Stress Solutions University.

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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  15 min  02 sec
Photo: Lauren E. Miller

Direct download: 091012-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 11:24pm MST

Manley Miller: Lessons from the Non-Profit Funding Hall of Fame

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.

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!

Monday Morning Radio - Run Time:  19 min  32 sec
Photo: Manley Miller, Wizard Academy Faculty - Fundraising for Non-profits, Churches, Politicians and Educational Institutions

Direct download: 090312-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Wizard Academy -- posted at: 10:31am MST

Doreen Bloch Tracks "The Coolest Startups in America"

Doreen Bloch has written the book - literally - on which companies constitute "The Coolest Startups in America."  

Bloch, herself an entrepreneur and founder of Poshly.com, has surveyed the American business landscape to reveal the country's most innovative newcomers.  She reveals the common threads among these uncommon small businesses.

Bloch, who personifies the cutting-edge, unconventional thinking taught at the Wizard Academy, 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.

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!

Run Time:  31 min  01 sec
Photo: Doreen Bloch, Poshly.com and The Coolest Startups in America

Direct download: 082712-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:21pm MST

Rock the (Business) World: Meet Mike O'Neil, LinkedIn Superstar

Mike O'Neil teaches businesses and professionals how to supercharge their LinkedIn pages to generate new customers and clients - and to build a priceless business network.  O'Neil, CEO of Integrated Alliances in Minneapolis, is an author, consultant, event organizer, and world-class networker.  Consider this your personal introduction to someone you really ought to know.

O'Neil, who personifies the cutting-edge, unconventional thinking taught at the Wizard Academy, 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.

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!

Run Time:  29 min  30 sec
Photo: Mike O'Neil, Integrated Alliances: Home of The LinkedIn Rockstars

Direct download: 082012-MMM-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:43am MST

Holly Hamann and Blog Frog Mobilize Bloggers and Other Social Media Influencers

Holly Hamann is an indefatigable entrepreneur who has helped launch six start ups.  Her latest venture, Blog Frog, was just named one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “100 Brilliant Companies.”

Blog Frog, whose clients include national brand companies – such as Intuit, KinderCare, Shutterfly and Subway – connects clients with popular bloggers and other social media influences to generate peer-driven content on topics including food, fashion, parenting, fitness and technology. 

Blog Frog leaps past the clutter of Internet ads to harness the power of more than 100,000 social influencers. Everyone benefits. Ribbit. Ribbit.

Hamann, who personifies the cutting-edge, unconventional thinking taught at the Wizard Academy, 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.

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!

Run Time:  33 min  19 sec
Photo: Holly Hamann, Blog Frog

Direct download: 081312-MMR-BUnRadio-HollyHamann.mp3
Category:Successful Entrepreneurs -- posted at: 1:48pm MST

The Zig Zag Principle: Rich Christiansen Has Started 33 Businesses - And Learned From Each One of Them

Rich Christiansenauthor of The Zig Zag Principle and Bootstrap Business, writes from experience - lots and lots of experience.  Over the course of his serial entrepreneurial career, Rich has started 33 businesses on a shoestring budget.  Some have been amazing successes - 11 generated multi-million dollar revenues.  Others, he's cut loose and chalked up the failure to experience.  Indeed, part of what Rich teaches entrepreneurs is "how to fail efficiently."

Christiansen, who has taught courses at the Wizard Academy, 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.

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!

Run Time:  18 min  44 sec
Photo: Rich Christiansen, The Zig Zag Principle

Direct download: 080612-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:58pm MST