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The Inspiring Tale Behind Hyperkid v. BullBorg

Emerson Daub recently published his second book, HyperKid v. BullBorg. Backed by a national PR campaign, the juvenile novel is selling well on Amazon in several categories, including Growing Up & Facts of Life.

What makes Emerson different from the crowd of other children’s books writers is that, he, himself, is just 9 years old – at least until July 22nd that is, when he turns the big 1-0.

Many parents think about teaming with a young son or daughter to create a book, write an opera, or launch a business, but never actually act on their ideas. Emerson’s parents did, and this week, reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart – in his best investigative mode – gets the scoop from both Emerson and his proud papa Richard. (Hint: Emerson’s favorite color is red; Richard’s is blue.)

If you’ve ever dreamed of going into business with your children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews, you’ll want to hear the inspiring tale behind Hyperkid v. BullBorg.

Photo: Emerson and Richard Daub
Posted: July 18, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 35 minutes 04 seconds

Your reputation is your most valuable asset. Learn how to amplify it using Dean Rotbart’s proven 5 Pillars of Reputation method. Join Dean for his next FREE one-hour live webinar, on Thursday August 18th, at 4 pm EDT. Register at MondayMorningRadio.com. You’ve only got one reputation, make sure to protect and nurture it.

Direct download: Emerson_Daub_MMR2.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 5:42pm MDT

Senior Citizen Waltz Proves a Viral Success for Tiny Milne Court in Nova Scotia

Scott Frazer and his son, Sean, help run the family’s service station and convenience store, Milne Court, in tiny New Minas, Nova Scotia, population 2,500.

Last month, when out of the blue an elderly customer in their store asked Sean to dance with her, he obliged. Sean’s impromptu senior citizen waltz was captured on Milne Court’s security cameras and Dad Scott posted it to Facebook. In a two-step, the video went viral and is now nearing 1 million views.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Scott and Sean share with reputation coach and host Dean Rotbart the story behind their viral video, and the takeaways we all can utilize to generate our own popular online videos.

Photo: Screen shot of Sean Fraser doing the "Senior Citizen Waltz"
Posted: July 11, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 51 minutes 01 seconds

Your reputation is your most valuable asset. Learn how to amplify it using Dean Rotbart’s proven 5 Pillars of Reputation method. Join Dean for his next FREE one-hour live webinar, on Thursday August 18th, at 4 pm EDT. Register at MondayMorningRadio.com. You’ve only got one reputation, make sure to protect and nurture it.

Direct download: Milne_Court_MMR.mp3
Category:5 Pillars of Reputation -- posted at: 9:47am MDT

Star-Spangled Reputation: How Janine Stange Became a Reputation Hall of Famer

From the time she was in high school, Janine Stange was touched by our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, and all it represents. So she began singing it, and singing it, and singing it, right into the record books.

Now known as the National Anthem Girl, Janine has performed the Star Spangled Banner publicly thousands of times, in all 50-states, in venues from Madison Square Garden to Arlington National Cemetery, and at untold numbers of major sporting events, festivals, and patriotic celebrations.

In one 24-hour period last August, in fact, Janine performed publicly 24 different times.

For Janine, singing the national anthem is a cause, a passion, and increasingly a business. 

Does patriotism make for a good business platform?  This week on Monday Morning Radio, Janine will address that question, as well as share with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart what it takes to be a hall of fame-caliber reputation builder.

Direct download: Janine_Stange_MMR.mp3
Category:Reputation Management -- posted at: 5:55pm MDT

You Can Become the CEO of Your Own Health and a Self-Made Wellionaire

We all can’t be rich in life, but by relying on some well-established business protocols, we all can be much healthier than we are today.

That’s the premise behind Jill M. Ginsberg’s new book, “Self-Made Wellionaire,” which draws on her background as an MBA, serial entrepreneur, and former corporate brand manager to show overworked business owners, professionals, and do-it-all working moms how to succeed at health.

Jill, who is based in Seattle, is a much-in-demand health coach and corporate wellness speaker. Jill’s aim is to empower all of us to become the CEOs of our own health – a goal, which she says, can take a few dedicated months, but is far more certain to produce a positive result than most business ventures. 

The irony of Jill’s approach, as she explains to host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, is that when people become the CEOs of their own health, usually their business performance also shows impressive improvement. 

Photo: Jill Ginsberg, Author
Posted: June 27, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 11 seconds

Your reputation is your most valuable asset. Learn how to amplify it using Dean Rotbart’s proven 5 Pillars of Reputation method. Join Dean for his next FREE one-hour live webinar, on Monday July 18th, at 4 pm EDT. Register at MondayMorningRadio.com. You’ve only got one reputation, make sure to protect and nurture it.

Direct download: Jill_Ginsberg_MMR.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:45pm MDT

Trust Us, the IRS Doesn’t Want You to Listen This Week!

After 33 years as an IRS tax collector, Richard M. Schickel and two of his former IRS colleagues have written a tell-all book intended to help small business owners and others defend themselves from the harsh tactics of the IRS.

What to Do When the IRS is After You is not a book the IRS wants you to read or to own. Why? Because it is brutally honest about the vindictive nature of the IRS, and what you can – and can’t – get away with once the IRS is on your case.

Join host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart this week on Monday Morning Radio as he and Richard Schickel, head of RMS Consulting in Tuscon, undertake their own no-holds-barred audit of the IRS.

Photo: RIchard M. Schickel, Author
Posted: June 13, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 40 minutes 06 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 July and August 2016.

Direct download: Richard_Schickel_MMR.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 5:18pm MDT

Direct download: Sellers_Easton_Live_MMR.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 4:57pm MDT

‘Know-it-All’ CEOs Seldom Do: The Power of Curiosity in Business

Having spent more than 10,000 hours coaching senior executives and their teams to greater performance, Allan Milham concluded that genuine curiosity is the core trait that separates successful leaders from the pack.

Together with Guy Parsons, a lean manufacturing consultant to companies such as BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman, Milham is helping Corporate America redefine the role of owner/CEO from “Knower Leader” to “Learner Leader.”

Milham and Parsons, co-authors of Out of the Question: How Curious Leaders Win, demonstrate the best ways to ask business questions this week on Monday Morning Radio, hosted by reputation coach Dean Rotbart.

Photo: Allan Milham (l) and Guy Parsons
Posted: May 30, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 37 minutes 02 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 June and July 2016.

Direct download: Parsons_Milham_MMR.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:33pm MDT

Overseeing Guests & Ghosts at Denver’s Iconic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

Every president since Teddy Roosevelt has been the guest of Denver’s iconic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, except two (Calvin Coolidge and Barack Obama).

Wizard Academy co-founders Roy & Pennie Williams are among the list of distinguished guests whose names grace the venerable logs of the hotel’s register.

Built in 1892, the triangular-shaped Brown Palace is the crown jewel of Rocky Mountain luxury hotels.

For the past 11 years, Marcel Pitton has served as the managing director of the hotel – overseeing its day-to-day operations and $42 million in facility upgrades.

At the end of May 2016, Marcel checks out of the Brown Palace to pursue new adventures.

Originating this week from the Eisenhower Presidential Suite at the hotel, reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart talks to Marcel about what it takes to orchestrate a team of 400 employees to provide consistent world-class service – including the Forbes Four-Star and the Triple A Four Diamond designations every, single year.

Investigative reporter that he is, Rotbart also gets Marcel to settle the question once and for all about whether the Brown Palace’s permanent guests include ghosts – who many people swear they’ve encountered. Get the definitive answer, exclusively, on Monday Morning Radio.

Photo: Marcel Pitton, Brown Palace Hotel & Spa (Photography by Avital)
Posted: May 23, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 32 minutes 37 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 June and July 2016.

 

Direct download: Brown_Palace_MMR.mp3
Category:X-IT Interviews -- posted at: 6:14pm MDT

X-It Interview: A Candid Look Back (and Ahead) with One of Nation’s Top Small Business Journalists

Until March of this year, Raymond Hennessey served as the editorial director of Entrepreneur Media, publisher of Entrepreneur magazine. He was one of the nation’s top small business journalists.

This week, Ray sits for a candid X-It Interview with Dean Rotbart, host of Monday Morning Radio and executive editor of NewsBios.com. Ray is now Chief Innovation Officer at JConnelly, a respected New York-based communications and marketing agency.

Free to speak his mind, Ray shares his frank thoughts on journalism and public relations. 

Highlights of the interview include:

  • How companies large and small are successfully bypassing the newsroom and connecting directly with consumers
  • What many companies still misunderstand about content marketing
  • Where most PR agencies still fail to understand journalists and consumers 

Photo: Ray Hennessey, JConnelly
Posted: May 16, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 41 minutes 26 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 June and July 2016. 

Direct download: Ray_Hennessey_XIT_MMR.mp3
Category:General -- posted at: 6:27pm MDT

Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary, Peets Coffee & Tea Remains True To Alfred Peet’s Vision

Peet’s Coffee & Tea has grown from a single retail shop at Walnut and Vine in Berkeley, California, into an $800 million, 240-store chain now celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Dave Burwick, president and CEO, ascribes the success and longevity of the coffee roaster and retailer to “scaling the smallness” – a method that allows businesses to remain true to their founding principles, while constantly keeping pace with the changing times.

Sit back, and drink in some genuine business wisdom as host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart and Dave Burwick toast the success of Peet’s Coffee on its 50th business birthday.

Posted: May 9,, 2016

Monday Morning Run Time: 27 minutes 40 seconds

Your Reputation Matters

Direct download: Dave_Burwick.mp3
Category:Milestone Companies -- posted at: 8:09pm MDT