Monday Morning Radio (Authors and Experts)

Corey Poirier is a big talker.

In fact, by his reckoning, he has given more than 2,000 speeches before a total of more than 200,000 attendees during his career as an award-winning keynote speaker, author, radio host, and speech coach.

Corey specializes in helping business owners and entrepreneurs leverage speeches to grow their companies, brands, and income.   

 This week Corey takes Monday Morning Radio listeners behind the podium to reveal his tricks of the trade.

Corey and host Dean Rotbart will cover Corey’s formula for securing and delivering a world-class TEDx talk; Corey’s storytelling strategy designed specifically for entrepreneurs and business owners; and how even those leaders who aren’t natural-born speakers can learn to hone the craft and wow their audiences.

Corey tells Dean that one of the secrets of being a great speaker is to be a great listener. Well, this week’s podcast is your opportunity to begin testing out your listening skills.

Photo: Corey Poirier 
Posted: July 31, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 39 minutes 36 seconds 

Direct download: Corey_Poirier.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:02pm MDT

Forty-five years ago, comedian George Carlin immortalized seven words too profane for the broadcast airways. When you heard them, you knew exactly why the government banned them.

By contrast, the eleven words that are the focus of The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words, by businesswoman Mary Fran Bontempo, seem perfectly innocuous on the surface, including: vacation, dinner, holidays, adventure, and change.

Yet Mary Fran’s premise is that some everyday words, such as these, carry a powerful emotional load – especially for middle-age women like her – that marketers, journalists, and middle-age women themselves seldom recognize as being explosive – but most definitely are.

Host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart says not everyone will agree with Mary Fran’s list of dirty words – but her book is an important reminder of the care that all wordsmiths must take in realizing that what they write and speak may be skewed by the prisms of age, gender, race, nationality, and life experience.

Photo: Mary Fran Bontempo, The Woman's Book of Dirty Words 
Posted: July 24, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 40 minutes 46 seconds 

Direct download: mary_fran_bontempo.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:08pm MDT

 

Renee Lopez spent 14 years coaching college soccer, turning around losing teams, recruiting all-conference talent, and being named by her peers in the NCAA, Coach of the Year

These days, Renee is coaching teams of business owners, entrepreneurs, and their employees on the art of winning, leadership development, and recruiting all-American workplace talent.

Renee, head of Renee Lopez Coaching, says that the competitive fields of college athletics and Corporate America have more in common than most people realize. 

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Renee shares her insights with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart on ways to properly set business goals and score them.

[One difference between soccer and business that Dean is quick to point out – and Renee readily concedes, is that in business you don’t get to kick your rivals in the shins, as satisfying as that can be.]

Photo: Renee Lopez, RL Academy 
Posted: June 26, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 36 minutes 17 seconds 

Direct download: Renee_Lopez.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:28pm MDT

 

Do you own a business or a job? Perhaps, all you really own is an expensive hobby.

David C. Barnett, an expert on business valuations and how to buy or sell small businesses, meets with many small business owners who are disappointed to learn that their companies have zero market value without them.

To own a genuine business, David tells host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, you must have systems, procedures, and processes in place that aren’t reliant on any single individual. 

[Visit David's website at www.HowToSellMyOwnBusiness.com]

If one day you plan to sell your business, or you would like to transform your business from one wholly reliant on you to one that will attract serious buyers, you’ll want to hear what David has to say on this week’s Monday Morning Radio.

Photo: David C. Barnett, www.HowToSellMyOwnBusiness.com
Posted: June 5, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 41 minutes 52 seconds 

Direct download: David_Barnett.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:08pm MDT

 

One of the best untold stories in Silicon Valley has been how Mark Zuckerberg and his talented team of associates, built Facebook from the successful started up depicted in the book – Accidental Billionaire – and its movie version – The Social Network, into the globally dominant corporation that Facebook is today, with more than 2 billion users.

That coming of age story, following Facebook from its IPO to becoming a $300 billion-plus powerhouse, is chronicled in Becoming Facebook, a riveting new book by this week’s guest, Mike Hoefflinger.

From 2008 to 2015, Mike worked in the upper-most echelons of Facebook, not only with Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg, but with other legendary Facebook visionaries including: Chief Product Officer Chris Cox, Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer, and People Vice President Lori Goler.

Becoming Facebook, Mike’s first book, does much more than give readers a seat at the table inside of Facebook.

Subtitled, The 10 Challenges That Defined the Company That’s Disrupting the World, the book takes a big step back to ask – and answer – the question: What it is that has made Facebook such a huge success – and what lessons can everyone in business draw from the Facebook formula.

Mike Hoefflinger now services as entrepreneur-in-residence at XSeed Capital, a Silicon Valley seed stage venture capital fund. His job now, in part, is to try and spot the next Facebook, and the ones after that.

Beyond sharing with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart his Facebook experience, Mike reveals where he’s looking for the next big breakout company and technology. 

Photo: Mike Hoefflinger, Becoming Facebook
Posted: May 29, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 37 minutes 32 seconds 

Direct download: Becoming_Facebook.mp3
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This week is exactly ten years since Mark Moore, a 46-year-old multi-millionaire tech entrepreneur, had back-to-back strokes that nearly killed him.

His recovery was arduous and life-changing. When he could walk again, Mark walked away from the business world and now dedicates all his talents and energies to helping other people rebound from some of life’s most debilitating challenges.

Mark is the author of a just-off-the-presses book titled, A Stroke of Faith: A Stroke Survivor’s Story of a Second Chance at Living a Life of Significance.

The book retells the uplifting story of Mark’s recovery and rebirth, and is an inspiration for anyone – not just stroke survivors – who are faced with what may seem like insurmountable obstacles.

Mark is interviewed on this week's program by host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart.

Photo: Mark Moore, A Stroke of Faith
Posted: May 8, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 55 seconds 

Direct download: Stroke_of_Faith.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:38pm MDT

 

Our guest this week, Steven Buchwald, founding partner of Manhattan-based Buchwald & Associates, specializes in helping business startups – and those companies seeking capital infusions – to navigate the legal, regulatory, and operational mine fields that await.

Steven is especially experienced in providing valuable legal counsel to tech startups, advising them on the most appropriate legal structure for their companies; non-disclosure agreements and other tools to protect their intellectual property; employee retention and employee equity agreements; and the best ways to prepare for outside investors – be they venture capitalists, crowdfunders, or your retired Uncle Phil. 

Steven defines a startup – his specialty – more broadly than most people.  Whether you’re just now putting together a business plan or whether you’ve been in business for a decade, if you’re moving in a fresh direction – especially one that entails third-party investors – in Steven’s eyes you’re a startup.

On this week’s episode, Steven and host Dean Rotbart will discuss a range of legal issues that face business startups and he’ll cast a spotlight on common mistakes you’ll want to avoid.

Photo: Steven Buchwald, Buchwald & Associates
Posted: April 24, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 35 minutes 51 seconds 

Direct download: Steven_Buchwald.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:12pm MDT

On this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio, we introduce a new an improved version of your host Dean Rotbart.

Effectively immediately, Dean is now – objectively speaking – the best podcast host on the planet.

That’s because Dean read the half-satirical, half-serious book, “100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings,” by author Sarah Cooper, our guest this week. Many, many of the tricks in Sarah’s book apply to any type of business meeting – even podcasts.

[Trick #19: If you start a sentence with “objectively speaking,” anything you say afterwards must be 100 percent correct.]

Sarah learned the tricks of appearing smart while sitting through countless meetings at Yahoo! and Google, where she worked before leaving to become an author and stand-up comedian. [Amazing how well her tricks advanced her career, isn’t it?]

Sarah’s book is one of the funniest business books you’ll read this year. Perhaps ever. It’s also chock full of actionable ways to use words like “actionable” in order to sound smart. 

Keep your ears open for other savvy image tricks as Dean and Sarah converse; including interrupting an important meeting to take a call; and repeating what the other person just said, very, very slowly.

So…be sure to listen in, and you too, will immediately appear smarter and earn lots more money. Objectively speaking, of course.

Photo: Sarah Cooper, The Cooper Review
Posted: April 10, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 29 minutes 31 seconds 

Direct download: Appear_Smarter.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:17pm MDT

They are everyday business-world expressions that we all use and take for granted. But they are costing American companies a fortune in missed opportunities and bad decisions.

For example: 

  • The customer is always right
  • We can probably do that in-house
  • You get what you pay for
  • We’re too swamped for that now

Jack Quarles, an entrepreneur and procurement expert, is author of “Expenses Sentences,” a book that promises to debunk our most common expressions and rewrite the business vernacular.

Tune in this week as Jack not only shares with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart some of the business world’s costliest sentences, he also offers wise ways to reply to the bosses and colleagues who utter them.

Photo: Jack Quarles, Expensive Sentences
Posted: March 13, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 48 minutes 34 seconds 

Direct download: Expensive_Sentences.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 12:16pm MDT

The Amazing Tale of the Chicago Cubs World Series  Championship as Told by a Master Storyteller

This week on a special “Spring Training” edition of Monday Morning Radio, host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart interviews master storyteller Philip Revzin, author of “Just One Before I Die: A Cub’s Fan’s Chronicle of a Championship Season.”

A Chicago native, Phil’s career in journalism spans more than 40 years, and includes stints as Editor and Publisher of The Wall Street Journal Europe; senior editor at St. Martin’s Press; and Editor at Large at Bloomberg News.

In a wide-ranging discussion, Phil shares his insights on how others can publish a so-called instant book; the business lessons that can be gleaned from the Cubs’ World Series success; and why good writing and storytelling will never go out of style. 

You can pick up your very own copy of “Just One Before I Die” from our Monday Morning Radio Book Club. Whether or not you’re a Cubs fan, or even a baseball fan, you’ll find yourself caught up in Phil Revzin’s storytelling. To purchase your e-book and begin reading instantly, visit: http://tinyurl.com/BestBizBooks056.

Photo: Phil Revzin and his wife, Betsy Berry
Posted: February 20, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

 

Direct download: Go_Cubs_Go.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:29pm MDT

It’s About Time Someone Told You That What You Need is a Good Kick in the A#%

When it comes to leadership advice, Bill Treasurer doesn’t mince words. What great leaders need, he’s found, is a good kick in the A#%.

Okay, so in his latest book, A Leadership Kick in the Ass, Bill doesn’t euphemize the word ass. We do here strictly to placate those readers and listeners who are easily offended.

Bill is the founder and chief encouragement officer at Giant Leap Consulting, which excels at leadership development, strategic coaching, and team building. Bill’s corporate clients include Bank of America, Accenture, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Hugo Boss, among many other blue-chip businesses.

Bill believes there are only two types of leaders: those of us who have been humbled, and those who are about to be. Sooner or later, Bill opines, every business owner, entrepreneur, and executive – regardless of the size of his or her company – will run into a wall of incompetence, weakness, or hubris.

Join Bill and host Dean Rotbart, who has run into more than a few walls of his own, this week as Bill shares for some powerful tips on how to transform embarrassing career setbacks into leadership gold.

 

Photo: Bill Treasurer, Giant Leap Consulting
Posted: January 23, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 36 minutes 

Small Business Cures America Offices

Are you an early adopter? We’re looking for a few creative individuals to join the Monday Morning Radio team in launching and promoting the “Small Business Cures America” campaign to harness the energy and resources of entrepreneurs in the fight against some of America’s most brutal diseases. Our first “target” is cancer. If you are a cancer survivor or have a loved one who has battled the dreaded illness, we especially need your help. Email us at: smallbusiness@curesamerica.com or phone host Dean Rotbart at 303-800-6081.

 

Direct download: Bill_Treasurer.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:01pm MDT

Crashing Past the $5 Million Glass Revenue Ceiling

 

Every business owner has blind spots. It’s just the downside of being talented.

Gene Naftulyev is a business seeing-eye dog, sniffing out ways for small business owners to significantly increase productivity, reduce expenses, and eliminate problems. Frustrations go down. Profits go up. And the owners join the chorus of entrepreneurs who sing Gene’s praises.

Gene, author of Business Growth Roadblocks: How to Use Uncommon Sense to Surpass $5 Million, hangs his shingle at CompanyOverhaul.com. This week he joins host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart to guide him and our listeners around the major obstacles that stymy so many business owners.

You can pick up your copy of Business Growth Roadblock by Gene Naftulyev from our all-new Monday Morning Radio book club: Discover how your business can blast through the $5 million glass ceiling at: tinyurl.com/BestBizBooks055.

Photo: Gene Naftulyev, CompanyOverhaul.com
Posted: December 19, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 40 minutes 42 seconds

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Direct download: Company_Overhaul.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:52pm MDT

It Doesn’t Matter What You’re Selling, David Hoffeld Can Improve Your Results

David Hoffeld, CEO and Chief Sales Trainer at Minnesota-based Hoffeld Group, has made a career of studying the science of selling, and he’s discovered that the number of common misconceptions – often peddled by highly respected sales gurus – is off the charts.

Based on extensive research into a variety of disciplines – including cognitive psychology, social psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics – David has compiled a new book, The Science of Selling, that is rewriting decades of erroneous sales advice.

As certain as two parts hydrogen combined with one-part oxygen will produce water, David tells Monday Morning Radio Host Dean Rotbart that those who master the scientific formula of selling will produce a veritable cloudburst of record sales.

You can pick up your copy of "The Science of Selling" from our all-new Monday Morning Radio Book Club: You’ll find plenty of scientifically proven sales formulas at tinyurl.com/BestBizBooks050

Photo: David Hoffeld, The Science of Selling
Posted: December 12, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 35 minutes 11 seconds

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Visit Editor-in-Chief.com or call 1-866-NEWS-070, ext. 7. Founded by Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart, Editor-in-Chief.com is a service of NewsBios.

 

Direct download: David_Hoffeld.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:34pm MDT

Funny New Novel Reveals What Internal Corporate Communications is Really All About

 

Corporate veterans Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss set out to write a book about internal communications – how companies and organizations can best talk amongst themselves. Rather than your typical “How-To” tome, however, they packed their extensive knowledge on the topic into an enjoyable, laugh-out-loud novel, titled B.S. Incorporated.

Of course, B.S. stands for ….. Business Solutions.

Rock and Voss, cofounders of ROCKdotVoss, a Minnesota-based consultancy, imbue their fictional doppelgängers with candor and insights that would be nearly impossible to reveal if they had chosen to write a nonfiction book.

The two authors spread their B.S. and share their storytelling mastery with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, this week on Monday Morning Radio

You can pick up your copy of B.S. Inc. from our all-new Monday Morning Radio Book Club: You’ll find plenty of B.S. at tinyurl.com/BestBizBooks054. Just don’t blame us if you’re caught laughing out loud at your desk.

Photo: Jennifer Rock and Michael Voss, RockdotVoss
Posted: December 5, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 39 minutes 09 seconds

 

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Visit Editor-in-Chief.com or call 1-866-NEWS-070, ext. 7. Founded by Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart, Editor-in-Chief.com is a service of NewsBios.

Direct download: BSInc.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:11pm MDT

Clear the ‘Swamp’ That is Cluttering Your Mind and Stymying Your Business

If you struggle each week to find enough time – even to read the Monday Morning Memo or listen to this podcast – then you might need some coaching from Ronald Tabachnick, aka The Swamp Doctor.

Ron, is an “overload” expert. He and his Toronto-based firm, RT Planning Strategies, have worked with companies including Amazon, FedEx, Terradata, and Audi to help their employees clear their “mental swamps” of clutter, and discover how to separate important details from unimportant distractions.

Ron, author of “A Breakthrough in Strategic Planning,” says his methods can help almost anyone achieve greater focus and peace of mind, even, he promises, our very own host, Dean Rotbart. This week on Monday Morning Radio: The Swamp Doctor v. the King of the Mental Swamp. It’s a duel you won’t want to miss.

Photo: Ronald Tabachnik, RT Planning Strategies
Posted: October 24, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 37 minutes 34 seconds

Direct download: Ron_Tabachnick.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 11:49am MDT

He Wrote the Small Business Bible and About One Million Other Entrepreneurial Tips

Steve Strauss wrote The Small Business Bible. Literally. The best-selling book, now in its third edition, is widely considered the ultimate small business resource.

Strauss also writes the weekly “Ask an Expert” column for USAToday.com, and has been doing so for 20 years. 

As listeners will discover, there is no small business question too hard (What’s the most important small business tip from among all you offer?) or too odd (How did you come to abhor the ketchup business?) for Strauss to field.

Hear for yourself this week as Strauss joins host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart on Monday Morning Radio. 

Photo: Steve Strauss, TheSelfEmployed.com
Posted: October 10, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 35 minutes 03 seconds

 

Direct download: Steve_Strauss.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 2:52pm MDT

The New Guerrilla Marketing Strategy: Heal the World and Shore Up Your Profits

Do you care deeply about making the world a better place, whether the goal is ending poverty, preventing war, or saving the climate and environment?

Increasingly those who answer ‘yes’ are choosing to launch civic-minded, for-profit businesses as their community activism vehicle of choice. 

Shel Horowitz, author, speaker and founder of GoingBeyondSustainability.com, is one of the country’s most-respected and influential evangelists for earning money – more money actually – by doing the right thing.

As Shel explains to host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, ambitious, talented, dedicated people no longer need to choose between serving humanity and building their net worth. In fact, Shel says, it’s easier than ever to do good and do well.

Photo: Shel Horowitz, GoingBeyondSustainability.com
Posted: October 3, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 43 minutes 42 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 October and November 2016.

Direct download: Beyond_Sustainability.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:35pm MDT

Main Street Is Awakening to the Huge Opportunity Augmented Reality Presents

The technology that powers Pokémon GO is coming to a small business, perhaps yours, soon.

Augmented Reality, which allows smartphone and tablet users to locate, capture and train virtual Pokémon creatures in real-world settings, is also enabling consumers to test drive virtual furniture in their living rooms, authors to make photos leap off the pages of their books, real estate agents to offer immersive virtual tours of homes for sale, and doctors to test, virtually, surgical procedures on live patients.

IT Craft, based in Ukraine, is a leader in the global effort to bring Augmented Realty, known as AR, to Main Street businesses.

This week, Anthony Suddia, a Kharkiv-based content specialist with IT Craft, takes host Dean Rotbart and his Monday Morning Radio listeners on a wild tour of AR and how it is transforming the small business world.

Brace yourself, for your own reality is about to be augmented.

Photo: Anthony Suddia, IT Craft
Posted: September 5, 2016
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“Since it’s free, I encourage listeners seeking greater public awareness to give EIN Presswire a try and see how it compares with your existing news release distribution service,” Dean says. “For my clients and me, I have found that EIN Presswire gets the job done for a fraction of the cost of the major PR press wires.”

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Direct download: ITCraft_AR.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 3:12pm MDT

‘Rising Above’ Adversity: How Hardship Can Forge Strength

This week’s guest, Gregory Zuckerman, is marking his 20th year as a reporter with The Wall Street Journal.

Greg, who himself has been a publishing entrepreneur, is fascinated by unlikely characters who overcome life’s obstacles to achieve phenomenal success.

Already the author of two blockbuster books – The Greatest Trade Ever, and The Frackers – Greg enlisted his two sons to pen a third book, Rising Above, the tale of how 11 athletes overcame challenges in their youth to become stars.

Among those Greg and his sons profile are LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Jim Abbott, Shane Battier, and Althea Gibson.

Rising Above is targeted at school-age readers. But whether you have kids who are still in school, or you are a seasoned entrepreneur looking for inspiration, the core message of Rising Above is essential: It’s not where you begin, but where you journey that matters most.

Greg and Gabriel share their experience studying adversity, and working together on a family book project, with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart.

Photo: (L-R) Eli, Gabriel and Greg Zuckerman
Posted: August 29, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 34 seconds

 

For a limited time, listeners to Monday Morning Radio can distribute a FREE new release on EIN Presswire at no cost and zero obligation.

Host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart recommends EIN Presswire as an effective, low-cost alternative to the major wire services, including PR Newswire,Business Wire, and PR Web

“Since it’s free, I encourage listeners seeking greater public awareness to give EIN Presswire a try and see how it compares with your existing news release distribution service,” Dean says. “For my clients and me, I have found that EIN Presswire gets the job done for a fraction of the cost of the major PR press wires.”

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Direct download: zuckerman_rising_above.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 11:21am MDT

How to Automate Your Business Success and “Productize” Your Genius

 

Noah St. John is the creator of the 6-Figure Business Machine, a self-paced mentoring program that allows any entrepreneur or professional to automate profits, increase sales, and work a lot fewer hours each week.

Noah specializes in turning AFOS (average frustrated opportunity seekers) into HSBOs (highly successful business owners).

Noah’s popular Mastermind group for small business owners requires a 5-figure admissions fee, if you’re lucky enough to grab an open slot. But this week on Monday Morning Radio, Noah shares many of his best insights and recommendations – as encapsulated in his 6-Figure Business Machine program – for FREE.

Beginning this week, Monday Morning Radio welcome Noah and 6-Figure Business Machine as official sponsors of our program.

To learn more about the 6-Figure Business Machine, and evaluate whether Noah’s approach is right for you and your business, visit http://tinyurl.com/mmrns01. Noah offers Monday Morning Radio listeners a variety of business tools, including an eBook and helpful videos, without cost or obligation.

Photo: Noah St. John, 6-Figure Business Machine
Posted: August 8, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 39 minutes 39 seconds

Direct download: Noah_St_John_MMR.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:27pm MDT

Rieva Lesonsky is a Walking Small Business Encyclopedia

Rieva Lesonsky is a living, breathing, encyclopedia of small business wisdom. Whether the topic is boosting sales, harnessing technology, overcoming obstacles, or finding that extra dose of entrepreneurial inspiration, Rieva is the expert. She’s the former award-winning editorial director of Entrepreneur Magazine, a syndicated small business writer, an author, and CEO of her own successful business, GrowBiz Media.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart taps into Rieva’s vast almanac of knowledge to extract practical advice and insights that you can put to use in your own business, today.

Photo: Rieva Lesonsky, GrowBiz Media
Posted: August 1, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 48 minutes 16 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: Rieve_Lesonsky_MMR.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:26pm MDT

Editor’s Desk: Her Finger is on the Pulse of Talent Development

Ann Parker is an expert on talent development. As editor of CTDO Magazine – Chief Talent Development Officer – she has a unique window on state-of-the-art personnel development, be it at Fortune 500 companies or small businesses with fewer than ten employees.

This week on Monday Morning Radio with reputation coach and host Dean Rotbart, Ann shares some of her practical insights, highlighting the power of talent development to make or break a business.

Photo: Ann Parker, CTDO Magazine
Posted: July 25, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 31 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.

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Direct download: Ann_Parker_MMR.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:42pm MDT

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

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.

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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

‘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

Jaw-Dropping Insights: The Origins of Idioms, Slang, & Other Common Expressions

Do you worry that your business might be going belly-up? Just launching a business means you’re not a yellow-belly, although most entrepreneurs do have a propensity to bellyache.

Are you detecting a pattern here?

Well, belly-up to the bar and share a few belly laughs this week on Monday Morning Radio as Dr. Per-Olof Hasselgren, a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, shares his collection of common idioms, slang, and everyday English expressions that reference body parts.

Everyone who has a nose for the language arts will find Dr. Hasselgren’s brainchild – and his new book, Body Language – From Head to Toe – an eye-opening experience.

As usual, our gutsy host, Dean Rotbart, cuts right to the heart of the matter.

[To boost the audio of Dr. Hasselgren's remarks, we recommend you use headphones.]

Photo: Dr. Per-Olof Hasselgren

Posted: March 28, 2016

Monday Morning Run Time: 26 minutes 38 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: Hasselgren_MMR.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 3:11pm MDT

The Path to Saving Global Capitalism? More Capitalists.

The former deputy speaker of the New Jersey State Assembly, a diehard Democrat, and a prominent New Jersey Republican businessman are on a bipartisan campaign to get more private businesses to give their employees partial ownership of their companies.

As Upendra Chivukula and Veny Musim view it, the only way to save capitalism is to exponentially increase the number of capitalists. Their new book, The 3rd Way, spells out the argument and backs it up with substantial empirical evidence.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Democrat and Republican make their joint case for employee-owned businesses. Upendra and Veny are interviewed by reputation coach and host, Dean Rotbart

Eddie Gossage

As an added bonus this week, be sure to stay tuned following Dean’s interview to hear a short excerpt from Martin’s Business Milestones’ interview with the incomparable Eddie Gossage, president of the Texas Motor Speedway. TMS is celebrating its 20th Milestone Anniversary this year and will be featured soon at www.MartinsBusinessMilestones.com.

Monday Morning Radio listeners get a sneak peak of Eddie’s interview with Dr. Charles W. Martin, founder of Martin’s Business Milestones, a new website created to celebrate and support entrepreneurs. Dean serves as Editor-in-Chief of MBM.

Top Photo: Upendra Chivukula, The 3rd Way
Bottom Photo: Eddie Gossage, Texas Motor Speedway

Posted: March 21, 2016

Monday Morning Run Time: 28 minutes 33 seconds

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Direct download: ESOP2_MMR.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 3:44pm MDT

How to Prevent Boneheaded Management Actions (or Inactions)

For decades, Sears stores in Miami stocked snowblowers in their garden centers, even though no one ever bought one and it hasn’t snowed in Miami since 1977.

That, says Steven D. Goldstein, a former Sears senior executive, results from management disengagement – an ailment that plaques many owners and senior executives.

Steve, who has been a top executive at several Fortune 500 companies, is an evangelist for management engagement. His first book, Why Are There Snowblowers in Miami? – due out later this year, details five positive principles of engagement that can prevent boneheaded management actions.

Steve shares those principles this week on Monday Morning Radio with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, and answers the obvious question: What was Sears thinking?

Photo: Steven D. Goldstein, Author, Why Are Their Snowblowers in Miami?

Posted: February 29, 2016

Monday Morning Run Time: 37 minutes 33 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: Goldstein_Snow_in_Miami.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:29pm MDT

The Fine Art of Inspiring Creativity: Survey Results No One Expected

Robert Gerlach, a global expert on organizational creativity, has taught companies such as Microsoft, Samsung and BASF the fine art of inspiring creativity.

Based in Stuttgart, Germany, Robert’s company – iQudo, recently conducted a landmark survey in the U.S. to discover the secret ingredients of company-wide creativity. The results were not what anyone expected.

This week on Monday Morning Radio with reputation coach and host Dean Rotbart, Robert offers some of his best tips on how to inspire your business to be more creative.

Photo: Robert Gerlach, iQudo
Posted: January 18, 2016
Monday Morning Run Time: 31 minutes 39 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: iQudo.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:27pm MDT

Think Less, Live More: For Those Who Can’t Make Up Their Mind On Important Business Decisions

On important decisions, do you have a difficult time making up your mind? Do you engage in endless, “on the one hand, but on the other hand” thinking?

Shelley Row, a self-described “recovering over-thinker,” coaches executives and entrepreneurs on ways to make better, smarter, more insightful decisions. In her new book, Think Less, Live More, Shelley promotes a Cognition-Intuition Balance Model, which strikes a balance between relying on hard data and gut feel when it comes to making crucial decisions.

One easy decision is to hear what Shelley has to say this week on Monday Morning Radio, featuring host and noted reputation coach Dean Rotbart.

Photo: Shelley Row, Think Less, Live More
Posted: November 23, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 32 minutes 52 seconds

Direct download: Shelley_Row_MMR.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:23pm MDT

Dr. Cheryl Bauman is a global evangelist for face-to-face communications.

In this increasingly digital age, Dr. Bauman, author of Just Say It, is reintroducing the world to the many benefits of holding face-to-face meetings – and sharing her insights on how to make those interactions even more successful.

To demonstrate her point, this week Dr. Bauman joins reputation coach and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart via a Skype video call, so you can both see and hear her business communications insights.

Watch and listen now.

Direct download: Just_Say_It_2.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 4:52pm MDT

These Model CEOs Were Genuine "Chief" Executives: The Wisdom of Native American Tribal Managers

Author, entrepreneur, and business coach Barbara Wittmann gives new meaning to the term, “Chief Executive Officer.”

Because the chiefs Barbara models her management advice after are those historic leaders of Native American tribes who led their people drawing upon ancient wisdom and a respect for the natural world.

Barbara, who is based in Munich, Germany, and runs an IT consulting business, is the author of “Meetings in Moccasins,” which is a practical and spirit guide to sustainable business success.

Host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart invite you to join him and Barbara for very special Pow Wow this week on Monday Morning Radio.

Photo: Barbara Wittmann, "Meetings in Moccasins"
Posted: October 12, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 32 minutes 45 seconds

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

“Who Am I, If Not My Company?”

Groucho Marx famously used to warble, “Hello, I must be going.”

Most business owners don’t pay nearly enough attention to their eventual exits, nor are they prepared to answer the soul-searching question, “Who am I, if not my company.”

Enter Dr. Pamela Dennis, author of Exit Signs – The Expressway to Selling Your Company with Pride and Profit. She successfully sold her own multi-million consulting practice and has never regretted it for a moment. This week on Monday Morning Radio, she’ll share her formula for gracefully exiting the company you’ve built and love.

Photo: Dr. Pamela Dennis, Author
Posted: October 5, 2015
Monday Morning Run Time: 30 minutes 12 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 October and November 2015. 

Direct download: Exit_Signs.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:31pm MDT

Online Communities Surpass Blogs for Generating Customer Engagement

You don’t have to be Mark Zuckerberg, Noah Glass, Biz Stone or any of the other social media moguls to own and operate your own successful online community.  

Which is great news, because custom online communities – where customers, clients, or members talk to and support one another - are rapidly surpassing blogs and the major social networking platforms as the very best vehicle for fostering brand loyalty and engagement.

That said, what works in theory often fails miserably in practice.

That’s why Katie Bapple and Joshua Paul, top experts in the field, have written a new book, The Online Community Blueprint, designed to help even small businesses master the art of online community creation and operation.

Katie and Joshua, both executives at Socious, whose software engages more than 1.3 million online community members, are my guests this week on Monday Morning Radio.

Katie and Joshua will talk us through the basics of building a successful, proprietary online community. It is the cutting edge of online marketing and too important to ignore.  

Photo: Joshua Paul and Katie Bapple, Socious 

Posted: September 14, 2015

Monday Morning Run Time: 42 minutes 17 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: Socious.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:34pm MDT

Weigh Anchor on the Next Amazing Chapter in Your Life

Larry Jacobson walked away from a lucrative business and well-established life to spend six years sailing around the world. Why? Because he dreamed of doing it since he was a boy. Now Larry has set sail on a new voyage – teaching others how to follow in his wake. 

Larry’s “Sail Into Retirement” program is NOT about 401ks, pension plans or reverse mortgages. It is about finding the courage and the commitment to weigh anchor on your old life and begin anew. Join Larry and Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart, his ersatz first mate, as they explore the unchartered waters of retirement bliss.

Photo: Larry Jacobson, Sail Into Retirement
Posted: August 31, 2015
Run Time: 31 minutes and 44 seconds

Direct download: Sail_Into_Retirement.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:53pm MDT

You Will Finally Write Your First Business Book This Year. Bet On It!

Procrastinators and self-doubters forewarned.  This week on Monday Morning Radio, Wizard Academy graduate Julie Anne Eason will kick to the curb all your best excuses for not writing a book to help promote yourself and your business.

Julie, a professional writer and coach, has heard every excuse in the book – for not writing one.  She’s not buying any of them. 

Julie’s own book, The Profitable Business Author, is due out any minute. Moreover, Julie will be joining Rich Carr (last week’s guest) and Elad Hogen as guest faculty members at Dean Rotbart’s upcoming Mile High Reputation Tool Chest Workshop.

On this week’s podcast, Julie shares some of her best publishing insights and previews her presentation at Dean’s awesome workshop (September 3rd and 4th.) 

p.s.  There is no “Rabbit Hole” on Monday Morning Radio.  But, if you’ve ever considered writing a book and haven’t yet so, be sure to keep listening this week after the formal portion of the podcast ends. We dare you!

Direct download: Julie_Anne_Eason.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:37pm MDT

Leveraging Adversity: Turning Your Business Woes into Assets

Claire Dorotik-Nana has experienced adversity of a severity few of us will ever know. 

The day before Valentines Day in 2001, Claire's mother murdered her father, who was bludgeoned and strangled. Only days earlier, Claire's family seemed about as normal as they come.

If that wasn’t awful enough, the lawyer defending Claire’s mother subsequently suggested that Claire, who was 24 at the time, had been the one to perpetrate the heinous crime.

Under such stress, most people would have crumbled.

Instead, Claire – this week’s guest on Monday Morning Radio - grew from the traumatic experience, and ever since has been helping others who face all variety of stress and trauma.

Claire, a licensed therapist and popular online columnist, is the author of a new book, Leverage: The Science of Turning Setbacks into Springboards. The book offers insights that can help small business owners and entrepreneurs cultivate the necessary skills to overcome adversity, both on the job and in their private lives.

Turn up the volume, as Claire shares the amazing story of her rebound this week with host Dean Rotbart.

Photo: Claire Dorotik-Nana
Posted: June 22, 2015
Monday Morning Radio Run Time: 29 mins 47 secs

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Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 2:37pm MDT

Flying Without a Helicopter: Helping Young People Better Prepare for Business and Life

Are today’s young adults ready to succeed in business and life? Most, in honesty, aren’t. The reason, observes Dr. Joanie Connell, is that too many members of the so-called millennial generation have been (silver) spoon fed for too long. 

This week on Monday Morning Radio Dr. Connell, author of Flying without a Helicopter: How to Prepare Young People for Work and Life, explains how she inspires young people to get R.E.A.L.: Resilient, Empowered, Authentic, and Limber.

 

Dr. Connell is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, co-host of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Photo: Dr. Joanie Connell, Flexible Work Solutions

Posted: May 25, 2015

Monday Morning Run Time: 31 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: joanie_connell.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:28pm MDT

A Fool's Errand: Trying to Motivate Employees with a Carrot or a Stick

Would you be more inclined to listen to this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio if you knew that one lucky listener would win a Silver Aluminum Apple Watch? Perhaps.

But this week’s guest, Susan Fowler, thinks such prize incentives are an awful way to win customers or to encourage employees to perform better on the job. In the long run, they don’t work.

Susan, who has worked alongside management guru Ken Blanchard for more than two decades and co-authored three books with Ken, is an expert on the science of motivation. 

Her own book, Why Motivating People Doesn’t Work…and What Does, explodes the conventional wisdom that to motivate others – or even yourself – you have two choices, the carrot or the stick. That may work for horses, Susan says, but not for listeners of this podcast or for any other sentient human being.

Susan is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, co-host of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Photo: Susan Fowler, Why Motivating People Doesn't Work

Posted: May 18, 2015

Monday Morning Run Time: 38 minutes  12 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: Susan_Fowler.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:37pm MDT

Business ‘Matchmaker’ Stacy Swift on Franchising

 

There are more than ¾ of a million franchise establishments in the U.S. and that number continues to leap every year.  

 

Stacy Swift advises individuals who are considering investing in a franchise how to narrow the vast field down to the right one. In fact, Stacy, who owns and operates FranNet offices covering five states, likens her role to that of a marriage matchmaker, bringing together franchisor and franchisee for what she hopes will be a happily – and profitably – ever after.

 

Learn the secrets of a successful match this week on Monday Morning Radio.

Stacy is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, co-host of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow Dean on Twitter@RepToolChest and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Photo: Stacy Swift, FranNet

Posted: April 20, 2015

Monday Morning Run Time: 32 minutes 40 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 May and June 2015.  

Direct download: FranNet_Stacy_Swift.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:48pm MDT

Customer Experience (CX) Trumps Price & Product

Customer Experience – which is often abbreviated as CX – is rapidly surpassing price and product as the #1 brand differentiator. Nonetheless, Denise Graziano, this week’s guest on Monday Morning Radio, reports that six out of every ten companies have done zilch to improve their CX. 

Denise, owner of Fairfield, CT-based Graziano Associates, is an expert on the subject of CX and how it impacts revenue, client retention, and overall brand image. She recently led a national SCORE workshop on the subject of CX.

Denise is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, co-host of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow Dean on Twitter@RepToolChest and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Photo: Denise Graziano, Graziano Associates

Posted: April 6, 2015

Monday Morning Run Time: 29 minutes 11 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 April and May 2015.  

Direct download: Graziano.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:24pm MDT

Forging Thought Leadership into a Titanium-Strong Marketing Tool

Davia Temin is in the business of creating, building, and rescuing reputations. As the founder of New York-based Temin and Company, she has advised dozens of Fortune 500 CEOs, entrepreneurs, authors, and politicians on the best methods to secure their image in the public arena.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Davia tells listeners how to forge thought leadership and reputation management into titanium-strong marketing tools – both for yourself, and for your company or products.

Davia is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, co-host of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow Dean on Twitter@RepToolChest and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Photo: Davia Temin, Temin and Company

Posted: March 23, 2015

Monday Morning Run Time: 32 minutes  22 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 April and May 2015. 

Direct download: Davia.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 3:58pm MDT

This Business Treasure Hunter Unearths Hidden Leaders

Scott Edinger is a business treasure hunter.  

As head of Edinger Consulting Group and a contributor to Forbes and the Harvard Business Review, Scott excels at helping business owners and executives unearth potential leaders in their midst – the kind of men and women who are crucial to long-term success, but don’t fit the conventional mold of executive-track employees.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Scott and host Dean Rotbart go prospecting for business leadership gold. Which treasures might you be overlooking?

Dean is a Wizard Academy faculty member and co-host of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow Dean on Twitter: @RepToolChest and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Photo: Scott Edinger, Edinger Consulting Group

Posted: February 16, 2015

Monday Morning Run Time: 31 minutes 48 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 March 2015. 

 

Direct download: Edinger_Consulting_2.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:39pm MDT

If You Don’t Remember What You’re About to Hear, You’re a Perfect Candidate for Listening Impact

Immediately after you listen to this week’s edition of Monday Morning Radio, how much of what you heard will you retain? About 50%. Two days from now, that percentage will plummet to 25%.

Learning to become a better overall listener can provide you and your business a strategic edge, which is why this week’s guest, Marian Thier and her company, Listening Impact, are in such great demand. Marian specializes in helping companies and business leaders make great listening a part of their business DNA.

(For those of you who weren’t paying attention, let us repeat this: Tune in to Monday Morning Radio this week and you’ll discover ways that you can listen and profit now.)

Marian is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, co-host of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow Dean on Twitter: @RepToolChest and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Photo: Marian Thier, Listening Impact

Posted: February 9, 2015

Monday Morning Run Time: 29 minutes 51 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 February and March 2015. 

Direct download: Listening_Impact.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:59pm MDT

10 Seconds To Win or Lose Customer Loyalty - With Pamela Herrmann

With so much attention these days focused on e-commerce and optimizing the customer experience online, many Main Street businesses have lost of art of connecting with – and impressing – customers face-to-face.

Pamela Herrmann, founder of Reach Across the Register, coaches the owners of brick-and-mortar businesses how to win customer loyalty within the first 10 seconds of their arrival – and even when they phone in.    

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Pamela provides listeners an exclusive preview of the remarks she’ll make come April 2015, when she headlines The National Main Street Conference in Atlanta.

Pamela is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, co-host of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Be sure to follow Dean on Twitter: @RepToolChest and subscribe to Roy H. Williams's Monday Morning Memo. The best things in life really are free!

Photo: Pamela Herrmann, Reach Across the Register

Posted: February 2, 2015

Monday Morning Run Time: 27 minutes  50 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 Februray and March 2015. 

 

Direct download: 020115_Reach_Across_The_Register.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:50pm MDT

Rules for Businesswomen to Get Ahead and Stay Ahead

Women may be every bit as talented as men, even more talented, but they often fall behind in the business world because they haven’t mastered the rules of networking, office politics, and self promotion.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Bonnie Marcus, founder of Women’s Success Coaching, shows women business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals how to get ahead and stay ahead in today competitive workplace.

Men will especially want to hear what Bonnie has to say.  If she’s right, your business and/or your job is on the line.

24% of Wives Earn More Than Their Husbands
40% of Mothers are the Sole or Primary Breadwinners in Their Homes
50% Increased Likelihood of Divorce When the Wife Outearns Her Husband

(Source: MarieClaire.com)

 

Photo: Bonnie Marcus, Women's Success Coaching
Posted: January 12, 2015
Run Time: 24 minutes, 55 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 February 2015. 

Direct download: 011215_Bonnie_Marcus.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:23pm MDT

280 Group Founder Brian Lawley on Becoming a GREAT Product Manager

Brian Lawley trains business owners and executives to be "product CEOs."  Like the CEO of a company, a product CEO - formally known as a Product Manager - oversees every aspect of bringing a successful product to market, including knowing customers, technology, trends and the competition.

 

Brian, founder of 280 Group in Campbell, California, has worked his magic for companies including Apple, Digidesign and Symantec. This week he shares some of his most important rules of product management on Monday Morning Radio.

Brian interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, and wealth management expert David Biondo. Rotbart and Biondo are co-hosts of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 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!

Photo: Brian Lawley, Founder & CEO, 280 Group
Posted
: December 8, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: 22 minutes  26 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 still available before the end of the year. 

Direct download: 120814_280Group.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:11pm MDT

Turning Brand Stories into Buyer Legends - A Masters Class

New York Times bestselling authors Bryan and Jeffrey Eisenberg are out with their latest blockbuster book, Buyer Legends, a Master Class that shows companies large and small how to use customer narratives to turbocharge sales and transform business cultures.

Bryan and Jeffrey are recognized global authorities in marketing optimization, analytics and customer experience design.  With their new book, they demonstrate how to best communicate your brand's story intent at each and every level of your organization, from the stockroom to the boardroom.

Buyer Legends is available now as a download from Amazon.com.  On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Bryan and Jeffrey take listeners on an exclusive tour of their new book and the concepts that are already revolutionizing sales and performance at companies such as Google and HP.

The Eisenberg brothers are interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, an award-winning veterarn broadcast journalist.  Dean is co-host of Business Unconventional. The one-hour radio newsmagazine debuted in October 2011 on News/Talk 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Photo: Jeffrey (l) and Bryan Eisenberg, Buyer Legends
Posted: October 27, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  31 minutes  01 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 still available in November and December. 

Direct download: 102714_Buyer_Legends.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:44pm MDT

Turning AFFORMATIONS Into Small Business Success Fuel - With Noah St. John

For way too many small business owners and entrepreneurs, a major obstacle they regularly encounter is listening to the wrong adviser: themselves.

What you say to yourself, ask yourself, and think DOES make a huge difference in how well you perform in business and life.  That is the premise behind AFFORMATIONS: The Miracle of Positive Self-Talk, a new book that author Noah St. John promises will help busy people "accelerate income, boost self-confidence, and make success automatic." 

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Noah shares with listeners his own Afformations. It's kind of like a Vulcan mind meld, only you don't need to be a Vulcan and have pointy ears to get inside Noah's head.

Noah is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart.  Dean and wealth management expert David Biondo are co-hosts of Business Unconventional. The one-hour radio newsmagazine debuted in October 2011 on News/Talk 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!

Photo: Noah St. John
Posted
: September 22, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  28 minutes  00 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 still available in October and November. 

Direct download: 092214_MondayMorningRadio_NoahStJohn.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 1:32pm MDT

Harnessing the Power of Feng Shui for Your Business (and Personal Life)

The Apple store in New York on Fifth Avenue and the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas are just two examples of retailers that use the ancient concept of feng shui to drive sales.

Kathryn Weber, publisher of Red Lotus Letter - with more than 30,000 subscribers, is one of the nation's leading feng shui experts.  This week on Monday Morning Radio, Katie explains how the power of feng shui can be harnessed by all small business owners and entrepreneurs.  As she explains it, it boils down to "5,000 years of common sense."

Katie is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart.  Dean and wealth management expert David Biondo are co-hosts of Business Unconventional. The one-hour radio newsmagazine debuted in October 2011 on News/Talk 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!

Photo: Kathryn Weber, Red Lotus Letter
Posted
: August 25, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  34 minutes  36 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 still available this month.  

 

Direct download: 082514_MondayMorningRadio_RedLotusLetter.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:37pm MDT

'Not My Table' - How NOT to Run A Successful Restaurant (Or Any Service Business)

How do the skills associated with operating a successful restaurant compare to those required to run any successful service business?

Until recently, Roger Beaudoin operated a seasonal restaurant that rang up more than $1 million in revenues in just 4 months each year.  It's one reason why he is known as THE Restaurant Rock Star. 

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Roger reveals 10 of the ineffective restaurant service traps that he avoids at all costs.  Importantly, most of his do's and don'ts apply not just to the restaurant industry, but to every successful service enterprise.

Roger is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, and wealth management expert David Biondo. Rotbart and Biondo are co-hosts of Business Unconventional, the one-hour radio newsmagazine that aired weekly on News/Talk 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!

Photo: Roger Beaudoin
Posted
: August 11, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  42 minutes  40 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 still available this month. 

Direct download: 081114_MondayMorningRadio_RestaurantRockStars.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:28pm MDT

The Mutt and the Mustang: This Self-Publishing Success Story Is No Fairytale

 

The Mutt and the Mustang is a children's book, inspired by a true friendship between a dog and a horse.

The story-behind-the-story is brimming with inspiration as well. Listen in as Dean Rotbart and David Biondo ask Judy Archibald - a widowed senior citizen on a limited income - how she cracked the self-publishing code and turned her illustrated children's book into a critical and financial success.

The story of Judy's Pet Pals Publishing is completely true; it only feels like a fairytale.

Rotbart and Biondo are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast 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!

Posted:  June 16, 2014

Monday Morning Run Time:  30 mins  05 secs

 

 

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 still available this month.  

 

 

Direct download: 061614_MondayMorningRadio_JudyArchibald.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:38pm MDT

Get the Inside Dope on How To Become A Paid Speaker

TED Talks have captivated tens of millions of YouTube viewers and helped energize the entire public speaking industry.  

Which is great news for Karen Loucks Rinedollar, founder of Denver Speakers Bureau, which despite its Rocky Mountain name, matches compelling speakers with organizations and companies nationwide.

There is an art to identifying the right speaker for the right occasion, and Rinedollar is a master artist.  Have you ever considered getting paid to speak publicly, or do you need a standout speaker for an upcoming event?  Then be sure to listen as Rinedollar takes the podium on this week's Monday Morning Radio.

Karen interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart.  Dean and wealth management expert David Biondo are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast 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!

Photo: Karen Loucks Rinedollar
Posted: 
 June 9, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  33 mins  13 secs
 
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 still available this month.  
Direct download: 060914_MondayMorningRadio_DenverSpeakersBureau.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:49pm MDT

4 "Gotchas" Every AdWords User Should Avoid - With Dr. Jason McDonald, JM Internet Group

Google has become a gargantuan global company one AdWords click at a time.  Each year, however, tens of millions of those clicks are wasted - costing small business owners and entrepreneurs far more than they imagine.

 

Dr. Jason McDonald, a self-described technologist and founder of the JM Internet Group, is one of the world's leading experts on AdWords optimization.  This week, Dr. McDonald exposes the four most common AdWords "gotchas" and how to sidestep them.  If you use pay-per-click online marketing, be sure to click on MondayMorningRadio.com and realize immediate savings.

Jason is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart.  Dean and wealth management expert David Biondo are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast 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!

Posted:  May 26, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: 37 mins  29 secs
Photo: Dr. Jason McDonald

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 still available this month.  

Direct download: 052614_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_AdWords.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 4:04pm MDT

Dr. Lori Barr Explains How To 'Think & Grow Well'

Dr. Lori Barr is the epitome of the renaissance woman: she is gifted pediatric radiologist, a bestselling author, an expert in managing health, wellness, fitness and stress; a mother, a mentor, a volunteer, and a woman who approaches each day and challenge with passion and gratitude.  

Of yes, did we forget to mention that she is a dedicated - and much appreciated - member of the Wizard Academy board of directors?

 

Lori joins Dean Rotbart and David Biondo on this week's Monday Morning Radio for a wide-ranging and inspiring interview, including an exclusive peak between the covers of her newest book: Think & Grow Well

Direct download: 051214_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_LoriBarr.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:18pm MDT

How to Navigate Your Way to a Successful Online Business with JP Stonestreet

JP Stonestreet is a web startup guru who helps entrepreneurs develop successful online business.  He has built applications and websites for large and small companies, and sold two of his own very successful sites.  

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, JP maps out the steps you must take if you want to start, market, run and potentially sell a successful online business.

JP is the author of The Web Startup Roadmap: Navigate Your Way to a Successful Online Business.

JP is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast 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!

Photo: JP Stonestreet
Posted:  
April 21, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  30 mins 36 secs

 

Direct download: 042114_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_JPStonestreet.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:42pm MDT

Free Publicity and Social Media 'Buzz'

 

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:1-303-800-6081. Limited opportunities available in March and April. $495 for the first hour.  

Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:06pm MDT

Learn How To Answer the Questions You're Mostly Likely to Face in a Job Interview

Have you got an important interview coming up, perhaps for a new job or with an angel investor?  Do you know how to best answer the questions?  Can you turn the tables on your interviewer and actually ask the correct questions?

Gail Palubiak has spent more than 30 years studying the art of the interview and her company, Interview Academy, now tutors experienced executives and others in guerilla-like techniques for acing any crucial interview.  Gail, herself, is in the hot seat on this week's Monday Morning Radio.

Gail is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

For sponsorship opportunties, contact Dean Rotbart at 303-296-1200.

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!

 

Posted:  February 24, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time: 38 mins 56 secs
Photo:  Gail Palubiak, Interview Academy

Direct download: 022414_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Palubiak.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:33pm MDT

Shannon and Dino Watt Can Help You Improve Your Love Life and Your Bottom Line

Shannon and Dino Watt, owners of The Business of Marriage, teach couples how to run their relationships more like a business, and vice versa.  

The Watts, who call themselves "Marriage Mentors," coach couples throughout the country to create a mission statement, take periodic relationship inventories, and schedule regular Marriage Mastermind meetings.  Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Watts reveal how to help both your love life and your bottomline deliver record "profits" -- this week on Monday Morning Radio.

Shannon and Dino are interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

For sponsorship opportunties, contact Dean Rotbart at 303-296-1200.

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!

Posted:  February 10, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  33 mins  21 secs


Smarter Campaign's Ben Eisenberg on How To Get 'Elected' By Clients and Voters

Whether you've always dreamed of running for public office or you're campaigning to win new clients for your business, the skill sets required are Ben Eisenberg's professional domain.  Ben, president and founder of Smarter Campaigns, has participated in nearly 30 campaigns, ranging from State Representative to President of the United States.

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Ben reveals the characteristics of winning leaders and explains how to avoid the costly missteps that befall so many campaigners.

Ben is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

For sponsorship opportunties, contact Dean Rotbart at 303-296-1200.

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:  Ben Eisenberg, Smarter Campaigns
Monday Morning Run Time:  26 mins  54 secs

Direct download: 020314_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Ben_Eisenberg.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 2:21pm MDT

Are You Fluent in Body Language?  Let 3 Key Element's Kirk and Kim Duncan Teach You This Essential Business Skill

Turns out that words comprise only 7% of what people communicate, while 93% of person-to-person communication show ups in body language.

Think about what you may be missing, if you can't correctly read the body language of employees, customers, salespeople, even your own spouse and children?

Kirk and Kim Duncan have built their Salt Lake City-based company, 3 Key Elements, into an Inc 500 (#257) growth business by training business owners, entrepreneurs and others to correctly read - and project - body language.

See what they have to say on this week's Monday Morning Radio.

The Duncans are interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

For sponsorship opportunties, contact Dean Rotbart at 303-296-1200.

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!

Posted:  January 27, 2014
Monday Morning Run Time:  27 mins  32 secs

Direct download: 012714_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Duncans.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:40pm MDT

In the Footsteps of Zig Ziglar and Les Brown: Jonathan Sprinkles on the Power of Change & Transformation

In the mold of great motivational speakers, including Zig Ziglar and Les Brown, Jonathan Sprinkles has been wowing nationwide audiences - both large and small - with his wisdom and humor, helping those who attend recommit to excellence and success.

At one time a top salesman at Dell Computers, Jonathan was honored for his leadership, customer service and team-building skill, and chosen by Dell for its most elite group of sales executives.  But Jonathan left the fast track at Dell to launch his own company, Sprinklisms Inc., which aims to inspire entrepreneurs and organizations.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Jonathan shares his best tips for making powerful business and life connections.

Jonathan is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

For sponsorship opportunties, contact Dean Rotbart at 303-296-1200.

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 Run Time:   28 Mins  06 Secs
Photo: Jonathan Sprinkles, Sprinklisms Inc.

Direct download: 010614_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Sprinkles-B.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 5:21pm MDT

Entrepreneurs Can Think Like An Elite Warrior - Former Navy Seal Mark Divine Explains

Are you tough enough for the Wizard Academy and its vigorous creative and intellectual obstacle courses?

Well toughen up, because this week's guest on Monday Morning Radio is none other than Academy graduate Mark Divine, who served two decades in the elite U.S. Navy SEALs, retiring as a commander.

Mark, author of the new book, The Way of the Seal, reveals how anyone can "think like an elite warrior to lead and succeed."  Mark's business credentials include an MBA, a CPA and the role of founder and CEO of SEALFIT and NavySEALs.com.

So listen if you dare.  Remember the SEALs motto:  "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday."

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.  For sponsorship opportunties, contact Dean Rotbart at 303-296-1200.

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:  34:21
Photo:  Mark Divine, Way of the Seal 

Direct download: 120213_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Mark_Devine.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:47pm MDT

The 'Godzilla of Personal Growth' - John Lavenia - On How Anyone Can Go From Rags to Riches

John Lavenia has hit deeper bottoms than most people ever do.  Down on his luck, broke, a drug addict, from an abusive home, he turned his life around - both personally and professionally - and has become a much in-demand speaker and trainer, who has taught thousands of others how they can write their own "rags-to-riches" life script.

Lavenia, who dubbs himself "The Godzilla of Personal Growth," is this week's guest on Monday Morning Radio.  He discusses his methods, a blend of Eastern and Western thought, as well as his popular book, "Integrity is Everything."

If you think you face a hard climb to the top, you'll be inspired by what Lavenia has been able to accomplish.

Monday Morning Run Time:  28 min 14 Secs
Photo:  John Lavenia 

Direct download: 112413_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Lavenia.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 5:45pm MDT

READ and PROFIT NOW™

The Astronomy of Business Success:
          
By Garret B. Gunderson
Founder, Freedom FastTrack 
          

Until the 16th Century, when Nicolaus Copernicus, the Renaissance mathematician and astronomer, formulated his heliocentric theory of the universe, placing the Sun at its midpoint, the cosmos revolved around us.  
          
Ironically, for many small business owners and entrepreneurs, it still does....
                        
    •  Why a well-run business can be likened to a scientific experiment  
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    •  6 questions all owners should answer to make their enterprises commercially valid  
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    •  Revisiting Michael E. Gerber's E-Myth 25 years later  
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    •  Free yourself of the gravity that weighs down so many entrepreneurs              
Read the full feature, here.
              
Subscribe to the monthly report, here
            
Visit Freedom FastTrack, here
          
        
      
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:57pm MDT

9 Traits Peyton Manning Exemplifies That You Can Emulate as the Quarterback of Your Business

Since 1986, Dr. TC North has been coaching small and medium-sized businesses to create high-performing organizations that have extraordinary profitability and that people love to work for.

Dr. North recently joined Business Unconventional and Monday Morning Radio hosts David Biondo and Dean Rotbart for a lively discussion of his column, which appeared in Colorado Biz magazine, highlighting nine entrepreneurial characteristics - exemplified by Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning - that every great small business owner should emmulate.

  1. Be a Visionary Leader
  2. Have a Maniacal Focus
  3. Constantly Communicate
  4. Take Control
  5. Raise All Boats
  6. Pursue Passion
  7. Learn From Failures
  8. Possess Emotional Toughness
  9. Be Coachable

To read Dr. North's full column, click here

Dr. North, is CEO and Founder, of Catalyst High Performance, which is located in the Denver / Boulder corridor.  He is recognized nationally as a high-performance executive coach, speaker, sport psychology consultant, and media personality.

Monday Morning Radio Run Time:  16 min 39 secs
Photo:  Dr. TC North and Peyton Manning 

Direct download: 102113_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_TCNorth.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 2:33pm MDT

'Head Coach' Robert White Asks, 'Why Live an  Ordinary Life When Yours Can Be Extraordinary?'

Robert White and his global training businesses have helped 1.3 million people squeeze more joy and satisfaction out of life while increasing their incomes and the profitability of their companies.

Although many business coaches focus on operations and strategic planning, White is more of a "Head" coach - showing business owners how to dispose of the mental garbage that limits their achievement.  

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, White, author of Living an Extraordinary Life, shares some of his most effective "Human Potential" training tools.

Monday Morning Run Time:  28 mins 01 Secs
Photo:  Robert White, ExtraordinaryPeople.com 

Direct download: 093013_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Robert_White.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 2:18pm MDT

Debbie Josendale Reveals the Five Foundational Components to Becoming a 'Local Search' Giant

Remember the days when where you were listed in the Yellow Pages and how eye-catching your ad was could make or break a local retail or service business?

Those days aren't gone, they've just morphed to the Internet, where so-called "local search" is helping some businesses soar while others languish.

Debbie Josendale, founder and president of 3C Marketing Group, identifies five foundational components to becoming a Local Search giant.  She also has some recommendations for how to respond when your business gets "slimed" by an unhappy consumer reviewer.

Josendale is this week's guest on Monday Morning Radio.  

Direct download: 082613_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_3C_GBG.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:18pm MDT

Garrett B. Gunderson: An Exclusive Briefing Detailing Why Most Conventional Financial Advisors Suck

Most of what conventional financial planners tell entrepreneurs about how to grow and protect their wealth is crap.  Okay, so that's not a very polite thing to say.  But it's painfully true.

Otherwise savvy small business owners can be totally stupid when it comes to trusting their money and investment strategies to others.

That is a sermon that Garrett B. Gunderson - who became a multi-millionaire before age 27 - has been preaching from coast-to-coast business pulpits for years and is a core concept in his New York Times groundbreaking bestseller, Killing Sacred Cows.

Garrett, an educator and financial advocate, is the force behind The Freedom FastTrack, a phenominal go-against-the-grain process of building and protecting your wealth that defies conventional wisdom, yet produces extraordinary results.

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Garrett unloads on commission-obsessed financial planners and explains why chasing interest rates will never produce the phenomenal wealth that comes when you chase your life's soul purpose.

Garrett is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast 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: 49 mins 37 secs
Photo: Garrett B. Gunderson, Freedom FastTrack 

Direct download: 081913-MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_GBG-E.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:46pm MDT

Obamacare and Your Bottom Line: An Exclusive Preview Featuring William N. Lindsay, III - Lockton Employee Benefits Group

Next month, some of the top CEOs, business powerbrokers and entrepreneurs in Colorado will gather at a by-invitation-only executive briefing to hear from one of the nation's leading experts on the Affordable Care Act - popularly known as Obamacare - and how it will impact businesses. 

Moreover, the speaker, William N. Lindsay, III, president of Lockton Employee Benefits Group, will offer suggestions on ways business owners and entrepreneurs can plan ahead, as well as hints about the unexpected consequences that may arise as a result of health care reform.

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Lindsay shares his thinking about the Affordable Care Act and tells listeners how they can handicap what lies ahead for health care reform.

Lindsay is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 710 KNUS AM in Denver.

Lindsay's presentation at the August 15th briefing, Business for Breakfast, will be hosted by Vectra Bank Colorado, which serves small, middle-market and corporate businesses clients throughout the state.

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: 27 mins 15 secs

Photo: William N. Lindsay, III - President, Lockton Employee Benefits Group

Direct download: 072913_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Bill_Lindsay.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:45pm MDT

Workshop University Founder Jean DiGiovanna on Giving High-Impact Seminars and Webinars

Most businesses don't do them. Of those that do, very few do them well.  We're talking about workshops, seminars and webinars, which hold the potential to draw in new, loyal customers regardless of the nature of your business.

Jean DiGiovanna is a workshop and webcast guru.  As founder of Workshop University, she teaches business professionals to design, develop and deliver high-impact presentations.  On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Jean reveals some of her top insights for creating impactful, actionable seminars - both digitally and face-to-face. 

Jean is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart and wealth management expert David Biondo.  Dean and David are co-hosts of the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast 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: 32 mins 16 secs
Photo:
Jean DiGiovanna, Workshop University

Direct download: 062313_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Jean_DiGiovanna.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 5:57pm MDT

Jen Sincero Went from 'Looserville' to Mayor of 'Awesome City' and She'll Show You How You, Too, Can Become a Badass

Jen Sincero uses foul language and in-your-face candor to get the attention of potential consulting clients and the media.  A one-time, self-described 'big fat looser,' Jen turned her life around and is now traveling the world advising others how to do likewise.

Her latest book, You Are A Badass, builds on her success with two previous books quasi-autobiographical books, "Don't Sleep with Your Drummer," and the bestselling, "The Straight Girl's Guide to Sleeping with Chicks."  Yes.  You read that correctly.

(We asked Jen the business lessons contained in "The Straight Girls Guide" and she quipped without missing a beat: "That was a different kind of business.") 

Jen is one part-comedian, one part success coach, and two parts Badass.  She is also Dean Rotbart and David Biondo's guest on this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio.

[Jen's childhood friend, Sarah Shaw, aka 'Entreprenette' was the featured guest on Monday Morning Radio on March 25, 2013.  Missed Sarah's segment?  You can hear it here now.]

Monday Morning Radio Run Time: 27 mins 33 secs
Photo: Jen Sincero 

Direct download: 061713_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Jen_Sincero.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 5:46pm MDT

What's Your One Thing?: Bestselling Author Jay Papasan On How You Can Accomplish Much More By Doing Less

Each of us has one secret to unlocking our true potential in business and in life.  In their new business book - The One Thing -  bestselling authors Gary Keller and Jay Papasan chart the way for busy people to identify the one area of their lives that will allow them to accomplish much more by doing less.  Their book is published by Bard Press.

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Jay talks about the advantages of having a one-track mind.  It helped Jay's co-author, Gary, build the largest real estate franchise in America, Keller Williams Realty

What's Your One Thing?  Listen and you may very well discover your unique key to extraordinary results.

Of yes, if Bard Press sound familiar, it's because Ray Bard is also the publisher of the bestselling Wizard of Ads Trilogy.  All told, tiny Bard Press has brought 15 national bestsellers to market, earning it the title, "America's Best-Selling Business Book Publisher."  

Jay 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.

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: 26 mins and 03 secs


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Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:34am MDT

'Fearless Business Ownership': Wizard Academy Faculty Member Adrian Van Zelfden Discusses His New Book

Adrian Van Zelfden is an author, an attorney, a CPA, an MBA and a magna cum laude graduate from the USAF Academy.

Talk about underachievers!  

Adrian, who is on the faculty at The Wizard Academy, advises small businesses and their owners how to safeguard their assets from legal predators and the IRS.

On this week's Monday Morning Radio, Adrian discusses his new book, Fearless Business Ownership, which sums up decades of experience in a highly readable, understandable fashion.  

Adrian is a force to reckon with.  You won't want to miss this interview!

Adrian 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.

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 mins and 23 secs

Photo: Adrian Van Zelfden


Millionaire Treasure Hunter Aaron LaPedis Finds His Gems at Garage Sales and Auctions

Aaron LaPedis is one of the world's great treasure hunters.  His "Collect This!" television program on PBS, which aired for seven years, reached 1.5 million viewers each month.

On this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio, Aaron reveals key strategies for discovering hidden treasures at garage sales and auctions.  He should know, he became a millionaire following his own advice - thus the title of his award-winning book, "The Garage Sale Millionaire."

Aaron also explains to hosts Dean Rotbart and David Biondo how to clear the clutter from your business, office or home by conducting your own money-generating garage sale. Aaron's business philosophy is simple: buy very low, sell very high. 

Rotbart and Biondo co-host Business Unconventional, a one-hour radio news magazine that is broadcast each Sunday 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:  29 min 24 secs
Photo:  Aaron LaPedis 


Direct download: 041513_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_AaronLaPedis.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:08pm MDT

'Entreprenette' Sarah Shaw Can Help Your Fashion-Related Products Find Their Way to Hollywood

Sarah Shaw knows glamour and she knows Hollywood, a powerful combination for entrepreneurs who aspire to see their fashions, cosmetics, jewelry and accessories worn by some of the Big Screen’s hottest actresses. 

Shaw, a Los Angeles ex-pat, is a successful “entreprenette” – the moniker she adopted for herself and her consulting business – which focuses on helping women fashion designers and business owners bask in front of the klieg lights. Sarah, whose own purses have been worn on screen by Julia Roberts and Reese Witherspoon, can help you catapult your product from the kitchen prototype to the red carpet.

Sarah shares some of her trade secrets for nabbing celebrity clients and high-impact press placements on this week’s Monday Morning Radio with Dean Rotbart.

Rotbart, a veteran broadcast journalist and Wizard Academy faculty member, co-hosts the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast on 710 KNUS AM in Denver along with wealth management expert David Biondo.

On May 2nd, Sarah will host a one-day training event that promises to help those who attend place their products in film and on television.  View details here.

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: 17 min 22 sec
Photo: Entreprenette Sarah Shaw 

Direct download: 032513_MondayMorningRadio_BUnRadio_Podcast_Entreprenette.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 6:55pm MDT

5 Key Global Trends That Will Drive Entrepreneurial Success - With George Feiger, Contango Capital

It's not enough for small business owners and entrepreneurs to understand key trends in their neighborhood or even in our nation as a whole.  What happens to your business is not only impacted by local activities, but by developments around the globe.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, George Feiger, CEO of San Francisco wealth management firm Contango Capital Advisors and a respected economist, offers his take on five key global trends that will drive entrepreneurial success in the U.S. over the next several years.

While the outlook is bleak in some parts of the globe - and will dampen American economic growth - George offers a roadmap to where the best domestic opportunities will be found.

George 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.

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  04 sec
Photo:  George Feiger, Contango Capital Advisors

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Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:26pm MDT

5 Minutes That Will Change Your Business Life - For Better or Worse

Five minutes.  300 seconds.  1/20th of an hour.  Perhaps the most important time span in the life of entrepreneurs who are seeking to raise crucial angel capital.

Five minutes is all that most angel capital forums allow owners who are lucky enough to be selected to present their business concepts to a gathering of interested, but highly skeptical potential investors. 

This week's guests on Monday Morning Radio, Dom DiDia and Frank Hofmeister, are veteran pitching coaches who volunteer their time and experience helping startup businesses prepare for their brief moments in the capital-raising spotlight. Even if you're not in the market for outside capital, what Dom and Frank have to say will make you a better overall communicator.  

Dom and Frank are 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. 

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:  Frank Hofmeister (l) and Dom DiDia

Direct download: 021113_MMR_BURadioPodcast_DiDia-Hofmeister.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:46pm MDT

Creating Power Through Personal Branding with Lida Citroen

Each of us has an individual -- personal -- "brand" and Lida Citroën is an expert on helping small business owners and others create power through personal branding.

Lida is a consultant, lecturer and author. Her book, Reputation 360, shows how executives, professional and entrepreneurs can harness their power and attract ideal opportunities using techniques commonly employed by successful global leaders.

Lida is a proud Colorado small business owner, serving since 2008 as Founding Principal of LIDA360, LLC. Her company's specialty is creating corporate marketing and personal branding strategies that have authenticity and durability.

Lida 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.

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:  25 min  37 sec
Photo:  Lida Citroën 

Direct download: 012813_MMR_BURadioPodcast_Lida.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:00pm MDT

A Wizard Academy Grad Who Leaped to Action Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre of Children

We Can Protect Our Children: The Guide to Securing Our Schools and Daycares spells out with clear, easy-to-understand descriptions and illustrations, how fast and simple upgrades to a building’s door locks and related security hardware can prevent or significantly hinder an intruder’s access to students and teachers.

Written by Wizard Academy alumnus Dave Jabas, a veteran security specialist and CEO of WholeSaleLocks.com, the premise of We Can Protect Our Children is that well-informed parents need not wait another day to inspect their schools’ existing intruder-prevention locks and hardware and to take immediate proactive steps to greatly improve school security.

Dave is interviewed by Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart, who along with wealth management expert David Biondo co-host the weekly Business Unconventional radio news magazine broadcast 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:  25 min  20 sec

Direct download: 012113_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Jabas.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:24pm MDT

Unleash Your Inner Crocodile With Australian Roger Anthony

Unleash your inner crocodile?

Australian corporate trainer Roger Anthony teaches that individuals and organizations should take their lead from the crocodile, which has adapted and thrived for more than 300 million years.

Roger uses unique training techniques - including learning with crayons - yes crayons - to empower business owners and entrepreneurs to remain cool, calm, creative and productive under pressure - like a Crocodile.  It might sound offbeat, but it works.

Roger explains why, and offer specific steps anyone can follow to improve personal and business performance on this week's edition of Monday Morning Radio.   

Roger 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:  28 min  48 sec
Photo: Roger Anthony, Crocodiles International 

Direct download: 011413_MMR_BUnRadio_Roger_Anthony.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 7:59pm MDT

Don Kuhl: Superhero of Change

Beneath every small business owner is an optimist who dares to dream big. Facing down challenges comes with the turf. Yet with eyes on the prize, we sometimes forget the importance of getting the little things right. Developing a habit of regularly examining our own choices can be key to success.

Don Kuhl has spent decades studying how small changes can have a major impact on our lives. He’s the founder of The Change Companies, a provider of resources that assist people in making choices that result in positive changes. 

The company’s focus is guiding people to help themselves. “I was vice president of business for a pretty large health company and time and time again it struck me, real change is self change,” he recalls during a recent radio interview conducted with Monday Morning Radio.

Don 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:  22 min  38 sec

Direct download: 010713_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Binderman.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:37pm MDT

Michael Milken Says the 21st Century Favors East Asia and Latin America – So Get Prepared

Renowned financier, philanthropist, and medical innovator Michael R. Milken is the featured guest on this week’s special edition of Monday Morning Radio.  

Milken spoke earlier this month in Colorado before a distinguished audience of business and political leaders, outlining for them his thoughts on the rapid and significant changes that legal immigration have brought to America and how the “changing face” of our nation will have enormous impact on business and government policy in the very near future.

Milken notes that worldwide population growth and education patterns make it clear that China, India, and Latin America will be among the key global economic powers for the rest of this century.  If America is to remain competitive, it must invest far more in educating our young people and re-opening our boarders to legal immigrants.

Wizard Academy faculty member Dean Rotbart attended Milken’s speech and had the opportunity to meet privately with the billionaire for 40 minutes following his remarks. 

What Milken has to say – about the forces that are changing the world as we know it – is priceless business intelligence.  

As Rotbart notes at the opening of this week’s audio, portions of Milken’s remarks are difficult to hear.  Rotbart recommends using earphones to capture the clearest possible audio.

Those Monday Morning Radio listeners interested in hearing more of Milken’s insights and influences can also visit www.Chavura.com - a weekly broadcast radio program aimed at the Jewish community – where Rotbart and his son, Maxwell, in an exclusive interview, discuss with Milken how his Jewish roots have influenced his business and philanthropic thinking.

Rotbart and David Biondo, a veteran financial planner and successful entrepreneur, produce Monday Morning Radio in cooperation with their weekly radio newsmagazine, Business Unconventional, which airs each Sunday morning at 8:05 a.m. (Mountain) 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: 29 min 45 sec

Photo: Michael Milken and Maxwell Rotbart

Direct download: 111912_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast_Milken.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:18pm MDT

Leadership is Not Enough: Leadership with Honor is What Really Counts

Leadership is comparatively easy.  Leading with honor requires men and women of special character and skills.  So says Colonel Lee Ellis (ret.), this week's guest on Monday Morning Radio

Colonel Ellis, an Air Force fighter pilot, spent 5 1/2 years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam.  He was the youngest POW to be imprisoned along with Senator John McCain at the notorious "Hanoi Hilton."  If leaders can act with honor under those circumstances, Colonel Ellis teaches, they certainly can act with honor as the heads of corporations, small businesses and nonprofits.  

Colonel Ellis is an author and expert in the areas of team-building, executive development and - of course - leadership.  He shares his unique insights with Monday Morning Radio listeners.

Colonel Ellis  is interviewed by Wizard 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.  Also joining the conversation is Jeff Wilson a small business expert with ActionCoach - Team Empowerment.  Wilson is a regular contributor to B. 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:  29 min  56 sec
Photo: Colonel Lee Ellis


Direct download: 102912_MMR_BUnRadio_Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 9:31pm MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

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 MDT

Written Grove: How 'Techie' Peter Nevland Learned to Write Like a Pro

Peter Nevland didn't start out to be a much-in-demand business writing coach.  In fact, he began his professional career as an engineer for Motorola. But Peter discovered that good writing - even great writing - is within the grasp of every executive - regardless of how 'techie' that executive may be.  Peter's journey from slide rule junkie to wordsmith and word coach has an important lesson:  If he can do it, so can you!  

Peter shares some of the key lessons from his popular How To Write Workshops, including this tip:  "Combine the familiar with the unexpected" if you want to grab your readers by their eyeballs.

Nevlan is interviewed by Wizard 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!

Direct download: 073012-MMR-BUnRadio-Podcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 10:51pm MDT

New York Times Business Reporter Charles Duhigg on The Power of Habit

Calling in from the newsroom of The New York Times, where he is an award-winning reporter, Charles Duhigg explains the methods that individuals and businesses can use to break bad habits and build new positive behaviors and patterns.

Duhigg is interviewed by Wizard 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 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: 26 min 39 sec
Original Broadcast Date: March 25, 2012 
Photo: Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit

Direct download: 071612-MMR-FullPodcast.mp3
Category:Authors and Experts -- posted at: 8:21pm MDT