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  • 00:51

    From Poor Posture to Shark Tank - One Entrepreneur's Story

    in Business

    In 2006, Matt Franklin quit his day job doing marketing for a high-tech company and started his own video production company, that he still manages today, specializing in the creation of sales, marketing and training videos for tech companies. Matt is also an inventor. His most notable product, PostureNOW, was a collaborative effort between him and a friend, both of whom were suffering from poor posture that resulted from long days hunched over a computer. That product led them to a Shark Tank appearance and has brought in nearly $2 million in sales. Matt recently completed a successful Kickstarter campaign for another invention, the GripSnap, which is a phone stand with an ultra-powerful neodymium magnet base. Today, Matt divides his time working on his various business and has also developed an online course in posture improvement and workplace ergonomics, called Automatic Posture.


    We're going to talk with Matt about his experience, what he learned and what we can learn from him. 


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  • 01:12

    Shark Dropper Episode 67 (Overboard)

    in Comedy

    Dan Lizette @poddigest joins the Shark Dropper crew to talk about his experince with interviewing podcasters. They talk about Dopple Avenue Hurt and the direction season 2 might take. Dan talks about voice acting for Brentwood Heights Stories, and the ins and outs of being a wedding DJ. After the break the guys discuss some current events, then try to guess the plot of Adam Sander's Going Overboard. You cand fin Dan Lizette's podcast at http://www.thepodcastdigest.info/ 

  • 01:12

    Shark Dropper Episode 71 (Cake)

    in Comedy

    Kyle, Robert, and John talk about orange cream sodas, strawberry shortcakes, and sharing desserts with other men. Robert and John negotiate what it would take to get John to eat a strawberry shortcake. They also talk about learning how to type, and recent addtions into the dictionary. Robert also takes time to ponder the best time for music. The guys then sort-of predict the death of Christoper Lee. Things get a little Ken Burns at the end as they wrap-up the podcast. 

  • 00:30

    Shark Tanked a Healthy Wine Alternative!

    in Business

    Join us today on Women Leading the Way Radio as we interview Jayla Siciliano, CEO & Founder of Bon Affair.


    Jayla will liven up today’s show with her adventure into a new world for the wine connoisseur and share some of her advice on the process of competing successfully on Shark Tank and walking away from the experience with a deal with Mark Cuban.


    Jayla’s background in product development inspired her to found Bon Affair, a premium wine spritzer as a healthier alternative in the wine business. 


    Jayla was the winner of the Emerging Woman Owned Business at the recent Women of Influence Awards.


    As the CEO and Co-Founder of Connected Women of Influence, Michelle Bergquist is a passionate advocate for women in business. At Connected Women of Influence, we believe that more women need to lead in business and everything we do is center-focused on designing platforms, programs, connections and collaborative opportunities for b2b women to prosper, succeed and lead the way in business today!

  • 01:02

    Easy Ways To Generate Publicity With Shark Tank Guest Julie Busha of Slawsa

    in Business

    Are you a Shark Tank fan? Do you dream of receiving an offer from the sharks that can jumpstart your business? Do you also dream about what the publicity from being on the show can do for your business? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you don't want to miss this show! Join host and author Lisa Sims and her special Julie Busha of Slawsa as they discuss Julie's Shark Tank appearance along with other ways to generate publicity for your business while building your brand.


    Julie Busha is the President/CEO of The Busha Group and the Slawsa brand.  Prior to launching Slawsa, Busha spent over a decade marketing within the sport of NASCAR, most recently helping driver Bobby Labonte build his agency, during which she worked with General Mills for 9.5 years.  In late 2011, Julie used her branding, marketing and sales experience to launch Slawsa, a unique slaw-salsa hybrid condiment to the grocery market.  Within a mere two years after launch, Slawsa gained placement in the relish aisle in over 5,200 stores in the US and Canada with rave reviews from critics and consumers alike.  Busha then appeared on season 5 of ABC's hit show, "Shark Tank" where her speech of fiscal responsibility resonated with the Sharks and viewers alike.  Busha continues to grow the brand and expects coast-to-coast distribution by the end of 2015.  More information for slawsa can be found at www.slawsa.com.  Julie graduated as Division 1 Academic All-American, Order of Omega with 3 departmental honors from Winthrop University.  She and her husband, Brett reside with two weimaraners, Liesl & Ella, in Cramerton, NC.

  • 00:57

    Javier Manjarres Brings The Shark-Tank

    in Politics Conservative

    Awarrd winning blogger Javier Manjarres joins Willie today. Javier understands Florida politics like noone else.  Today you will get the 411 on Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio.  We will talk about Florida moving thier primary back 14 days. And how Javier sees 2016 elections playing out.

  • 01:06

    Shark Dropper Episode 69 (Parks)

    in Comedy

    John and Kyle are joined in-studio by their very own Robert Lamb. Robert talks about the struggle of being so very good. They talk hidden pictures in corporate logos, really deep water, Bruce Willis, Nintendo Park, feeding Ryan Gosling, the price of bottle service at a club, and cruise ships. 

  • 01:17

    Shark Dropper Episode 63 (Acronyms)

    in Comedy

    On this episode of the Shark Dropper podcast we delve into some deep topics such as: LL Cool J's Deep Blue Sea lyrics, how to use acronyms, best Florida spots to scuba dive, scary internet search history, gross animal cruelty, and the best inventions that moved masturbation forward. Also, John and Robert go head-to-head in a "who can name the most popular cereals" quiz!!

  • 01:14

    Shark Dropper Episode 61 (Depressing)

    in Comedy

    All kinds of interesting topics this week as the whole Shark Dropper crew gets together. They talk: Dangerous cities, seating arrangments, Satan, the Two and a Half Men finale, old champagne, racist chants, sponsorships, World War Z, and sexless marriages. We also discuss our home town, aka the most depressing city in America.

  • 01:12

    Shark Dropper Episode 59 (Sandler)

    in Comedy

    On ths special episode, the Shark Dropper crew performs their first ever Skype session with friend Mallory (www.healsandheadshots.com). There are some technical difficulties throughout, but we are still able to have a fun time. We talk about the Oscars, AFI's Top 100 films, the Slenderman murders, our first s, and gross Celeb feet. We also dedicate a good ten minutes to bashing Adam Sandler films. It's a good time.

  • 01:30

    Iced Coffee Klatch: The Trump the Shark Edition

    in Pop Culture

    Amy Beth takes us on another robust romp through the Pop Culture sideshow. From Trump to the Ashley Madison hack, Cosby to calling her Cait, we’ll take on the sizzling summer stories. Oh, and it’s the 40th anniversary of Jaws.  Safe to dive in? Maybe not. But join us anyway!


    And the usual hoopla: Free flow convo, Inspiration to Action shout-outs, humor, music and more!


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