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  • 00:48

    The Business of Travel Concierge and Event Planning With Cynika Drake

    in Lifestyle

    Cynika Drake, of Lavish Lifestyles Concierge will be on today's show chatting up, "What exactly is a Travel Concierge Services and Who is it for and how does it tie into events planning?"


    Here's a few deets on our guest today: Cynika Drake, is based in NYC, but provides event planning/travel services all over the country. She has over 14 years of event planning and hospitality experience.


    Despite graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science,  and briefly attending Harvard Law School, she ultimately decided becoming a lawyer was not for her. She packed her bags shortly after tragedy struck NYC, and in 2003 moved to Los Angeles. While in LA she tried her hand at acting, and also worked in sales and marketing for two four-star hotels. Over the years she was the go-to person among colleagues, family, and friends for everything from where to take clients to dinner to the newest boutique hotel to open in Capri, to tips on throwing fabulous dinner parties.


    In 2007 after much positive feedback and encouragement from others she decided to turn her hobby of travel and event planning into a business. Cynika and her team have had the pleasure to provide services for: Time Warner Inc.,FreshDirect Online Grocery and Delivery, Good Day LA News Anchor Jillian Barberie, Danny Devito, Billy Bob Thornton, Actor Alimi Ballard, Victory Education Partners,The Make A Film Foundation, Dr. Clarence Coleman/Starlight Children's Foundation, The Lisa Raye Show, and many others.


    Cynika is also a lifestyle contributor for the Harlem Times newspaper.


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    Also on today's broadcast, we'll bring you the latest events and fashion industry news and events and of course our Designer Feature of the day.


    DESIGNER FEATURE: KC's everyday wear: The Taber Cuff by Brave Leather. It is made of soft Italian tanned leather with solid metal accents.

  • 00:42

    January 7, FEG Sacramento Sales Training Recap of Wednesday Training

    in Marketing

    On January 6, 2016, my company, 321SetAppointments.com, started working with a life/annuity insurance agency based in Sacramento. Freedom Equity Group (Sacramento) or FEG Insurance Services LLC, headquartered in Santa Barbara County, is part of a network of FEG offices across the United States.


    Today's show will serve as a recap of Wednesday's sales training. The full training session is scheduled for January 9, 2016 at the Sacramento office.


    At the request of the Sacramento FEG manager, 321SetAppointments.com is helping agents learn the art of Selling Without Appearing to Sell or SWAS.


    The actual fee-based, SWAS sales training is a 6-hour session that helps insurance and real estate agents, or any company with a sales component, learn how to sell using traditional sales training practices.


    These sales training overview will be 30 to 60 minutes, each Thursday evening, 730 (PT).


    The first four weeks will not include any conversations with agents from the office. By early February, we will showcase agents who are learning and growing.

  • 00:17

    Planning a Lifestyle

    in Self Help

    Planning your lifestyle is more important than you know.  It is about more than planning to acquire things, although that is a fun part of it mapping out your plan.  Pat Council shares the true purpose of taking the time to plan your lifestyle.  Find out very specific reasons for paying attention to your own personal success and realize some things about your planning process that will help stay inspired to achieve.  Are you settling?  Are you holding back?  Find out what you can do to see what is really happening with your journey to having the lifestyle you want and deserve.  Start creating dynamic energy and find out 2 wealth secrets that may change the way you think about planning.


    Download Lifestyle Planning Sheet. Click here.


    Register to receive our free newsletter, “Power Up Nation Express”.  Click here.


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  • 01:59

    Author Sharon Lucas - Blue Print for Planning Events

    in Lifestyle

    If it is Monday Night....Sweet Tea With A Chaser is on - 9:00 p.m. est. This Monday night we welcome Literary Event Planner and Author Sharon Lucas at 9:15 p.m. Her newly released book is a blue print for planning events. Her more of her story at 9:15 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2015 call in number is 646-478-3527.


    On Monday night at 10:00 p.m. "Black Money Matters", open discussion about how we can collaboratively make a difference in our neighborhoods, towns, cities, if we... pool our resources and use them.


    10:30 - Open Mic - Would You Marry Again...and How Would It Be Different the Second Time Around.


    Sweet Tea With A Chaser - Bryan Mac, Sweet Pea and Gemini... join us...646-478-3527.


    Featuring Music by George Benson

  • 01:36

    Financial Planning

    in Religion

    Special guest speaker Damon "Amin" Meadows will be speaking with us regarding financial planning.

  • 01:02

    Episode 32_ NPS Strategic Planning meetings

    in Education

    Don't complain if you don't get involved... The Mayor and State appointed Superindentent Christopher Cerf have been olding strategic planning meetings throughout Newark in all 5 Wards with low attendance by residents. How do we get them engaged!

  • 00:30

    How to write a Business Plan Proposal!

    in Entrepreneur

    When writing a business plan proposal, It doesn’t matter whether you’re just starting up or if you’ve been in business for decades, as a business owner you should have a road map for your business in the form of a business plan.

    In this episode we will discuss: 



    Why Business Planning is important
    How to prepare a proposal
    Components of a Proposal

  • 00:31

    Planning A Sister/Friend Get-AWAY

    in Motivation

    More than finding the time for that much needed get away with your Sister/Friends is the monumental talk of planning the trip.  Every girl yearns for some ME time, to just go and get into some "She" things with her friends. On this segment of Sister Speak Saturday the ladies do just that! They're sharing how they go about getting some time away from being wife, employee,boss-ladyand mom.  Join Marilyn and Sonja for another sassy Saturday conversation. 

  • 00:06

    CEOs Need Consistency In Business Planning And Thinking For Success

    in Business

    Listen to today's Talk Business With Howard 5 minute podcast with business expert - strategist - and advisor to CEOs, presidents and business owners, Howard Lewinter: CEOs Need Consistency In Business Planning And Thinking For Success.

  • 00:31

    Message Blocks- Event Planning in the Digital Age

    in Technology

    Everyone comes to Detroit for ball games and concerts, but Len Gauger, founder and CEO of the Ann Arbor-based startup Message Blocks, imagines a city that's the center for all types of events. He pictures Detroit becoming known nationwide for hosting tech and professional conferences. With resources like Detroit's Cobo Hall, Gem Theatre, and many other venues throughout the metropolitan area, Len believes that the event planning industry can grow in Detroit. He's created Message Blocks, an event planning platform, to help make it happen. Originally from Dearborn, Len wanted to return to his home state to build the business. Message Blocks is an easy-to-use platform that streamlines documents, registration, and event information online. With over 1,100 registrants already in Michigan to-date, Message Blocks software has been used to plan major events across Michigan working with TedX Detroit, Accelerate Michigan, Habitat for Humanity, the American Federation of Teachers and the Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM). 


    Join Melissa Birnie and Len Gauger on Oct 30th at 1:00 P.M as they explore the event planning industry in Detroit and across Michigan in the Digital Age. Just in time for the Holidays! 

  • 00:57

    Sales Training Complexes: Things That Hold Us Back from Successful Selling

    in Marketing

    This show is from a recent sales training class conducted for a Sacramento area client.


    Many salespersons suffer from complexes that hinder production and performance. Interestingly enough, true sales training helps salespersons understand and work through these issues.


    My sales training company, 321SetAppointments.com, recently added the module on managing complexes.


    As discovered, the majority of salespersons agreed that they had some type(s) of complexes which needed to be addressed.


    A solid sales process is the key to minimize the ill-effects of complexes. Salespersons experience anxiety and frustration because most sales training programs do not include this every important conversation. It's definitely not an easy conversation to have with people, but the salesperson attendees were grateful that the subject was brought to the forefront.


    We hope this show helps salespersons, insurance managers and real estate brokers.