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Erin Blaskie first got into computers when her dad handed her a Commodore 64. She was six years old. When the Internet became widely available, Erin started an online journal on the platform Open Diary and began sharing her thoughts with the world. She hasn’t stopped over-sharing since.
In the ten years since starting her first online business, Erin has helped numerous businesses come online, establish their web presence and create community. Erin’s primary expertise is in creating solid systems and processes for businesses but she also leads clients to leverage the power of the Internet to nurture community, create culture and inspire change.
Erin has worked with companies such as Disney, Post, Kraft, Travelocity, Microsoft Canada, Ford Canada, PepsiCo., 3M, Maple Leaf Canada, Canadian Tire, Alliance Films, Feld Entertainment, The Body Shop, TD Bank and more.
Erin has been an online video host for Butterscotch.tv (a division of Tucows), co-hosted the Macgasm video podcast, has been involved in small and large-scale social media activations with prestigious public relations firms and has been turned into a video game character in the iPhone / iPad game, “Bar Star.”
Erin has been quoted in five print books, received numerous business awards, has delivered presentations on local, national and International platforms and has been featured in notable media such as the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, Inc.com, Huffington Post, AMEX Open Forum, Portolio.com, Examiner.com, About.com, Business Insider, Chatelaine, Costco Connection, ABC, CBC, and CTV Morning Live.
Erin is also the author of four books including her recently released book, "Destiny: A Love Story About A Video Game, Marketing and Story Telling.
Marketing. Entrepreneurship. Success. These are three things that Tyreal "Real" Lewis has mastered throughout his illustrious career as CEO of The R Group, Inc.
Mr. Lewis' full service multi-cultural lifestyle marketing and branding agency has engineered strategic plans for some of the largest brands in the world. His ingenious as a marketer has enabled him to produce successful campaigns for Coca Cola, Nike, McDonalds, BET, US Army, Calvin Klein, and Starburst, to name a few.
As a veteran in the music industry, Mr. Lewis has been pivotal in executing marketing plans for some of the biggest names in music including Ludacris, Sean “P Diddy” Combs, Rihanna, Ne-Yo, Kanye West, Jay Z, Usher, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx and countless others.
With all of Mr. Lewis' success as a businessman, one of his greatest strengths is his ability to bounce back from the challenges that come along with conducting business on a high level.
Now, Mr. Lewis has added Author, Speaker and Success Coach to his list of titles. With over 15 years of business experience, he has a wealth of knowledge that he would like to share with the next generation of entrepreneurs and creative thinkers.
Mr. Lewis lives by the mantra "Don't KILL your dreams, EXECUTE them". With this in
mind, he is currently writing a book that shares his branding expertise and inspires people to go after their dreams.
Alicia Watts is a Wife, Mother, & Multifaceted Business Woman. Her life reflects her love of God and passion to do His will abov all else. She serves as The Operations Manager at Global Vocal Entertainment. Alicia is a natural born writer who has written and published her first book about her life's journey; The Dirty Road To Destiny. I especially love the popular Now or Never Youtube series in which Alicia and her husband Chris Watts spotlight those who have begun to live their dreams and "that" moment they stepped out on faith. They are also well known for the mantra in which they live by Dream Big, Work Hard, & Live Easy!
Peter Sage is a well-known international serial entrepreneur with twenty-five years of experience in growing fast-paced enterprises. During that time he launched, operated and brought to success over a dozen companies. He served as the Chairman of the London YES Group (the largest personal development organization in Europe) and currently serves on the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board for INSEAD – a global top-five business school and one of the world leaders in the field of entrepreneurshipeducation. Peter is also an advisor to the Hungarian Government on their creative think tank policies. His current passion is to focus more on sharing his insights, wisdom, lessons and mistakes with others. He is also involved in working bringing to fruition a clean energy solar project in India, where his focus is on providing clean energy to 250,000 families in Rajasthan.
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Author, motivational speaker, and entrepreneur Tinnie C. Garlington stops by Good Deeds with Dr. Renee Sunday. Tinnie C. Garlington was born and raised in Atlanta GA. Her mission is to use her experiences to help others see the power in overcoming your past. Becoming a mother at the age of 13 years old caused her to grow up really fast, yet she maintained her passion for learning. She has endured a lot, yet she is no victim. Education and self-motivation is what keeps her moving forward. Her ultimate goal is to continue to share her story and develop a network that consists of individuals who are diverse, yet share a similar mission to empower others.
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Lauren Maillian Bias is the author of the instant Amazon bestselling business memoir, The Path Redefined: Getting To the Top On Your Own Terms and a serial entrepreneur; she is the Founder and CEO of Luxury Market Branding, a strategic marketing company, and is a Founding Partner at Gen Y Capital Partners, an early stage venture firm focused on investments in mobile and consumer facing technology enabled companies.
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Tony Wilkins is the host of the Internet sensation Small Business Forum Radio , reaching nearly 125,000 listeners worldwide. Mr. Wilkins is also the publisher of Small Business Forum Magazine, Foodie Quarterly, The Writers Circle and Podium Magazine. He the host of The Tony Wilkins Show on livestream.com. He's authored three books: Telemarketing Success for Small and Mid-Size Firms, The Single Person's Cookbooks, and Surviving the Economy: Practical Tips from Small Business Owners Around the World.
Good Deeds presents Author, entrepreneur and Leader Joyce Reed- REAL TALK ABOUT ALL FORMS VIOLENCE!
In the early 80's a young girl was born into a family that left her heartless, helpless and emotionless allowing her to always fin for herself; alone and barely loved. She grew up and experienced so many things that eventually allowed her to learn, forgive, forget and grow. Sharing my story to touch hearts of others that can relate to struggle, life's disappointments, abuse, deaths, and or betrayal; and come out with a positive attitude.
Using the words I recorded in journals and notebooks I kept as a young girl, I now bare my soul within these pages by sharing my truth. I share my personal struggles with the world to help others and give them the support and love I never felt as a young girl. I don’t want anyone to ever feel, what I felt growing up, but in my years of healing I realize that I am certainly not the only one. It was a lot of hurt and pain but there are ways to get through it, to do more than just survive. Reclaim your worth, your dignity, your SELF. He will see you through it, and He will put people in your path that will help along the way.
I am sharing my story with you, so others, who have judged me without knowing the silent pain that I carried, will finally understand. “Never judge a book by its cover, first open it and read it.” So as the Bible says, I am making it plain, and writing it on tablets--making my life that open book; a book that includes a vision of hope, faith and victory that many desire, but few have claimed.
At the end of my story, you will have cried, laughed, had chills or even gotten upset, feel hurt or feel loved. But at the very end of it all I want you to take my words, then write your own story, or rewrite your story with a new path of healing, love, and faith.
Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. BNI was founded in 1985. The organization now has over 7,000 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, BNI generated 6.6 million referrals resulting in $8.6 Billion dollars’ worth of business for its members.
Dr. Misner’s Ph.D. is from the University of Southern California. He is a New York Times Bestselling author who has written 20 books including his latest release; Who’s In Your Room? He is a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and Fox Business News and has taught business management at several universities throughout the United States. In addition, he is the Senior Partner for the Referral Institute – a referral training company with trainers around the world.
Called the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN and one of the “Top Networking Experts to Watch” by Forbes, Dr. Misner is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on business networking and has been a keynote speaker for major corporations and associations throughout the world. He has been featured in the L.A. Times, Wall Street Journal, and New York. Times, as well as numerous TV and radio shows including CNN, the BBC and The Today Show on NBC.