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Viki Winterton interviews Robbi Hess!
Robbi is a journalist, pet blogger, copywriter and business owner who is also a three-year breast cancer “thriver.” Diagnosed three weeks before her 50th birthday, she briefly gave into fear and anger at the diagnosis and at the life-shattering, life-altering surgeries she faced.
Because she had so much to live for, she dove into researching the best general and plastic surgeons, radiology and medical oncologists and relied on her family, her faith and her online support group, The Booby Buddies, to travel the road ahead. She kept her business going and came out the other side with an appreciation for living in the moment.
She now speaks to groups about time management and conquering the overwhelm for business owners. She shares the lessons she’s learned with facing a devastating diagnosis, keeping a business running and doing it all in in a manner that now offers her an actual work/life balance.
Writer, director and publicist Josh Mitchell is originally from Boston, but currently lives in the heart of Hollywood. In July of 2014, he published his first novel, The Dude Who Did Dictionaries, the story of a man who leaves his high-paying job as a advertising copywriter to instead work in a bookstore and attempt to write the world’s first all-sexual dictionary. A sprawling, gritty depiction of a recession-afflicted world, The Dude Who Did Dictionaries is a gripping account of one man’s fatalistic downward spiral.
In August of 2014, Mitchell released Pissing on the Pulse of the Planet, a book that offers unique musings on sex, politics and pop culture, all viewed through the lens of Mitchell’s subversive comedic wit.
Mitchell recently wrote, directed and starred in Lack of Cockery, a feature film about a venture capitalist who finds himself questioning his perspective on identity, life and love.
Meanwhile, Mitchell’s public relations company, Wickid Pissa Publicity, has become one of the most in-demand firms in the entertainment industry, offering services ranging from marketing, branding and event production and management. Learn more about Wickid Pissa Publicity at www.wickidpissapublicity.com
You've heard the term "Copywriter" but do you know just what exactly that person does? Or do you know their value?
Perhaps you're contemplating having a blog? Looking for content?
Did you write your own content on your website and wondering why it's not reaching the traffic you're expecting?
Listen in as Monica and I talk about these questions and more.
Sponsored in part by Cure for Space.
Another amazing individual and podcaster who shares his wisdom about entrepreneurship and podcasting. Doberman Dan is host of Off The Chains, one of the shows produced by The Podcast Factory. Dan is direct response entrepreneur, copywriter and an expert on doubling your web traffic. You can learn more about him at DobermanDan.com or check out his show on ThePodcastFactory.com or in iTunes.
We also preview the DCPodFest coming to the Washington, DC area in November, and why it’s so important for podcasters to check out these local events and meet fellow podcasters. If I could be there, I would!
Also, as a reminder, if you recently launched a new podcast, are considering one, or just want to be more involved in the podcasting industry, shoot me a note and let's talk about your aspirations right here on PodUp. Would love to hear from you! You can reach out by following me on twitter @PodUpPodcast, contacting me through my consulting website MPassyProductions.com or email me directly at Mathew@Mpassyproductions.com.
Off The Chains (iTunes) - https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/off-chain-doberman-dan/id957153257?mt=2
Off The Chains (The Podcast Factory) - http://thepodcastfactory.com/category/off-the-chain/
Doberman Dan - http://www.dobermandan.com/
DC PodFest - http://www.dcpodfest.com/
Join Catch Your Spirit with featured guest Dawn DelVecchio for this episode on Spirit, Mind & Money. From Dawn's new book it is intended to open up a conversation with the growing number of practitioners, healers, teachers, coaches, artists and heart-centered change-agents who truly want to be of service in the world. People who feel the calling to have greater positive impact, yet find themselves held back due to one or more of the following obstacles…
- A challenge translating their work into a meaningful message that attracts paying clients and customers.
- A lack key business-building skills.
- An outworn “blueprint” about money that locks them into financial limitation.
According to Dawn, when you use what is offered in this book to gain insight, you are taking the first step toward healing and wholing your relationship to Money, Service and Success.
Dawn DelVecchio is a professional copywriter, marketing consultant and entrepreneurial business coach. She’s also been a luxury travel writer, a magazine editor, a professional kick boxer, kick boxing coach, even an astrologer. Until recently, these diverse career paths shared one common denominator … they kept her close to broke.
Today, and particularly with her Best-Selling book, Dawn is leading a new conversation about the relationship between Money, Service and Success, and how this impacts a growing segment of our society she refers to as Holistic Business Owners.
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Join Christy Demetrakis and her special guest Wolfgang Wolf for "I used to drive a BMW, now I get around in a wheelchair." Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30pm EST.
About Wolfgang Wolf:
Wolfgang Wolf was born in 1951 in Leipzig, GDR, he was taken by his parents to West Germany (FRG) at the age of 10 months because his father was sentenced to 18 years in Siberia for an alleged assassination attempt on the Russian dictator Joseph Stalin.
He grew up in a refugee camp near Stuttgart until 1957. Having studied Visual Communication, Semiotics and Communication Theory , Wolfgang went on to work in Advertising and Direct Marketing (first as graphic designer, later a copywriter). In 1980 he emigrated to New Zealand, travelled up and down the country, photographed a lot, co-founded Ogilvy & Mather Direct, and was their Creative Director. He worked half a year in Los Angeles, USA, and founded his own agency in Auckland, New Zealand, in 1985.
Then in 1990 he had a major stroke, which he barely survived. It left him in a wheelchair, unable to write, barely able to stand, and talk. He did not give up and feel sorry for himself, but went on to orchestrate this change to his new life, and take control of it. While he recovered and adjusted to life in a wheelchair he wrote the book "I’m not stupid, just disabled", which is out of print now, but a revised, version based on it is available on Amazon/Kindle.
Special Guest: Jamie Lawrence, Editor, HRZone.com
Effective engagement requires both an individual and collective focus but it seems that many companies focus on engaging the individual rather than thinking about the collective units – teams. The basic unit at work is the team, with a line manager at the helm, and there’s an argument that human beings as social creatures require high levels of engagement with their social working environment as a pre-requisite to individual engagement. Is it a chicken or egg scenario? Should companies be focusing on both from different, or similar, angles? Either way, as more research looks at group effectiveness and inclusiveness at work, there’s doubt we need to focus more on engaging the collective as well as the individual.
Jamie Lawrence is editor of global online HR publication and community HRZone.com He regularly speaks to audiences of 250+ and has interviewed key HR industry names, including Daniel H. Pink. Jamie has worked previously as a small business journalist and a copywriter and has published non-fiction that reached #2 in the NYT Children’s Bestseller List. Jamie is committed to driving forward the HR agenda through HRZone.com and making sure that HR Directors have the knowledge and insight necessary to ensure HR has influence across the whole organisation.
Host: Jo Moffatt
Sabrina Cohen is the CEO, creative director, and lead copywriter at WORD-OLOGY—a NYC-based boutique brand messaging company helping purpose-driven entrepreneurs and businesses to clarify their message, develop their brand, and engage their target audience. Sabrina consults on brand messaging strategy and delivers powerful content for a range of multi-media platforms, including online, video, and print marketing.
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Montreal's Time is the same as Eastern Time (New York, NY, USA)
Award-winning author Wayne Clark was born in 1946 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, but has called Montreal home since 1968. Woven through that time frame in no particular order have been interludes in Halifax, Toronto, Vancouver, Germany, Holland and Mexico.
By far the biggest slice in a pie chart of his career would be labelledReaders' Favorite International Book Award including newspapers and magazines, as a reporter, editor and freelance writer.
Wayne, author of he & She, a literary fiction novel published in October 2013, is the recipient of the Readers' Favorite International Book Award.
The other, smaller slices of the pie would also represent words in one form or another, in advertising as a copywriter and as a freelance translator. However, unquantifiable in a pie chart would be the slivers and shreds of time stolen over the years to write fiction.
Visit him at: www.wayne-clark.com or at:
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This is "the Conversation" hosted by Klarque & Michele. Each week we look to inspire, motivate and educate our listeners Worldwide! This week our line-up includes:
Stefanie Manns- Copywriter and creator of "Words by Stef" Ms. Stefanie Manns drops by to talk about the power of having the right "Copy" in your marketing, promo and more..
Tom Cat- the play Tom Cat debuts Friday June 12th at the Porter Sanford III performing Arts Community Center in Decatur, Ga. We have the pleasure of having its director Ms. Rasheda Radle dropping by to give us a little insight on what to expect
the Jones Sisters- We're excited to have "the Jones Sisters" film directors dropping by to talk about their newest project "Where is the Love" a documentary about the state of marriage and romance in the African American community.
All this and more!!!
A long time ago, I was a copywriter. I was at Scali McCabe Sloves, Chiat/Day, Stein Robaire Helm, Borders Perrin & Norrander, and BBDO, along with a couple of other companies that I thought were ad agencies because of the creative way they were named after people, but that turned out to be accounting firms or something. Somebody told me that you couldn't be a director unless you went to school for it, so I took a bunch of film classes at UCLA, NYU, and SVA, and even though some people might tell you otherwise, I managed to learn stuff. Then I started asking people to hire me to direct their commercials and some of them did.It's been about twenty years now, of me wearing a hat, wandering around on the set, and saying "cut" without getting into any trouble. I must be really good at it, too, because sometimes people ask me to do it over and over and not because I got it wrong and they want me to try again until I get it right. I even got a bunch of certificates and trophies and stuff -- including a really ugly hood ornament from the London International Advertising Awards. And not just for commercials. I sometimes get to direct films -- which are just like commercials only they're longer and there's more talking and sometimes naked people in them -- and documentaries, which are just like commercials only the people you point the camera at usually know even less about how to make the film go than I do.
Brian won Best Horror Comedy short film in Shriekfest 2002 and had a screenplay finalist in 2002 as well with his script "The Lakeside Slasher".
Take Action Get Profits with Michele Scism with her guest Brittany Walters-Bearden & Joan Pelzer:
Brittany Walters-Bearden is a co-founder of At Large PR. She specializes in personal branding PR for entrepreneurs and non-fiction authors. Walters-Bearden is also a contributor to 'Entrepreneur'. I have a public relations business, which was a natural transition from being a copywriter. I also work closely with a sales trainer to ensure that my clients have a saleable message and have the proper infrastructure and skills on the back end to make the most of their PR. I recognize that PR is one piece of a very big puzzle, so getting all of those pieces to work together is key.
Joan Pelzer is a social media expert and online engagement strategist with clients ranging from entrepreneurs and small businesses, to a UN-based NGO. She creates value-driven interactions that accelerate the connections between her clients and their target markets. Joan is a gun-slinging marketing and business development practitioner with a unique blend of robust innate creative skills, strong project management skills and social marketing skills. Joan is a dynamic connector! Strengths include a strong analytical mind and the ability to identify, articulate and deploy strategies to optimize a brand. Experience in the arts, professional services and luxury retail industries, with a background that spans start-up small businesses, not-for-profits and Fortune 500 companies.
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