OTS 062: Humanity in Business – Jennifer J. Fondrevay

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Today’s guest is a speaker and advisor who helps companies tap into the human side of business. Over the course of her expansive career, she has experienced her fair share of disruption and corporate upheaval. Surviving all manner of corporate restructuring, reorganization, and multi-billion dollar acquisitions, she has seen firsthand how growth objectives suffer because people strategies fall short of expectations. That’s why she’s made it her mission to help companies cultivate the human point of view in today’s data-driven era.

An internationally skilled C-suite marketing executive, she has over 25 years of experience working in global advertising, marketing, and corporate communications for a variety of industry-leading companies such as Kraft, Unilever, Nokia, Cadbury, Coors, Gerber’s, and NAVTEQ.

She is currently writing the book, Now What? A survivor’s guide for navigating and thriving through acquisition, which will help companies and their workforces flourish through mergers and acquisitions.

Please join me in welcoming Jennifer J. Fondrevay

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OTS 061: Become an Author(ity) – Chandler Bolt

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Today’s guest is a 5-time bestselling author and the CEO of an online publishing business that grew to $1.3 million in the first year and is now on pace to do over $3.2 million in 2017. He’s helped thousands of people on their journey to writing and publishing their first book through his company Self-Publishing School.

He wrote and published his first book while in college and it was such a success that he dropped out of school. Realizing he could earn thousands of dollars a month in passive income was a huge epiphany. His life’s mission became helping other people unlock that same experience.

He was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at an early age when he saw that he could make a lot more money working for himself. While his friends were off searching for jobs, he was out starting businesses. By age 20 his businesses earned over $320,000 and he received the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award from Young Entrepreneurs Across America.

Please join me in welcoming Chandler Bolt.

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OTS 060: What’s standing between you and success? – Kamila Gornia

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Today’s guest created her first website at age 12 when she was living in Poland – a site that had 40,000 views in just a few months.  Eight years later, she was a successful photographer in Chicago when she began to experience the power of social media and the impact the internet can have on a business. This led her to found a health and wellness blog in 2012, which attracted over 100,000 monthly views and 45,000 monthly readers.

After she sold this site, she focused on growing a business to help entrepreneurs blow up and scale up their businesses to become true leaders online. She teaches her clients and community how to leverage their own natural personalities into strategic marketing campaigns that are both profitable AND fun.

To say that she is a digital native seems like a huge understatement. She lives and breathes digital marketing and is known as the “Blow Up, Scale Up” Marketing Strategist.

Please join me in welcoming Kamila Gornia.

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OTS 059: No Plan B – Adam Urbanski

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Today’s guest arrived in the United States in 1989 with 194 dollars in his pocket and a very limited ability to speak English. He is now known worldwide as the Millionaire Marketing Mentor.

He is the go-to guy for coaches, consultants, and other successful service professionals who want to attract more clients, convert more high-value sales, build an authority brand, and grow a lifestyle business that makes a bigger impact while generating more income.

His clients and students have experienced incredible success, often doubling and tripling their businesses. He is a zealous believer in free enterprise, entrepreneurship and that only you determine the limits of your success!

Our guest believes that success is not just about financial rewards from your business, but also about health, family, friends, spirituality, and contribution to others combined all together to create a balanced, fulfilled life.

Please join me in welcoming Adam Urbanski.

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OTS 058: Authentic Leadership – Nicole Holland

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Today’s guest is a successful podcast host and influencer, not so long ago she was a correctional officer. Many days she would wake up unhappy and realized if that was going to change she needed to make it happen. She cast aside her self-doubt and fear to create a job that she loves. Like many successful entrepreneurs, she shows us that with determination and perseverance you can find a career that is fulfilling and makes you happy.

To date, she has interviewed over 220 high-achieving business owners and CEOs on her own podcast, The Business Building Rockstars Show. She knows a thing or two about what makes an interview guest stand out and how to turn listeners into leads. She took that knowledge and launched a second podcast, Get Guest Ready, and her venture, Interviews that Convert. She inspires and helps business owners increase their visibility exponentially through podcast guesting. For her achievements, Huffington Post has recognized her as one of 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs in 2017.

Please join me in welcoming Nicole Holland.

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OTS 057: The Power of Being Present – Mo Gawdat

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Today’s guest believes that no matter what obstacles we face, what burdens we bear, what trials we’ve experienced, we can all be content with our present situation and optimistic about the future.

He is Chief Business Officer at Google’s [X], an elite team of engineers that comprise Google’s futuristic “dream factory.” In 2001, he realized that despite his incredible success, he was desperately unhappy. A lifelong learner, he attacked the problem as an engineer would. Starting with his understanding of how the brain takes in and processes joy and sadness, he applied his superior skills of logic and problem solving to the issue of happiness. The result: he discovered the equation for permanent happiness.

He shares his algorithm in his book Solve for Happy, where he questions some of the most fundamental aspects of our existence, shares the underlying reasons for suffering, and plots out a step-by-step process for achieving lifelong happiness and enduring contentment.

Please join me in welcoming Mo Gawdat.

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OTS 056: Busy is NOT Productive – Neen James

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Today’s guest has been called an ‘energizer powerhouse’ by event planners and meeting organizers worldwide. Her high-energy keynote speeches are filled with rich content that empowers her audience to take action.

It’s safe to say that she is not a run of the mill speaker. She has leveraged her sassy style and Aussie accent to become a ray of sunshine in an otherwise grey corporate world. Doing so, she has earned the respect of a wide range of clients, including Comcast, Johnson & Johnson, the FBI, and Virgin. She brings to them her vast experience in retail, banking, telecommunications and the oil industry.

As a thought leader in the area of productivity, she is obsessed with helping clever people get more done so they can create more significant moments in their lives. “You don’t have time to do everything, only time to do what matters.”

She often appears in the media sharing her expertise and is a published author and contributor to eight books. In 2017, she will publish “Attention Pays!” which shares one of her core messages, that the art and practice of paying attention holds the key to greater success, higher sales, phenomenal customer service and unlimited referrals.

Please join me in welcoming Neen James.

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Book cover "Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences"

“Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” (Movement Publishing, 2017)

A practical guide to help you build meaningful and authentic relationships.

When you register for a conference, it’s a big investment.

The cost might be covered by your company, but you will still need to be out of the office for a few days. Are you planning ahead so you’ll use the time away strategically? Do you feel confident about making the most of the opportunities at the event?

Rather than collect an overflowing stack of business cards on your desk, learn how to follow up effectively. Collecting business cards is not building relationships.

Whether you’re an introvert or extrovert, networking novice or master schmoozer, this book is for you.

You’re probably wondering about the title–what does “croissants” and “bagels” have to do with networking? Picture those tight networking circles at events–those are the “bagels.” If someone opens up their body language and makes space for others to join the circle–viola! “Croissant.” Set the intention to meet people and your body language will reflect your intention.

If you feel anxious about networking, this book shares practical steps to help you feel empowered.

This book focuses on being inclusive. Clear examples of how to approach and engage people who are different from you are provided, so they’ll want to keep the conversation going.

Recognized networking expert and speaker Robbie Samuels shares these and many other tips and strategies to help you level-up your networking prowess. Whether your goal is to get the most ROI from participation in conferences or elevate your ability to network authentically, you will walk away with techniques enabling you to be more strategic, more effective, and more inclusive.

OTS 055: Introducing… “Croissants vs Bagels” by Robbie Samuels

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Welcome back to On the Schmooze! This week, I’m reading the Introduction to my new book “Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences.” Download the Kindle book today – it’s free for a few more hours and then 99 cents the rest of this week (regularly $9.99).

The night before my book launch this past weekend, I was up late refreshing my Amazon page over and over again. I had set an audacious goal of 100 reviews before my public launch and was incredibly close to achieving it. The number of reviews remained at 94 now matter how many times I refreshed. Then I remembered that some of my team were posting on Amazon sites in their home countries. I found a list of these sites on Wikipedia and checked my book page on each one of them. I found 7 more reviews! 

“Croissants vs. Bagels: Strategic, Effective, and Inclusive Networking at Conferences” launched two days ago and there was a tremendous response with 1240 downloads in one day! Over 2,000 downloads since it soft launched a few days ago.

The number of reviews on Amazon.com is currently 125 and new reviews are posted regularly. 

My book even cracked the Top 100 Free list for a bit – was at #95 Monday morning! Huge thank you to the nearly 350 people on my launch team.

Get your free Kindle book at www.robbiesamuels.com/bookstore. The free promotion ends at 3pm ET today and will be 99 cents the rest of this week. The paperback will be available in a few weeks (once the audiobook is done since the paperback includes a free audiobook).

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OTS 054: What is Your Legacy? – Dr. Randall Bell

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Today’s guest is a leading expert on real estate damage and has consulted on major catastrophes around the globe. He consulted on the World Trade Center, the Flight 93 Crash Sites, the BP Oil Spill, Hurricane Katrina, and several tragedies including Jon Benet Ramsey, OJ Simpson, and the Heaven’s Gate mass suicide mansion. Earning him the nickname “Master of Disaster.”

Currently, he leads Landmark Research Group. Prior to this, he led a national practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, the world’s largest consulting firm. His extensive research has taken him to all 50 states and the seven continents. He is known for his ability to gather complex information and present his findings in a straight-forward, intelligent way.

His book “Me We Do Be” shares principles that are the result of his research at the intersection of sociology and economics. He interweaves classic behavioral research with his own work on high-profile cases―to reveal why some dive, some survive, and others thrive.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Randall Bell.

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