Making Waves at C-Level

Gerry O'Brion knows about branding. His company, "What Big Brands Know" teaches solopreneurs and small business owners the secrets behind growing their reach with customers. In this episode we talk about what big brands know and the power of having a plan and setting goals. As the new year launches (or anytime of the year) it is paramount to success that you have clear targets that you want to achieve. Do not leave your future up to chance, join in and listen to this show.

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Steve Woods is on his second start-up, Nudge. He was the co-founder and CTO of Eloqua, which sold to Oracle in 2012. He has a keen eye for the transformations in world of sales, and has made a career out of helping selling professionals build stronger relationships and better trust. Tune in to this episode as Steve shares his experiences and observations about entrepreneurs.

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Tammy Shaklee met her husband through a matchmaker. Eager to help a gay friend find love the same way, she discovered the LGBT community did not have as many offline choices to making connections with others seeking a love relationship. The entrepreneurial chance to start something new appeared, and she founded H4M, now a national service serving the LGBT community. Listen as Tammy shares her journey from broadcasting to government to entrepreneurship.

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Brandon Epstein is an entrepreneur dedicated to helping others achieve better health and fitness. As a health and performance coach and the host of "The Entrepreneur Fitness Podcast" his mission is to help business professionals live a life of flow. That entails mastery of one's physical, mental, emotional and spiritual fitness. Brandon has a ton of ideas and enthusiasm, and is living the life of an entrepreneur. Tune in to hear this episode and learn more about his path to success.

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How you present ideas makes a difference in how others view you and your company. Being able to speak well is a secret weapon in business. For this episode Thom Singer brought his microphone to the Toastmasters District 55 Fall Conference and interviewed participants about how and why presentation skills impact a successful career.

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Dustin Wells began as a musician who never wanted to work in a corporate job. He started making websites, and now he heads a growing business that serves the fortune 1000 and government agencies. He is focused on corporate culture, helping employees maximize their potential, and corporate social responsibility. Listen to this episode to hear about his journey and learn from his experiences.

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This episode is a compilation of interviews with people whose careers are dedicated to advising college fraternity and sororities. While attending the AFA Annual Meeting Thom Singer had the opportunity to interview several hard working and interesting people about their jobs, education, and the entrepreneurial spirit.

On first glance one might wonder what business people can learn from these college and university professionals? However a sense of innovation and a dedication to educating college men and women for their future careers and lives is not just a career, it is a mission to the people who work in this profession.

The AFA (Association of Fraternity / Sorority Advisors) has an ongoing commitment to the professional development of its members, a deep appreciation of both academic and applied research that examines the entire spectrum of the fraternity/sorority experience and the advising profession, and a commitment to collaborations within and between the higher education and interfraternal communities.

The Greek System is often portrayed negatively in the news media, often for a variety of negative situations that should not be happening. However, the positive impact that these organizations have on their campuses, communities and individual members is often overlooked.

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Hugh Forrest has been with SXSW Interactive since the very beginning. In this episode we talk about the reasons that entrepreneurs flock to Austin each spring to participate in this unique conference. Join us as we talk about SXSW, entrepreneurship, charity, etc....

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After ten years working for a corporation, Jim Palmer found himself out of work for 15 months.  That was when he decided to take his future into his own hands.  Now 13 years later he is a successful consultant, coach and speaker.  In his episode Jim shares his advice on how and why he enjoys being his own boss.

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