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CEO, Gini Dietrich of Arment-Dietrich talks to Delores about what she sees is happening between social media and public relations.
Del Williams sits down with Cameron Herold, the innovative business guy behind 1-800-Got-Junk, and talks to him about his new venture, backpackcoo.com and what he thinks business owners need to work on to be competitive in this day and age.
The expert on Internet business has joined Del in this great interview. The bestselling author is NOT just a writer, but a real business man. In other words, he knows how to do business online and has done so since 1995. You can see his work at joelcomm.com
Marsha Collier is one of the foremost eBay experts and educators in the world. With over 1 million copies of her books in print (with special editions for the UK, Germany, France, Canada, Australia - and an edition in Spanish), she is the top selling eBay author. Among her books, eBay For Dummies is the best selling book for eBay beginners while her eBay Business All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies is the best selling title on operating an eBay business. Marsha also shares her eBay business expertise in streaming video at Entrepreneur.com’s “Entrepreneur’s Coaches Corner”; and is Entrepreneur.com’s online eBay columnist. Along with her writing, Marsha is also an experienced eBay educator. She was one of the original eBay University instructors as well as a regular presenter at eBay Live. Marsha also hosted Make Your Fortune Online, a PBS special on eBay and online business that premiered in 2005. The show was the basis for her PBS premium five DVD set, Your Online Business Plan. She makes regular appearances on television, radio, and in print to discuss eBay commerce.
Did you know that the average LinkedIn user has an income of over $100,000 a year? Can you imagine what it could it do for your business to be rubbing shoulders with these people? Viveka Von Rosen is a top expert on the subject of LinkedIn. She has well over 11,000 contacts on her personal LinkedIn account, which in terms of LinkedIn is just huge! She trains others on how to get a big, responsive LinkedIn network too. Listen to this interview where she reveals some of her best strategies for using LinkedIn to grow your business! Check out Viveka over at her site http://linkedintobusiness.com
During this show Del and Dondi discuss mentoring and its importance for shaping life and business. Dondi Scumaci is an international speaker, author and expert in professional and personal development. Known for high energy seminars that produce dramatic results, Scumaci’s workshops are designed to deliver solid, actionable disciplines for employees and executives alike. Her best-selling book Designed for Success: The 10 Commandments for Women in the Workplace empowers women to be more effective, successful and satisfied at work. During this interview Del and Dondi discuss mentoring, what it is and how to find one. Listeners can download a free chapter from "Career Moves" on her website
If there’s living proof that women can have it all – and then some – it’s Carla Young. Founder and CEO, Carla takes pride in her role as a wife, mother and businesswoman, and finding that enviable balance. Carla rejected the old model of women trying compete with men and to “do it all” as an unhealthy and unsustainable way to do business. Instead, she built her copywriting agency on a virtual, work-from-home model, leveraging her time with the help of a talented support team and the right blend of technology and marketing savvy. After constantly being approached by other Moms who wanted to do the same, Carla saw a need to build a resource community for other Moms. Currently in development, MOMeo Community.com is that resource community that supports Mompreneurs in achieving success on their terms.
Sarah Robinson discusses her blog and tribe at www.escaping-mediocrity.com and her first live event, creating irresistible presence.
Del Williams, Carla Young and Reese Spykerman have a no holds barred discussion on women, weight, and the double standard. Obesity is a problem, but what about the ones trying to fit into a double zero. The two extremes, with both effecting the health of women.
Del Williams interviews communications specialist Felicia Slattery about her new book, the three "c's" of communication, speeches, and much more. Felicia Slattery is a communication consultant, speaker, and coach specializing in training busy professionals to succeed by communicating effectively with clients and prospects. She teaches teleseminars, leads workshops, and offers private coaching to individual clients on improving their communication skills in order to present their best image. Having taught communication skills all over Chicagoland for more than 10 years, Felicia describes herself as a communication "generalist," meaning that she has expertise in teaching all forms of communication including interpersonal, public speaking, persuasion, business communication, interviewing, research, male-female communication--- you name it she's probably taught it—and she loves teaching! A published author and popular public speaker, Felicia began her consulting and coaching business in early 2006 when she decided it was time to take the communication skills she'd been teaching for years and offer that same knowledge to people outside the classroom. She holds two Master's Degrees: one in Adult Education and Training and another in Communication. In her business, she teaches small business owners, sales professionals and corporate professionals powerful communication skills they need to succeed at work and enjoy happy and fulfilled personal lives.
Sarah Robinson, aka The Maverick Mom, is a seasoned coach and business strategist who helps mompreneurs walk the tightrope of being extraordinary moms and extraordinary businesswomen. A mompreneur herself for more than 6 years (and an entrepreneur for even longer), she has her finger on the pulse of the challenges, questions and concerns faced by both new and seasoned mompreneurs. Her expertise in personal and business change was developed through many years of working with and providing coaching to other entrepreneurs and start-up non-profits, where she honed her ability to “turn around” thousands of struggling individuals and organizations.
Gini is the founder and chief executive officer of Arment Dietrich, Inc., a boutique communication firm based in Chicago. With top-notch services focused on internal and external communication, executive coaching, and social media/networking, Gini leads a team of professionals who deliver personalized services, share her results-driven passion, and understand how to best affect clients’ businesses. Gini is not only a communication professional, but also a business owner who understands how results affect the bottom line and year-over-year growth. She has taken this dual expertise and translated it to using online media to network, develop new business, and grow the company. The firm more than doubled in 2008 and more than 70 percent of that growth came from social networking.
Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a content and consulting company specializing in covering small businesses and entrepreneurship. Before co-founding GrowBiz Media, Lesonsky was Editorial Director of Entrepreneur Magazine. A nationally known speaker and authority on entrepreneurship, Rieva has been covering America's entrepreneurs for more than 26 years. Lesonsky has appeared on hundreds of radio shows and numerous local and national television programs, including the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox Business News, The Martha Stewart show and Oprah and can regularly be seen on MSNBC's Your Business. Lesonsky wrote the bestselling book Start Your Own Business, currently in its 4th edition, and has co-authored several other books about small business and entrepreneurship. Many organizations have recognized Lesonsky for her tireless devotion to helping entrepreneurs. She served on the Small Business Administration’s National Advisory Council for six years, and was honored by the SBA as a Small Business Media Advocate and a Woman in Business Advocate. The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization honored her for helping drive "the entrepreneurial revolution in secondary education." The ASBDC awarded her a “Champion of Small Business” award.
“Real solutions are critical because I face a lot of problems. All moms work whether they get paid or not, and we need all the help we can get,” says kathy ireland, who began her career as a four year old designer, selling painted rocks from her wagon. kathy became a supermodel who morphed into someone the Associated Press calls “a best friend to working mothers.” A wife, mother, Sunday school teacher, Chief Designer and CEO of kathy ireland Worldwide® (KIWW®), kathy’s mission is “… finding solutions for families, especially busy moms.” kathy balances her responsibilities while leading the brand, Forbes, Newsweek and Wall Street Journal acknowledge as a $1.4 billion design empire. Women’s Wear Daily recognizes KIWW® as America’s 7th most popular in its category, House Beautiful celebrates KIWW® as one of the 25 “Great Furniture Collections” in America. KIWW® is the 23rd Most Powerful Licensed Brand in the world, according to License Global Magazine. This ranking surpasses Liz Claiborne, Tommy Bahama and Polo Ralph Lauren. The genesis of KIWW® occurred in 1993 when founder kathy ireland brought her unique perspectives to American women with a collection of designer socks with Moretz Sports. Today, kathy in concert with her Brand Partners designs more than 15,000 collaboratively designed SKUS in furniture, flooring, lighting and accessories, window treatments, home office and entertainment, leather and microfiber, top of bed, bedding, candles, permanent florals, hand painted fine porcelain, decorative shelving, outdoor furniture, cabinetry, jewelry, apparel, skincare and fresh cut flowers are sold throughout the United States and in over 28 countries. kathy is named Mother of the Year by the National Mothers Day Association. Because of kathy’s accomplishments in the world of design and business, American InterContinental University’s School of Design conferred upon her a Master of Fine Arts degree. Her design talents are celebrated by Architectural Digest, Furniture Today and Fairchild Publications names kathy one of the 50 Most Influential People in Fashion. To date, KIWW® has earned five Good Housekeeping Seals. Even with kathy’s responsibilities caring for her family, designing, authoring books and giving motivational speeches, she actively works with various non-profits. According to UCLA she is one of the Top 10 Women’s Health Advocates in America. kathy is Ambassador for Youth for the National PTA and National Chair of Family Services and Parenting for Athletes and Entertainers for Kids. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “The education and development of our youth is our most vital responsibility. Since 1990, Kathy Ireland has provided support to the single mothers facing the challenges of teen pregnancy. I applaud her efforts to keep youth on a positive track. Please accept my best wishes for every future success.” She is active in the Special Olympics, and each holiday season, kathy partners with Feed The Children and underwrites the distribution of food, clothing and toys to children in need across the nation. kathy speaks annually at the United Nations to the Youth Assembly and is a Board member of the Alliance for Christian Education. kathy is a leading advocate for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment through her efforts with the Elizabeth Taylor HIV/AIDS Foundation. kathy is a pioneer in bringing this country its first and only national wish-granting organization for terminally ill adults, the Dream Foundation. As Dream Ambassador, kathy represents the Dream Foundation to corporations, helping to strengthen and build the resources necessary to make dreams come true for families. Growing up in Santa Barbara, California, kathy was discovered by a scout from Elite Modeling Agency and by age 17, was traveling the world as a fashion model. She soon reached “supermodel” fame, appearing on covers of countless magazines, including Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar and Sports Illustrated. She is the author of Real Solutions for Busy Moms: Your Guide to Success and Sanity, Powerful Inspirations: Eight Lessons that will Change Your Life, as well as three children’s books, What Mommies Do, An Angel Called Hope and Mona’s Favorite Words. Although kathy is not fluent in Spanish, it is important for her to communicate with the millions of moms she serves who are bilingual and the result of this special relationship is that Autenticas Soluciones Para Madres Atareadas, will publish concurrently with the English version. An audio book featuring insights from ACafe by Chef Andre and JduJ Cultivated b y Nicholas Walker is also available. kathy lives in Southern California with her husband Greg, an emergency room physician and commercial fisherman with their three children, Erik, Lily and Chloe.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Delores Williams
Podcast Status
May 5th, 2009
Latest Episode
Dec 15th, 2010
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
24 minutes

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