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    Graduating from Promoter to Music Executive with Milan Ackerman

    This week I got the chance to sit down with Milan Ackerman, VP of 36Brickhouse. Their client roster includes Waka Flocka Flame, Southside, Azizi Gibson, Our Neon Dreams, and Ben G. Milan has been a driving force in expanding his clients music into new verticals outside of entertainment. During the course of the interview we …

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    When curve balls are thrown at you seize control

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    Almost always there exists a way around troublesome situations, and it’s up to us to take action. But before hasty actions are taken, pause to consider the options.

    Confer with your better friends as to how they might handle similar situations. Over time, make it a habit to take the time to frequently update one …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Media Branding, Positioning, Sound Branding

    David Grutman: Bartending in Aventura to the King of South Beach Nightlife

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    Last week I got the opportunity to chat with David Grutman, one of the founding partners of Miami Marketing Group; the company behind the top Miami nightclubs LIV, STORY, and LIV Sun Life Stadium. Over the course of this interview we will get insight into moving up the ranks of South Beach nightlife, relationship management, …

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    Posted in Articles, Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Corporate Branding, eBrand, Employer Branding, entrepreneurship, events, Interview, management, Marketing, Media Branding, Networking, People, Personal Branding, Positioning, PR, Success Story, Success Strategies

    Improv’ing MLS Ticket Sales: An Interview with Bryant Pfeiffer

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    Recently, I was fortunate to catch up with Bryant Pfeiffer, VP of Club Services for Major League Soccer (MLS). We connected over our shared affinity for improv comedy, as he has been infusing improv concepts into training for ticket sales reps for multiple sports leagues over several years. In his current role, Bryant is charged …

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    The Discomfort Zone: An Interview with Dr. Marcia Reynolds

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    Recently, I had the privilege of speaking with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, author of the new book, The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, October 2014). Dr. Reynolds works with clients around the world who seek to develop effective leaders, and understands organizational cultures, what blocks communication and innovation, and what …

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    Posted in authors corner, Career Development, Career Resources, Interview, Marketing, Media Branding, Personal Branding, Skill Development, Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    Learning to Dance: An Interview with Ben Weston

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    Recently, I had the privilege of speaking to Ben Weston, a professional dance and confidence coach for men. Ben has an interesting story, going from someone terrified of dancing to an authority on the artform. We discussed his history, how dance has helped give him more confidence, and the impact dance can have on anyone’s …

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    Lead Positive: An Interview with Dr. Kathryn Cramer

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    Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Kathryn D. Cramer, a licensed psychologist, executive consultant, and author of the book Change the Way You See Everything, which was a New York Times bestseller and landed her two spots on The Oprah Winfrey Show. In her latest book Lead Positive: What Highly Effective Leaders …

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    Improv Everywhere: An Interview with Charlie Todd

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    Recently, I had the privilege of connecting with Charlie Todd, a well-known New York-based improviser and member of the Upright Citizen’s Brigade theater. In 2001, Charlie founded the prank collective Improv Everywhere, a group that “causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places.” Since that time, the group has executed over 100 projects involving …

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    Sustainable Fashion: An Interview with the Founders of Zady

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    Maxine Bédat and Soraya Darabi are the co-founders of Zady, a sustainable e-commerce fashion site that’s leading the “slow fashion” movement. Garnering praise from Lucky Magazine, Wall Street Journal, and Fast Company, Zady has grown rapidly since it launched in August of last year, encouraging people to leave the fast fashion mentality behind and take …

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    Shrinkage: An Interview with Bryan Bishop

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    Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Bryan Bishop. Bryan, or “Bald Bryan” as he is known to listeners of The Adam Carolla Show, is a podcast co-host, writer, husband, and survivor. Bryan’s first book Shrinkage: Manhood, Marriage, and the Tumor That Tried to Kill Me is an honest, and genuine look into his …

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