Category Archives: career

Kathy Ireland and Tavis Smiley

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Tavis Smiley talks to Kathy Ireland, former model and current owner of the successful brand marketing firm kathy ireland Worldwide, having appeared in thirteen consecutive Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues before founding the company.

Ireland talks about forming the business as “an aging pregnant model,” saying that its success can be attributed to its reaching out to “millenials and women of color” as well as people in “flyover country.” She discusses her status as a “busy mom,” saying that it’s important for her to prioritize her time, putting her family first. She says that she encourages “women in particular” to “tap into their entrepeneurial skills.”

Listen to the full episode here.

 

Alan & Friends Year-End Show Celebration with BlogTalkRadio Staff & Hosts

Alan Levy, CEO of BlogTalkRadio

BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy

We’re hosting a year-end show celebration, and you’re invited! Our Host No. 1 and CEO Alan Levy is throwing a year-end extravaganza with a few friends from the network.

He’ll be co-hosting the show with BlogTalkRadio’s own Amy Domestico, Customer Service & Co-Host of BlogTalkRadio University and Chitra Agrawal, Director of Marketing & Co-Host of BlogTalkRadio University and Storytellers.

Comedian Rodney Perry

Comedian Rodney Perry

Joining Alan, will be some of our most-loved hosts including Rodney Perry, Lara Galloway, Sree Sreenivasan, Eric Olsen, Gael Sylvia, Anthony Donahue and Halli Casser-Jayne. They’ll be gathering together on December 20 for the Alan & Friends’ Year-End Celebration.

Lara Galloway

Mom Biz Coach Lara Galloway

The fun begins Dec. 20 at 8 p.m. ET (save the date by joining our Facebook event), as BlogTalkRadio Co-Founder and CEO Alan Levy celebrates 2012 by welcoming an all-star lineup to chat about their shows, what’s next in 2013 and take live callers.

ASK AWAY: Got a question you’ve always wanted to ask our CEO or one of our featured hosts on the show? Join our Facebook event to save the date and tune in online or by dialing (866) 691-7714. Don’t miss it!

How to Land Great Guests According to Host Paul Lawrence Vann

Paul Lawrence Vann, Host of The Wealthy Speaker Show on BlogTalkRadioWe were happy to welcome BlogTalkRadio veteran host, Paul Lawrence Vann to BlogTalkRadio University recently. During his 5 years on the network, he has hosted over 400 episodes of The Wealthy Speaker Show, interviewing bestselling authors, social media experts, actors, relationship gurus, creative thought leaders, and more.

On the show with us, he shared his wisdom for landing great guests & more valuable hosting tips.  Tune in here.

 

 

What’s New On BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesResearch shows that many contact lens wearers are significantly non-compliant in virtually all active steps involving soft contact lens wear, including hand washing, case hygiene, lens disinfection and following the recommended lens replacement schedule. On the new edition of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones, optometrists Jason Pingel and Christi Closson join Dr. Val to talk about how to get the full benefit of contact lens wear and reduce the chances of developing problems that could have an effect on your vision and the health of your eyes. Tune into the podcast here. In conjunction with the show, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. has developed a new educational resource, Healthy Vision & Contact Lenses, available at www.acuvue.com/press.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, tune in to actor/voice artist Doug James. If you’ve been watching Boss on Starz, you know him as the mysterious “Grey Haired Man” who always gets the job done. Also on the show is Souldier founder/president Jen Tabor discussing her awesome guitar straps (and other musical accessories) she makes for artists ranging from Mastodon to the Grateful Dead. Tune in here.

When it comes to incorporating a business, entrepreneurs have many questions they may need help with, but can’t afford to bring an attorney on board. In this show, Nellie Akalp, CEO of CorpNet.com will discuss with Host Tai Goodwin about the top 5 mistakes entrepreneurs make when they incorporate their business and how to avoid them. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Jennifer NettlesCatch a very special Where Is My Guru broadcast as they welcome rockstar yogini, Jennifer Nettles.  Nettles is the lead singer of Sugarland and will be joined by her yoga instructor Mary Bruce. Tune in here.

 

Susan HeinAuthor Susan Heim shares 101 newlywed stories of love, laughter, and family from her newly released Chicken Soup for the Soul, Here Comes the Bride, on FMMK Talk Radio. Tune in here.

Justin WilczynskiListen to an interview with Justin Wilczynski from Nick at Nite’s new primetime drama, Hollywood Heights.  Justin is also the lead singer of Bonnie Dune (with Cory Monteith “Finn” from Glee).  Their single, “The Lost EP” now out on iTunes. Tune in here.

FocusMusic has been the focal point of Grammy-award winning producer Focus since his childhood. Focus has produced artists such has Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Marsha Ambrosius, Busta Rhymes, Jennifer Lopez, The Game and more. Tune in here.

Alan RuckStar of the hit TV show Spin City and hit films such as Speed, Twister and maybe most famously known as Mathew Broderick’s best friend, Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Alan Ruck is interviewed about what he’s up to these days.  Tune in here.

Russell SimmonsRussell Simmons philanthropist, business mogul and rap music pioneer, who is the Co-Founder of Def Jam Music, creator of Def Comedy and Def Poetry Jam and Founder/CEO of Phat Farm Apparel Line, discusses his global mission with “The Peace Keepers.”  Tune in here.

Denise BrosseauIt’s one thing to be an expert in your field; it’s even better, though, to be recognized as your sector’s undisputed thought leader. The White House has named Denise Brosseau a “Champion of Change”, and she has been a featured speaker at Intuit, Intel, and KPMG events. Tune in here.

Jim KellyFrom a Hall of Fame football career to battling Krabbe disease, a disorder killing children every year, Jim Kelly is still competing at Super Bowl levels. Jim & Jill Kelly join Scott McCausey on Christian Devotions Speak UP to discuss all this and more! Tune in here.

Gloria MayfieldCatch  multi-millionaire strategist, Dr. Gloria Mayfield Banks on air. Gloria has shared her secrets of success on CNN,CNBC, ABC-TV, and has appeared in Fortune, Black Enterprise, Glamour and Working Woman. She will share her advice live on air. Tune in here.

What squandered riches are in the whopping 102 tons of garbage each American produces in a lifetime? Find out with Pulitzer prize-winning author of Garbology, Our Dirty Love Affair With Trash, Edward Humes. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Russell Fischer of Jersey BoysThe Halli Casser-Jayne Show is off to Broadway. Meeting us there is Russell Fischer star of Jersey Boys, Oscar Hammerstein II’s grandson, author and painter, Oscar Andrew Hammerstein, President & Executive Director of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Ted Chapin and more. Tune in here.

The Big Bang Theory showDavid Goetsch and Maria Ferarri, writers on the show The Big Bang Theory, will be chatting with the geeks at Geekerati about the show and about their own geeky interests. Tune in here.

Interview with Presentation Designer for Madden NFL Video GameThe Broad Street Line welcomes Patrick Bellanca, Lead Presentation Designer for Madden NFL 13. The Madden series is the top-selling video game franchise of all time.  Last year’s edition sold more than 4.6 million copies. Tune in here.

Movie Geeks United revisits some of their best interviews past in their special series titled: Best of MGU.  Past guests highlighted in the series include David Cronenburg, Robert Duvall, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Burstyn and more!   Tune in here.

Iconic filmmaker Spike Lee will be joins PDC Live to discuss his latest film Red Hook Summer, a venture back to the universe he created originally in Do The Right Thing. Tune in here.

Actor, Billy Bob ThorntonBuffalo welcomes Oscar winning actor, director, writer and musician Billy Bob Thornton to discuss movies, music an life. We also welcome members of the band Royal Southern Brotherhood. Tune in here.

Singer, Angie StoneHost Joy Keys welcomes singer, Angie Stone to talk her new album Rich Girl. Rich Girl is a triumphant return to what Stone does best, writing deeply soulful and intimate songs, then delivering them with a voice so powerful and pure. Tune in here.

Sharon Harris, the owner of Napa Valley's Rarecat WinesSmart Companies Radio interviews Sharon Harris, the owner of Napa Valley’s Rarecat Wines.  Sharon turned her life’s passion into a thriving business, and she’s committed to helping other women entrepreneurs be successful.  She formed a group called Wine Entre Femmes comprised of some of the most remarkable women in wine. Tune in here.

Tips on Back to SchoolHost Monica will discuss the stresses for both parent and student, Nursery School thru College, when beginning the school year again. Listen in for Monica’s helpful hints on how to deal. Tune in here.

 

How MomBizCoach Grew a Successful Small Business on BlogTalkRadio

It was a pleasure to have BTR Host Lara Galloway, AKA MomBizCoach on BlogTalkRadio University this week.  Lara is a business coach to mom entrepreneurs and was recently named by Forbes as one of the top 30 women entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter (She has over 20K Twitter followers:).  In her interview she shares how she built her brand on BlogTalkRadio along with what she has learned from hosting her show since 2009.  This is a don’t miss episode if you are using BlogTalkRadio to help promote your business, brand, book or project!  Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Rashida Jones, star of Celeste and Jesse Forever, stops by to talk about the film, friendships and relationships. Jones and co-writer/star Will McCormack talk about their experiences in front of and behind the camera. Tune in here.

Snoop Dogg drops in on the Callywood Nation to speak about his summer football camp for inner city youth. Recently Snoop announced a new documentary alongside his upcoming studio album entitled Reincarnated and he is set to headline the Oshega Festival in Canada this summer. Tune in here.

Legendary singer/songwriter/comedian Weird Al will be dropping by Somewhere in Vegas to talk about his upcoming tour and his new album Alpocalypse. Tune in here.

Olympic gold medalist, Dominique Moceanu, joins Artists On Demand to talk about her new book Off Balance, growing up in gymnastics, and her thoughts on the 2012 U.S. gymnastics team. Tune in here.

Mike Michalowicz, Business Rescue segment host for MSNBC’s Your Business. The Wall Street Journal‘s small-business columnist, frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine & best-selling author, shares his secrets to success! Tune in here.

Hear from actor Nelsan Ellis of the hit HBO show, True Blood as he talks about his experiences on the set and what being on the show has meant for his career. Tune in here.

Mary Ann Esposito, host of Ciao Italia, now in its 23rd season on PBS, and author of 12 cookbooks, including her newest, Ciao Italia Family Classics, visits with Olivia Wilder to talk about everyone’s favorite, Italian food. Tune in here.

Join NFOTUSA Soldiers Speak Radio this week as they welcome the award-winning pop music singer and songwriter, Shaun Canon. Tune in here.

HGTV’s Secrets from a Stylist, Emily Henderson talks about her collecting rules, her style diagnostic, and how her husband deals with her ‘fostering’ furnishings habit. Tune in here.

World Footprints discovers the wonderful world of Jack Hanna’s animals when the dynamic television host joins the show to talk about his work in Namibia, the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds. Tune in here.