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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 JonesSeptember marks the start of a new school year and while it’s important to stock up on new school supplies and meet your child’s teachers, it’s also essential to add scheduling annual eye exams to your list. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), one-in-four school-aged children suffer from an undetected or untreated vision problem. While most school vision screenings can catch some types of vision problems, they do have their limitations. Tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to listen to AOA president Dori Carlson, O.D., optometrist and researcher Jeffrey Walline, O.D. and Clinical Psychology Professor Mitchell Prinstein, Ph.D., talk about how early identification of vision problems and different types of vision correction can impact a child’s self esteem, confidence and performance. Tune in here.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, tune in to legendary comedian and the Late Show with David Letterman warmup act Eddie Brill. He’s hitting some clubs around the country now, and will share some of his unique takes on life with us today. During the Craftsmanship segment, hear from Paula Calvert from the Bailey Hat Company. They made their mark in the classic Hollywood scene, and now fall under the Bollman Hat Company corporate umbrella — which makes cool headwear for any occasion you can think of.  Tune in here.

Deepak Chopra welcomes Dr Rupert Sheldrake, one of the world’s most innovative scientists and author of Science Set Free, a book that illustrates that science is being constricted by assumptions that have hardened into dogmas, which are not only limiting, but dangerous for the future of humanity.  This book has ignited debates that are spreading through scientific, religious, skeptical, conservative, and liberal circles in Britain, Ireland and continental Europe.  Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Host Cyrus Webb welcomes recording artist Kenny Lattimore to Conversations LIVE to discuss his amazing career and new single, “Find a Way”. The New York Times has hailed him as a “modern soul man” on stage. Tune in here.

The Drew Show welcomes from CBS hit comedy show Mike & Molly, Billy Gardell. Come hear as Billy tells us what makes the show so successful and the stand up show he’s filming for Showtime TV! Tune in here.

Laura Theodore interviews Julieanna Hever MS, RD, CPT, who has appeared on Dr. Oz and is the author of the best-selling book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Plant-Based Nutrition, and the nutrition columnist for VegNews Magazine. Tune in here.

Susan & Scott from GetRealLive Radio welcomes Peter Walsh, Oprah’s Decluttering Guru to talk about changing the way we live and helping us get rid of clutter. Hear about Peter’s most recent project is his series Extreme Clutter on the OWN Network. Tune in here.

Engineering Happiness Ted Talk Speaker, Contributor to the Huffington Post, & Distinguished Magagement Professor at UCLA, Rakesh Sarin joins host Deb Scott to discuss his new bestseller, Engineering Happiness – A New Approach for Building a Joyful Life Tune in here.

On Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon, catch the director of one of the year’s most decorated films, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Behn Zeitlin. He discusses his award-winning debut that has set both Sundance and Cannes ablaze! Tune in here.

Twice nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Chai Ling was a student leader of Tiananmen Square when thousands died and a young women when China’s One Child Policy resulted in multiple abortions. She reveals how all of these experiences impact all women and men. Tune in here.

The Movie Geeks speak with actress Virginia Madsen (Sideways, The Number 23) about her new film The Magic of Belle Isle, which is directed by Rob Reiner (Misery, The Bucket List) and stars Morgan Freeman (Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby). Tune in here.

Tips on Working with Advertisers From Nick Faber of Blogads

Last week, Nick Faber of Blogads made a special visit to our Marketing Club show to talk about tips on working with advertisers and sponsors. He is the Social Media Coordinator at Blogads, a network that connects bloggers with advertisers.  Blogads helps bloggers generate revenue and helps advertisers reach niche communities online.

Nick shared best practices on the topic as it related to how BlogTalkRadio hosts could work with advertisers more effectively.  He had some great advice to share on getting your show ready for advertisers, examples of effective advertising partnerships he has seen on his network, tips on putting together a media kit and much more. Tune in here to listen to the broadcast in its entirety.

Don’t forget to tune into future Marketing Club shows every other Tuesday at 1PM EST and listen to archived shows that you may have missed here.  You can see the complete list of educational shows for hosts that we offer on our BlogTalkRadio University page here.

Learn How To Attract Advertisers & Sponsors

Many of our hosts have come to us asking how they can monetize or make money from their BlogTalkRadio show.  So recently, we decided to host a special series on how to attract advertisers and sponsors as part of our programming for Marketing Club. Marketing Club is part of BlogTalkRadio University, our free educational class series.  If you missed out on these episodes, you can tune in to this 3 part series right here.

Part 1: Getting Your Show Advertiser/Sponsor Ready

Part 2: Building a Media Kit

Part 3: Advertiser/Sponsor Outreach

Be sure to attend Marketing Club for more insight on how to market and monetize your show!  We broadcast every other Tuesday at 1PM EST – make sure to follow us so you don’t miss out on the next broadcast.  We hope to see you there!

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

As the darkest night of the year approaches, tune into Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones to learn safety tips for nighttime driving. Show guest John Ulczycki of the National Safety Council share safety tips for drivers of all ages, as well as ways to take care of your car. Optometrist and guest Dr. Cristina Schnider also joins Dr. Val to talk about what happens to your eyes at night and how you can take better care of your vision for driving in the dark. Tune in here.

Ida Liu, Managing Director and Senior Private Banker at Citi is featured on Deepak Chopra Radio on his segment, Keys to Success. Ida focuses on providing strategic advice and tailored solutions to ultra high net worth individuals. At Citi bank she heads up the Asian Client Group. Ida joined Citi from Vivienne Tam, a women’s wear design house, where she was Global Head of Sales, Marketing, Public Relations and Business Development. Tune in to here about Ida’s transition from fashion to finance.

On the latest edition of The Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, Frank welcomes Scott McGillivray, host of HGTV’s Income Property and All-American Handyman.  Scott gives his handy insight on how you can add income to your property.  Also, Cool Material senior editor, Ben Dahl joins Frank to talk about some of their best gift ideas for men from their 2011 Holiday Gift Guide. Tune in here.


BlogTalkRadio University Launches

We are happy to launch BlogTalkRadio University, an educational series for BlogTalkRadio hosts. Tune in live for discussions and visual presentations or listen to the archived audio recordings of the learning sessions.

Here’s a list of our shows and times. We hope you can attend BlogTalkRadio University!

Planning Committee
Learn how to plan your show (i.e. Securing guests, structuring show, setting up episode, etc.)
Every other Tuesday @ 1PM EST – learn more

Marketing Club
Learn how to market your show (i.e. Promoting on social media, attracting advertisers & sponsors, etc.)
Every other Tuesday @ 1PM EST – learn more

Technology Lab
Learn how to use BlogTalkRadio technology (i.e. Using the studio and other tools)
Thursdays @ 1PM EST – learn more

Study Hall
An interactive Q&A session on all things BlogTalkRadio
Wednesdays @ 1PM EST – learn more

 

Electives
Expand your knowledge on a specific topic (i.e. audio editing, Pro features, etc.)
Show dates vary - learn more

Visit the BlogTalkRadio University landing page and access additional resources here.