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Al Zdenek Will Show You How to Grow and Keep Your Wealth

Free Financial Advice from One of the Nation’s Most Respected Wealth Managers

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Over the past three decades Al Zdenek, CEO of Traust Sollus Wealth Management in Manhattan, has honed an approach to managing money that helps those business owners on the brink of financial collapse bounce back – and those with lots of money already in the bank grow it richly.

Apropos a financial wizard, Al is the creator of “The Wealth Building Formula,” an approach to successful money management that he spells out in his Amazon bestselling book, Master Your Cash Flow.

This week, Al brings Monday Morning Radio listeners into his inner sanctum to reveal the magic-like steps that every business owner can take to grow and retain their wealth. Best of all, it’s free.

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Posted: August 14, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 34 minutes 47 seconds 

You can pick up your copy of Al Zenek’s Amazon bestseller, Master Your Cash Flow, from our exclusive Monday Morning Radio Book Club. To purchase the book now, click here.

You’ll discover the key to grow and retain your wealth in this sophisticated, yet easy-to-read and understand volume.

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Ray Bard’s New Book is Intended to Help Salespeople; But Don’t Be Fooled

Fired Up! Selling is Really About Fired Up! Living

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One of Ray Bard’s favorite quotes in Fired Up! Selling, his compilation of great quotes out today (Monday, August 7th), comes from comedian Steve Martin: “Be so good they can’t ignore you.”

Which, says host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, is an apt description of every book that Ray and his Bard Press publishing house produce, including bestsellers The ONE Thing; The Little Book of Selling; and, of course, The Wizard of Ads Trilogy, by Roy H. Williams.

In asking more than 1,200 quotes judges to help him select the 324 quotes used in Fired Up! Selling, Ray’s intention was to inspire, energize, and help salespeople succeed. But as Rotbart and Ray demonstrate on this week’s special edition of Monday Morning Radio, Fired Up! Selling is overflowing with wise words to motivate us all.

To order your copy of Fired Up! Selling right now, visit Amazon.com.

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Posted: August 7, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 42 minutes 42 seconds 

Corey Poirer is All Talk, and Entrepreneurs Can Learn a Lot from Him

How to Secure and Deliver a World-Class TEDx Presentation

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Corey Poirier is a big talker.

In fact, by his reckoning, he has given more than 2,000 speeches before a total of more than 200,000 attendees during his career as an award-winning keynote speaker, author, radio host, and speech coach.

Corey specializes in helping business owners and entrepreneurs leverage speeches to grow their companies, brands, and income.    

This week Corey takes Monday Morning Radio listeners behind the podium to reveal his tricks of the trade.

Corey and host Dean Rotbart will cover Corey’s formula for securing and delivering a world-class TEDx talk; Corey’s storytelling strategy designed specifically for entrepreneurs and business owners; and how even those leaders who aren’t natural-born speakers can learn to hone the craft and wow their audiences.

Corey tells Dean that one of the secrets of being a great speaker is to be a great listener. Well, this week’s podcast is your opportunity to begin testing out your listening skills.

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Posted: July 31, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 39 minutes 36 seconds

How Age, Gender, Race, and Other Characteristics Color the Meaning of Common Words

An Interview with Mary Fran Bontempo – Entrepreneur, Blogger, Author, Public Speaker and Humorist

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Forty-five years ago, comedian George Carlin immortalized seven words too profane for the broadcast airways. When you heard them, you knew exactly why the government banned them.

By contrast, the eleven words that are the focus of The Woman’s Book of Dirty Words, by businesswoman Mary Fran Bontempo, seem perfectly innocuous on the surface, including: vacation, dinner, holidays, adventure, and change.

Yet Mary Fran’s premise is that some everyday words, such as these, carry a powerful emotional load – especially for middle-age women like her – that marketers, journalists, and middle-age women themselves seldom recognize as being explosive – but most definitely are.

Host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart says not everyone will agree with Mary Fran’s list of dirty words – but her book is an important reminder of the care that all wordsmiths must take in realizing that what they write and speak may be skewed by the prisms of age, gender, race, nationality, and life experience.

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Posted: July 24, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 40 minutes 46 seconds 

Game of Thrones Is Serious Business For These Entrepreneurs

A Conversation with Bob Dodge of Artemis Gallery and Phil Michaelson of LiveAuctioneers.com

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Last night – Sunday, July 16th – was the Season 7 premiere of HBO’s smash hit, Game of Thrones, which consistently averages more than 23 million viewers per episode.

One byproduct of the show’s huge popularity is that it has ignited global demand for genuine Viking and medieval collectibles.

This week, on a special double-header edition, host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart showcases two businesses that have ridden the Game of Thrones coattails to phenomenal success.

First, Dean interviews Bob Dodge, co-founder of Artemis Gallery, a leading U.S. auction house selling Viking artifacts and jewelry; and then Dean sets sail on an entrepreneurial voyage of discovery with Phil Michaelson, a senior executive with LiveAuctioneers.com, which runs live auctions in 47 countries worldwide and has hard data on just how “hot” the Viking collectibles market is right now.
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Posted: July 17, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 56 minutes 10 seconds 

This Candy Man Can: Richard G. Ross Builds a Global Candy & Confections Empire

Host Dean Rotbart Interviews the Owner of GALERIE for the Second Time in 36 Years

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This week, on a special holiday-weekend edition of Monday Morning Radio, host Dean Rotbart interviews Richard G. “Rick” Ross, founder and owner of GALERIE Candy & Gifts.

GALERIE is known the world over for creating highly original, trendy novelties and gifts around candies, including collector’s items, interactive toys, plush characters, and the like.

Rick’s company also produces and distributes branded treats for Hershey, Disney, Warner Brothers, Marvel – and tons of popular movies, including Star Wars, Despicable Me, Minions, and Trolls.

The interview is a reunion of sorts for Dean and Rick, who first met back in 1981 – when Rick was a 19-year-old jelly bean entrepreneur and Dean, then 24, was a cub reporter working for The Wall Street Journal in its Cleveland bureau. 

That year, Dean actually profiled Rick on the front page of the Journal, a distinction that few small business owners will ever be lucky or successful enough to merit.

Rick, now 56, is in the Candy Hall of Fame

This week, Rick not only catches up with Dean, he shares his storybook journey from teen tycoon to candy industry senior statesman, and talks about the pluses and minuses of achieving success and recognition at such an early age.

Fittingly, Rick’s mother, Helen, makes a cameo on the podcast, as it was Rick’s mother who really launched him on his path to success.

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Posted: July 3, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 38 minutes 40 seconds 

Setting Business Goals and Scoring Them

Soccer Coach (Turned Business Coach) on How to Build a Winning Team

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Renee Lopez spent 14 years coaching college soccer, turning around losing teams, recruiting all-conference talent, and being named by her peers in the NCAA, Coach of the Year

These days, Renee is coaching teams of business owners, entrepreneurs, and their employees on the art of winning, leadership development, and recruiting all-American workplace talent.

Renee, head of Renee Lopez Coaching, says that the competitive fields of college athletics and Corporate America have more in common than most people realize. 

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Renee shares her insights with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart on ways to properly set business goals and score them.

[One difference between soccer and business that Dean is quick to point out – and Renee readily concedes, is that in business you don’t get to kick your rivals in the shins, as satisfying as that can be.]

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Posted: June 26, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 36 minutes 17 seconds