Practical Business Lessons Gleaned from 2017’s Most Popular Shows

Monday Morning Radio Was Downloaded More Than 350,000 Times Last Year

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Guest Host Maxwell Rotbart

Journey with us as we revisit the 10 most popular podcasts of the year – with stops including the North Carolina truffle miner; the entrepreneurial coach…to 5-year-olds; the business lessons of the Chicago Cubs’ World Series victory; the quote book that will inspire and energize you; and the little free wedding chapel that could.

Which was your favorite episode?

The 2017 countdown is hosted by entrepreneur and radio veteran Maxwell Rotbart, who for three years hosted a weekly half-hour public affairs program on 990 KRKS AM Radio in Denver. Maxwell, 25-years-old, is the son of Monday Morning Radio founder and executive producer, Dean Rotbart.

Launched in June 2012, Monday Morning Radio was downloaded more than 350,000 times in 2017.  Hear highlights from the Top 10 episodes of year, or click on the links below and re-listen to the entire episode. 

 

10

The World’s Most Costly Business Utterances

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9

Along Your Path to Success, Avoid This Excursion: The Ego Trip

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8

Thanks to Sarah Cooper, This Week’s Show – Objectively Speaking – is the Best Ever

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7

The Amazing Tale of the Chicago Cubs World Series Championship as Told by a Master Storyteller

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6

If the Whole Leaf is not Your Cup of Tea, You May Be Missing a Great Business (and Health) Opportunity

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5

The UnBusiness Story Behind Chapel Dulcinea

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4

The Wisdom of Teaching Your 5-Year-Old to Think Like a CEO

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3

Setting Business Goals and Scoring Them

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2

It Took This Entrepreneur More Than a Decade To Prove Her Concept

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1

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

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Posted: January 1, 2018

How to Rise to the Occasion, When the Occasion Calls for Impromptu Remarks

Communications Expert and Author Judith Humphrey Shares Her Strategies

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“All the world’s a stage,” Shakespeare wrote. But what happens when you find yourself on the “stage” – whether it’s a business meeting, a news conference, an elevator full of colleagues, or even a platform such as Twitter – and no one has handed you a script?

 

In her new book, Impromptu: Leading in the Moment, Judith Humphrey teaches business leaders, owners, and entrepreneurs how to prepare to speak spontaneously and win over their audiences. But can she talk the talk? 

 

Host and Reputation Coach Dean Rotbart, a one-time Colorado state high school extemporaneous speakers champ, puts Judith to the test this week, as he probes her ability to ad-lib answers to some of his toughest questions.

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Posted: December 25, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 33 minutes 18 seconds 

Is It Time to Trust Your Instincts, Open Your Eyes, and Leap to a New Career?

Author Mike Lewis Explains How and When to Jump

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In his new book, When to Jump, Mike Lewis profiles 44* men and women who enjoyed successful careers in one field, and then made the leap to something entirely different. 

There is the journalist who enlisted in the marines; the public relations executive who became a Bishop in the Episcopal Church; the commercial banker who became a brewery owner – and Mike Lewis, himself, a rising star at Bain Capital, who at age 24 walked away to pursue his dream of being a professional squash player.

Mike says that jumping is more about the pursuit of your life’s dream career, than necessarily achieving it. As he confesses to host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, his squash dreams didn’t pan out as he’d hoped, but they did lead him to a new career as founder and CEO of When to Jump, a global community of like-minded individuals who share their stories, attend events, take courses, and pursue a variety of other learning opportunities.

On this week’s Monday Morning Radio, Mike details how and when to “Jump.” 

*The 45th Jumper who appears in Mike’s book is Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who jumped from government to Google, before landing happily at a startup run by then 23-year-old Mark Zuckerberg. Sheryl, who writes the book’s preface and has been the keynote at Mike’s When to Jump conferences, is Mike’s second cousin.

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Posted: December 18, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 42 minutes 28 seconds 

Our ‘Professor of Blockchain’ Offers a Master Class on This World-Changing Technology

Chris Boscolo and lifeID are on the Cutting Edge of the Blockchain Universe

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Although blockchain is hard for many people to understand, there is zero doubt that blockchain is poised to revolutionize global commerce and digital privacy on an order of magnitude comparable to the transformation brought about by the introduction and growth of the Internet itself.

Hundreds of billions of dollars will be made by the fortunate few who can unlock blockchain’s complexities and act accordingly.

This week on Monday Morning Radio, Chris Boscolo, founder of lifeID, provides a Master Class on the blockchain juggernaut.  Moreover, Chris spells out how lifeID plans to replace all of our passwords, paper IDs, and even physical keys with its new blockchain-enabled smartphone application. 

Host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, who admits to being a blockchain neophyte, has got the scoop.

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Posted: December 11, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 58 minutes 57 seconds 

Bringing Sanity to the Mad Dash to Cut Your 2017 Taxes

Financial Planner Rob Eagleston Shares His Common-Sense Strategy

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The final days of 2017 are ticking down and smart business owners and professionals are once angling for any legal strategy they can uncover to cut their tax bill before the ball again drops in Times Square on New Year’s eve.

Rob Eagleston, who along with his brother John, runs Eagleston Financial Group in Mesa, AZ, is both hunting for great ideas to use for their own successful financial planning agency, and dispensing some of the best ideas that Rob has accumulated during his 18-plus-year career serving entrepreneurial clients.

Rob shares his common-sense approach to year-end business tax strategy with host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart, a fellow entrepreneur, beginning with the first thing every business owner and professional absolutely must do, if they haven’t already. Rob’s advice isn’t flashy or revolutionary. It is, however, bankable.

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Posted: December 4, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 19 minutes 34 seconds 

One-in-Ten Listeners to This Podcast Have Unclaimed Money Awaiting Them

Award-Winning Journalist Elisabeth Leamy Explains How to Recoup Your Funds 

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This week’s special guest – award-winning journalist Elisabeth Leamy, may know more than anyone else in America about helping people and organizations locate and capture unclaimed money – funds due them from a variety of governmental, banking, insurance, and other organizations. Even refunds for unclaimed gift certificates and gift cards may be there – just waiting for you to ask for your money back.

Many listeners will know Elisabeth from her on-air work for the Dr. Oz Show and Good Morning America. She also writes regular columns in The Washington Post and is the author of two engaging books – The Savvy Consumer and Save Big.

This past June, Elisabeth joined the podcasting universe, launching her own weekly program – Easy Money with Elisabeth Leamy. Her podcast teaches listeners not only how to find unclaimed money – but also how to earn more money and how to save money. You can find Easy Money at EasyMoneyShow.com or subscribe to it for free from the iTunes store.

Before Monday Morning Radio host Dean Rotbart even spoke to Elisabeth, she found seven different accounts, including ones at Sprint, Charles Schwab, and Citibank, that have money on hold for Dean. Granted, he won’t be able to retire on those recoupable funds. But he should be able to purchase some extra special holiday gifts for his family and friends this year.

Elisabeth estimates it will take Monday Morning Radio listeners less than five minutes to discover what is – or is not – owed to them. Discover all the details on this week’s episode.

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Posted: November 27, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 35 minutes 07 seconds 

How to Clear the Obstacles and Greet Each Workday Morning with Enthusiasm

CEO and Author Scott Mautz on the Anti-Muses That Sap Our Inspiration

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Scott Mautz learned how to motivate employees and managers at Procter & Gamble, where he ran several of the giant’s largest multi-billion dollar businesses. Now, as CEO of his own company, Profound Performance, he helps owners and leaders transform their organizational culture.

In his new book, Find the Fire: Ignite Your Inspiration and Make Work Exciting Again, Scott pinpoints nine forces that block business and personal success.

This week, Scott reveals to host and reputation coach Dean Rotbart exactly how to disintegrate the most common obstacles that stand between us and living and working an inspired life. 

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Posted: November 20, 2017
Monday Morning Run Time: 42 minutes 21 seconds