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You University | The Personal Branding Podcast

Welcome to You University, the Personal Branding podcast where your most important job is to be the head marketer for the brand called YOU. We’re all in the business of building our personal brands (online and offline) and we’re going to show you how to profit from your passion. You’ll hear from entrepreneurs, execs, entertainers, bloggers and social media stars making a living from what they love. Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we’re going to cover personal branding, content marketing, social media, starting your business and ways to make money online. Everyone is an entrepreneur in the making and it’s time YOU startup! Hosted by Peggs, your Chief Branding Officer, head over to YouUniversityPodcast.com to launch your personal brand in 15 days (or less).
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Mar 30, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Lawrence Watkins. Lawrence is the Founder & CEO of Great Black Speakers, the largest African-American owned speakers bureau in the nation. He works with celebrities, entertainers, and thought leaders to book them for speaking engagements at top universities, corporations, and civic organizations. In 2012, Lawrence added additional responsibilities to his plate and became the small business expert for TheGrio.com (a division of NBC News). He has also written for Forbes, US News, and Inc. while being featured in the Huffington Post, Venture Beat, EBONY, Mashable, Mixergy, and dozens of other publications.

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Mar 30, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Danielle Leslie. Danielle is addicted to doing what she loves. She helps fascinating personal brands and YouTubers market cutting edge educational content their audiences care about...and will spend money on. She's obsessed with email opt-ins and sales funnels and teaches experts at Udemy how to grow their online traffic and convert the traffic into online product sales. 

Previously, Dani created the Do Love Project where she offered one-on-one business coaching for personal brands. She officially started her entrepreneurial journey when she quit her 9-to-5 to co-found GenJuice and complete a sponsored 13-city national tour of the same name where she met with 300 first-time entrepreneurs. Dani received her Bachelor's in Rhetoric from UC Berkeley (go bears!) and lives in not-so-sunny-but-still-better-than-LA-just-kidding-unless-you-gon-do-it San Francisco.

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Mar 30, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Joey Kleinhans. Joey is the owner of Sommelier Capital Advisors LLC, a company dedicated to the creation of Sommelier-Guided Wine Tasting Experiences and the design of successful restaurant wine programs and executive wine education. He is also a speaker at corporate events and sommelier dinners, and has delivered countless wine experience programs for the destination and corporate meeting industry, as well as for private collectors and wine students. Joey holds certifications from the Court of Master Sommeliers as well as the Society of Wine Educators, where he is a seminar instructor. 

His work has been discussed in the Wall Street Journal, Business Insider, and more than 30 other publications and radio stations. As a former investment professional and bond specialist, Joey held positions at PIMCO, KPMG, Invesco and other leading financial companies. He has served on the board of the American Red Cross of Orange County as the Vice Chair.

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Mar 30, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Joel Runyon. A few years ago, Joel Runyon got tired of having an average life, working at UPS and waiting for things to happen to him. So he decided to do something about it. Joel made a list of all the things he used to think were impossible and then set out to do them. Now, Joel works on his own terms and does his best to live a life of adventure and meaning while doing the impossible.

Joel is the creator of Impossible HQ and Impossible Ventures where he helps people push the impossible by creating tools & resources to challenge themselves, shatter limits, and do what most rational people consider impossible. His blog reaches more than 50,000 email subscribers each and every week, all he’s here to reach us too.

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Mar 30, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Ed Han. Ed is a is a recruiter and wordsmith with a passion for networking and helping professionals optimally leverage opportunities. He is a collaborative client champion with particular expertise in online communities, relationship management and influencing skills. As a veteran of several industries, including publishing, financial services and fashion, Ed has honed these skills and traits in many environments, from a major Wall Street firm to a small financial services start-up to a sales office for an overseas fashion brand. Active in the community, Ed facilitates a professional group in Princeton NJ and has served as the online community manager for the regional HR networking group Whine & Dine. 

Ed is an avid social media fiend and holds a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Albright College.

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Mar 23, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Albert Ko. Albert is a web entrepreneur with extensive sales experience totaling more than 10 years. He previously co-founded CheapCheapCheap.com and DealPerk.com, which were acquired by a media company and a private investor. Most recently he’s worked at Google, LinkedIn and advises various startups in their sales infrastructure and sales operations strategy. Albert is an expert salesman, and he’s also my good friend. 

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Mar 23, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Jill Celeste. For more than 13 years, Jill has held marketing, public relations and social media positions in the “corporate world.”In 2012, Jill started her first company, Hound Dog Social Media – a full-service social media agency for small business owners. A few years later, Jill would start a new business: a coaching practice dedicated to entrepreneurs who want to learn how to brand themselves to attract more clients. Today, Jill works with entrepreneurs interested in building their expertise in their field. If you’re interested in establishing your expertise, listen up!

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Mar 23, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Mark Anthony Dyson. Mark is the Founder of the popular blog TheVoiceofJobseekers.com. He is also a Career Consultant, Writer, Career Educator, Entrepreneur, Trainer, and Speaker. He is the Founder and Chief Evangelist of Competitive Resumes Inc., a company in Illinois, offering career services for job seekers including resume writing, coaching, workshop facilitation, and various career development offerings. Mark has written for AOL Jobs, You Tern, CAREEREALISM, Come Recommended, and Brazen Careerist and is the Host & Producer of "The Voice of Job Seekers podcast. 

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Mar 23, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Benny Luo. Benny is an internet marketer and the Founder of web properties NextShark.com, NewMediaRockstars.com and TheOtherAsians.com. NextShark is an online magazine dedicated to providing current news and resources for the young entrepreneurial mind. NextShark focuses on up-to-date coverage on the hottest startups, especially those beyond the tech industry. 

His expertise lies in social media marketing & strategy, search engine marketing and pay-per-click advertising. He has consulted for various brands including Billboard, MGM, and McDonalds. Benny is a former Yonex-sponsored Junior National Badminton Player and he has been a speaker at CES, New Media Expo, Vidcon, and Silicon Beach Fest. 

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Mar 23, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Shola Richards. Shola is a dynamic public speaker, an in-demand leadership trainer/consultant, an award-winning Director of Training, and a positivity blogger with a passionate worldwide following. He has personally trained over 10,000 people on topics ranging from transformational leadership to creating high functioning teams, and he has maintained a near-impossible 99.6% participant satisfaction rating. 

His blog, The Positivity Solution was created in May 2013, and his articles have been read by readers in over 160 countries and counting. He has made multiple appearances on Huffington Post Live as an expert on workplace happiness and engagement, and his thoughts on how to create a more positive workplace have been published in The Huffington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Black Enterprise, The Good Men Project and Business Insider Australia.

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Mar 16, 2015

Kat Griffin, Corporette’s founder, publisher and editor-in-chief , is an attorney and a journalist by trade, who attended Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and Georgetown Law School. Between college and law school, she worked for magazines like Family Circle, Time and Sportswear International, and post-law school, for the prestigious law firm Cahill Gordon and Reindel. In May 2008, Kat began writing Corporette.

Corporette has received acclaim from sources like the American Bar Association, who named the site one of the “Top 100 Blawgs” for three years in a row, Forbes, who named Corporette one of the Top 100 Websites for Women, The New York Times, The ABA Journal, The National Law Journal, Above the Law, Jezebel, Glamour Magazine, the Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, the Wall Street Journal’s “The Juggle” blog, Law.com’s Careerist Blog, The Huffington Post, and more.

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Mar 16, 2015

Craig Fisher is CEO of TalentNet, a social business strategy firm. His digital branding methods have been adopted as best practices by companies like Linkedin, Zappos, YUM! Brands, Hootsuite, + many more. Craig created the first Twitter chat for recruiters, and partnered in the first Linkedin certified training company in N. America. He’s been detailed in the Wall Street Journal, Mashable, NBC News, and The Huffington Post; and was recently listed among the most engaging conference speakers by Bizzabo. Craig co-hosts the Cool Tools Show on Soundcloud.com/CoolTools with Lars Schmidt, and tweets @fishdogs. Most recently Craig and Lars have launched Evolver, a social business strategy consultancy at www.evolverco.com

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Mar 16, 2015

Marc Miller’s career journey includes 22 years at IBM, several thriving tech startups, a painful stint as a high school teacher, a gig raising funds for the Jewish Community Association of Austin and a near fatal bicycle accident that changed his perspective forever. He realized, Most people don’t really know what makes them happy at their core, what fulfills them.

For Marc, it was counseling friends and associates on their career journeys and finally realized he’d found his vocation. Career Pivot was born, and it has become one of Forbes Top 100 career sites. Today, Marc is a public speaker, blogger, contributor for Forbes, US News and world Report and AOL Jobs and the author of, “Repurpose Your Career - A Practical Guide for Baby Boomer” You Universe, help me welcome Marc Miller.

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Mar 16, 2015

Timothy Maurice has been a top columnist in South Africa for over 6 years and is lauded the world over for his ability to conceputalize practical solutions for anyone needing to define their image or what he often terms 'Your Personal Brand Story.' Tim believes your story ranges from your beliefs and values, your style and attitude as well as how consistently you’re able to position the story of who you are in the minds of those that matter. He's the founder of the Armabrand foundation, where his work impacts youth from disadvantaged backgrounds and the author of 3 books, including Soul to Sole, authentic branding, Personovation re-inventing your brand, 'Thinking About YOU' Personal Branding Philosophy.

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Mar 16, 2015

Mary Pryor is a passionate and vocal media expert raised in Detroit. Today she is a powerful and accomplished Digital Specialist who has worked for major brands such as Sony Music Group, Viacom, Attention PR, City Parks Foundation, Mirrorball, Uptown Magazine, Black Enterprise, and MusicWorld. Mary founded her own consulting and digital marketing consulting firms, WeFancy (2008) and UrbanSocialista (2011). With the goal of providing online branding and digital trend-forecasting for the general market by empowering communities through the utilization of digital tools. 

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Mar 9, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Ryan Rhoten. Ryan is a man on a mission – a mission to help you improve your brand. He doesn’t want you to be invisible. He wants you to be found, and you can find Ryan hacking. He likes to think of himself as a Results-Oriented Hacker. You’re probably asking, what is a Results-Oriented Hacker? Anyone who challenges and changes the status quo, to make it work differently, to make it work better. You can find Ryan’s work on his blog, RyanRhoten.com and podcast, The Brand New You show. 

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Mar 9, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Paul Caustible. Paul is iHeartRadio’s official backstage TV correspondent. He’s been called the next Ryan Seacrest and you can catch him on every red carpet, the sold out national jingle ball tour and even as a correspondent on OK Magazine’s OK! TV. You name the celebrity, he’s interviewed them and probably posted a crazy video online. Influenced by the Rat Pack and late night King Johnny Carson, Paul comes from a musical family that encouraged him to start DJing and hosting parties at an early age. That’s where he got his start. He’s an entertainer at heart, and I know you’re going to enjoy this interview. 

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Mar 9, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Ty Morse. Ty is an American composer and entrepreneur whose technology startup, Songwhale has become a leader in mobile marketing both in the U.S. and internationally. Since 2007, Morse has expanded Songwhale from its offices in Pittsburgh, PA to several overseas markets, including Tokyo, Japan, Bangkok, Thailand, the Philippines, and Malaysia. As CEO, Morse has been twice nominated as an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist and has led Songwhale to two Pittsburgh Technology Council nominations for Tech 50 Startup of the Yea and Tech 50 Nominee for New Media.

In 2014, Morse started a joint venture with MCN called Big Smile, which markets mobile technologies for direct-to-consumer products, primarily in Asia. In addition to tech companies Songwhale and Big Smile, Morse is co-founder of Royalty, Etc. Records based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

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Mar 9, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Mark Babbitt. Mark is the CEO of YouTern, a talent community that Forbes has twice named a “Top Website for Your Career.” Mark also serves as President of Switch and Shift, a site that champions social leadership is a founder of ForwardHeroes.org which launches in 2015 to help our military veterans transition successfully into civilian careers. 

Mark is the co-author of A World Gone Social: How Business Must Adapt to Survive with Ted Coiné (AMACOM | September 2014). An in-demand speaker and mentor, Mark has been named as a Top 100 leadership speaker by Inc. and one of the “15 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Follow" by Business News Daily. 

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Mar 9, 2015

In this episode of You University, I interview Erica Diamond. Erica is the leading Women’s Expert in Lifestyle, Entrepreneurship and Balance. Erica, a Certified Success and Life Coach, is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Women’s Lifestyle Brand Women On The Fence®, syndicated to 2 million monthly readers. She is also a weekly Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Speaker, Spokesperson, and Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book, 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business. Most recently, Erica founded the Global Get Off The Fence Movement inspiring people worldwide to get off the fence, get unstuck and thrive.

If that wasn’t enough, Erica has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada as well as FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and FORBES 25 Most Influential Women In Entrepreneurship on Twitter.

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