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Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Glen Gould with Inspiration Agents and Guy Powell with demandROMI

dudePlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com.

This morning we were joined by two great guests.

First up we had on business networking expert Glen Gould with Inspiration Agents and author of the book “Meet Me At Starbucks. 70 Success Tips to Growing Your Business at America’s Office.” Glen shared some of the wisdom from his book as well as great networking tips so be sure to listen to the interview with a paper and pencil ready to take some notes. In addition to his work with Inspiration Agents, Glen is leading the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s small to mid-size business programs, benefits and initiatives. For more information on Glen and his book please check out his website www.inspirationagents.com and for more information on the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce please check out their website www.metroatlantachamber.com

Next up we had on Guy Powell Principal with demandROMI. Having spent over twenty years in marketing, consulting, business development, sales, or creative roles, Guy has experienced the difference between great and not-so-great marketing. He says that great marketing does two things: 1- it supports the business objective such as gaining market share, thwarting a competitive threat, or generating revenue, and 2 – it includes systems and processes to measure that the goals are being attained.

DemandROMI helps marketing organizations make the change to a Return on Marketing Investment based marketing organization through strategy, market research and analytics, and execution. Guy also has a book “Return on Marketing Investment” and a blog called Marketing Tactegy. For more information on Guy, his book and his company please go to his website www.demandromi.com and check out his blog at www.marketingtactegy.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Ken Hilderhoff CEO of Premier Marketing Resources Formerly Known As The Newsletter Factory

pmrPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com.

This morning we were joined by Ken Hilderhoff, CEO and President of Premier Marketing Resources, a leading producer of business communication materials. PMR produces newsletters (internal and external), brochures, magazines, presentation folders, develop corporate identity pieces, directories, web site development and more. They provide a full turnkey solution for their clients which include Fortune 500 companies to small business and organizations. Because of their expertise and superior customer service PMR has been in business for over 20 years and has a stellar retention rate among their loyal clients. In the interview Ken shared his journey to the CEO seat with PMR, and his efforts to rebrand the company from The Newsletter Factory to Premier Marketing Resources. For more information on Premier Marketing Resources, please check out their website www.nlf.com or email him directly at Ken @ NLF.com. That’s NLF not NFL …watch that as you type it in!

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Peter Baron with Carabiner Communications and Business Growth Guru Andy Greider

teethPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We are now available on iTunes, click this link and you can find all our past shows. Press SUBSCRIBE and you will automatically get the latest show when you sync your iPod to your computer.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com. And don’t forget Amy, Lee and Andy will be hosting a Fast Pitch business networking event Wednesday October 17 from 5-6:30pm at Eclipse di Luna across from Perimeter Mall. Please go to http://www.fastpitchnetworking.com/meeting.cfm?MeetingID=220 to RSVP.

This morning we were joined by Peter Baron, founder of Carabiner Communications, a marketing and PR firm serving small and emerging companies. Peter has nearly two decades of technology marketing experience and has worked with such well known clients as Apple Computers, Ericsson GE, Motorola and IBM. During the interview we touched on such subjects as: what exactly is a Carabiner and how does it relate to what Peter does; the importance of building relationships with industry influencers and some tactics to do just that; and how the structure of his firm allows him to better serve his clients. For more information on Carabiner Communications, please check out Peter’s website www.carabinerpr.com or email him directly at Peter @ CarabinerPR.com.

We also had on Andy Greider, our favorite Business Growth Guru. Andy studied journalism at Penn State, he worked for a bunch of newspapers and radio stations before moving to England to work with the BBC. Those experiences prepared him for his time working with the United Nations. Which then got him ready for the business world. Andy spends his time now helping small to medium sized business grow. He specializes in marketing but his vast experience allows him to help on many fronts. For more information about Andy as well as lots of information about small business marketing please go to his website www.uniquenessispower.com.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Maria Goldsholl from MomCorps, Teresa from IRunYouPlay & Doug MacGinnitie from Sandy Springs

suitPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We also will soon be in iTunes.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com. And for a great BlueTooth headset for anyone who drives a convertible check out www.jawbone.com. Both Amy and Lee are big fans. And don’t forget Amy, Lee and Andy will be hosting a Fast Pitch business networking event Wednesday October 17 from 5-6:30pm at Eclipse di Luna across from Perimeter Mall. Please go to http://www.fastpitchnetworking.com/meeting.cfm?MeetingID=220 to RSVP.

This morning we were joined by Maria Goldsholl, COO of The MomCorps. Maria shared her story of how she was working full time then had her 2 children and wanted more balance in her life. She became the third employee of the Mom Corps and the rest is history. She now helps moms, dads and boomers find those flexible work opportunities in forward thinking companies around the country. For more information on Mom Corps, please check out their website at www.momcorps.com. It is filled with a ton of resources for people who are looking for flex jobs including workshops, seminars and other resources for people who have been out of the workplace for awhile and are a little nervous about getting back in.

We were also privileged to have on Teresa M from I Run You Play, Atlanta’s supreme concierge and errand service. Teresa’s company does all the stuff you have to do but aren’t really thrilled about doing. For example, her staff waits for the cable guy for you, they pick up your dinner, they can even help you if you recently had surgery and need help around the house. Check out her website www.irunyouplay.com for more information.

We also had on Doug MacGinnitie who is running for Sandy Springs City Council in District 1. Doug talked about his vision for Sandy Springs as well as his impressive background in the private sector. For more information about Doug and his take on the issues please go to his website www.dougforsandysprings.org.

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Co-Host And AFLAC Sales Expert Amy Otto Interview on Uniqueness is Power

alfacAmy Otto sits in the hot seat as Andy Greider, host of Uniqueness is Power, Atlanta’s business growth show interviews her. Amy shares interesting stories about her love of cooking, Kenny Rogers and her family. This revealing interview gives you a lot of insight into Amy. By the end, you’ll have a deeper understanding about her passion for AFLAC (especially their cancer policy) and for life in general.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Jerrilynn Thomas from International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce

j-thomasPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We also will soon be in iTunes.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today Amy had Andy Greider, host of Uniqueness is Power, a business marketing show on as her co-host. For more information about that show please go to Andy’s website www.UniquenessisPower.com

This morning we were joined by Jerrilynn Thomas, CEO of of the International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce (IVWCC). Jerrilyn shared how her start with online community building was caused by her desire to stay at home with her children. And as she met more and more working moms on line her business evolved and is still evolving and growing.

She is very busy launching a new community called Georgia Women Partner and she brought a few of her Executive Directors into the studio with her. These ladies had been working together online for some time and many actually were meeting for the first time in person in our studio. We met Penny Haynes, Nicco Duncan and Sandy Lomas who along with Jerrilyn are helping women learn how to do business in each of the counties in Georgia.

We discussed lots of ways women can network and learn from other women who are growing their businesses online. There are so many opportunities and Jerrilynn and her associates are great resources for budding women entrepreneurs.

For more information on the International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce or exploring online business networking opportunities please check out Jerrilynn’s website www.ivwcc.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Jerrilynn Thomas from International Virtual Women's Chamber of Commerce

j-thomasPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.

Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We also will soon be in iTunes.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today Amy had Andy Greider, host of Uniqueness is Power, a business marketing show on as her co-host. For more information about that show please go to Andy’s website www.UniquenessisPower.com

This morning we were joined by Jerrilynn Thomas, CEO of of the International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce (IVWCC). Jerrilyn shared how her start with online community building was caused by her desire to stay at home with her children. And as she met more and more working moms on line her business evolved and is still evolving and growing.

She is very busy launching a new community called Georgia Women Partner and she brought a few of her Executive Directors into the studio with her. These ladies had been working together online for some time and many actually were meeting for the first time in person in our studio. We met Penny Haynes, Nicco Duncan and Sandy Lomas who along with Jerrilyn are helping women learn how to do business in each of the counties in Georgia.

We discussed lots of ways women can network and learn from other women who are growing their businesses online. There are so many opportunities and Jerrilynn and her associates are great resources for budding women entrepreneurs.

For more information on the International Virtual Women’s Chamber of Commerce or exploring online business networking opportunities please check out Jerrilynn’s website www.ivwcc.org

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Caryn Cook with Dominium Benefits and Kathleen Smart with Smarter Ideas

dominiumPlease click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.Here’s how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We also will soon be in iTunes.

Remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Today we had two very special guests. first up Caryn Cook with Dominium Benefits joined us and we talked about all about employee benefits. With talk about health insurance and employee benefits all the rage Caryn was a perfect person to share her vast insight on the subject. Some of the topics we covered were: What is Consumer Driven Healthcare? What are ways employers can control healthcare costs? And ways Dominium Benefits helps its clients providing employee benefit packages. If your company is dealing with the spiraling costs of employee benefits you will not find a more knowledgeable subject matter expert than Caryn Cook. For more information on Dominium Benefits please go to their website www.dominiumbenefits.com

Our next guest was Kathleen Smart, the CEO and founder of Smarter Ideas, an Atlanta-based business coaching and consulting firm. Kathleen is also a principal partner in International Business Academies Limited or IBAL. Kathleen talked about some of the past IBAL business networking events. She explained that at the events members and their guests exchange ideas, promote their business and discuss key business issues. For more information about IBAL please go to www.ibalnet.com and for more information about Kathleen Smart please go to www.smarterideas.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Interviews Matt Montesi, Founder of Global Commerce Group – Home of the WebDecoder and NetDecoder

goglobal1Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.On this morning’s show Amy Otto and Lee Kantor did not talk about networking like we normally do but we tried to explain how to listen to the podcast of our show.

First click on the title of the show you are interested in. Then there should be a player in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Now just press play and the show you chose should start playing. You can also download the show to listen on your mp3 player. We also will soon be in iTunes.

Sure, we didn’t talk about networking today, but remember if you want a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Our special guest today was Matt Montesi, founder and CEO of Global Commerce Group. Matt is an internet marketing expert who helped develop a couple of innovative marketing applications called WebDecoder and NetDecoder. These are patent protected products that use their “Hidden Image Technology System.” Matt has conducted over 800 online marketing campaigns for some of the largest beer, movie, beverage, car, electronics companies out there. He has sold or licensed well over 1.5 billion gamepieces for clients all over the world.
If you use direct mail you have to check this out. Matt’s WebDecoder generates response rates that put conventional direct marketing to shame. WebDecoder gets response rates up to 30% where traditional direct mail is lucky to get 1-2%. And in addition to phenomenal response rates, Matt’s clients benefit from the additional traffic to their websites or stores and the ability to capture important customer demographic data.
For more information about how Matt Montesi with WebDecoder and NetDecoder can take your next direct marketing campaign’s response rates through the roof check out their website www.webdecoder.com or www.netdecoder.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.

Atlanta Business Radio Intervews Brent Leary with CRM Essentials….The Company That Helps You Create Loyal Customers

brent1Please click on the POD button to listen to the latest Atlanta Business Radio show podcast broadcasting live each Wednesday at 10am EDT from Atlanta, GA, USA. Atlanta Business Radio is sponsored by Fast Pitch! Networking – a one-stop shop for networking and marketing your business online and offline. Please go to their website www.fastpitchnetworking.com. When you sign up, please mention you were referred by Lee Kantor. That will help the show! Thanks.On this morning’s show Amy Otto and Lee Kantor started out by discussing some of the upcoming networking events happening in the Atlanta area. We mentioned the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce and their website www.metroatlantachamber.com. We also gave a shout out to our friend Sandy Richardson from the Gwinnett Chamber and her website www.gwinnettchamber.com.

We talked a little about Powercore and BNI, closed contact business networking groups. For more information about them please go to their websites www.powercore.net and www.bniatlanta.com And for a pretty comprehensive listing of all kinds of Atlanta Events including Business Networking events please check out www.AtlantaEvent.com

Our special guest today was Brent Leary co-owner of CRM Essentials.
CRM Essentials is a consulting firm focused on small and mid-size enterprises. He has over 15 years of IT and management consulting experience working on projects for Microsoft, Research In Motion, BellSouth, Compaq and the state of Georgia’s Department of Economic Development. Leary received CRM Magazine’s 2004 Most Influential Leader Award along with his business partner Michael Thomas. He serves on the national board of the Customer Relationship Management Association as Vice President of Technology, and as CRM subject matter expert for the Small Business Technology Task Force.
Brent shared some great tips that will help get more eyeballs to your website. And make you more relevant to your customer. He said to start blogging. Try to post 3 to 5 times a week with thought provoking content for your readers. He also said to participate on business social networking sites like: LinkedIn, Fast Pitch Online and Facebook. He had a lots of other great tips but you’ll have to listen to the show to get them.
For more information about how Brent Leary and CRM Essentials can help you create loyal customers for life please check out his website www.crm-essentials.com. Also take a look at his very popular blog www.brentleary.com and his Atlanta-based radio show www.businesstechnologyradio.com

Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show.