Business Leadership

Asha Wilkerson, Esq.

True confession: One of my teenage daughters, Gianna, wants to be an attorney, and I am really having a hard time with her choice. I know parents are supposed to suspend judgments and be supportive and encouraging to their children, but I just can’t. I have worked with attorneys, and personally know many of them, none of whom are particularly happy or professionally fulfilled by their career choice. They tend to be cranky and often speak disparagingly about the legal profession. Most of them are downright miserable. Ever since that fateful Kindergarten day when Gianna stood in front of Mrs…


Building Your Professional Network

Author J. Kelly Hoey says diversification is the key to building your dream network

Since we are talking about investing — well, investing your time — I might as well start with a disclosure: before having J. Kelly Hoey as a guest on my podcast, I hadn’t given my own networking game a lot of thought in, well, decades.

When I began my career, I consumed countless books and articles to improve my abilities to “work a room,” give the perfect handshake (web to web!) and amass stacks of business cards. Thinking back to those days and my overzealous networking activities leaves me feeling both cringey and tired. …


Rockstar International Publicist Tracy Lamourie Shares Her Wisdom

Rockstar Publicist Tracy Lamourie, photo courtesy of LamourieMedia.com

The featured Guest Czar for the next episode of The Communications Czar Podcast, Tracy Lamourie, turned her calling into a profession and has become an internationally award-winning public relations executive. Lamourie, the founder of Canada-based Lamourie Media, is no slouch when it comes to creating a buzz around worthy causes. Her career was a natural outgrowth of her activism and dedication to social justice. Her first foray into the uncharted waters of public relations was in response to her advocacy for an innocent man whom she had never met. …


Sales Success

Sales Genius Lynn Whitbeck of Future Forward Sales

You know that you need to upgrade your sales skills but it can be challenging to sift through all the hype out there. The internet is full of articles and videos featuring techniques and advice from self-proclaimed sales gurus, but how many of them have actually held down a sales job? And of those, how many of them were actually successful at it?

Fortunately for you, the latest episode of the Communications Czar Podcast features an in-depth interview with sales genius Lynn Whitbeck. Whitbeck has been featured in USA Today, HuffPost, and The Chicago Tribune, but more importantly, she is…


9 keys to successfully managing a career change from Career and Life Coach Melanie Mitchell-Wexler

Career and Life Coach Melanie Mitchell-Wexler

The alarm goes off. Your first thought is, “What day is it?” When you realize it’s a workday, you roll over and try not to think about it. Your work is a grind. You don’t like your boss, your coworkers, or your customers. You know you need to look for a new job, but who would hire you? How would you even start to look for a new job? If you have had a version of this pillow talk with yourself, you are not alone.


Communication Productivity and Digital Marketing Coach, Matteo Cassese

Dust off your briefcase and find a belt. Ready or not, we are headed back to the office –well, sort of anyway.

Of course, things will look different. We will be distanced and masked and there will be a lot of hybrid meetings — but meetings, nonetheless. You’ll have to continue making presentations but don’t be surprised the settings have changed.

Like it or not, Zoom is becoming increasingly the way to do things virtually. …


Eric Scheur of The Mystery Box Show knows a great story when he hears one

When it comes to telling stories, Eric Scheur has heard a lot of them. He and Reba Sparrow co-produce The Mystery Box Show, which is a storytelling show about sex. Over the last eight years, Scheur estimates that he and Sparrow have shepherded a couple of hundred people up onto a stage in front of a crowded theatre to talk, willingly, about sex. That alone blows my mind. Having personally worked with hundreds of people preparing workplace presentations over the last two decades, I am in awe of the magnitude of the challenge that they both embrace.

Getting people to…


Annie P. Ruggles, Founder + Dean of the Non-Sleazy Sales Academy

Founder and Dean of The Non-Sleazy Sales Academy, Annie P. Ruggles has been helping the sales-adverse, sales-reluctant, and self-proclaimed sales-allergic for almost a decade. In this capacity she has seen every mistake, witnessed the vomit and the sleaze, and enthusiastically encouraged her clients to uncover the pain.

Ruggles, who is the featured Guest Czar on episode 15 of the Communications Czar Podcast, knows sales has a bad rap, yet she appreciates the importance of selling skills and has seen the power that sales avoidance has to kill otherwise promising businesses. …


Steve D. Sims, courtesy of stevedsims.com

Steve Sims is a big dude with a big personality. He lives what he calls a “Four Seasons Lifestyle” and created his business, Bluefish, working with and around the rich and famous. We’re not talking YouTubers or ubiquitous “influencers,” Sims plays in the big leagues with the likes of Elton and Elon.

While he is a massive business success and bestselling author, he rolls up to fancy locales on his motorbike sporting a black t-shirt and piercings, not because he wants to fit in but because he doesn’t want to make small talk. …


Photo Courtesy of Ewa Pietreniuk

Personal brand communications strategist, Ewa Pietreniuk, says, like it or not, you already have a brand, the question is, who is controlling it?

You’ve heard it before. You really should get working on developing your personal brand online. Maybe you created a social media account or two, posted some pics from your last vacation, and like a few posts here and there. The problem is, it’s just another thing to do and you already have too much on your plate. Things that seem to matter more. So, you can’t help but wonder, “Is all this social media stuff really worth it?”

The good news is, you’re not alone. While some people live for showing off their lives online, plenty of others embrace the…

Roseann Galvan

Obsessed with who connects with audiences…who doesn’t — and why! Loves to talk & to listen, to teach & to learn. Speaker, trainer, podcaster, writer, author.

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