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How to Become a Speaker in San Diego That the Audience Remembers

Recently I interviewed Mary Ann Mariani, owner of Kingdom Presenters, a company that works with people to become better presenters. She is an incredible person who has been a speaker coach here in San Diego for many years, teaching leaders how to “speak so that others listen,” which is something that I need to learn a lot more about. She has a passion for teaching …

7 Old School Books To Fuel Your Success Still Shockingly On Point

This list of 7 personal development books to fuel your success, regardless of your age or generation. The more I read today about personal development, career success, and setting and reaching goals, the more I reflect on the wisdom from some of the great authors that influenced me in my early career. If you are a Baby Boomer, Gen-X, Millennial or a Gen-Zer, this list of books just …

The Value of Mastermind Peer Groups for CEOs and Business Owners

In this interview with Larry Kesslin, Chief Connector at 5 Dots, we discuss the value of mastermind peer groups for CEOs and Business Owners.  Larry is Co-Author of BreakPoints: Where Businesses Get Stuck…And How They Get Unstuck, will discuss: – What you should look for when considering joining a mastermind group – Where you can find the right mastermind group for you – How joining …

Aira is Improving Quality of Life for the Blind and Vision Impaired

Interview with Suman Kanuganti, Co-Founder and CEO of Aira Larry boards the bus using his white cane. With the help of her seeing-eye dog, Jane crosses the busy street. John, who is now a grandpa who has severely limited vision stays at home most of the time. Robert works in a office building and has a sighted person work with him to help with tasks …

Discussion about Navigating Rapid Growth in a Business Environment

In this discussion with Mason Matthies, Managing Director at Donnelley Financial Solutions, and Patrick Henry, CEO at QuestFusion, we discuss various challenges of managing rapid growth. This was a keynote speech at the 2017 San Diego Startup Week event. Like all times in young growing companies, the CEO needs to focus on strategy, operations, people, and finances.  The challenges in managing through rapid growth highlight …

Prepare Early for Due Diligence or Risk Your Startup Funding and Exit

In this expert panel session about Due Diligence at the 2017 San Diego Startup Week, the panel discusses the importance of due diligence in an M&A transaction and raising outside capital. We cover many of the key elements in due diligence, the process, the tools, and when to prepare for certain aspects of the due diligence process. The moderator of the panel is Jeremy Glaser, …

Klyn Elsbury – The Untold Story of Success and Overcoming Adversity

Klyn Elsbury has experienced more adversity in her teens and twenties than most people experience in a lifetime. In this interview with Klyn Elsbury, the author of I AM___: The Untold Story of Success, we discuss her battle with cystic fibrosis, creation of an innovative company to recruit talent for companies, the writing of her book, and her new entrepreneurial journey into motivational speaking. Klyn …

Raising Early Stage Startup Investment

Interview with Rory Moore and Dr. Ron Reedy, Co-Founders of Peregrine Semiconductor There are a unique set of challenges in raising early stage startup investment from family, friends, early Angel investors and strategic partners.  Most companies start with a bootstrapping phase from the founders of the company, but what happens when the founders that are ready to launch their idea but don’t have sufficient funds? …

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Race Guards is Making Running Safe for All

Interview with Andy Voggenthaler, the CEO of Race Guards Race Guards was established in 2012 with the mission to provide “In-Race” race aid assistance to race participants from start to finish. Our team of medically trained professionals runs the entire race, in pairs, from start to finish providing support to runners who may be in distress, injured or needing medical attention. Race Guards are the …

6 Key Steps to Having a Killer Online Marketing Strategy for 2018

It is Essential to have a Holistic Approach to Your Online Marketing Strategy 2017 was definitely an interesting year, which has included some crazy presidential politics, widespread “fake news” on the Internet, the continued takeover of the online world by mobile devices, and the evolution of social media platforms to include new features and services. If we look closely at all this, we may lose …