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Innovation: Interviews with Visionaries

Erik Vonk: How To Become a "Company of One"

  

How Workers Can Transform Themselves Into A Powerful “Company Of One”

Published on May 03 2011
Erik VonkErik Vonk

 "The number of independent contractors, freelancers and solopreneurs has more than tripled since 1980, creating a new workforce reality." Erik Vonk

Welcome to a Innovation Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio. This is Peter Clayton reporting. According to their Web site,  Back Of The House, (which uses acronym BOTH), the company transforms self-employment into a "professionally configured and completely supported company of one, providing a resource that fully integrates the key components of running your own business simply and cost-effectively."

Joining me today to tell us about BOTH is the company's founder and CEO Erik Vonk.

"Our model is based on the fusion of the employer and employee roles and has been designed for anyone who works independently as a freelancer, independent contractor, solopreneur, or as an independent, in some way or fashion, to contract for work as a professionally established business, but without any of the burdens of business ownership."

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Lizabeth Phelps: Are You Brain Sticky?

  

Becoming a Visionary Entrepreneur

Published on April 22 2011
Lizabeth Phelps, The Brain-Sticky Communications ExpertLizabeth Phelps

"I believe inspiration is going to be the wave of the future. Inspiring your clients and prospects to higher ground. It is the ticket to not just building trust, but creating that tribe, people who love you because you have a message that inspires hope, and empowers them " Lizabeth Phelps.

Lizabeth Phelps, The "Brain-Sticky" Communications Expert and CEO of Inspired Leaders' Academy, has achieved national attention for her unique system of getting powerful and revolutionary results from the platform. Secrets of Impact & Influence teaches a results-driven "New Paradigm" of speaking and presentation techniques based on the latest brain research. Years of expertise in marketing, executive coaching, speaking, training, adult learning and brain-based communication strategies and instructional design has afforded her comprehensive understanding of communication that works.

Welcome to an Innovation Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio with Peter Clayton reporting.

It is Lizabeth's mission that "Inspired Leaders' Academy be the home-base of a powerful, international movement of bold, original entrepreneurs revolutionizing the world." According to her blog, Escaping the Wannabees, her part in your success will be to "inspire, empower and encourage you to fulfill, without reservation, the calling you have-and then succeed at it, with powerful communication that makes you wealthy and indeed evolves the human condition."

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Storyboarded Business Book

  

Podcast with Corey Michael Blake, founder of Round Table Companies

Published on April 12 2011
Corey Michael Blake, The Long Tail Comic BookCorey Michael Blake

What would happen if you storyboarded a business book?

Round Table Companies brings the world’s best-selling business books and non-fiction titles to life in an exciting graphic novel format. Marrying thought leaders and artistic talent, Round Table Companies is creating a more powerful and memorable experience for a new generation of non-fiction readers, reimagining what a comic book can be.

Welcome to a Innovation Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio, this is Peter Clayton reporting. Corey Michael Blake founded Round Table Companies in 2007 to bring his passion for telling impactful stories to life in a brand new way. He believes that combining business and life principles with artistic delivery leads people on a journey that is different from what they experience with traditional information. The artistic medium of a graphic novel, for example, engages readers on a deeper emotional level while enhancing the impact of its author’s life changing messages.

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MarketMyBz

  

Podcast with MarketMyBz.com CEO, Mary Vonnegut

Published on September 10 2010
Mary Vonnegut Mary Vonnegut

MarketMyBz.com: One Week, Much More Business

Joining us today in a specialCareer Strategies podcast on TotalPicture Radio is Mary Vonnegut, CEO of MarketMyBz.com. Mary worked in senior marketing and management positions at companies including Ross-Simons and Hanover Direct. For the past fifteen years, she has been a consultant to CEO’s and COO’s of private companies that drive revenue with multi-channel marketing. Mary has launched new businesses, built marketing departments from the ground up and crafted growth strategies in business-to consumer and business-to-business organizations. Mary earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Middlebury College.

"I believe that the most important thing for a newly independent professional trying to start an advisory business is to just get up and get going before attrition sets in. The other thing that I believe that they need to do and certainly the ones that I know would second this, is they really need to avoid big, out of control marketing expenses, and when you step into the world of marketing, you have so many options and so many people telling you different things that you need to do and so many opportunities to spend money, you don’t know where to begin, you don’t know how to decide what not to do, you don’t know what’s going to really bring you some results and in this case, results mean valuable leads, qualified leads." Mary Vonnegut

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One for One: Blake Mycoskie

  

Newsflash: You Can Make Money and Do Good At The Same Time! Really!

Published on March 30 2010
Blake Mycoskie, Founder of TOMS ShoesBlake Mycoskie

When someone buys a pair of TOMS Shoes, a pair is given to a child in need. Over 400,000 pairs of shoes have been given to children under the One for One movement since TOMS launched in 2006.

Welcome to a special Innovation Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio, with Peter Clayton reporting from the HCI Global Summit.

Can the purchasing power of individuals be used to foster the greater good? Can an entrepreneur succeed financially and make the world a better place? The amazing success of TOMS Shoes proves that the answer to both of these questions is a resounding "Yes!" Embodying the entrepreneurial spirit of a new generation, Mycoskie has created five businesses since college. In the Bill Gates Time magazine article, "How to Fix Capitalism," TOMS is cited, and Mycoskie caught the attention of AT&T, who has featured him in a major national ad campaign for the last several months.

Mycoskie is an avid reader and traveler. When not flying around the world participating in "shoe drops," he lives on a sailboat in Los Angeles.

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