Episode 431 – Building A Phone Based Software App For Your Business with Michael Hesek

Michael has been writing software for nearly 20 years.  Working as a consultant for most of his career, he has been exposed to a variety of technologies and techniques used in the development of custom software.  He currently works in a number of programming languages which he uses to help build solutions for companies looking to improve a specific process or solve an existing business problem.

From desktop to web and mobile solutions, he has built applications for small and large businesses tailored to thier unique requirements and needs.  His organized, detail-oriented approach to software development allows for the creation of a project lifecyle which clients have full involvement in.  This produces software that focuses on user experience and efficiency while reducing unnecessary costs and system maintenance over time.

Always looking to learn new things, he is involved in a number of software development user groups and mastermind groups.  As a loving husband and father of two, he enjoys his time away from the keyboard with his family exploring the outdoors, traveling, and making memories.

Episode 429 – What Business Trends to watch in 2019 with Mark S.A. Smith

Mark S A Smith: Working in the world of technology since 1982, Mark uses systems thinking to help organizations successfully bring new, disruptive technology to market by orchestrating compelling, strategic conversations with executives.

Mark’s authored many books including include his latest Pivot to Profit from IT Disruption, Security in the Boardroom, Linux in the Boardroom, Guerrilla Negotiating, Guerrilla TeleSelling, & Guerrilla Trade Show Selling. Forthcoming: Selling Disruption & Executive Strategy Skills.

Mark is an electrical engineer, media technologist, computer programmer, hardware salesman, software marketer, business owner, executive coach, author, professional speaker, video producer, podcaster, blogger, musician, and father of five Millennial children who do not live at home.

Episode 425 – What Is A Flash Brief On Amazon with The Alexa Guy Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith is the Alexa Guy. He creates Alexa skills for companies, entrepreneurs, coaches and speaker to help them engage with their followers on a daily basis.

His career started in advertising, first as a copywriter, later as a creative director. That created opportunities in Hollywood, and he moved his family to Los Angeles, where they lived happily for 14 years. Jeff created trailers and promos for all the major studios and networks and produced three TV shows and wrote the screenplay for the movie “New World Disorder,” which starred Rutger Hauer.

While producing the TV show “Reel Planet” in 1996, Jeff needed a website and anyone who knew how to create websites at that time was really expensive. So he bought Adobe Pagemill 1.0 and taught myself.

That began a 20 year career of combining marketing with tech. He’s created web applications, services, websites, mobile apps and more for clients big and small.

In December of 2017, Jeff began developing Alexa Flash Briefings for a few friends. They were so amazing at building and engaging a new audience that by January, it was his new full-time job instead of a side-gig.

Jeff has been married to the beautiful Mrs Smith for 32 wonderful years. They live in Kingwood, Texas (a suburb of Houston) with two pugs, Newton and Lenny.

Episode 423 – Better Relationship Emotional Intelligence Using Crystal with Drew D’Agostino

Founder of Crystal for the past 4 years, a personality platform that offers free assessments and industry-leading psychometric predictions.

Focused on helping people communicate effectively, resolve conflict, manage stress, influence others, and make better decisions in their professional lives. 

Always looking for software engineers and talented people-people to join the Crystal team. Email me if you’re interested: drew@crystalknows.com

Started multiple businesses before then, including an event software company (Attend.com), a pizza box advertising agency, and a bed bug extermination company. Private pilot, songwriter, runner, and local diner aficionado.

Episode 417 – Local Websites That Work For Businesses with Mike Cooper

Mike is the founder of Black Mountain Media, which provides consulting & marketing services designed for service providers. His proven strategy is designed to help you attract more of your ideal clients without wasting time, money, and energy on the ones you don’t want.

As a cereal entrepreneur Mike has owned a successful carpet cleaning company, multiple e-commerce stores, and his current marketing company. He is also the COO of eAutoClub which helps auto repair shops transform their customer service experience through predictive service analytics.

His well-rounded experience in both online and offline business is a great combination for the service provider looking to build a thriving business.

Episode 415 – Stop Selling By Getting Clients To Imagine Success with Tom Poland

Tom is the best-selling author of the Leadsology® series and has started and managed numerous business with multi-million dollar revenues.  He is voluntarily married to a pretty German Frau who he affectionately refers to as his Little Bavarian Bulldozer.  They live quietly and happily on the sand next to the waves at little Castaways Beach in Queensland, Australia.

Episode 413 – Why You May Be Leaving 74% Of Your Sales On The Table – with Arthur Carmazzi

Arthur is ranked as one of the world’s Top 10 most influential thought leaders in leadership and organizational culture by Global Gurus. As a bestselling author and founder of the Directive Communication Psychology, Arthur’s brain clarity research and gamification methodologies have influenced the training and leadership development industry through his unique neuroscience and game-based psychological approaches to leadership and corporate culture transformation. 

His innovative tools, assessments, and games, have a visible ROI on marketing conversion, engagement, productivity, and effective behavior modification. His research on the genetic foundations of the brain’s Ambiguity Relief clarity getting processes has been the inspiration of the Colored Brain model used across multinationals in 52 countries. DCI has over 400 licensed Directive Communication (DC) Psychology leadership and culture trainers in 18 different countries who are delivering Value to clients globally.

Episode 411 – Help A Teacher – Cause Marketing with Debbie Scott

My name is Debbie Scott.  I am married to Roy Scott, and have been for 22 years. He is an attorney who practices family and criminal law.  I am 64 years old, been a paralegal for my husband for many years. I live in Midland, Texas. I have three children and 3 amazing children-in-laws and 9 grandchildren, 5 girls and 4 boys . My family is very close and the delight of my life is spending time with family. I have always enjoyed helping people.  Help A Teacher was not in my plans, but it is my passion now. I am a Christian and my faith is very important to me.  I attend First Baptist Church of Midland. I do have a bachelors in Accounting and Information Systems.  My father passed away in 2001 of cancer, my mom lives beside me and I am blessed to have her. 

Episode 409 – Lay Off The Rah-Rah Or BSOS & Get Back To Business Basics with Chris Voss

Chris Voss has been a CEO and Serial Entrepreneur for over 31 years, building and managing a multitude of corporations in differing fields of industry. He’s a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Influencer, Top Retweeted influencer by other social media influencers, Consultant, Trainer, Speaker, Photographer, Travel Blogger, Seen on Forbes, CNN, Huff Po, Alltop, etc.

Episode 407 – Why Do 4 Out Of 5 Doctors Need A Marketing Prescription? with Paul Pavlik

As a healthcare provider and business professional with more than 40 years experience, Dr. Pavlik has “walked the walk” and understands the daily and long-term responsibilities involved in running a business. Paul is an author and Business Life Cycle Management coach. He helps business professionals, wherever they happen to be in their business life cycles, achieve success in that stage and future stages of their businesses. His goal is to have these professionals be comfortable with the business of their business, predictable with their cash flows, to have money in their bank accounts, and ultimately, to be able to sell their businesses to the right persons for the most they possibly can. Paul established Tracker Enterprises, Inc. to help other business professionals achieve financial success with unique concepts and tools that do not replace, but significantly augment, information received from an accountant, bookkeeper, financial consultant, and/or software management programs. He enjoys helping business owners and their teams discover how their decisions affect them both now and into the future. His services include coaching leadership skills, preparing business plans, valuations, entrance and exit strategies, and building and then interpreting forecasting, budgeting, and “what if” scenarios. Paul has earned the reputation of being a part-time, off-site, or virtual CFO to these businesses.