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John Corcoran is a recovering attorney, an author, and was a former White House writer and speechwriter to the Governor of California. Throughout his career, John has worked in Hollywood, the heart of Silicon Valley, and has run his boutique law firm in the San Francisco Bay Area catering to small business owners and entrepreneurs.
John has been the host of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast since 2012. He has interviewed hundreds of CEOs, founders, authors, and entrepreneurs, from Peter Diamandis and Adam Grant to Gary Vaynerchuk and Marie Forleo.
John is also the Co-founder of Rise25 Media, a company that connects B2B businesses with their ideal clients, referral partners, and strategic partners and generates ROI through their done-for-you podcast service.
Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25. He has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a Senior Producer for one of the early business podcasts; he assisted in putting all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders.
Dr. Weisz has also been running his podcast, Inspired Insider, since 2011. He has featured top entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs of P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more.
In addition to running Rise25, Dr. Weisz owns a nutritional supplement business and runs his chiropractic and massage facility, Chiropractical Solutions & Massage.
Dan Grunfeld is a former professional basketball player, an accomplished writer, and a proud graduate of Stanford University. An Academic All-American and All-Conference basketball selection at Stanford, Dan played professionally for eight seasons in top leagues worldwide, including in Germany, Spain, and Israel.
He is the Author of By The Grace of the Game: The Holocaust, A Basketball Legacy, and an Unprecedented American Dream. Dan is also the Vice President of Lightspeed Venture Partners.
The Real Impact of Writing a Book With Authors Lisa Tener, Christopher Littlefield, and Vanessa Levin
Lisa Tener is an award-winning book coach who specializes in helping experts, visionaries, and entrepreneurs write and publish compelling how-to, self-help, and business books. For over 12 years, Lisa served as Faculty of Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School.
Her clients have signed five and six-figure publishing deals with dozens of publishers, including Random House, Harper Collins, and more. She’s the Author of The Joy of Writing Journal: Spark Your Creativity in 8 Minutes a Day. Lisa also runs a Bring Your Book to Life program.
She has more than 20 years of classroom teaching experience, and people across the globe follow her teachings. Vanessa is also the Author of Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers.
Christopher Littlefield is an international speaker and Founder of Beyond Thank You, an international consulting, training, and coaching company specializing in employee appreciation, recognition, and workplace culture.
He’s trained thousands of leaders to understand what their people want and need to be at their best. His clients include Accenture, Boston Medical Center, Salesforce, the US Army and Air Force, the United Nations, and more. He’s the Author of the best-seller 75+Team Building Activities for Remote Teams: Simple Ways to Build Trust, Strengthen Communications, and Laugh Together from Afar.
[Agency Series] Timeless Fundamentals: Selling to the Hard-to-Reach People With Melih Oztalay, CEO of Smartfinds Internet Marketing
Melih Oztalay is the Founder and CEO of Smartfinds Internet Marketing, an agency that focuses on marketing processes and strategic activities based on using multiple web marketing channels.
Melih has been in the marketing industry since 1987. He helps companies with various internet marketing needs, including conversion rate optimization. He has worked with different clients, from manufacturers to automotive suppliers, franchisors, and more.
[Agency Series] Combining Traditional and Digital Advertising to Good Effect With Darcy Garbin and Debbie Pontera, Managing Partners of D2 Media
Darcy Garbin and Debbie Pontera are the Co-founders and Managing Partners of D2 Media, a full-service advertising agency. They’ve worked in media and marketing for over 30 years. The duo hand selects the best media partners to help clients build their advertising dream team. Darcy and Debbie have digital and traditional advertising expertise, including radio, TV, direct mail, billboard, and print.
[Agency Series] How to Make Your Website Awesome and Avoid the Report of Broken Dreams With Andy Crestodina, Co-Founder of Orbit Media Studios
Andy Crestodina is the Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Orbit Media Studios, an award-winning 40-person digital agency in Chicago. Over the past 20 years, Andy had provided digital marketing advice to thousands of businesses and has written countless articles on content strategy, SEO, visitor psychology, and analytics before it was even popular. He is the Author of the book Content Chemistry: The Illustrated Handbook for Content Marketing.
Jennifer Spivak is the CEO and Founder of The Ad Girls, an all-female Facebook ads agency that generates millions of dollars for clients on Facebook and Instagram. They’ve managed over $4 million in advertising spend and generated over $20 million in revenue for clients.
Jennifer was previously an Adjunct Professor of digital marketing at the City College of New York. She has more than 11 years of experience generating revenue for thousands of clients via paid marketing. She loves big picture strategy as much as she loves digging deep into the teeny tiny details and data.
How to Author a Book for the Revenue, Respect, and Results You Deserve With Michelle Prince of Performance Publishing Group
Michelle Prince is a best-selling author, speaker, publishing expert, CEO, and Founder of Performance Publishing Group, a partner publishing company that has helped thousands of people tell their stories and become published authors.
She has personally published many successful books, including her best-selling, Winning in Life Now, and her latest, The Power of Authority, endorsed by some of the most influential speakers in personal development, including Zig Ziglar. She is also a Zig Ziglar Legacy Certified Speaker and Trainer.
How to Write and Market a Book — The Proven Path From Blank Page to 10,000 Copies Sold With Chandler Bolt, Founder and CEO of Self-Publishing School
Chandler Bolt is the Founder and CEO of Self-Publishing School, which is an Inc. 5000 company three years in a row and is ranked one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the US. Chandler is on Forbes’ 30 under 30 entrepreneur list and author of six best-selling books. His book Published: The Proven Path From Blank Page to 10,000 Copies Sold can be found on publishedbook.com. He’s also the 7 Figure Principles podcast and Self Publishing School podcast host.
Disney Insider Secrets and Lessons to Attract Lifetime Clients With Vance Morris of Deliver Service Now Institute
Vance Morris is a Customer Service Speaker and Service and Marketing Strategist at Deliver Service Now Institute, where he shares insider secrets of how the magic of customer and guest service is created. He is a 10-year Disney veteran, having spent 10 years working for the mouse at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
His Disney service and direct response marketing business allows him to coach companies that create Disney-style service systems and then monetize them through direct response marketing. Vance is also the longest-reigning marketer of the year at GKIC.