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Shep Hyken with Shepard Presentations


Shep Hyken / Shepard Presentations
CAO (Chief Amazement Officer)

shephykenShep Hyken is a customer service and experience expert and the Chief Amazement Officer of Shepard Presentations. He is a New York Times bestselling author and has been inducted into the National Speakers Association Hall of Fame for lifetime achievement in the speaking profession. Shep works with companies and organizations who want to build loyal relationships with their customers and employees. He is also the creator of The Customer Focus™, a customer service training program which helps clients develop a customer service culture and loyalty mindset.

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Karl Weber with Karl Weber Literary

Karl Weber / Karl Weber Literary

karlweberKarl Weber is a writer and editor who specializes in topics from business, politics, current affairs, history, and social issues.

Weber has co-authored two books with Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and winner of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, “Creating a World Without Poverty” and its sequel, “Building Social Business.” He has also co-authored two books with sustainability expert Andrew W. Savitz, “The Triple Bottom Line” and “Talent, Transformation, and the Triple Bottom Line”; three books with Loews Hotel CEO Jonathan Tisch; and five books with business strategy guru Adrian Slywotzky.

Weber also edited three best-selling books by former President Jimmy Carter, as well as the number one best-seller “What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington’s Culture of Deception” by former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan. He has also edited four best-selling companion books to acclaimed films: “Food Inc.”, “Waiting for Superman,” “Last Call at the Oasis,” and Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.”

Through his company Karl Weber Literary, Weber offers publishing services that include co-authorship (collaboration), ghost writing, editing, book doctoring, consulting, and coaching for authors, including those considering self-publishing. His clients include publishers large and small, literary agents, and individual authors. You can learn more about Weber by visiting his website,
Karl share with the audience insight on the following and more!!

  1. Why you want to write a book?
  2. What do you want to achieve?
  3. Why it is best to create a platform first and then write a book.




You Can Contact Karl Weber here: 

Karl Weber Literary

240 Locust Lane

Irvington NY 10533




Amir Ghannad Author of The Transformative Leader


Amir Ghannad / The Ghannad Group

Amir Ghannad is a leadership coach with 30 years of experience in leadership and organizational development.

Amir’s corporate career began at Procter and Gamble, where he held a variety of positions in the US, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Amir also served as Plant Director at Sunny Delight Beverages Company, where he led the Atlanta plant operations and the company’s Workplace Excellence efforts, before taking on leading the Global High Performance Organization initiative at Campbell Soup Company.

A registered corporate coach and an accomplished trainer of courses such as Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, The Speed of Trust, The Mind Gym, and many others, Amir has designed and delivered numerous customized sessions that have helped organizations successfully achieve results in a variety of business situations.
In addition to designing and conducting training sessions, and facilitating numerous workshops in various locations in the US, Asia, and Europe, Amir has effectively led multi-national and multi-functional teams in delivering superior results through his ability to rally teams around a common vision. Having had extensive hands-on leadership experience in a variety of business situations, Amir is proficient in using an array of tools and methodologies to facilitate teams through the process of strategy development and deployment, organizational assessment and design, high performance organization development, transition management, and leadership development.

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Points of interest during the conversation with Amir

  1. Anyone of us has it in us to become a leader
  2. It is really important to be clear about results and delegate accordingly
  3. This is not just a business book but a book that will transform your life



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Jason Oman Author of Conversations with Millionaires


Jason Oman / Featured TV Success Story

#1 Best-Selling Author of ‘Conversations with Millionaires’
coAuthor of ‘Conversations with Female Millionaires’
Creator/Author of ‘Millionaire Money Formula’
Creator/Author of ‘Unlimited Home Business Success’
Author/Creator of ‘Instant Best Seller Secrets’
coAuthor of ‘6-Figure Code’

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Jason shares his thoughts on

  1. His Amazon Best Seller Strategy
  2. Increasing Multiple Revenue Streams
  3. How to Take the Right Action and Focus on the Right Thing



Halelly Azulay Author of Employee Development on a Shoestring


Halelly Azulay / TalentGrow LLC

Halelly Azulay is a facilitator, author, speaker, and leadership development strategist and an expert in communication skills and emotional intelligence. She is the Founder & CEO of TalentGrow LLC, where she develops leaders and teams, especially for enterprises experiencing explosive growth or expansion. Her leadership podcast, blog, and videos can be found at

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Some of the topics discussed during this episode:

  1. What role a mentor played in developing her books
  2. How being a published author led to addtional business and increased revenue
  3. How the book helps her standout in the marketplace





Lloyd Lofton Author of The Sidewalk Executive


Lloyd Lofton L.U.T.C. / 7 Figure Sales Tools
Managing Partner

Lloyd has 30+ years of door-to-door, call center; business-to-business and needs based selling experience. He is a successful business leader who has led large sales distributions who produced 50 million or more a year in sales, who has led recruiting efforts that resulted in hiring more than 2,000 sales professionals in one year and who has trained hundreds of managers, from field sales leaders to executive level leaders.

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Thoughts by Lloyd during this episode

  1. Great stories are about people not things
  2. Everybody’s life has stories that others could be inspired by
  3. Writing a book is about getting the words on paper and building from there




David B. Wright with W3 Group Marketing


David B. Wright / W3 Marketing Group
President & Chief Marketing Officer

David B. Wright is a bestselling author and is President & Chief Marketing Officer of W3 Group Marketing, a marketing firm that helps growth-oriented businesses get more customers, clients or patients. David provides marketing services ranging from high-level strategic direction down to the tactical implementation including SEO, video marketing, mobile, local, social, online PR, and more. Video SEO is a particular sweet spot – David has gotten to Page One of Google in as fast as two minutes!
David is an international speaker, has lived in Tokyo, Japan, done business around the world and has been quoted in numerous publications including Inc., The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, AMEX Open Forum,,, and Business Insider. He has climbed Mt. Fuji and dozens of other mountains, loves SCUBA diving, kayaking, music and all sorts of adventures. He is a champion fish taco chef, learned to surf in Bali, shot archery in the crater of a Japanese volcano, was a radio DJ in Atlanta, rode an elephant through the jungle in Thailand, and is ready for his next adventure. He lives in Tucker, GA with his wife and stepdaughter.

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Questions Covered in this Episode include:

  1. Benefits of writing a book to increase profitability and profile
  2. Being awarded Creative Loafing Best local author 2016
  3. Why it is so important to market your book once published

Business Writers Radio Features Chip Bell

chipbellChip Bell / Sprinkles 

Chip R. Bell is a renowned keynote speaker and has served as consultant or speaker to such organizations as Microsoft, Nationwide, Marriott, Lockheed-Martin, Cadillac, Ritz-Carlton, Caterpillar, Verizon, USAA, Harley-Davidson and Victoria’s Secret.

He is the author of many best sellers including The 9½ Principles of Innovative Service,Wired & Dangerous with John Patterson, Take Their Breath Away with John Patterson,Managers as Mentors with Marshall Goldsmith, Magnetic Service with Bilijack Bell, andManaging Knock Your Socks Off Service with Ron Zemke.

Dr. Bell has appeared on CNBC, CNN, Fox Business, NPR, ABC and his work has been featured in Fortune, Businessweek, Forbes, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, WSJ MarketWatch, CEO Magazine, and Fast Company.

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Sean Glaze Author of The 10 Commandments of Winning Teammates


Sean Glaze / Great Results Team Building
Team Building Facilitator and Teamwork Speaker

Sean is an engaging conference speaker on teamwork and team building who shares motivational leadership messages that your people will remember!

The author of Rapid Teamwork, The Unexpected Leader, and The 10 Commandments of Winning Teammates, Sean delivers interactive conference keynotes that improve morale and leadership skills while developing an awareness of how their behavior and attitude are key contributors to your leadership ecosystem.

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Some of the questions asked of Sean during this episode

1.Why is it important for people to be winning teammates?

2. How can leaders and coworkers build trust?



Dee Ann Turner Author of “It’s My Pleasure”

Encore Presentation featuring Dee Ann Turner from Chik-fil-a and Author of the book “It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and a Compelling Culture.


Dee Ann Turner/Chick-fil-A
VP Corporate Talent

Dee Ann Turner has worked for Chick-fil-A for more than 30 years and currently serves as Vice President, Corporate Talent. Over the years, she has played an intricate role in growing Chick-fil-A’s unique and highly regarded culture while overseeing recruitment, selection, and retention of corporate staff and the recruitment and selection of Chick-fil-A Franchisees.

Dee Ann’s insightful knowledge and applicable tools to building an incredible and influential company culture are revealed in her upcoming book, It’s My Pleasure: The Impact of Extraordinary Talent and A Compelling Culture.

Dee Ann attended Cincinnati Christian University in Cincinnati, Ohio, majoring in Journalism and Christian Education. She later completed her education at Clayton State University in Atlanta with a degree in Management. She received further certifications at Goizueta School of Business at Emory University, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC Chapel Hill, and she completed the prestigious Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Dee Ann serves as a Board member for the Kenya Project, an organization that provides education, homes, food and spiritual growth for children in Kenya. Additionally, she serves as a Board member of Proverbs 31 ministry in Charlotte, NC. She has a passion for missions that support women and children and strengthen families. Dee Ann and her husband, Ashley, have been married for over 30 years and they have three sons, Trenton, Trevor and Trey.     Facebook     Twitter