Last Week's Guests
SAMANTHA KELLY, a speaker and author from Ireland, and also known as the "Tweeting Goddess", joined us to discuss her award-winning expertise on Twitter, and how YOU can use social media to enhance your business. We will also discuss her book, "Little Book Of Twitter Magic".
FROM HER WEBSITE:
"My Twitter journey began in 2011, with my first business, “Funky Goddess”. With very little social media savvy and a marketing budget of almost zero, I turned to Twitter to promote my product. It began as a simple series of conversations. I reached out to other parents like me, who were the target market for my business and we started to chat.
Soon, conversations turned into connections and connections turned into followers. Before I knew it, I was creating genuine relationships. Building a community. As my following grew, I was approached by other local businesses to ask if I could help them capture the same growth that I had achieved. By applying the same principles of engaging, interacting and always trying to add value, I showed them how to master social media and use it to get a real return on investment for their business.
It wasn’t long before I sold my company to focus on my new-found passion full time. Since then, I’ve shown so many businesses how to create successful social media campaigns that build brand reputation, boost sales and increase revenue. My speciality is making connections and creating a buzz around your events and campaigns. Getting your business noticed.
Twitter completely changed my life. I understand how to use it to maximum advantage to get real results and I’d love to help you do the same."
JOYCE FIELDS, an author originally from Detroit, but now living in Arcadia, California, joined to discuss her TEN books in NINE different genres, as well as her continued and future writing plans.
FROM HER BIO:
"Joyce is a retired Executive Assistant and now resides in Arcadia, California. She started her career as a stenographer at a major utility company. Joyce and her husband celebrated 53 years of marriage on June 3, 2020. They have two grown sons, eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. She and her husband have been together for more than 63 years--since they were both 13 years old. Joyce is the author of 10 books, mostly non-fiction, and she is also a professional proofreader. Her mission statement is: 'I write books that inspire people on their journey to make the world a better place'.
Her books are available at GoodShortBooks.com and Amazon.com."
RICH CHAMBERS, a "clean-cut, respectful, average, law abiding middle-aged Canadian", from Vancouver, Canada, who also writes, records, and produces rock music, joined us to tell us about his career, his songs, the challenges in music/radio, and his future plans.
FROM HIS WEBSITE:
"From humble and modest beginnings to redefining 60s and classic rock, Rich Chambers’ musical story is not unlike that of countless other musicians, or anyone in any career for that matter. Discovering a passion for the guitar at age 10, and an even greater passion for songwriting at 14, he embarked on a life-long commitment to music and songwriting. Like any successful individual, he is all about commitment, dedication, hard work, maintaining perspective, and believing in himself.
Chambers’ journey has not been without its bumps though. After completing high school, he was so sure he would be the next big thing, until countless nights playing in many cheesy dives, for at best a round or two of cheap draught beer, taught him otherwise. It was then he made an important, life-changing decision—he went back to school, which eventually led to a bachelor’s degree in English and later a master’s degree in Humanities. As Chambers so enthusiastically always says, “education rocks!”
Along the way, Chambers’ rock n’ roll journey always kept moving. As a solo artist, and previously with his band Half-Hour Late, he released numerous albums and singles. His most successful song to date, has been his cover of "Snow Miser vs. Heat Miser" from his first album, ‘Santa’s Rockin’ Band,’ which was released soon after his first university graduation in the days before Spotify and on-line music sales and streaming. Once iTunes hit, and later Spotify, “Snow Miser vs. Heat Miser” began to really resonate with people and rise in popularity. It has since been downloaded over 18,000 times in the last ten years and streamed approximately 900,000 times in the past three. The song became the cornerstone of his 2020 ‘Santa’s Rockin’ Band’ album reboot, which also included a newly penned original, “It’s Christmas Time (All Over the World),” which went on to attain over 250,000 streams on Spotify alone in the last two months of 2020."
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