Crowdfire Stories S02E06: Madalyn has been successfully building online communities since '96
Madalyn Sklar is the host of the #TwitterSmarter Twitter chat and podcast, and weekly #SocialROI chat. She blogs, creates, speaks, and teaches courses at MadalynSkar.com. A business coach, consultant, and Twitter marketing expert, Madalyn is a real force to be reckoned with. She’s known for being the #1 social media influencer in Houston, a city of more than 2 million. She’s been founding communities online since 1996.
Crowdfire Stories S02E05: TH3SLK Uses Music To Connect With His Community
Growing up in an abusive household where his life was put in danger constantly and dealing with neglect, TH3SLK found his outlet through music. He has a growing hiphop music career and works to make life better for his own child now. He's the most inspiring story you'll hear today. He finds a way to truly connect with his audience so they know not only do they hear him but he hears them.
Crowdfire Stories S02E04: This Woman Is Changing The Workplace For Moms Like Her
Natalie is the Director of TypeFaceGroup, an award-winning marketing agency. You might think that was enough success, but for Natalie you'd be wrong. Natalie realized that other moms like her with young kids need a different work model in order to care for their kids while they grow their career.
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Crowdfire Stories S02E03: Rick Is A Radio Personality & He's Giving Away All His Secrets
@OnAirWithRick is a super fun On-Air Radio Personality who recently started his own podcast. He has a verified Twitter with over 24,000 followers. He is teaching you how to step out on your own as brand, how to grow an audience and be brave enough to put your personality out there authentically on the podcast.
Crowdfire Stories S02E02: David is a beast at everything from fitness to being a best selling author
Davis is a strength coach, bestselling author, and founder of http://howtobeast.com. David quit his 9-5 job as a software engineer to follow his passion of strength coaching. David teaches two aspects of what he considers "being a beast" physical transformation in strength coaching and mental transformation in confidence coaching. He's also an Instagram influencer.
Crowdfire Stories S02E01: Justin Went From Fiverr To Influencer
Meet Justin, the author of the Social Media Rocket Series. He evolved from freelancer to Digital Business Advisor and Speaker. He's also now a Social-Media Influencer and founded iboommedia. He's been featured in Forbes and Huffingtonpost. He can teach you how social media can take you from freelancer to founder or influencer and how that translates to financial success. He held nothing back in our interview. It's jam packed with specific strategies to find success.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 25: Laura Paints Beautiful Landscapes For A Living
Laura fell in love with the mountains pretty early in life. Being born in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, how could you not? Any time she spends outdoors, she's forever in awe of how truly beautiful nature is. Often stumbling as she looks at her surroundings and not so much where she's going. She can't help but see a painting in everything she looks at. Her photographs are really just plans for future paintings. Over the years, her work has evolved to depict what she sees only far more vivid. She tends to go where ever her brush takes her and she's currently in LOVE with her journey thus far. "Nature is love and the landscape is most DEFINITELY not dead."
Crowdfire Stories Episode 24: Two Generations Of Photography Lead To This Creative Genius
Today, you meet William Petruzzo. He says his dad’s photography has always inspired him to create and find meaning in images, but he gets his creative juice from his practice of "contemplating the strangeness of existence." I think you'll love his outlook. "I believe a happy life is one with people you love, and passions you have the freedom to pursue."
Crowdfire Stories Episode 23: Shawn Started In Media At 8 Years Old Now He's Rocking Vegas
Since 2010, Shawn Tempesta has been Las Vegas’ premier on-air host. Every morning, Shawn can been seen on ABC 13’s “The Morning Blend”. Then each afternoon, Shawn can be heard on one of Las Vegas’ most listened to radio shows on Mix 94.1. He has also been seen and heard both locally in markets like Boston and Providence, Rhode Island and nationally on TLC and Comedy Central.
What’s more, Shawn has become one of the leading producers of radio station television commercials in the nation with his business HitThePost.net, and he is the co-inventor of Better Bands, which are holding up microphones from ESPN to market 200. Shawn lives in southwest Las Vegas
On this episode, he tells us what it's like being a media personality and how marketing factors in.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 22: From Tattooing to Making Films, This Artist Has Done It All
MillionsMods, is a name, picked up in the tattoo industry as she explored her way through the art world. The daughter of a photographer and now working in the world of film, Millions is a natural born artist. She lives to create art and creates are to live. We talk about everything from mediums to selling out on this episode of #CrowdfireStories
Crowdfire Stories Episode 21: Kyle and His Wife Are An Entrepreneurial Fitness Couple
Kyle and his wife Georgie are fitness entrepreneurs. They balance their relationship and business with extreme dedication. In just six years, Kyle went from trying out group fitness to being a Reebok sponsored athlete. In today's episode, you'll hear from Kyle on how marketing impacted his success and how his passion keeps him motivated.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 20: Becoming An Olympic Record Breaker
Mikel is a 3 time Olympian, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, who spent most of his life growing up in Brooklyn, New York. Despite the fact he showed he could sprint and hurdle, being 5’ 8” discouraged many from wanting him in the high hurdles, but only motivated him. With this new found support he has been able to lower his personal best and rewrite the national records of Trinidad and Tobago, but he's not done yet.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 19: Is Being A Cityscape Photographer The Coolest Job In The World?
Roman moved from Moscow to New York at just 17. Now, he is a photographer in NYC who captures amazing cityscapes. The inspiration for his photos comes from seeing them develop on the screen much like they used to develop in the dark room and then being able to share those developed pictures. How work has been published in Dodho Magazine, Popular Photography June 2014, Bloomberg, Popular Science, Business Insider and a book called "How to Photograph Everything"
Crowdfire Stories Episode 18: Mike Turned Being An Expert In His Field To International Speaking
Mike's job doesn't sound glamorous. He's a software tester, but he took his expertise and evolved his career. Mike's courage reminds us all that we are all capable of being influential in whatever we are passion about.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 17: Vonshell Could've Let Cerebral Palsy Win But He Fought Back
My friend Vonshell is the biggest inspiration I have ever met. Vonshell was born with cerebral palsy. He's had over 20 surgeries in his life. After a surgery that didn't go as planned, Vonshell was trapped in a bed for four years. He didn't let that stop him though! He decided to start a YouTube channel to have a career. I promise if you've ever needed motivation today's episode will give it to you.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 16: Loren Took His Skills As A Voice Actor & Built A Revolutionary Podcast
Loren Kling’s love for comedy began at a young age, when he was glued to his father’s collection of comedy albums. It wasn’t until he gave the Best Man speech as his brother’s wedding – tantalizing the audience’s attention for 10 minutes… plus an encore – that he discovered his own comedic talent. Since then, he’s put his sharp wit and unique sensibilities to good use as a television host, voice actor and producer.
Loren currently hosts and produces 5 Things That Changed Your Life, a 12-episode podcast series where guests share 5 stories, events, or experiences that had an impact on their lives, and A Conversation With…, an “Inside the Actors Studio” style interview series where he sits down with top-tier voice-over artists, emerging actors and media influencers. Recently, Loren indulged in a childhood passion for classic TV game shows by creating and hosting The Best 3 Questions Ever!, a live game show with a talk show twist.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 15: How Does A Writer Become Most Notorious For His Time In Cemeteries?
Kale is a veteran and a writer, but when you learn about what he writes about you'll be surprised. Kale is very interested in genealogy. He believes every cemetery has character, and are filled with characters, whether they are lawmakers or lawbreakers, heroes or homeless. Each cemetery in its own, can reveal the unique history of a community if you are brave enough to take the time to walk through its gates.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 14: "Don't be Hermes with Walmart prices"
Based in Vancouver, B.C., Kyrani is a professional photographer who, since 2005, has specialized in capturing the true essence and emotion of the people she shoots in her portraits. Her portrait and editorial work has been featured in publications like Canadian House and Home, People Magazine, the Vancouver Sun, TV week, the Westender to name a few. Now, she's on the podcast to drop entreprenurial wisdom and guide other photographers to her level of amazing success.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 13: Jennifer Went From Making Films to Her Own Viral Blogazine
Jennifer was an independent film-maker. She learned the ropes of running a business and marketing creative goods. She realized she was a wealth of knowledge for other femprenuers. She created SocialBizBabes which is a column in her blogazine, The Awesome Muse, for female entrepreneurs, freelancers, and creatives.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 12: From Marine, to Expat, to Tourism Influencer
Jessica van Dop DeJesus is a Washington, DC – based travel media specialist with a focus on food and attainable luxury travel. She began traveling as a young Marine almost 20 years ago and has been to 45 countries on and off duty. In 2012, after many years away from the United States, she decided to repatriate to the United States. She currently lives in Washington, DC where in addition to her travels, she blogs about the local food scene and explores the best attractions the city has to offer.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 11: Staring A Business At 21 and Already Booked Up
Hayley is lead planner for the FP team and the daughter half of our mother-daughter duo. She started Fairytale Pursuits in early 2015 because she LOVES weddings. From the dress, to the vows and “I do’s”, to dancing the night away with the love of your life, every aspect of a wedding enthralls and excites her. At the very young age of 21, she went into business with her mom and less than two years later she's booked solid and featured in over a dozen publications!
Crowdfire Stories Episode 10: Making Jazz Rock From All Over The World With Capra Hircus
"We are funky. We are jazzy and we like to have fun. " That's how Capra Hircus was broken down for me. This jazz-rock band has members in North Carolina, Philly, and Japan. They still find a way to make music and promote it online. While their music is DEFINITELY worth listening to this podcast episode is almost as cool.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 9: Getting Real With Entrepreneurship & Partying With Bill Murray
Jessica built a community of like-minded photographers who photograph everything from weddings to food and architecture but building a business can get real in a lonely way. Jessica talks transparently about the struggles about entrepreneurship and the high moments like when she partied with Bill Murray.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 8: The Next Young Fashion Star In South Africa
Cari is a fashion design student in South Africa, but she's breaking down borders to her future with her genetic entrepreneurship. Her mother had her own fashion line in her 20's. Now, Cari is working on her first line but in the meantime she's also selling guides to elements of fashion and design like pattern making. This young star's Instagram photos of her work have us drooling.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 7: The Way Out Podcast Lets Recovering Addicts Tell Their Story
The Way Out Podcast is a place for those in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction to share experience, strength, and hope. We see trivial things on our social media all day, but this firestarter knew social media could be more, could do more to impact lives.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 6: Barry Walks On Fire And Glass
Barry is the founder of The Phoenix Firewalk. His firewalk gives people the opportunity to experience something truly special. Whether it's corporate team building, fundraising for a cause or charity, or for their own personal development, The Phoenix Firewalk takes them outside their comfort zone to the place where transformation happens.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 5: Allie Made It. Now, She's Helping Other Ladies Do It.
Allie helps women develop their skills so that they can work from home or start a side hustle. She's virtual assistant who has been working from home for almost two years now. She's taken that skill at being a female entrepreneur and formed the shield sister's initiative. She found her lady BFFs and business partners on social media. Now, they're taking on empowering other women entrepreneurs.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 4: The Platforms That Fetches Jobs For You
WorkPuppy’s mission is to empower employment using social media as a virtual job market. They’re striving to organize all the world’s open positions into one place, making them easy to find and searchable for everyone by bringing together the three key players in the job market: Employers, Job Seekers and Recruiters.
WorkPuppy shares all of their posted jobs socially through their job streams on Facebook, Twitter and very soon – Google Plus. Their Twitter job feed currently receives over 20,000 impressions a month and is growing. WorkPuppy is poised to become one of the largest social job engines in the US.
Crowdfire Stories Episode 3: Lynn is a Hollywood Star But Online She's Famous For Eating
Lynn Chen is an Asian-American actor living in Los Angeles who is also a blogger, food host, podcaster, and body image activist. Her blog, The Actor’s Diet, is not a plan to tell you how to lose weight or look like someone on screen. It’s her practical guide to balancing out the harsh reality of Hollywood’s expectations, and life in general. Lynn created a blog to talk about her struggles with eating disorders and food. What was once a personal blog about her own struggle grew to help some of the other 8 million people suffering from eating disorders. Lynn started to branch out and write recipes to help promote healthy eating. Now, she's a star in your television and a star on your laptop.
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