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Wheelchair Solutions is Making Ordinary Wheelchairs, Walkers and Slings More Functional and Cool Looking

pic wheelchair solutions Wheelie Slings - 7Kathy Mondotte is Making Wheelchairs and Walkers Fashionable with Wheelchair Solutions

In this Audio Interview of Kathy Mondotte, Founder of Wheelchair Solutions, we hear her inspiring story how she survived a crushing blow to the spine which had her in a wheelchair for 13 months and how she is making a difference with products that make wheelchairs, walkers and slings, sexy, cool and fashionable.

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Texas Farm Girl Rebecca Crownover with Billy Dawson

rebecca-crownover-author-texas-farm-girlRebecca Crownover and her new children’s book “Texas Farm Girl”

Teaches kids about what farms, farmers and the farming community are really like.

Rebecca Crownover is best known for her first well received, children’s book “My Daddy is in Heaven with Jesus“.

In this new children’s book she tells the story of this Texas farm girl working with her father who teaches her about farming and the story of the challenges they endure and despite the difficulties, how much they love what the do.

This is my audio interview with Rebecca about her book and Rising country star Billy Dawson about his new song “Texas Farm Girl” that he shot on Rebecca’s farm and in their hometown of Sunray, Texas.  Yes the video is included…. Continue reading

Raising Minimum Wage Plus Obamacare Equals Disaster

Affordable Care Act Expert Consultant Minda Wilson Esq. Raising Minimum Wage Plus Obamacare Equals Disaster

pic Minda Wilson Obamacare Expert Affordable Healthcare ReviewIn this audio interview with Minda Wilson, she explains how raising the minimum wage will have disastrous effects on the people it helps the most; the working poor.

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Economist Ilya Kuntsevich The World’s Economic Formulas Don’t Work

ilya kuntsevich shIn Economic Equilibrium: Geomtry of Economics Ilya Kuntsevich Argues that all the current economic formulas are flawed and need to be rewritten using Geometry.

  • What’s wrong with the economic system if it breaks down now and then?
  • Should the modern economic theories, accounting principles, and financial models be relied upon going forward?
  • Could we devise an alternative economic system, which would be whole and sustainable, and allow a crisis-like proof pace of economics?
  • Could we design and build more intelligent tools and models in order to see the big picture and avoid future crises?

These are the questions tackled in Economical Equilibrium: Geometry of Economics by Ilya Vladimirovich Kuntsevich.

In this audio Interview Ilya talks about his book his ideas and how we can change the system to avoid crashes and financial ruin around the world.

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LAVA’s 30th Anniversary Meeting at Skirball Center

banner lava 30 year 02 shLos Angeles Venture Association (LAVA) Has their 30th Anniversary Meeting.

Since 1985 the Los Angeles Venture Association has been providing forums where entrepreneurs and executives of start-up, emerging growth and late stage venture funded companies actively meet and learn from fellow executives, investors, bankers, financial advisors and other providers of professional services.

This is their 30th year and they are still going strong. Many of the past presidents were at the meeting and talked about their time as president and the Continue reading

Carole Krechman Peace In The Streets Global Film Festival

carole krechman 01 shCarole Krechman has built hotels in China, owned and operated the Ice Capades Skating Rinks, worked with United Nations world leaders, is the recipient of the Encore Purpose Prize, she was managing director of a capital development firm raising over $250 million for various new media clients and now she has started CV Studios Entertainment.

Carole Kreshman has worked with world leaders and run very large successful enterprises. She has also endured the loss of a child and had to go bankrupt at one time. One thing is clear when you speak with her, is that she has a sense of humor, she is very smart and and she cares deeply about our children and world peace and is not waiting for someone else to do something about it.

On Purpose Magazine’s JW Najarian got a chance for a one on one audio conversation you won’t want to miss. We talk about how can a women or anyone, for that matter find success and how she her studio and it’s sponsors are helping aspiring filmmakers and the filmmakers of tomorrow find opportunities.
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Cami Boehme Viridian Engergy Exec on Green Renewable and Sustainable Energy

cami boehme drk bgnd shCami Boehme, Executive from Viridian Energy on Green, Renewable and Sustainable Energy.

Viridian Energy supplies electricity, gas, solar and wind power that help reduce commercial and residential carbon footprints, can save money and can give energy independence and sustainability to it’s clients.

We get a chance to speak with Cami Boehme, their Chief Strategy Officer and we go into some detail about all the different technologies and which ones may be best suited to your situation and needs. Continue reading

JW Najarian to Guest on Jackie Keller’s Show Food Exposed – What’s on Your Plate?

pic jackie kellerJackie Keller, Bestselling Author, Wellness Coach, Owner of Premiere Healthy Food Company Nutrifit, LLC

Will be featuring me, JW Najarian (that is ME! I am the Editor and Chief of On Purpose Magazine) on her emPOWERme.Tv Show Food Exposed – What’s on Your Plate? on April 22nd 2014 Continue reading

Angel Whisper’s Maudy Fowler Brings Messages of Hope and Healing

Maudy Fowler Speaks with Angels Bringing Back Messages of Hope and Healing.

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Aided by her co-author Gail Hunt, Maudy travels the world teaching her motivational, inspiring, witty and charming blend of spiritual faith and metaphysical insight to those that need to hear it.

Angel Whispers is the 4th book from these award winning authors and tells the story of uplifting common-sense advice and messages from those that have passed that has helped many find their life’s purpose, get unstuck or just find Continue reading

Mike Walker Guru of Gossip – Out For Blood

Mike Walker Columnist and Bestselling AuthorOkay calm down, Mike Walker legendary National Enquirer Chief Editor and NY Times Bestselling Author is not out for blood, but that is the name of his new book.

#1 NYT BESTSELLER & NATIONAL ENQUIRER LEGEND GIVES TABLOIDS SOME BITE – LITERALLY – THIS HALLOWEEN

Mike Walker’s Out For Blood,
from the publishers of 50 Shades of Grey

You may know Mike Walker from his weekly appearances on the Howard Stern Show or you may know him from the National Enquirer, but Mike is also a two time, New York Times Bestseller for his reality books on O.J. Simpson and Nichole Brown-Simpson.

Well Mike is at it again, but this time Mike is using his skills as an acclaimed storyteller to write his first piece of exciting fiction.

Although I love to help others and do so by being positive and keeping myself aligned with positive people and things, I have to admit that one of my guilty pleasures has been listening to Howard Stern. I don’t want to debate anyone about whether listening to Howard is good or bad, but I have enjoyed listening to him for years.

Why bring up Howard? Well that is where I was first introduced to Mike Walker. He used to come on the show every week to play the Mike Walker Gossip Game. Mike would put out three or four Hollywood gossip stories and Howard, Robin and the crew would guess which one was false. I love this game as so many times the audience (me) and Howard and his guests, would pick true stories as the false one proving truth is often stranger than fiction.

Hearing Mike over the years changed my feelings about the stories in the Enquirer. There are other mags or what I cal rags that taught stars having baby aliens as children and so forth, but the Enquirer seems to be much tougher about the stories they produce and getting the facts straight.

I ask Mike about his past as a journalist before he became a gossip writer. We talk about the Mike Walker Game and his past books and we talk about his new book and what made Mike decide to write fiction. We also talk about being a NY Times Bestseller and what it takes.

One of Mike’s greatest talents and assets is storytelling so he has now released his first fiction piece. Out for Blood, which is the story of fedora topped debonair gossip sleuth, Clark Kelly. Clark Kelly is not only a great word smith, but he is also a vampire so he gets his stories by flying around at night using his super powers to find and coerce, out of the people in the know,  the hottest gossip in the city.

This was a fun interview as Mike tells great stories and his sense of humor though cheesy, is legendary – JW

Mike Walker Columnist and Bestselling AuthorMike Walker

Heralded as “the Hemingway of gossip” by America’s favorite shock-jock, Howard Stern, millions of readers have faithfully followed Mike Walker’s every word as the National Enquirer’s Guru of Gossip and a New York Times bestselling author.

A longstanding television and radio favorite, for years he hosted the nationally syndicated Mike Walker Show on the Westwood One Network (CBS), and was seen every Friday as co-anchor on Geraldo, making the record number of appearances of any guest ever (264)! Guesting on such top TV shows as Nightline, Larry King Live, The O’Reilly Factor, Nancy Grace, Joan Rivers, A Current Affair, Entertainment Tonight and Charlie Rose, Walker has proven to be an engaging personality as Hollywood’s #1 source of celebrity gossip.

“Mike Walker is the Hemingway of gossip” – Howard Stern

“Has Mike Walker ever missed a beat? Nope! He always nails it.” – Ryan Seacrest

“Mike Walker is the last remaining larger-than-life figure in American tabloid journalism.” – The New Yorker

“There is only one ‘Guru of Gossip,’ and that’s Mike Walker. He’s the Dean of celebrity news and a first-rate TV personality.” – Geraldo Rivera

“I always assume Mike Walker has probably scooped anything I write. He surprises everybody by arriving without horns and a tail. He’s amazingly rational, down-to-earth, intelligent, and ‘with-it.'” LIZ SMITH

“It’s okay to admit you’ve got an enquiring mind,” laughs Mike Walker. “Gossip is, after all, just another word for news in a slinky red dress.”

A bona fide journalistic legend, Mike Walker has for decades captivated millions of readers, listeners and viewers as one of the most engaging, ‘with-it’ personalities in American media.

Mike Walker 01Although best known as Hollywood’s #1 source of celebrity gossip, Walker is also an accomplished author. Amongst many, many other books, he wrote the New York Times #1 bestseller Nicole Brown Simpson: Private Diary of a Life Interrupted with Faye Resnick, and just months later co-wrote Private Diary of an OJ Juror, which rocketed to the NYT bestselling non-fiction list’s #5 spot (making him the only reporter known to have written two bestselling books on the same major news story). He’s penned several books since, including the novel Malicious Intent.

Now, with his latest novel, Out For Blood, set for worldwide release on October 31st via The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House – a.k.a. “the publisher that dared to go there” and introduced E.L. James’ Fifty Shades trilogy to the world – Walker is revealing one of his juiciest scoops yet: An insider’s look at the life of Hollywood’s most fearsome gossip columnist (albeit a fictional one named Clark Kelly, who also just happens to moonlight as a literal blood-sucker…yes, that’s right, a vampire)!

A longstanding television and radio favorite, for years he hosted the nationally syndicated Mike Walker Show on the Westwood One Network (CBS), and was seen every Friday as co-anchor on Geraldo, making the record number of appearances of any guest ever (264)!

Guesting on such top TV shows as Nightline, Larry King Live, The O’Reilly Factor, Nancy Grace, Joan Rivers, A Current Affair, Entertainment Tonight and Charlie Rose, Walker has proven to be an engaging personality as Hollywood’s #1 source of celebrity gossip.

Mike Walker is a “one-man media conglomerate,” in the words of New Yorker magazine, and one of today’s most recognized media names, whether in print, radio, TV, or books. Born in Boston, Walker left home at age 16 and joined the U.S. Air Force, where, during a four-year stint, he began freelancing features to daily newspapers – teaching himself how to be a working journalist. After the Air Force, he remained in the Far East, and became the youngest-ever foreign correspondent for International News Service (which later merged with UP to become UPI), then worked as a staff reporter for Tokyo’s Asahi Shimbun, the world’s largest daily newspaper. His career in Japan included writing a showbiz column for Shipping and Trade News, Asia’s equivalent of the Wall Street Journal.

While in the Far East, Walker worked as a foreign correspondent for NBC’s “Monitor,” the award-winning national news radio show, and as a contributing editor to The Boston Traveler, London Evening News, Hong Kong Tiger Standard, and Bunte (Germany). Fluent in Japanese, he became a news commentator on Japanese TV and radio. He made his first foray into TV production with an award-winning prime-time network special that revealed the fate of twelve Japanese heroes — after the headline-making discovery of the world’s only intact Mitsubishi bomber in the jungles of a Pacific island long-forgotten after World War II.

After years in the Far East – followed by a brief stint working in Europe and the UK — Walker returned to the States, joined the National Enquirer and launched his two-page gossip column. Read by millions, it quickly became what it still is today — the paper’s most popular feature.

Known as the “Guru of Gossip,” Walker’s story-telling ability, coupled with his charm and self-effacing humor, soon made him a television and radio favorite.

He made the leap from guesting to solo-hosting two one-hour specials for MGM Television. He wrote both shows and served as Senior Producer. The first, titled “NATIONAL ENQUIRER PRESENTS: 25 YEARS OF SCANDALS,” commanded what Daily Variety called “phenomenal” ratings. The showbiz bible headlined it as “A Syndie Hit!” Mike’s second special, “NATIONAL ENQUIRER PRESENTS: LOVE, MARRIAGE & DIVORCE HOLLYWOOD STYLE,” scored the same smash ratings.

Walker then wrote the pilot for a daily show, “NATIONAL ENQUIRER TV” that premiered in 94% of US TV markets and aired for two years. Walker co-anchored and hosted his own segment on the show, “PLANET GOSSIP.” He then hosted “The Mike Walker Show” on KABC radio in Los Angeles.

Concurrently, he launched a record-breaking 16-year stint as a regular with Howard Stern, who calls Walker “the Hemingway of gossip.” Stern featured him every Friday on his top-rated radio show to conduct the famed “Mike Walker Game.” Millions fell in love with the hilarious once-a-week segment, which featured him delivering four gossip items – three of which were slated for his next column, and one of which was false. Stern and his Wack Pack had to guess which item was the phony – and very often, Walker stumped the panel.

In addition, the man Publishers Weekly dubbed “The King of Gossip,” has lectured on journalism and gossip at such distinguished journalism schools as the University of California at Berkeley and Columbia University. And he scored the prestigious invitation to become a Fellow of Ireland’s legendary Trinity College, Dublin.

“I’m an historian,” Walker explains. “I could teach a course in mankind’s predilection for gossip as a Professor of Whisperology.”

Walker and his wife of 40 years live in both Palm Beach, Florida, and in Los Angeles, California. They raised two children, both of whom are grown.
Where to find Mike Walker online
Website: http://www.nationalenquirer.com/mikewalker/

book Mike Walker out for bloodBook – Out for Blood

Hollywood’s Most-Feared Gossip Columnist Reveals To-Die-For Secrets…

NYT #1 BESTSELLER & NATIONAL ENQUIRER LEGEND GIVES TABLOIDS SOME BITE – LITERALLY – ON HALLOWEEN 2013

From the publisher that brought you ‘50 Shades of Grey’…

Think tabloid reporters are “blood-suckers”?

Just wait until you meet Clark Kelly.

In Out For Blood [The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House, October 31st, 2013], the latest book from #1 New York Times bestselling author and veteran National Enquirer ‘Guru of Gossip’ Mike Walker, the term “deadline” takes new meaning.

Out For Blood’s atypical hero, Clark has a to-die-for secret: he’s the undead!

Flying the night skies to spy on Tinseltown’s sexiest stars and consistently scooping his industry cohorts, with a killer career as gossip-in-residence at the National Revealer, Clark has long stood to be one of Hollywood’s most-feared men…which is to say nothing of his razor-sharp bite.

But when a sex tape scandal with smokin’ hot starlet/tabloid terror TayLo Logan leads him into a nefarious murder plot that threatens everything he holds dear – including his beloved Revealer post – it’s high time for the real fangs come out.

An uproariously funny, satirical and surprisingly thought-provoking romp through the sex, lies and videotape that make the Hollywood gossip machine go ‘round, Out For Blood is a novel that only the likes of Walker could write.

“In reading the first draft, I couldn’t put it down,” says Christa Beebe of The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House. “There’s drama, romance, thrills…and, of course, lots of juicy gossip. Fans of Mike’s – and anyone who loves a fun read – won’t be disappointed.”

Set for release on October 31st, 2013, Mike Walker’s Out For Blood is the perfect novel to sink your teeth into this Halloween.

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National Revealer’s Clark Kelly carved out his killer career as Hollywood’s most-feared gossip columnist by exploiting mankind’s most ancient vulnerability: “Everyone’s got a secret . . . and someone’s dying to tell it!”

Clark never reveals his to-die-for secret!

NEWS FLASH: Dude’s a vampire! CUE SCARY MUSIC . . . our undead gossip guru flies the night skies to spy on Hollywood’s hottest stars-then inks about their bedroom kinks!

Imagine our studly, urbane journalist jotting notes as he hovers outside Scarlett Johansson’s bedroom window, or peeks into Tom Cruise’s “bachelor pad.” Star secrets . . .? This vampire BITES! And what’s sexier than vampires, ladies? Just ask smokin’ hot starlet/tabloid terror TayLo Logan-this Wild Child gets crazy with bad boy Clark because his bite makes her blood boil!

Then it’s LIGHTS . . . CAMERA . . . ACTION! . . . but not in a good way: Vampire Boy and Tabloid Train Wreck TayLo unwittingly end up stars of a sizzling sex tape-destined for worldwide display on the notorious vampire fan sex site, FANGBANGING.COM. Still, the duo’s beyond-the-grave love story simmers away as Clark rips the lid off a murder cover-up-then discovers a murderous plot against TayLo! DANGER!

Can Clark stop a stalker who wants to drain his lover dry? Or wreak revenge on Tinseltown billion-heiress Roma Kane for her poisonous plot to paralyze TayLo-and her career? Can he foil a murder cabal so evil it feeds stars’ pets to coyotes? AND THEN . . . talk about the plot thickening!

Roma’s billionaire granddaddy, mogul Montague Kane, taking a breather from the nymphet “nannies” paid to play his naughty high-chair games, springs a backstab surprise-buying out Clark’s beloved National Revealer. Suddenly, “deadline” takes on a whole new meaning.

Triggered by vengeful fury, Clark goes “rogue vampire!” Evil is punished . . . and the sun shines once more when he creates a Hollywood happy ending that makes everyone (undeads included) a STAR! Hold the front page! Because Clark Kelly’s . . . Out For Blood!

Out For Blood is currently available for pre-order via The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House, and will be widely available via all major online retailers and select brick-and-mortar booksellers as of October 31st, 2013.

The Writers Coffee ShopThe Publisher

The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing (TWCS) House is an independent publisher based in New South Wales, Australia. They gained a great deal of attention with Fifty Shades of Grey, the international literary sensation they released in June 2011 and is now represented by Random House.

Launched in October 2010 with the vision of working alongside talented authors while providing quality e-books to the growing marketplace, TWCS publishes a wide range of fiction titles and is sure to have something for any reading appetite.

Website: http://ph.thewriterscoffeeshop.com/

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Jonny Bowden Does Taking Omega 3 Increase Your Risk of Prostate Cancer?

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The media was quick to take the studies to the next level by reporting that omega 3 supplement and other omega 3 rich foods like salmon and tuna could be responsible for a higher risk of getting prostate cancer especially Continue reading

Minda Wilson Obamacare Expert Great Intent; Bad Implementation

Minda Wilson Founder at Affordable Healthcare Review believes the Affordable Care Act (ACA) comes from good intent, but is a big mess when it comes to implementation.

pic Minda Wilson Obamacare Expert Affordable Healthcare ReviewWhether you are a fan of Obamacare or not, the news this week about CGI and it’s failed attempt to build a usable website and platform for the federal ACA rollout has proved that implementation of the new law will not be as smooth as anyone would hope.

Add to that a very confused public and private sector over just how the ACA will affect everyone and you have a Continue reading

Jim Berkenstadt on Jimmie Nicol The Beatle Who Vanished

Jim Berkenstadt is Known as The Rock and Roll Detective and His New Book “The Beatle Who Vanished

Tells the story of former Beatle Jimmie Nicol. Jimmie Nicol took over for Ringo Star as the Beatles drummer for their first world tour for 13 days which led blacklisting, betrayal, drugs, divorce, bankruptcy and an eventual disappearance. Continue reading

Justin Daniels of Clarity Way – No More Vodka In My Orange Juice

Justin Daniels has a Bestseller with his first book “No More Vodka in My Orange Juice”

Warning: Some Adult Content….

After years of abusing alcohol and several attempts at rehab, Successful businessman Justin Daniels decided that there was a better path to rehabilitation and so he started Continue reading

Gary W. Goldstein Conquering Hollywood

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Rey Ybarra Conversations with Shark Tank Winners

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Jackie Keller Eating Healthy; Staying Green

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Talks to OPM about her books, her philosophy, her company that has helped thousands of people and well known celebrities take charge of their nutritional needs and how she runs a successful company and stays green  and philanthropic while doing it. Continue reading

Carter Lee Author – When Jonathan Cried for Me

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Billy Hayes Midnight Express The Book, The Movie, The Letters and The Ballet

pic midnight express dvd coverAfter Spending 5 Years in a Turkish Prison and Asylum for a Drug Smuggling Charge Billy Mays Speaks Out About The Book, The Movie, His Letters and Now a New Ballet. Continue reading

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull on Thick As A Brick 2 Tour

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Ian took a moment to talk to us while on a small rest period between dates. Continue reading

Arthur Rothberg – How Using Outsourced CFO Services Can Highly Benefit Your Business

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Alexander Westgarth is Wine a Stable and Lucrative Investment?

Fine Wine InvestmentIs Wine a Good Investment?

Alexander Westgarth of Westgarth Wine Investment Brokers Believes the Right Wine Investment is a Very Smart Market Play.

Their are so many wines on the market nowadays. There is no shortage of wineries in the United States or abroad and so many highly rated wines and even more lower rated wines.

Shelves and shelves of 2 buck Chuck and $7.99 to $12.99 specials from all sorts of diverse wineries and companies that seem to rely on cool names and bottle art rather than particularly quality wine.

I have to say that I had little or more like, no knowledge of the wine investment industry. I do have some friends in the industry and had heard stories of wine fraud that cost some investors a lot of money…

So like most I believe I really had no concept of what the industry was all about.

Enter Westgarth Fine Wine Brokers… I get a chance to speak with Alexander Westgarth who is a fine wine broker of 10 years and only deals with a very small, high quality group of fine wines. Alexander believes that the smaller fine wine market is a safe and stable investment market that can be entered relatively easily and can provide good and stable returns for the investor.

It was great getting to speak with Alexander who sheds much light and information on an industry that claims quite high returns even through some of our worst financial times and recessions.

At any rate, this is a wonderful glimpse into a word few know about and there is enough information here to start to find out if this type of investment may be right for you. – JW

Some of the questions we talk about…

  • What constituents a fine wine?
  • How much of a return can I expect on my wine?
  • How long should I keep hold of my wine before selling it?
  • What happens when I want to sell my wine?
  • What guarantee do I have that I’m getting what I paid for?
  • What’s the minimum investment I can make?
  • How are you different from other US fine wine investment companies and funds?
  • Is this kind of investment completely tax free?
  • Can I drink my wine?
  • How will I know when to sell?
  • Does wine ever go down in value?
  • Where are my wines kept?

Alexander Westgarth Wine BrokerAlexander Westgarth

At 31 years of age the company’s founder Alexander Westgarth has already achieved an impressive 10 years of wine investment brokerage in London.  The contacts he has established during this period have opened up access to vast quantities of the most prized wines—including those controlled by négociants, wholesalers and private collectors.

QUOTES ABOUT FINE WINE AS AN INVESTMENT

“Wine is one of the last great commodities in the world to be dragged out of the dark ages and traded on a global index.”

Claer Barrett, The Financial Times, December 5, 2011

“Fine wine is also a better investment than equities and commodities… Wine not only managed to weather the recession and the stock market crash, it thrived in comparison with the others.”

Jeremy Gaunt, Reuters,   March 1, 2011

“Liv-ex’s Fine Wine 100 Index, the London International Vintners Exchange tracks the price movement of the world’s 100 most sought after wines.”

William Lyons, The Wall Street Journal, September 19, 2010

“… a performance analysis of fine wine since 1950 indicates an average annual return of 15 percent.”

William Beck, Financial Times special report, May 20, 2008

“Keeping fine wine stored in a quality cellar like Corsham can add as much as 20 percent come auction day.”

Jamie Merrill, The Independent. January 13, 2012

Westgarth Wine Investment Westgarth Wine Investment Brokers

Westgarth provides a fine wine brokerage service that brings the high-profit potential of the UK wine market to American investors. The United Kingdom boasts the world’s largest wine commodity market, advanced infrastructure and a government-regulated system that documents wines’ provenance. With these unrivalled benefits, there is no better route for any wine investor wishing to secure maximum returns than via the UK.

We source wines mainly in the UK and France, and bring you storage at the world’s greatest facility in Wiltshire, England. Come sale time, we can connect you with a global pool of buyers to maximize your chances of a quick and profitable sale—thanks to the portal of the UK market.

Our years of experience in UK wine investment put us in a perfect position to guide you to financial success in this proven area of opportunity.

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Disclaimer: On Purpose Magazine does is not a broker or investment consultant and investing can involve risk. Please seek the advise competent advisor or consultation on all investment matters. On Purpose Magazine also does not make any claim to the truth behind any claims of returns made in this article, video or audio.

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Sandro Monetti Gives Unforgettable Hollywood Tours

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Tourific Escapes already has a Hollywood Food Tour and A Hollywood Chocolate Tour, but now they have added a world famous celebrity reporter to their ranks to give you the Hollywood tour of a lifetime. Continue reading

Dr. Robert Nagourney Outliving Cancer: The Better, Smarter Way to Treat Your Cancer

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OPM Talks to Dr Robert Nagourney About His New Book – Outliving Cancer: The Better, Smarter Way to Treat Your Cancer

In this audio interview we talk to Dr Robert Nagourney about his new book “Outliving Cancer” which introduces a New testing procedure that could be the biggest cancer treatment breakthrough in 50 years. Simple test doubles the effectiveness of chemo by 200%, can reduce chemo side effects significantly and can increase patient longevity. Continue reading

Stacey Patterson – Fidget’s Folly

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Stacey Patterson on Her Newest Book – Fidget’s Folly

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This interview is with author Stacey Patterson who talks about her new children’s book “Fidget’s Folly”, a follow up to her first book “Fidget’s Freedom”. Fidget’s Folly is about two young peregrine falcons embarking upon their first adventures of freedom, incredibly illustrated by the greatest wildlife illustrator in Russia Vadim Gorbatov. Stacey also discusses her writing, publishing and marketing journey. Continue reading

Laura Atchison Are You Asking Yourself the Tough Questions?

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This interview with best selling author Laura Atchison could change your life. If you have issues that you can’t seem to resolve, you might be addressing them in the wrong way. Listen in and find out. Continue reading

Claudia Suzanne Author and Professional Ghost Writer on Promoting and Marketing Your Book.

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Claudia Suzanne famed Ghost Writer, with Over 120 Titles, and Teacher at CSULB in Ghost Writing, Talks to OPM about Publishing, Promoting and Marketing Your Book

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Rebecca Crownover Author of My Daddy is in Heaven With Jesus

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After the loss of her husband to a tragic ATV accident, Rebecca Crownover struggled to find a book that explained this tragic loss in a simple way that her daughter Acie could understand and relate to. Continue reading

JW Najarian and Bob Bare on How We Interview

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Bob Bare of Bestselling Experts interviews authors, speakers, thought leaders, entrepreneurs and other professionals for his site BestSelling Experts.

Bob and I decided it might be interesting to have two interviewers interview each other on interviewing… Sounds crazy, but it turned out to be real interesting and very fun. Continue reading

Ken Keis Living on Purpose, Realizing Your Potential

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Ken found me via On Purpose Magazine and asked me to check out his philosophies and trainings on Living on Purpose.

I checked out his company CRG and his books “Why Aren’t You More Like Me” and “My Source Experience Journal” and found so many connections to what I believe that I had to connect with Ken and get him an interview with him. Continue reading

Mary Agnes Antonopoulos Secrets to Social Media Success Using Video

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Mary Agnes Antonopoulos Discusses How Using Video for Your Social Media and Web Promotions and Marketing Will Give You a Powerful Advantage in Many Different and Important Ways.

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Starley Murray How to Write Your POV for OPM Contest

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Starley Murray Image and Branding Strategist Goes Into Detail on How To Write Your Backstory or Point of View for OPM Author / Book Contest

Do you want to enter the competition and don’t know how to answer to contest questions? Starley goes into great detail to help you put together a winning entry.

On Purpose Magazine is known for helping authors promote themselves and since we love authors we want to do more.

OPM Founder JW Najarian and Image and Branding Strategist Starley Murray Audio How to Write Your Backstory ►Right Click and “Save Link As” to Download File◄

In the audio above famed image and branding strategist Starley Murray discusses with JW Najarian the tips, tricks and secrets of writing your Point of View (POV) or what is also referred to as the Backstory in your efforts toward winning the OPM Author / Book Competition and using it in your marketing and promotion yourself and your books.

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I choose Celebrity Image Expert Starley Murray to help us build our backstory or Point of View (POV) because Starley has been on TV every single month for the past ten years with nearly 3000 appearances overall.

Specializing in brand development, media training and publicity image she has been in demand with celebrities, Fortune 500 companies, industry experts, and TV stations for the last 20 years. Starley has generated more than $1 Million in sales directly from her TV appearances and media productions.

jw and starley 01She’s called upon by stars from Inside Edition and the E! Channel and many celebrities like Brooke Burke, Tommy Lee Jones, Marie Osmond, and Eva Longoria. Starley’s plugged in to internationally recognized media events like the Academy Awards and has interviewed hundreds of celebrities on the red carpet and leverages her appearances to support Cancer Survivors and Domestic Violence Prevention.

She is proud to be regularly requested for coaching behind the scenes at the American Idol try outs and all while on live television as a media correspondent for a FOX TV news show!

Writing Your Backstory or Point of View for the OPM Contest

The On Purpose Magazine (OPM) Author Book Competition is not based on your book, but rather on your story around the book. OPM wants to help authors promote their books and believe the first thing you need to have is a great package put together to help promote, market and sell you and your book.

OPM has put a contest together to find the most original, compelling and great backstory or author point of view which will be the basis of all your promotional and marketing efforts going forward.

Here are the questions you will be asked to answer for the competition and an explanation of how to answer them to help you build a winning entry.

Even if you do not enter the competition and you should… just check out the prizes; you will end up building a very strong foundation for the rest of your marketing and promotional campaigns going forward so have fun and get creative!

The following is an outline of the lesson on the audio. Use both guide you or not. There is no right way to answer these questions. I am sure many of you will answer from the heart and just blow us away and some of you will step out of the box, the box is in.

OPM Author / Book contest questions

Who Is The Author?

Give Us Your Story, Background, History or something interesting that might tie you to the book.

  1. Share your experiences about your back ground history (often called your back story) to give the reader a way to connect with you.
  2. Concentrate your story on an inspiring and/or exciting experience from your life.
  3. Don’t discount the power of others relating to you if the experience is common and not action packed. Common threads are strong connections.
  4. Develop your backstory and share your emotions to connect to your reader.
  5. Have a short one minute back story as well as a longer version such as a five minute presentation. Likely you will get the most mileage from your short sound bites for media related experiences and the longer versions when you have the opportunity to more deeply connect with your readers/audience.

 What Is This Book About?

What is the theme? Give us a short Description of the Book and the Story.

  1. Your theme or genre to your book is also a form of branding. You may have more than one applicable theme. If so, prioritize your themes and lead with the strongest.
  2. Develop your description of the book in ways to invoke the reader’s senses such as sight, sound, taste or touch. In video and television interviews, strong visuals are strong forms of publicity.
  3. Keep your description short in length of words and impactful in meaning of your words. In the media, the less you say …the more they will listen. It’s how you say it that can be most impactful.
  4. Be purposeful as to the order of words and sentences in your descriptions. The first impression rule still applies and you can set the tone and support the mood of the reader from beginning to end.

 Why Did You Write This Book?

What compelled you to write this book? Why you and not someone else?

  1. Combine your unique back story with your special interests and skills when sharing the reasons why you wrote your book. Having a unique fusion of inspiration with special skills makes your brand more difficult to copy by others competing for publicity.
  2. Differentiate your writing styles and share why your take on your top is unique.
  3. Reveal something about yourself that is specific only to you as an author or person.
  4. Share your reasons to write this book that may be different from what inspires other authors or readers of your topic.

 Why should someone read this book?

Why should someone read this book and who should read this book? Who will this book entertain, inspire, educate, and help?

  1. List all the reasons your book can help other people and make a difference.
  2. Categorize the reasons that can help readers immediately in their lives, and the ones that can help them long term as well as those reasons that just might make them smile or feel like they are a part of something special that is bigger than them as one person.
  3. Then pick the top three reasons from each of these three areas to support your reason why someone should read your book to answer the questions readers often ask themselves subconsciously. (What’s in it for me)
  4. Determine who your target market is and adjust your language and pinpoint your promotional campaign to reach the groups that have the highest interest in your book.

The Contest

Over 3 Million books come out every year and only a handful of them make any money or get any recognition. In fact 50% of all new books make less than $250 on average in their first year!

This is a startling and amazingly sad fact and it is not because the books are not worthy, solid, or wonderful, but because the marketing efforts behind the books are almost non existent or worse, a lot of money is spent in the wrong direction.

I have interviewed many bestselling and not best selling authors and I always get the same feedback. Marketing and promotions is the hardest part of writing a book.

What is one of the best ways to market and promote? Simple, let people get to know you. Exposure is not enough. You need the right type of exposure. This helps you build credibility and puts you on course to build a community which is one of the best ways to create buzz and sell more books.

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On Purpose Magazine Wants To Help Authors Promote Their Books

On Purpose Magazine is doing something different and very special for the new and not so new author to help them get more of the right type of exposure.

We will not be reading your book! What?? How can you have a Author / Book Competition / Contest without reading the book? Again Simple…

If you write a great book, give it a fantastic title and put a great picture on the front… guess how many people will beat a path to your door to get this book? Generally no one. First people need to know that it is available, but more importantly people need a reason to pick it up to read.

What is the best way to promote my book?

Through my many interviews and working with authors and publicists and public relations executives I have learned that what an author needs beyond a great book, is a well defined, compelling, interesting or relate-able story.

The Author needs to get exposure from many different sources.

  • Radio (Internet, Satellite and Terrestrial)
  • Television (Internet, Local and National)
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Industry Publications
  • Other Publications
  • Associations
  • Groups
  • Word of Mouth
  • and Many Others

But are you ready for your close up? Do you know what you are going to say or how your going to say it?

Many of the 3 million authors will never get their work exposed and many others will get some type of exposure, but waste it by not knowing what to say and how to present themselves.

What an author needs is a package that is put together and tested. Starting with a headshot, bio and compelling book description. It will also be nice to have a professional interview with a professional publication, completed and on your resume.

This is what this contest will give the author. On Purpose Magazine’s contest is all about what we call the author’s Point of View (POV). The POV is the author’s backstory, reason for writing the book and reason why the reader absolutely needs to have this book or get it for a friend..

OPM’s contest will choose a winner based on the best POV submitted. The winner will receive one of our Gold Premium Promotional Package including a full page story with a full 30 minute professional interview that will be featured in OPM and shared out to thousands and thousands of readers, industry people and is, of course, yours to distribute as you see fit all your promotional needs. There will also be other bonuses from our industry sponsors.

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So by the time you are done you will have:

  • A Headshot (you supply the headshot, but you have to have one for the interview and you can take it with your cell phone, but don’t screw yourself. Take a decent one.)
  • A Bio (You must supply this also, but if you complete the contest, believe me you will have a great one.)
  • A Point of View (The basis for all your marketing, promotion, interviews and more)
  • A professional interview published on a recognized web magazine.
  • One great resume entry

For new authors this will be you breaking the ice and getting more and more interviews or speaking engagements. For some of you seasoned authors this will be a chance for you to get more and better exposure and to dust off your old POV and create another, or it may be your chance to get noticed in the new social media.

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On Purpose Magazine is well known and respected by publicists and public relations firms that use the new media to help promote their authors.

On Purpose Magazine is becoming well known around the celebrity community as a place where the celeb can speak and promote their cause.

On Purpose Magazine gets great Google, Alexa and SEO rankings form all the major search engines so we already have the built in traffic and tools to help new and seasoned authors promote their work.

Your interview with be shown and featured alongside well known, bestselling authors, Hollywood Celebrities, Business Leaders and Teachers and more.

If you do not want to try and win a spot in the magazine there are a limited amount of spots available at a reasonable rate. OPM wants to make it affordable for authors to get themselves interviewed professionally, but since OPM does everything the old fashioned way… from scatch, OPM cannot do more than a few of these interviews. We will be offering them on a first come, first served basis.

Submit your Point of View today…. We have put together a course in how to put together a great POV which was taken from a $1500 course, but will be made available to our entrants at no charge…. This is worth the price of admission alone.

All entrants will get mentioned in the magazine with a coveted link to their book and site. This is worth the entry fee also….

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This is our first contest so there will be glitches and screw ups. Try and follow the directions as best as possible and if you still have problems drop me a line with your phone number so we can help you through it.

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We expect issues, but will work hard to make sure they are as painless as possible… Thanks…

On Purpose Magazine Announces First Ever Author / Book Contest / Competition

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First Ever Author Book Contest

On Purpose Magazine is known for helping authors promote themselves and since we love authors we want to do more.

OPM Founder JW Najarian and Image and Branding Consultant Starley Murray Audio to Introduce OPM Author / Book Competition ►Right Click and “Save Link As” to Download File◄

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In the audio above famed image and branding expert Starley Murray discusses with JW Najarian the importance of the OPM contest and the authors Point of View (POV) or what is also referred to as the Backstory in their efforts toward marketing and promotion of themselves and their books.

Over 3 Million books come out every year and only a handful of them make any money or get any recognition. In fact 50% of all new books make less than $250 on average in their first year!

This is a startling and amazingly sad fact and it is not because the books are not worthy, solid, or wonderful, but because the marketing efforts behind the books are almost non existent or worse, a lot of money is spent in the wrong direction.

I have interviewed many bestselling and not best selling authors and I always get the same feedback. Marketing and promotions is the hardest part of writing a book.

What is one of the best ways to market and promote? Simple, let people get to know you. Exposure is not enough. You need the right type of exposure. This helps you build credibility and puts you on course to build a community which is one of the best ways to create buzz and sell more books.

button checkout contest

On Purpose Magazine Wants To Help Authors Promote Their Books

On Purpose Magazine is doing something different and very special for the new and not so new author to help them get more of the right type of exposure.

We will not be reading your book! What?? How can you have a Author / Book Competition / Contest without reading the book? Again Simple…

If you write a great book, give it a fantastic title and put a great picture on the front… guess how many people will beat a path to your door to get this book? Generally no one. First people need to know that it is available, but more importantly people need a reason to pick it up to read.

What is the best way to promote my book?

Through my many interviews and working with authors and publicists and public relations executives I have learned that what an author needs beyond a great book, is a well defined, compelling, interesting or relate-able story.

The Author needs to get exposure from many different sources.

  • Radio (Internet, Satellite and Terrestrial)
  • Television (Internet, Local and National)
  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Industry Publications
  • Other Publications
  • Associations
  • Groups
  • Word of Mouth
  • and Many Others

But are you ready for your close up? Do you know what you are going to say or how your going to say it?

Many of the 3 million authors will never get their work exposed and many others will get some type of exposure, but waste it by not knowing what to say and how to present themselves.

What an author needs is a package that is put together and tested. Starting with a headshot, bio and compelling book description. It will also be nice to have a professional interview with a professional publication, completed and on your resume.

This is what this contest will give the author. On Purpose Magazine’s contest is all about what we call the author’s Point of View (POV). The POV is the author’s backstory, reason for writing the book and reason why the reader absolutely needs to have this book or get it for a friend..

OPM’s contest will choose a winner based on the best POV submitted. The winner will receive one of our Gold Premium Promotional Package including a full page story with a full 30 minute professional interview that will be featured in OPM and shared out to thousands and thousands of readers, industry people and is, of course, yours to distribute as you see fit all your promotional needs. There will also be other bonuses from our industry sponsors.

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So by the time you are done you will have:

  • A Headshot (you supply the headshot, but you have to have one for the interview and you can take it with your cell phone, but don’t screw yourself. Take a decent one.)
  • A Bio (You must supply this also, but if you complete the contest, believe me you will have a great one.)
  • A Point of View (The basis for all your marketing, promotion, interviews and more)
  • A professional interview published on a recognized web magazine.
  • One great resume entry

For new authors this will be you breaking the ice and getting more and more interviews or speaking engagements. For some of you seasoned authors this will be a chance for you to get more and better exposure and to dust off your old POV and create another, or it may be your chance to get noticed in the new social media.

button checkout contestGive yourself a Chance to be Recognized

On Purpose Magazine is well known and respected by publicists and public relations firms that use the new media to help promote their authors.

On Purpose Magazine is becoming well known around the celebrity community as a place where the celeb can speak and promote their cause.

On Purpose Magazine gets great Google, Alexa and SEO rankings form all the major search engines so we already have the built in traffic and tools to help new and seasoned authors promote their work.

Your interview with be shown and featured alongside well known, bestselling authors, Hollywood Celebrities, Business Leaders and Teachers and more.

If you do not want to try and win a spot in the magazine there are a limited amount of spots available at a reasonable rate. OPM wants to make it affordable for authors to get themselves interviewed professionally, but since OPM does everything the old fashioned way… from scatch, OPM cannot do more than a few of these interviews. We will be offering them on a first come, first served basis.

Submit your Point of View today…. We have put together a course in how to put together a great POV which was taken from a $1500 course, but will be made available to our entrants at no charge…. This is worth the price of admission alone.

All entrants will get mentioned in the magazine with a coveted link to their book and site. This is worth the entry fee also….

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This is our first contest so there will be glitches and screw ups. Try and follow the directions as best as possible and if you still have problems drop me a line with your phone number so we can help you through it.

EMail Me

We expect issues, but will work hard to make sure they are as painless as possible… Thanks…

Gloria Loring – Coincidence Is God’s Way of Remaining Anonymous

Gloria LoringGloria Loring Speaks About Her Spiritual Autobiography on the Coincidences that Led to Her Greatest Successes in Her Life

Gloria Loring has been blessed with an acting career that has sustained over many years, she has had a number one hit song and has co-written and sung the theme song of a popular sitcom Continue reading

Stacia Gates of ArtQuench Gallery Starts First Art Contest

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Stacia Gates, Artist, Founder and Owner of ArtQuench Gallery and

Creator of ArtQuench Magazine held their first art competition and it was a wonderful success.

Philippe Halaburda - Tombant de GiliHere is Philippe Halaburda’s – Tombant de Gili which was the first winner of ArtQuench Gallery Art Contest.

For more information on Philippe Halaburda, his win at ArtQuench Gallery and his art got to [CLICK HERE]

Monica HicksThis acrylic was chosen by Art Juror Monica Hicks www.monicaelayne.com. She chose Halaburda’s first work. “It speaks to urban sprawl. The abstraction of survival, cityscapes as seen from above. I like that it’s acrylic but has the feeling of the uncontrollable watercolor. The layers of paint, the application of the washed, translucency, and vividness reminds me of Mark Bradford multimedia works.

Halaburba’s work is both beautiful, abstract, political, and has both visual and intellectual depth.”

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Stacia Gates was born in 1967, Monterey, California and began using her art as a therapeutic tool at a very young age.

With the loss of her parents so early on Stacia chose to see the light instead of the darkness that fell around her.

She attended Los Angeles Valley College from 1989-1991 studying Art History. Stacia lives in Los Angeles, Ca. with her husband of 19 years and their two sons. With great support from her family she is now pursuing her Art career.

Through light we find our spirituality and it is key to a peaceful  journey. I chose to use a symbol of energy to represent the greatest form of light that exists.  Joy is within us all when we see deeper than the outer shell. And although we have imperfections, the spirit within us is what gives us our perfection. – Stacia Gates

Stacia Gates is the founder of ArtQuench Artist Gallery and Juried Art Contest Site. She is also the founder of ArtQuench Magazine.

Stacia Gates has worked in Hollywood helping kids and others get interviewed for movies and commercial roles. Stacia has also worked with me on some of my more important shoots as she is an accomplished photographer.

As an artist Stacia has won art contests and has worked with many galleries as an artist and in promotions. Stacia brings a lot of energy and know how to the table when it comes to helping artists promote their work. – JW

This first competition was focused upon the abstract. ArtQuench competitions are themed, focusing on special interest areas each month.

The winner of the Competitions receive one year of representation with AQ Gallery. The winner will also receive publication in both ArtQuenchMagazine.com and On Purpose Magazine.

ArtQuench Magazine and Gallery were created by Stacia Gates an artist, wife and mother who has worked for many years in the entertainment industry.

“As an artist it is my love of art in all forms that has brought me to this place.  I have created ArtQuenchMagazine.com as a platform for the best creators in the world to show their work.  We will include everything from painters to bridge builders.  Our goal is to share the creative happenings with the world in hope of inspiring us all. “ – Stacia

Read the original story and see the other artists in the competition at artquenchmagazine.com/2012/10/09/art-quench-gallery-announces-the-2012-abstract-competition-winner-halaburda

www.ArtQuenchMagazine.com and www.ArtQuenchGallery.com

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On Purpose Magazine is working closely with ArtQuench Magazine and ArtQuench Gallery to introduce and bring you some of the most magnificent artwork ArtQuench can find. We will be featuring their monthly art competition winners, but please stop by their site to check out all the wonderful art submissions and the full gallery.

Devon Blaine SoCal Publicist of the Year on Professional PR and Crisis Intervention

devon blaineDevon Blaine, founder and owner of The Blaine Group in Beverly Hills

Talks to OPM about her award for publicist of the year, The business of professional public relations, business, promotional and marketing strategy and the Blaine Groups specialty in crisis planning, control, intervention and management.

Devon Blaine Audio Interview on her life, career, PR, promotion, winning publicist of the year and crisis management ►Right Click and “Save Link As” to Download File◄

NOTE: There was one question, on the recording that was asked,but somehow did not get recorded. The question was about women having to work harder to build a business. Devon answered that she did not believe that to be true….. Listen to the audio to hear her full answer.

One of the things I like about what I do is meeting and working with public relations professionals. I have been blessed to work with some big names and many smaller companies.

The other side of that coin is that I have also worked with many companies that call themselves professionals, but only seem to be playing at it. Public relations, I have found, can rarely be faked. They say even a blind squirrel can occasionally find a nut or two, but I have rarely seen a bad PR firm pull off a successful event or project.

What I have seen is that promotion is a tricky game and that you can never be sure that any effort will deliver a result, but you can be assured that no action or a half hearted stab at it will result in failure .

So when I get to work with firms like The Blaine Group, it just makes my day and my life easier. They are professionals that do what they say and say what they do and they work at under-promising and over-delivering, not the other way around.

I believe I have been blessed to know and work with people like Devon and her amazing staff and believe that if you are serious about your product, project, service or business, that you should seriously consider The Blaine Group or a firm that can and will deliver. – JW

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A professional communicator, Devon Blaine is the founder, president, and CEO of The Blaine Group, Inc., a total communications agency established in 1975, which was recently named the 24th largest public relations firm in Los Angeles.

She has represented many diverse business, manufacturing, financial and healthcare clients  and several bestselling authors with their publicity needs, both promotional and as a crises intervention and management specialist.

Devon Blaine is experienced in all facets of the communications industry. She has written newspaper and magazine columns, scripted radio and television commercials, served as a production supervisor, strategized political issues and campaigns, developed and implemented investor relations plans, and created communications campaigns for a diverse range of clients.

Besides helping other businesses maximize their success, Blaine has long been active in numerous organizations that aid entrepreneurs, thus earning her reputation as “the entrepreneur’s entrepreneur.”

She is three times a past president of the Los Angeles Venture Association (LAVA), a dynamic and diverse group composed of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and other money providers, and service providers which exists for the sole purpose of creating win‑win‑win situations amongst its members.

Devon is past president of the California chapter of National Small Business United, a grassroots leadership organization for free enterprise with the mission of improving the climate for  small businesses in the United States.  An elected delegate to the White House Conference on Small Business, she was active in the California delegation since 1978 and served on the Board of Directors of the 1980, 1982, and 1984 California State Conferences on Small Business.  Blaine was appointed as a delegate to the 1986 White House Conference on Small Business by then U.S. Senator Pete Wilson, and elected by her peers to co‑chair the California delegation.

Additionally, she is a past president and a founding board member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners and was honored as their Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in 1987.  She is also an active member of the Los Angeles Angeles Mid-Market Professionals, TEAM, PRO, Bruin Professionals, Association of Venture Founders, the Chief Executive Officers’ Clubs, and the Public Relations Society of America.

In 2012 Devon Blaine was named Book Publicist of the Year by Book Publicists of Southern California specifically for the international campaign The Blaine Group waged on behalf of Abbey Road To Ziggy Stardust by Ken Scott and Bobby Owsinski, Alfred Music Publishing.

In nine months, Ken Scott has had more than 150 exposures:  interviews, reviews, book signings, speaking engagements, etc., including coverage in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, WGN, ABC, NBC, events at the GRAMMY Museum, The Beatle Fest and more… in short, a wildly intensive and effective campaign.

The Publicist of the Year Award also recognized  the body of work her agency The Blaine Group has implemented through the years including representing four best sellers:  Nice Girls  Do:  And You Can, Too, by Dr. Irene Kassorla; On A Clear Day You Can See General Motors, by J. Patrick Wright; Meg, by Steve Alten; and Natural Cures “They” Don’t Want You To Know About, by Kevin Trudeau.

The Blaine Group

Formerly an actress and model, Devon Blaine established The Blaine Group, a Beverly Hills‑based full‑service communications agency specializing in public relations, book public relations, financial public relations, investor relations, crisis management, the development of collateral material, marketing, and advertising in 1975.  Since that time, the agency has expanded dramatically, creating successful communications campaigns for clients in diverse fields.

As a total communications agency, Blaine Group has implemented consumer, trade, and financial public relations; investor relations; and advertising efforts and have provided marketing strategy, based on conducting market research, for a diverse range of companies and organizations. They have also created and managed special events and fundraisers and have directed community relations projects.

In addition, The Blaine Group provides a variety of special communications services to its clients. These include managing crisis situations; conceiving and coordinating seminars and press conferences; event and party planning; developing master plans and collateral materials; proposal, article, letter, and speech writing; conducting surveys; and publishing newsletters and brochures. They both create and implement.

Today their client base encompasses a wide range of businesses and industries with particular emphasis on business-to-business communications, publicly-held companies, technology-based businesses, the medical and healthcare fields, environmental-related firms, consumer products, publishing, fashion and beauty, continuing education, non-profit organizations and trade associations, and the world of show business.

The Blaine Group, Inc.

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E-mail:  devon@blainegroupinc.com

Juliet Wright – Everything is My Fault – A Journey Through Co-Dependency

Juliet Wright Everything is My FaultJuliet Wright Everything is My Fault – A Journey Through Co-Dependency

Juliet Wright is a speaker, author, musician, teacher and long sufferer of the pain of the disease of codependency.

Juliet’s journey with codependency began as a young child when addiction invaded her family. In this book, she observes her codependency as it weaves its way through her relationships and behavior patterns. Join us as she shares her story, as well as the program of recovery that is helping so many heal.

Disclaimer: Juliet and I have known each other for over 15 years. She came to my wedding. I have kept up with her over the years here and there, and I bust out her music from time to time, as besides, now being a new author, she has two music albums she produced. So I am biased because I love and care for Juliet.

On the other hand, I see a lot of books, as you might imagine and many are not good. This one is one of the good ones.

I met Juliet through my wife as they are good friends. My wife used to hang out with Juliet’s husband’s top 40 band and they were all very close, good friends. We still get together and watch some of the spin off bands occasionally.

Juliet and her husband lived in the Hollywood hills and had played just about every venue in Hollywood and southern California. They were busy and popular and striving hard to have success in the very tough, music industry that is Hollywood. They lived in a house that I was told was the practice pad for a band called Journey in the early days.

Juliet and her husband were well liked and a favorite couple amongst the group, but we did not know the turmoil that was happening with Juliet. A family history of mental and substance abuse was leading Juliet in directions, thoughts and patterns that were not good for her.

I heard about the book and I know Juliet as the creative type so I was not surprised that she wrote a book, but when I read the title, I got it right away. This is a great look into what causes codependency, enabling and how we sabotage ourselves as we look outside ourselves for answers that can only come from within us. I saw myself in this book many times.

Listen in to this interview where I get a chance to sit down with an old friend and dig into her healing, how her problems came about and how by using some proven techniques and C0-Dependents Anonymous (CoDa) her life was changed to one of gratitude and fulfillment. 

Juliet went on to get her Masters and is now a teacher. I am very happy for her and the new journey she is on and I know, KNOW this book will help many, many people get on the right path in their own lives – JW

Juliet A. Wright

Juliet is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, author, and teacher who was born and raised in Central Vermont.

Juliet spent much of her young life as an equestrian and was always active in music and theatre. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy from 1979-1982, where she studied piano, music composition, theatre, and dance.

Juliet graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, in 1986 with a degree in Studio Music and Jazz Guitar Performance.

After leaving Miami, Juliet moved to Burlington, Vermont, to pursue her career as a jazz guitarist. She moved to Los Angeles in 1987, where she pursued her career as a guitarist and performer of pop and rock music. For the next 13 years, she made her living singing, and playing the guitar, piano, and saxophone in clubs and at private functions all over California.

In 1997, a year after she was married to an old friend and fellow mucian, she began teaching general vocal music for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Juliet divorced in 2004 and moved back to Vermont, in 2007, where she currently lives.

Juliete writes books and composes and records her own music. She also teaches stringed instruments to elementary school students in a nearby Massachusetts school district. Her hobbies include writing and recording music, oil painting, knitting, and nurturing all the baby trees she has planted on her property.

Juliet is a devout Quaker and is active in her Quaker Meeting. Codependency recovery is very important to Juliet, and she donates much of her time giving back to CoDA.

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One Woman’s Journey Through Codependency

Juliet Wright has spent her whole life living wth the disease of Codependency.

She has been actively working the Recovery Program which is documented in her first book Everything is My Fault. Seven years of work that has lead her to a much happier life.

This book is her fearless moral inventory, step 4 of the 12 step process, which she originally wrote as part of her journey to heal herself from debilitating and confining behaviors.

She then went through the 12 step program and along with her sponsor and therapist she developed processes and recovery tools using many proven techniques that changed her life.

This book is Juliet sharing her story, but more importantly, the sharing of the processes, tools, programs and techniques that helped her dig into her own past, see past the hurt, anger and fear and then take the steps toward recovery, gratitude, self awareness, self esteem and the inner tranquility that we all deserve. – JW

From Amazon

Through her personal journey, Juliet has illustrated in a most meaningful way, the pervasive nature of codependency, her healing through the 12 Step program of CoDa, and her implementation of those teachings into her life. This is a must read for anyone who has discovered how codependency has detrimentally affected their relationships and their lives. This book can serve as a guide for those seeking their own healing process with the wonderful result of discovering themselves in ways which could not have been imagined.

Caroll Fowler, M.A., MFT, previous Director of the Family Program at Sequoia Center and CoFounder of the drug/alcohol residential program in Kenya, ViFukoFuko Recovery Center.

I am so moved to be able to write a response to Juliet A. Wright’s searing self-help memoir, Everything is my Fault: One Woman’s Journey through Codependency. Reading her story, I found myself repeating, she has such courage and insight: this book represents an intimate act of healing for her and potentially, for so many other readers, including myself. Surely, this is a profound testament about how a former Miss Perfect (and a wonderful composer and singer and guitarist) has learned to love herself. Join Juliet in this profound inner journey of hope and healing.

Stanford J. Searl, Jr., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, Union Institute & University, an interdisciplinary doctoral program, Quaker scholar and author of Homage to the Lady with the Dirty Feet and other Vermont Poems, a new first book of poetry about growing

codependents anonymous logoCodependents anonymous

www.CoDA.org

Co-Dependents Anonymous, a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships.

The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships.

CoDA is truly an International Fellowship with a presence in most countries.
Click here to view websites of other countries.

Click here to view other countries that maintain their own meeting lists.

Juliet Wright’s Music

Fearless Moral Inventory

This Album is a companion CD to my Book, “Everything Is My Fault.” The lyrics are sprinkled throughout the book. I wrote this music to help me heal. I hope that anyone who hears it will find comfort and healing. May it inspire the listener to write some songs of their own for their own recovery.

Juliet Wright BelovedBeloved

Juliet played professionally in Top 40 and casuals bands for several years before hitting the coffee house scene with her duo White River and their self titled cd. After the break up of her duo, Juliet ventured into the wonderful world of teaching.

She teaches music to elementary age students in the San Fernando Valley. Although she finds teaching very rewarding, her first love is writing and performing her own music. Her background is in jazz, but her love of rock, folk, pop and religious music has influenced her songwriting that has resulted in the creation, evolution and birth of her new cd Beloved.

Her poetic lyrics, beautiful melodies and tasty chord changes lead the listener through her most recent and very personal journeys, the destination being this intriguing, thought provoking music.

Links

www.HiddenAngel.net
FaceBook

CRE Auctioneer Brecht Palombo on Bulk REO, Notes

Brecht Palombo Founder DistressedPro.com and Auctioneer for Nationwide Commercial Sales (Tranzon)

Speaks to CREPIG about the current state of the Commercial Bulk REO and Notes Markets. The Good the Bad and the Ugly.

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Duke Long Audio Interview Use of Social Media in the CRE Industry – To hear this interview [CLICK HERE]

Brecht and I have know each other as acquaintances for over 4 years now. I have always been interested in what Brecht was doing as he started DistressedPro.com around the time I was working on CRE Distressed Assets Assoc. CREDAA.

Brecht has made success out of distressed properties on the web as few others have and I applaud and am jealous of him at the same time.

I want to thank Brecht for his frank, no nonsense opinion and the wealth of info that he brought to this conversation  – JW

Brecht Palombo

As an auctioneer I work for lenders, special servicers, attorneys, court appointed trustees, receivers and businesses and provide them with rapid commercial real estate, multifamily, and construction property or note disposition services via online auctions, live auctions, sealed bid, or hybrid bid formats. I act as a single point of contact for real estate auctions nationwide.

Real estate auctioneer and software entrepreneur.

Brecht also designed, developed and currently markets an online web application that real estate, investment and banking professionals use to find bank contacts and evaluate the REO and non performing loan information for 97.3% of US banks via ‘live’ call report data.

Specialties

* Commercial real estate foreclosure and REO auctions
* Multifamily foreclosure and REO auctions
* Construction REO and foreclosure auctions
* Condo project liquidations and REO auctions
* Subdivision liquidations, foreclosure and REO auctions
* 363 sales (debtor in possession)
* Developer closeout auctions
* Online real estate auctions
* Non performing note sales
* FDIC call report data
* Regional and local bank contacts
* Distressed asset data

Distressed Pro:

Distressedpro.com is home to BankProspector, the fastest easiest way to find banks and bank contacts with non performing loans and REO, GUARANTEED, or your money back.

BankProspector is the only software that lets you see the late and non performing loan portfolio details of any US bank.

With BankProspector you can find banks with distressed residential, multifamily, commercial, and construction loans nation wide. Research banks to find non-performing notes for sale, real estate loans in default, and bank owned real estate.

* Brokers: Find banks with residential, commercial, or multifamily REO
* Investors: Pre-foreclosure opportunities, loans for sale and more
* Developers: Capitalize on broken condo deals, distressed construction
* Attorneys: Research lenders who need your services
* Bankers: Get an instant detailed view of your competitors real estate reporting.

Specialties

bank research, bank data, non performing loans, distressed real estate, bank owned real estate, notes for sale, workout, special assets, REO, OREO, auctions, foreclosures.

Tranzon Auctions

At Tranzon Brecht serves as a single point of contact for distressed asset services nationwide.

Lenders’ workout and special assets groups, turnaround professionals, CMBS special servicers, attorneys, court appointed trustees and receivers as well as businesses rely on Brecht to provide rapid commercial real estate disposition and real estate loss mitigation services.

His services include site inspections, foreclosure auctions, bankruptcy auctions, negotiated or accelerated commercial REO sales, and rapid corporate real estate and business asset dispositions.

Tranzon is a nationwide auction company helping owners sell their real estate in the shortest possible time, at the highest possible price. Tranzon’s independent member companies combine the benefits of local market knowledge with the resources of a national organization. With trained and licensed staff who are among the most talented, experienced and longest-tenured in the industry, we provide a single point of contact for all of your local, regional and national asset sale needs.

Our proprietary Market-Making SystemSM is a proven-effective methodology for the quick sale of real estate. The System provides sellers with a sophisticated and effective marketing program, specifically designed for each seller’s individual property, and the benefit of our database of tens of thousands of potential auction buyers. Tranzon uses the most advanced online marketing techniques to achieve the best possible results for sellers.

Tranzon conducts all types of auctions:

  • Live onsite
  • Ballroom
  • Sealed bid
  • Online-only
  • Simultaneous live & online

Tranzon companies serve:

  • Financial institutions
  • Bankruptcy trustees and estates
  • Corporations and developers
  • Trusts, guardians and estates
  • Private individuals
  • Investment groups

Links:

Distressedpro.com
Trazon Auction
Brecht’s Blog – Brechtify.com

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Duke Long on Using Social Media in Commercial Real Estate

Duke Long Commercial Real EstateDuke Long Commercial Real Estate Social Media Expert, Speaker, Broker and all around CRE activist

Takes some time to chat with us about the CRE industry and social media’s role now and in the future.

Duke Long Audio Interview Use of Social Media in the CRE Industry – To hear this interview [CLICK HERE]

I have been following Duke Long and his blog for a few years now. I was Googling Commercial Real Estate sites and found a list of the top 25 social media people in the industry.

I looked up and down the list and searched it for my name. I found my co-partner on my CREPIG site and many of my site members, but not my name.

I was disappointed and made a mental note to make sure that this Duke guy recognized me and put me on the list. Well the list was done so I put myself on it in the comments section.

Duke wrote back saying essentially cool man… No prob. I kept a keen eye on his lists since then and I have rarely made any of them.

Duke and I have spoken several times over the years and we finally got to meet each other and hang out at NAR together. We actually had a great time hanging out and got to talk at length about many subjects.

Duke is going where most other CRE professionals do not dare with social media and blogging and he does have an attitude, which he share via his blog…. Listen in as we take a moment to chat about the industry and new media challenges. – JW

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Duke LongDuke Long

Duke Long is the Broker/Owner of The Duke Long Agency.

Duke is the creator and author of the blogsite www.DukeLong.com

Duke has delivered numerous presentations, panel discussions, and moderated panels on the subjects of online commercial real estate technology, communication, marketing, branding, data, content creation and digital media.

Commercial Real Estate Speaking Topics

  • Social Media: Making sense of it all.
  • Building an online community: Finding customers and clients online.
  • Developing an online reputation: How to create your brands online reputation.
  • Creating content: What content should you create and who are you trying to reach.
  • Business Blogging: Generating traffic, writing and creating valuable content.
  • Mobile: Strategy, applications and tools for commercial real estate.
  • Commercial real estate data: What to do with it and how to maximize its value.

Duke has presented in front of audiences of varying sizes all across the country for local, regional, national and international companies and associations.

Although Duke is not a professional speaker but as a business owner, commercial real estate practioner and communicator. The content is practical, actionable and results driven for today’s commercial real estate business.

Contact dukelong@dukelong.com to schedule me for your next event or conference.

If you want to connect:

Twitter:https://twitter.com/dukelong
LinkedIn:http://www.linkedin.com/in/dukelong
Blog:http://www.dukelong.com/ Uh, your on it.
Google + :www.gplus.to/dukelong
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/DukeLongCRE?feature=watch

No adds, no sales pitches, no listings push…… but maybe a little attitude!

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Joe Deninzon on Stratospheerius’ New Album The Next World

Joe Deninzon Violinist, Composer, Arranger, Singer, Mandolinist, Educator and  Founder of the Band Stratospheerius,

Talks to us about the band and the new album, The Next World…

I was recently asked to check out a band I hadn’t heard of, but I really like the violin and jazz like Noel Pointer, Jean Luc Ponty and Jerry Goodman (Mahavishnu Orchestra).

I received a CD from Joe’s PR firm and took a long listen. I was not let down. Joe is brilliant and his band is exceptional. I really love instrumental and there are three great ones on this album (yes I said album).

Joe was a great interview. We got to talk at length about his early influences, the various musicians he played with on this album and on others. If you are a fan of rock, fusion, jazz and just good music, you need to take a listen to the the CD The Next World. If you already like Stratospheerius then you will appreciate the interview if you do not know the music or the band listen to both. You will not be sorry. – JW

Note: Watch their video on KickStarter. Stratospheerius is looking to fund the production of a very cool video to spotlight their music. You can help, but you can also watch the killer video they put on KickStarter. If this video is an indication of what id to come… this should be very cool. [To Watch CLICK Here]

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Joe Deninzon StratospheeriusJoe Deninzon

Joseph Deninzon has established himself as a versatile, on-demand electric and acoustic violinist, mandolinist, guitarist, singer and composer. A musician who transcends many genres, he has recorded and performed with a variety of artists including Sheryl Crow, Everclear, Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple, Smokey Robinson, Johnny Matthis, Les Paul, Phoebe Snow, Jane Monheit, and recently with Bruce Springsteen at Madison Square Garden. Joe is also the co-creator and musical director for the off-Broadway hit show, “Spider Dance” with renowned percussionist, Alessandra Belloni. He has made repeat appearances at the Grand Canyon Music Festival with Harmonica virtuoso Robert Bonfiglio. Joe was a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition with a song he contributed to the soundtrack for the film, What’s Up Scarlet (open City Entertainment). He has been featured in publications such as Jazziz, Downbeat, and Relix magazine, among others. An 11-time BMI Composer’s grant recipient, Joe’s music has been featured on CMT, VH1, ABC, Comedy Central, the Travel Channel, History Channel, Food network, and National Geographic.

Critics have hailed Mr. Deninzon as “The Jimi Hendrix of the Violin”, because of his innovative style on the electric seven-string violin and his compositions combining jazz and rock with Gypsy influences. In addition to his work as a sideman, Joe is the lead singer and electric violinist with the band, Stratospheerius. The group has released four CD’s to international acclaim, and were named “Best Jam Band” in the Musician’s Atlas Independent Music Awards. The group has toured extensively; sharing stages with Mickey Hart, John Scofield, Tim Reynolds, and Mike Stern among others, and has developed a reputation for their explosive live performances. Currently, Stratospheerius is mixing their new CD, due out next year.

Joe can be heard on over a hundred recordings as a violinist and string arranger, most recent of which include The Kin with legendary producer Jack Douglas, Erika Rose, and Sevenwiser. In addition to his many diverse projects, Joe Deninzon has recently made his debut with the New York City Ballet performing “Red Angels”, based on “Maxwell’s Demon”; a piece for solo electric violin and dancers written by Richard Einhorn. He has also performed at Symphony Space in New York with legendary percussionists Jamie Hadaad (Paul Simon, Dave Liebman), Gordon Gottleib (Steely Dan, Miles Davis), and bansuri flutist Steve Gorn (Paul Simon, Ravi Shankar).

Joe’s most recent original projects include “Headspace”, the  Stratospheerius CD, which has been described by critics as “…A spirited journey into outrageous creativity.” He new jazz trio with guitarist Steve Benson and bassist Bob Bowen has just released their debut CD, “Exuberance”, which combines original music influenced by the Gypsy jazz of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt with covers by Radiohead, Chopin, Steely Dan, and Alice in Chains.

In addition to being an active performer, Joe has taught privately since the age of 13, and has given clinics addressing string improvisation and using effects for electric strings at Berklee College of Music, The New School University, and the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference, for which he received an award for “Outstanding contribution in Jazz Education”. He has been on the staff at The New School, International Studio of Music in NYC, and as director of the Advanced Jazz Ensemble at the Dwight School, which has performed at Carnegie Hall. In the summer of 2010, he will be the new Rock Violin instructor at Marc O’Connor’s renowned String Camp in New York City. He is also currently working on a book, CD, and DVD for Mel Bay Publications, due out next year, which will address improvisation techniques for the violin in the genres of jazz, blues, rock, and funk, and also talks about electric violins, amplification, and working with effects.

The son of classical musicians, Joe was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. His family emigrated to the United states when he was 4 years old and settled in Cleveland, OH, where his father took a job as a violinist with the Cleveland Orchestra. Crowing up in Cleveland, Joe studied classical violin with his father and at the Cleveland Institute of Music. At age 12, he was seduced by rock n roll, and started listening to bands like Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen, U2, Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Steve Vai. Joe taught himself guitar and bass, and started playing and singing with various bands in the Cleveland area.

At age 16, Joe saw Miles Davis on his final tour and was inspired to study jazz. His life was transformed when he first heard recordings of Stephane Grappelli Jean-Luc Ponty, and especially, Jerry Goodman of the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Around this time, local singer/songwriter Michael Stanley had seen Joe perform and asked him to join him onstage the legendary Front Row Theatre in Cleveland. Having only improvised on guitar and bass while keeping a strictly classical repertoire on the violin, Joe found that translating the musical language of jazz and rock to the violin came easy to him. The concert was a critically acclaimed success, and set him on his path in life.

Joe received a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz and Classical violin at Indiana University, where he studied with the legendary violinist, Josef Gingold and jazz guru David Baker, and met his future wife Yulia Ziskel, who is currently a member of the New York Philharmonic.

In 1997, Joe moved to New York to pursue a Masters degree in Jazz at Manhattan School of Music. He currently lives right outside of NYC in Dumont, New Jersey with his wife and their son, Max, and keeps a busy schedule teaching, composing, recording, and performing worldwide.

“As at home in the world of Grappelli and O’Connor as he is in the world of Steve Vai and Jimi Hendrix, Joe Deninzon may very well be our next national violin treasure.” -Jedd Beaudoin (seaoftranquility.com)

Stratospheerius

Led by electric violinist/vocalist Joe Deninzon (www.joedeninzon.com), who has been called “The Jimi Hendrix of the violin,” Stratospheerius has showcased their  “frenzied mélange of alt-bluegrass, progressive rock, jazz fusion and funkabilly” throughout the world. The New York-based group has opened for Tim Reynolds, Mickey Hart, and John Scofield, among many others. Their live performances are filled with funky dance grooves, rip-roaring guitar/violin jams, and hooks that mix jazz, funk, rock with Gypsy influences. Stratospheerius was a winner of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition, and was named “Best Jam Band” in the Musician’s Atlas Independent Music Awards. They have been featured in Relix, Downbeat, and Jazziz, among other publications. The group has just completed their fifth CD, “The Next World…”  on Steve Vai’s Digital Nations label.

“…Violinist/singer Joe Deninzon presents us with this gift of hot songs from his rockin’ live shows. Think a bit of Zappa, the Dixie Dregs or Blues Traveler, with the violin being the focal point. Joe’s talents are flat out phenomenal, and the progressive rock tapestry he weaves around himself is carried out to perfection by his amazing band.”

www.musicmorsels.com

“Deninzon shows how he has earned the nickname the “Jimi Hendrix of violin” as he tears threw a distortion heavy solo that points more in the direction of Guns N Roses’ Slash than Yo Yo Ma.”

-Justin Scro www.cashboxmagazine.com

“Memorable hooks, gravity-defying instrumental prowess and a kitchen sink move toward rock… If Bela Fleck and Frank Zappa had a love child in outer space, they might grow up to sound like these guys do.”

-David Budin, www.coolcleveland.com

Stratospheerius Discography

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The Next World..

Stratospheerius unleash their latest effort, “The Next World…” Fierce rock to heighten your senses and power your imagination, fueled by electric violinist Joe Deninzon and combining virtuoso musicianship with memorable hooks and intricate arrangements.
This CD is full of great jazz, rock, fusion, pop and country instrumentals with Joe Denizon’s impeccable violin playing and smooth vocals.
Super tight between the bass and percussion with precision guitar and violin seemlessly poured over the top and pulled together with great lead and background vocals make this a very enjoyable  CD to listen to from start to finish.
LISTEN TO A FEW TRACKS…

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Released 29 May 2012
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals/mandolin
Aurelien Budynek-guitars/vocals
Jamie Bishop-bass/vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums
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Headspace

Lead by electric violinist/vocalist/mandolinist Joe Denninzon, Stratospheerius unleashes their fourth collection of songs onto the world. Hot on the heals of their acclaimed CD, “Live Wires”, “Headspace” brings their live energy into the studio. Vocal rock anthems like “New Material, “Old Ghosts”, and “Today is Tommorrow”, shout alongside ripping instrumentals.
From the bluegrass punk of “Gutterpunk Blues”, to the psychedelic roller coaster ride of “Mental Floss”, and the bigger and louder sequel to the Heavy Metal Hora “Heavy Shtettle II”. The disc also features a unique cover of The Police “Driven to Tears”. This CD is filled with memorable hooks alongside the death-defying instrumental jams the group has built its reputation on. Influences range from Zappa and Zeppelin, to Dave Matthews, to Radiohead, to Jeff Beck, to Beck. Go ahead. Take the ride….

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released 02 March 2007
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals/mandolin
Mack Price-guitar/vocals
Bob Bowen-bass/vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums
Benny Koonyebsky-percussion

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Live Wires

Stratospheerius is the bastard child of Dave Matthews, Frank Zappa, Bela Fleck and Medeski, Martin and Wood. Lead by electric violinist/vocalist/mandolinist Joe Deninzon, Stratospheerius has showcased their “psychojazz trip funk” at colleges, festivals, and clubs throughout the US. Often referred to as the ‘Jimi Hendrix of the violin”.
Joe has worked with artists ranging from Sheryl Crow, Ritchie Blackmore from Deep Purple, Everclear, and Smokey Robinson. The New York-based group has been heavily involved in the jam band scene, sharing bills with groups like The Slip, Ekoostik Hookah, and John Scofield. Their live performances are filled with funky dance grooves, rip-roaring guitar/violin jams, and hooks that melt the paint off of walls; while jazz, funk, hip hop, and world music are mixed to create a “stratospheric” musical experience. Having received heavy radio airplay and critical acclaim all over the US, Canada, South America, Japan, and Europe, they have just released “Live Wires”, which captures the energy of their explosive live shows!

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released 02 June 2004
Joe Deninzon-electric violin/vocals
Lucianna Padmore-drums
Ron Baron-bass
Jake Ezra-guitar
Alex Skolnick-guitar

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Links

Stratospheerius Site
Jon Deninzon Site
KickStarter Link

Publicity: Anne Leighton: 718-881-8183
Email: leightonmedia@aol.com

Contact: D-Zone Entertainment
917-648-8071
email: info@joedeninzon.com

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