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Warren Sapp Gives a Shout Out to US Veterans

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Warren Sapp Superbowl Champion and Runner Up on Dancing With the Stars, Salutes the US Veteran

after his speech at the 2012 Gravity Summit UCLA Warren Sapp gave it up for the US Veterans

Warren Sapp seemed to have a lot of fun bustin my chops and messing with me, but he was the nicest guy and was up for whatever I needed when I interviewed him about his huge Twitter following. 

When I asked him to give a shout out for the vets he was all over it and I thank Warren for his kindness and great sense of humor – JW

Warren SappWarren Sapp

From Wikopedia / Facebook

Warren Carlos Sapp (born December 19, 1972) is a former American college and professional football player who was defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami Hurricanes, was recognized as a consensus All-American and won multiple awards. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1995 NFL Draft as the 12th overall pick, and played professionally for the Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders of the NFL. He spent nine seasons with the Buccaneers where he earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl ring in 2002. He moved to the Raiders in 2004.

His 96.5 career sacks (100 counting the playoffs) are the second-highest career total sacks for a defensive tackle and the 28th highest overall for a defensive lineman. His 77 sacks with the Buccaneers is second in the team’s history.

In 2002, Sapp helped lead a resurgent Tampa Bay team to victory in Super Bowl XXXVII over the Oakland Raiders. Sapp had five tackles and two sacks during the 2002-2003 postseason, and was an instrumental staple in the league leading Buccaneers defense.

On the seventh season of Dancing With the Stars, Warren and Kym Johnson were runners up to the winner Brooke Burke who now co-hosts the show

Warren Sapp’s Twitter address: http://twitter.com/qbkilla

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Gravity Summit

logo gravity summitGravity Summit, Inc. is a real-time social business company dedicated to educating, informing, and empowering executives and professionals on the power of real-time social media.  We host premiere events, design and conduct corporate education, and offer strategic consulting services to both large Fortune 500 brands as well as rising companies.

We help bridge the gap between real-time social tools and the business community.   Executives and decision makers, marketing professionals, small business owners, advertisers, PR professionals, and others, learn how to leverage social platforms to amplify their message and successfully engage with consumers.

www.GravitySummit.com

Warren Sapp Honored at Gravity Summit for Excellence in Social Media

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Warren Sapp Superbowl Champion and Runner Up on Dancing With the Stars,

talks to us after his speech at the 2012 Gravity Summit UCLA where he spoke mainly about how he uses Twitter to stay in touch with fans.
Warren has over 780,000 followers on Twitter and he is very active answering questions and talking to his fan base.

Warren Sapp received the Gravity Summit Award for Excellence in Social Media as he is one of the sports industries leaders in how he uses social media to keep in touch with fans and to market his projects and products.

Other winners of this award were Janina Gavankar, who plays Luna on “True Blood” and Nic Alder, owner and manager of the famed Roxy Nightclub in Hollywood, California.

Warren kept the crowd laughing with his great stories and signature smile as he accepted the award and then he spent the evening saying hello, taking pictures with his fans and watching the plethora of professionals in entertainment and sports social media give panel discussions on the state of social media, how they use it now and how they will be expanding this new media in all aspects of building fan community and marketing channels for their projects and products.

It was a fun interview, mainly because Warren is fun and a real warm a real hearted guy, though, I am sure there are some quarterbacks out there that would disagree. – JW

Warren SappWarren Sapp

From Wikopedia / Facebook

Warren Carlos Sapp (born December 19, 1972) is a former American college and professional football player who was defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He played college football for the University of Miami Hurricanes, was recognized as a consensus All-American and won multiple awards. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1995 NFL Draft as the 12th overall pick, and played professionally for the Buccaneers and the Oakland Raiders of the NFL. He spent nine seasons with the Buccaneers where he earned seven trips to the Pro Bowl and a Super Bowl ring in 2002. He moved to the Raiders in 2004.

His 96.5 career sacks (100 counting the playoffs) are the second-highest career total sacks for a defensive tackle and the 28th highest overall for a defensive lineman. His 77 sacks with the Buccaneers is second in the team’s history.

In 2002, Sapp helped lead a resurgent Tampa Bay team to victory in Super Bowl XXXVII over the Oakland Raiders. Sapp had five tackles and two sacks during the 2002-2003 postseason, and was an instrumental staple in the league leading Buccaneers defense.

On the seventh season of Dancing With the Stars, Warren and Kym Johnson were runners up to the winner Brooke Burke who now co-hosts the show

Warren Sapp’s Twitter address: http://twitter.com/qbkilla

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Gravity Summit

logo gravity summitGravity Summit, Inc. is a real-time social business company dedicated to educating, informing, and empowering executives and professionals on the power of real-time social media.  We host premiere events, design and conduct corporate education, and offer strategic consulting services to both large Fortune 500 brands as well as rising companies.

We help bridge the gap between real-time social tools and the business community.   Executives and decision makers, marketing professionals, small business owners, advertisers, PR professionals, and others, learn how to leverage social platforms to amplify their message and successfully engage with consumers.

www.GravitySummit.com

One Fun Night with Motivation and Food for the Soul – Featuring Conscious Evolution

Empower 180 – Empowering Women in Business

Les Brown and JW Najarian

One incredible day and night, in September of 2010, I I got a chance to hang out at Empower 180 for the kickoff of their national tour. You can go to www.Empower180.com for more information and to see where they will be next.

What an incredible event that almost no one went to. I am not sure if it was the marketing or if people are just giving up? Actually I visited another event later in the evening at UCLA at Royce Hall and the event was a sell-out so I have to believe it is marketing.

Anyway I really hope they do better going forward as this is an incredible lineup of speakers.

  • Les Brown
  • Christine Comaford
  • Barbara DeAngelis
  • Garret Gunderson
  • Kevin Harrington
  • Chris Howard
  • Lynn Rose
  • Bill Walsh

and so many more..

Chris Howard and JW Najarian

These events are so powerful as they help us find out who we are and where we are going and they help us ask the questions of ourselves that we need to ask and many of the speakers motivate us to new highs and many others give us answers to the big questions. Especially now we need to get together with other like minded business people and entrepreneurs, because we cannot expect different results from doing the same thing over and over.

Many of my colleagues give me a hard time for going to these events, but I not only owe my life to my mentors, but owe my growth to allowing myself to be open to being on the learning line of my life.

Take a chance and change your life. Plug in, read, go to webinars and seminars… grab the great info and don’t buy anything if you don’t want to, but do put yourself out.

Kevin Harrington and JW Najarian

I was really lucky to find out from my good friend Lisa Schneiderman, that another event was going on at Royce Hall, UCLA campus. After getting the chance to say hello to Les Brown, and Garret Gunderson, I got a chance to meet Kevin Harrington who you may know from Shark Tank. This guy has sold over 4 billion dollars worth of products and discovered Billy Mays. This is a guy I am guessing you would like to get the chance to spend a minute or two with. I got to sit down and watch someone pitch him a product and then got my picture with him. Nice guy.

I took off to Royce Hall, but got there late so I missed Deepak, but did get to see many others speak to conscious Evolution. An incredible program.

A Call to Action: Global Thought Leaders Address Global Concerns

Best-selling authors and Evolutionary luminaries, Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Gregg Braden, Michael Bernard Beckwith, Jean Houston, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Debbie Ford and Bruce Lipton join other world-renowned thought leaders to ignite conscious action for a healthier planet and more peaceful human existence. The gulf oil spill, the economic meltdown, combative political views in our 24/7 world…we’re on a collision course of our own making unless we approach the mounting concerns that we face as a global community.

Siedah Garrett who is famous for writing “Man in the Mirror” and then getting to go on stage and sing it with Michael Jackson stopped by to sing a song she wrote for the event and along with the Agape Church choir. She also sang the most moving version of Man in the Middle. Here it is on YouTube. I only got the end. Awwww

The day was full of passion and great information and the night was filled with hope and the dream of a better world going forward.

Thank you Lisa Schneiderman of Schneiderman PR Firm and also my hang buddy Aggie Kobrin of Off Hollywood Media you both ROCK!

JW Najarian

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