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The Power of Positivity – for Networking, Branding, Entrepreneurship, and More with Ramon Ray

What fuels the fire inside today’s most unstoppable entrepreneurs? Join host Meny Hoffman’s conversation with the high-energy Ramon Ray. They cover the mental shifts and focused hustle needed to drive positive entrepreneurial momentum – from skillful networking to savvy technology integration. You’ll learn Ramon’s personal tales of professional reinvention, unlocking the secrets behind risks that pay dividends. With wisdom earned from toxic career failure, Ramon ignites the entrepreneurial sky, lighting the way for future business trailblazers.

Ramon Ray is an in-demand motivational speaker and event host, as well as a leading expert on personal branding and small business growth. He is the publisher of and, and is a serial entrepreneur who has started 5 businesses and sold 3 of them. Ramon founded Celebrity CEO in order to help people build their personal brand, and is known for his high energy and positivity.

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How to Build a Leadership Bridge with Patrick Veroneau

How can leaders strengthen connections in the workplace and beyond? Host Meny Hoffman interviews leadership consultant Patrick Veroneau about his research-backed CABLES model which provides a metaphorical bridge reinforced by positive interactions.

Patrick shares the six relationship CABLES—consistency, appreciation, belongingness, (high-level) listening, empathy, and specifics. Practicing these behaviors adds cables that strengthen trust and engagement. They discuss common leadership pitfalls and how modeling desired behaviors shapes organizational culture more than stated values. Patrick also provides personal development advice on driving happiness in leaders that positively impact teams.

Patrick Veroneau is a leadership consultant who founded Emery Leadership Group in 2008. With a Master’s in Organizational Leadership, he brings over 15 years of experience across various industries. Author of “The Leadership Bridge” and a TEDx speaker, Patrick champions leadership fueled by emotional intelligence and psychological safety. He developed the CABLES model, promoting self-awareness and humanistic behaviors, to steer away from traditional command-and-control approaches. His work includes facilitating workshops and coaching, aiming to enhance engagement and excellence in leadership through the principles outlined in his book.

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Wielding Social Media’s Power for Business Growth with Louise McDonnell

Social media is a wild west that many business owners eagerly charge into, guns blazing, hoping to strike viral gold. Yet most find themselves wandering aimlessly, bleeding money and time, while seeing little results. So how do you avoid becoming another casualty?

In this episode, social media expert Louise McDonnell shares her step-by-step system for leveraging social media to drive real results and growth for your business. Learn how to lay the groundwork, define your target audience, optimize your platforms, develop an effective content strategy across pillars like awareness, expert positioning, sales, and advocacy, incorporate paid ads, and continually evaluate performance.

Louise McDonnell, a renowned social media trainer and strategist, has been working in digital marketing since the 1990s. She is the founder of SellOnSocial.Media and has published a best-selling book, the Social Media Content Planner Guide.

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Closing the Sale in a Crowded Market: The Secret of Selling your “Because” with Gerry O’Brion

What does your company do that your competitors can’t or don’t do that proves your value to customers?

Marketing expert Gerry O’Brion joins host Menny Hoffman to discuss how small businesses can break through crowded markets using lessons from big brands. In this insightful interview, Gerry explains his “Because Framework” for developing compelling and differentiated messaging that attracts the right customers.

Gerry O’Brion speaks to companies and sales teams looking to drive revenue in crowded industries during times of great change. He teaches an influential yet straightforward framework that prompts customers to choose you over all other options. Gerry is renowned for revealing the “Power of BECAUSE” – the missing element that sparks sales and propels companies beyond the sea of sameness. After years as a marketing and strategy executive building iconic brands like Tide and Coors Light, he leveraged his C-suite experience with billion-dollar companies to create a proven system for influence. Gerry’s framework enables organizations of any size to achieve the gravitas and effectiveness of leading brands through targeted strategies.

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Avoiding the Burnout Zone with Dr. Ana Melikian

People talk about burnout all the time, but they rarely know what it actually means and how it differs from normal workplace stress. Fortunately, Ana Melikian, Ph.D. has studied burnout extensively, and is ready to tell you what it is, why it matters, how you can prevent it, and the ways to treat it once you have it. Listen to this fascinating episode of Let’s Talk Business as she and Meny go over the symptoms of burnout, specific methods you can use to avoid it, what the potential costs are if you ignore it, and much more. It’s not a typical episode… but it may radically change the way you run your business as well as your life.

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Communicating with Confidence & Increasing Your Value with Laurie-Ann Murabito

Communicating with Confidence & Increasing Your Value with Laurie-Ann Murabito

Are you ready to create a message that connects with the right people and builds your business, even if you’re a shy introvert? In this episode, our guest is Laurie-Ann Murabito. She was so shy that she couldn’t even look people in the eye. Almost accidentally, she became a public speaker and discovered that even an extreme introvert can overcome stage fright and communicate powerfully and effectively. She is a business mentor and speaking strategist who teaches clients to communicate with confidence, and leverage speaking opportunities to be positioned as the expert, attract high-end clients, and monetize their authority. Laurie-Ann is the best-selling author of Rethink Leadership and Rethink Your Leadership and host of the Be In Demand Podcast.

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