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Our First Short Trip!

June 13, 2014

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Watch and all will be explained…

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Entrepreneurs! Cycling! Victory!

June 6, 2014

mglauserMike Glauser is an entrepreneurship guru with years of experience, education and chutzpa. He teaches at Utah State and is heading up a tour across America to discover what works in start-up businesses. Check out their mission and their tour at http://www.mynewenterprise.com/ and kick up their Kickstarter campaign at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1140205981/my-new-enterprise-tour-2014

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Jeff Lin: More than a Rock Star

May 3, 20140 Comments

We love Harvey Danger, but we also love hearing about successful entrepreneurs. Jeff Lin was a successful rock star and now is Cofounder and President of Captricity, a software company that creates products that allow anyone to turn paper-based data into structured electronic data. This venture won “Best Technology” Launch 1.0 in March of 2012. Here is the rebroadcast of our talk, continued.

http://captricity.com/    http://www.harveydanger.com/

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Remember Harvey Danger?

April 25, 20140 Comments

We spoke with Jeff Lin, rocker and creator of Harvey Danger 16 months ago. We’ve brought his talk back again because his wisdom on creativity is awesome and we think he’s worth a second listen. Here is our rebroadcast of the first half of our talk. Enjoy.

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Humble Beginnings (The Preview)

April 12, 20140 Comments

We’ve been thinking about our beginnings as we move forward into 2014…where we’ve been, what we’re about and where we re going. This week’s installment is all about that – in preview form, because in all honesty, there are only so many hours in the week and we ran out. So please enjoy the very short preview and we’ll be back next week with the longer discussion on our past, present and future.

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Jay Forte’s Greatness Zone

April 4, 20140 Comments

Jay Forte is a Greatness Coach, author and speaker. He uses his speaking and writing to inspire others to discover their unique abilities (their greatness) then to find applications to bring that greatness into the world. He works with teens, young adults and others who are looking to discover their fit in life – to connect their “greatest joy with the world’s greatest needs.” His tools, blogs, coaching, programs and books can be found at www.TheGreatnessZone.com.

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Coffee+Creativity=Coffitivity!

March 22, 20140 Comments

“Enough noise to work.” Centered around an academic study that labeled constant ambient sound as a cornerstone for creating the perfect creative environment, Coffitivity is perfect background noise for creative people. Justin Kauszler and ACe Callwood created the company based on their favorite work environment and now have thousands of die-hard fans. This is the story behind the website, app and environment.  http://coffitivity.com/

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The Value of Kirk Bowman

March 8, 20140 Comments

Kirk Bowman is a software guy and an entrepreneur. His software company was clicking along and then he discovered value pricing. His service level and profits rose and his customers are happier. He then founded Art of Value to help others improve their businesses. What is value pricing? Kirk explains it all in this episode.

http://artofvalue.com/

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Insert Futuristic Sound Effect Here

March 2, 20140 Comments

Remi Lavictoire is an IT Professional with 10 years experience, but his first love was radio. He now hosts the Sci-Fi Movie Podcast with Ian Fults and Jonathan Colbon. The Sci-Fi Movie Podcast is a weekly podcast about the Sci-Fi Movies that we all love! Here’s the story of his creative life.

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Lead Like Frank Gustafson

February 22, 20140 Comments

We met Frank Gustafson at New Media Expo and fell in love with his podcast title: “Lead Like a Marine.” Then we found out that he took his military training and wrote a book, started a business and is training to be a coach and speaker. Wow! Frank agreed to come on our podcast to talk about what it’s like to be a creative Marine.

 

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Mike Mataluni is a Kick Ass Dad

February 8, 20140 Comments

Michael Mataluni lives in Orlando, Florida with his talented wife and three children.  They are child advocates and are passionate about bringing opportunity to kids in need. He launched his podcast, Kick Ass Dad in order to engage parents and create a community of like minded people. We met in Las Vegas and had a blast. We hope you enjoy his interview as much as we enjoyed his company!

 

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Dino Dogan in da house!

January 31, 20140 Comments

The Trailer Talks: Dino Dogan grew up in war-torn Bosnia. Upon a visit to the US, he stayed as a refugee and grew up to form an incredible internet company for good: triberr. His efforts to help content creators are admirable and his smile is infectious. He is a powerhouse and a positive force to be reckoned with. Enjoy!

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Mel Nelson loves coffee

January 24, 20140 Comments

Melanie Nelson and her husband, Andy own 5 Sparrows, a company dedicated to coffee. For the Nelsons, coffee is as much a way of life as an occupation. For eight years, they owned and operated a specialty espresso business on the beautiful west shore of Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana. They evolved into devoted baristas and found great pleasure in working with ther hearts, ther minds and ther hands as a means to connect with people.   It was out of this earnest dedication that 5 Sparrows was born.

http://www.5sparrowsbrand.com/

 

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Cooking the Web with Babette Pepaj

December 20, 20130 Comments

Babette Pepaj is a multimedia producer with more than a decade of experience creating trend-setting network television programming. Babette launched multi-Webby honored BakeSpace.com in 2006 as the Web’s first food social network. She then democratized cookbook publishing with CookbookCafe.com – the first DIY platform that lets anyone publish and sell a cookbook as an ebook and iPad app. She also created the traveling TECHmunch Food Blogger Conference. She shares her secrets to success with us here on the Trailer Talks!

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Dr. Jeff Hester, Hubble-Whisperer

December 14, 20130 Comments

Dr. Jeff Hester is an astrophysicist with a long and impressive scientific career. His textbooks and work on the Hubble Space Telescope is widely known. What many do not know is that he is an executive coach and advisor and speaks publicly to professionals from many different disciplines on the subject of thought and leadership. “Some of what you think that you know is fine, but some of it is not. Here’s the rub. You don’t know which is which!”

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Sustainability Leader Jay Friedlander

November 29, 20130 Comments

Jay Friedlander is the founder of the Sustainable Business Program and the inaugural Sharpe-McNally Chair of Green and Socially Responsible Business at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, Maine. College of the Atlantic has been cited by the Princeton Review, the Sustainable Endowment Institute, Fast Company, The New York Times and others as a leader in sustainability. We talk about his Peace Corps beginnings, business background and what he thinks are the most important skills for college students to learn.

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Entrepreneurial Expert James Spencer

November 23, 20130 Comments

James Spencer is an entrepreneurial expert and Director of the Rensselaer Technology Park and the Emerging Ventures Ecosystem – RPI’s Distributed Incubation Program in Troy, NY. They’re holding a great event December 5th for entrepreneurs and innovators around the world and you can get in on it. Check out http://rpihub.org/business-opportunities-to-success-summit-home/ for more information!

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Hail The Reigning Monarchs!

October 28, 20130 Comments

Michael Eisenstein and Greg Behrendt are the core of the Reigning Monarchs, a band that combines surf guitar, reverb, brass quadrophenia and punk. Their new album was released in the end of September and it is really great. Mike and Greg talk about their introductions to music, design and each other. Have a listen then check out their website: http://thereigningmonarchs.com/

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Justin Johnson is an Indie Machine!

October 18, 20130 Comments

The Trailer Talks interviews Justin Johnson, one half of The Indie Machines along with Erik Beck, a dynamic duo who produce amazing vigniettes for the YouTube audience and for YouTube creators. Check out their super-heroism and Justin’s story!

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Chef Ryan Parker on Food Craftsmanship

October 11, 20130 Comments

Chef Ryan Parker is a cook, educator and podcaster. He loves food, talking about food and talking to those dedicated to the craft of making good, honest products that are true to the culinary arts.

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Monica Wofford Knows Leadership

October 3, 20130 Comments

Monica Wofford is an entrepreneur, leader, trainer and CEO of Contagious Companies. Her leadership training has seen proven results at many US and internationally-based companies and she gets rave reviews for her speaking engagements. She is the author of four must-read books for managers: Contagious Leadership, Contagious Quotations, What Does Leadership Take? and Make Difficult People Disappear. Listen to her story here and check out her free training on iTunes: Monday Morning Moments with Monica. She was a delight to talk to!

http://www.contagiouscompanies.com/

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Todd Henry: Die Empty

September 27, 20130 Comments

Todd Henry, author of two books and podcaster on The Accidental Creative where he gives advice that helps creative people do their best work. He is the founder of Accidental Creative, a company that helps people and teams generate brilliant ideas.  He regularly speaks and consults with companies, both large and small, about how to develop practices and systems that lead to everyday brilliance. Here, he talks about his journey and gives us a glimpse into his new book, Die Empty.

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Puente Mexico

September 13, 20130 Comments

Kate Seely and Katherine Lorenz co-founded Puente to help combat poverty and hunger in Oaxaca, Mexico. Ten years into their partnership, they have seen beautiful success and have gained a staff of ten and a partnership with the Ford Foundation. Listen and learn about their keys to success.

 

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Michael Grandinetti is Magic!

September 7, 20130 Comments

Magician Michael Grandinetti takes the stage on the Trailer Talks via Skype, talking about his first performance at 5 years old through all the details of what it takes to be an illusionist.

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Outtakes!

August 31, 20130 Comments

Sometimes we get to reminiscing and go through all of the old footage. This time we realized that we deleted the last outtakes reel, so we decided to make another one. Here it is, kids. Be warned: this episode contains adult language.

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Steve Olsher Talks About Reinvention

August 9, 20130 Comments

Steve Olsher is America’s Reinvention Expert and has taught thousands how to NICHETIZE!™ (nitch a tize) by identifying and monetizing their WHAT — that is, the ONE thing they were born to do. This is his story of how he got to where he is, author of three acclaimed books, master of Internet Prophets and really nice guy.

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Brian Hepp’s Salt Company

August 3, 20130 Comments

Brian Hepp started in medical sales, but he always knew he would be his own boss. Here he tells the story of his transition, his beginnings and why he chose to sell salt. (Also, get some of his truffle salt from his website, heppssalt.com or Sur la Table. It’s so amazing on eggs, you’ll think you’re in heaven.)

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Geoff Talbot in Seven Sentences

July 26, 20130 Comments

Geoff Talbot writes Seven Sentences and consults companies on their digital media strategies. His life has taken him from New Zealand to the UK to Los Angles and has landed him in Portland, Oregon. Check out what he has to say about his journey from veterinary surgeon to filmmaker to digital media consultant.

http://sevensentences.com/

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Richard Laver and Kate Farms

July 20, 20130 Comments

Richard Laver, tennis pro tuned entrepreneur started his company, Kate Farms in a blender in his kitchen to help his young daughter. Add a few years, some struggle, and a few more products and you get a winning formula that also includes love, family and a thriving little girl. Richard has big plans to help people and has great advice for anyone starting a business.

http://www.katefarms.com

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The Continued Conversation with Matt Kelly

June 28, 2013

Matt Kelly is a social media and digital marketer and author with a Bachelor of Business from Griffith University. He recently wrote The Entrepreneur’s Guide To Outsourcing With Confidence, a simple guide which covers the best practice strategies that aspiring entrepreneurs can apply immediately. He and Dave Thompson host the Living Outrageously podcast (the LOP) and he has a YouTube show called “The Entrepreneur’s Guide To.” He is currently playing with the Monkey Inferno group in San Francisco, California and is still Living Outrageously.

http://www.mattkelly.com.au/    http://www.livingoutrageously.com/

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Matt Kelly: Still Living Outrageously!

June 21, 20130 Comments

We had Matt Kelly and Dave Thompson of the Living Outrageously podcast in the Trailer via Skype last year. This week, we have Matt Kelly here in person, talking about what’s new in his creative life, from moving to San Francisco to playing in the US tech sector. Outrageous fun!

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From Poker to Flowers…David Daneshgar

June 7, 20130 Comments

David Daneshgar  of BloomNation.com met us in one of his florists’ locations: My Beverly Hills Florist. The smell and beauty there was amazing and the explanation of how someone goes from World Poker Champ to Floral Entrepreneur was equally as stunning. Here’s David’s story…

 

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Andy Sacher: Designer, Activist

May 17, 20130 Comments

Andy Sacher is a force to be reckoned with. An LGBTQ activist, not-for-profit founder and creative designer, Andy has been creating meaningful experiences for people for over 20 years. His most recent project, The Lavender Effect, truly comes from the heart.

Click here to visit The Lavender Effect.

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Entrepreneur Ben Keene

April 12, 20130 Comments

Ben Keene founded Tribewanted, a very unique, member-driven, ecotourism group that creates sustainable communities throughout the world. He tells the story of the business this week. He’ll be back next week to talk about his personal journey.

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