Shedding Your Sales Shark


Shedding Your Sales Shark: Lessons from a Recovering Shark for Social Media and Life

Meet Shelley Roth, author of this valuable, resource book available November 28, 2012 on

Blogtalkradio at 2:00 PM MST or  Call into 347-994-1903

Listen to the show for all the FUN bonus gifts at the launch party the day of the show! 


Shelley Roth, M.Ed., is an entrepreneur and social media trainer, speaker, consultant and author. As founder

and president of her company, Springboard, she is dedicated to helping people, organizations and teams get

real, know their purpose and bring who they really are to their business – all with the aim of improving results

via social media. Springboard’s methodologies and services are based on over 25 years of successful

business development, sales and educational leadership of individuals, early-stage companies, small

businesses and Fortune 500 corporations.

Professional sales people from the last  few decades could be having serious issues with the right

techniques to communicate with today's consumer!  

If you are not performing at your peak in today's market this show is for you! 

Shelley is  a recovering  sales shark and shares some ideas from the book.

  "Social media has completely shifted the

   sales and marketing landscape and how

   business gets done.

   Corporate environments often thrive on an

  intense “eat-what-you-kill” approach.

  The inclusive community-driven nature

  of social media is sending traditional sales

  sharks, and their  shark tanks, the way of the dinosaur.

  This book is designed for those looking for effective ways to

  engage with their clients and community via social media

  networks. Shelley Roth, a recovering sales shark turned

  social media consultant, shares her discovery of how social

  media’s demand to be transparent opens doors to creating

  new abundance in business and in life."




From concepts in the book we will be discussing:

            Getting out of your own way

            Why being flawsome is awesome

            Evolution from Competition to Cooperation

            Engagement Marketing: The New "Non-Sales" technique

            Digital Body Language

            Adding value to your community


  We close with sharing how the social media revolution has sent the sales shark

 up the river  & how to use top social media tools to set you & your  business  free. 


Set a reminder at the show link for November 28, 2012 2:00 PM MST   Call into 347-994-1903 and join the launch party for Shelley Roth's second book: 

"Shedding Your Shark Sales."  Lessons from a recovering Shark for Social Media and Life.  

Listen to the show for all the fun giveaways at the launch party the day of the show. 

Some of the fun bonus gifts will be Free books and entry to a drawing for a critique of a facebook page or linkedin page ($125.00) value.                   Everyone that buys a book on the launch day will receive a seat to Shelley's Marketing Webinar to be held December 3, 2012 in Houston, TX  a $35.00 value. 

Connect with Shelley Roth all over cyberspace!








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Peace Day and You!

Friday September 21, 2012 is International Peace Day. 

Have you seen the light? 

How do you fit in with peace?

Can you make a difference?

What can you do? 

We have two fun and easy ideas that you can do by Posting Photos for Peace on a facebook event and a Google+ event

Google+ friends sponsoring this event +miriam dunn  Canada   +Carra Riley   Arizona +Gene Mundt  Chicagoland Illinois +Tric Weyerbacher Ortiz  Florida  +Ronnie Bincer  Colorado   +Shira Gal   Israel  +Sadie-Michaela Harris  France +Luis Galarza  California  +Margaret Tompkins   Kansas City, Missouri  +Charles Lupica  Switzerland  +Robin Griggs Wood  from midwest USA and +Donna St. Pierre  from Rhode Island USA

Watch LIVE streaming in London with the Peace One Day organization that was instrumental in starting the International Peace Day in 2001 and a world class concert with Elton John, James Morrison and 2cello.

Join us by going to the event through the link, say yes, to going to the event, then upload a photo that represents peace to you.  Be part of the history making #peacecircle connecting people from around the world through photos! 

What did these men think about in their man cave? 

  1. Gandhi
  2. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  3. Martin Mandela
  4. Jesus
  5. Albert Einstein

A funny friend on google+ said "well if it was lunch time they would be thinking about what they wanted to eat!"  That is so true.. except Gandhi at certain times in his life… but thinking seriously about these men living their dreams, they were most likely all directed in everything they did to reach the end goal involving peace with purpose. 

Kit Cummings, author and international speaker will be sharing his most recent passion   "The Power of Peace Project."  and  his thoughts on the 5 men of Power who changed our world.   Meet Kit on our blogtalkradio show, International Peace Day morning at 9:00 a.m. PDT  Listen on line or call in to (347) 994-1903 to join our peace talks!   He will be sharing his recent visit to South Africa and the peace movement going on there. 

Kit Cummings is working with death row inmates and reaching out to "at risk kids" through the prison door to keep the dream going and promote peace from within.  He is doing amazing work for peace in areas most of us would feel like fish out of water. 

Would you agree to practice the Seven Point Peace Pledge to help facilitate world peace?  Find out what happened at Georgia's highest security prison with this pledge. 


“40 Days of Peace” began on the 25th anniversary of MLK Day and would continue for the following forty days. These twelve men chronicled their success, struggles and failures; bold men, some of whom are former gang members serving life sentences. What happened next is that they unknowingly started a Peace Movement that would continue to spread to many other state prisons. The “Seven Peace Doctrines” that they committed to and the transformation that followed is the subject of Kit Cummings’ new work and next book. Dr. King’s Dream lives on, and light shines brightest in the darkness…"

Celebrate International Peace Day with inspiration shared by Kit Cummings on Blogtlakradio 9:00 a.m. PDT Friday, September 21, 2012  Listen on line or call into (347) 994-1903 and speak your peace! 

Peace Day and you.. small contributions can make a difference. 

Give Peace a chance! 

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Buying Or Selling A Home?

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, how can you be sure it is physically fit?  How do you connect all the dots to get to the closing? 

"Inspect What You Expect" is the only way to be comfortable with a decision to buy or not to buy!

International speaker, Zig Ziglar used this comment at a motivational seminar I attended over 29 years ago and I still apply it to many aspects of life. He was talking about children and how parents must inspect where the children are when they say they are going somewhere just to keep them accountable. So if you expect your kids to be somewhere check it out and make sure it is the way they said it was going to be.

Taking the concept "Inspect what you expect" and apply it to the biggest investment most people make in life with either buying or selling a home for protection.

As a real estate consultant, there are two simple rules for buyers and sellers to remember when involved in a real estate transaction:

  1. Buyers: ALWAYS obtain an inspection before completing the purchase of a home.
  2. Sellers: Prepare for your sale by taking the "offensive approach" and repairing things in advance that might come up on a buyers inspection.

Please join us on Cosmic Cow Pie blogtalkradio  Thursday, May 3, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT to meet and discuss inspections with Aubrey Kahn. You can call into the show at 347-994-1902 or join us online and ask questions in the chat room. Set a reminder here or listen to the archives anytime after the show.




Meet Aubrey Kahn with Firm Foundation Home Inspections Inc.:

  • Born and raised in South Africa.
  • Spent 17 years in hotel, catering and restaurant management.
  • Owned insurance brokerage for 9 years.
  • Worked for a roofing company for 5 years
  • Owner of Central Florida's premier home inspection company, Firm Foundation Home Inspections where we don't just inspect we ensure your peace of mind.
  • Board Member of Florida Home and Insurance Inspectors Chapter of InterNACHI
  • Co-Founder and Chairman of InterNACHI Nickels (Home Inspector Charity)
  • Member of InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)
  • Member of ESA (Environmental Solutions Association)
  • Member of IAC2 (International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants)
  • Member of Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Member of Orlando Predators Arena Football Team Business Club.

Firm Foundation Home Inspections Inc. is a family owned and operated business. Firm Foundation is based in Kissimmee, and this allows them to cover the whole of the Central Florida with relative ease.

Firm Foundation Home Inspections will provide you with valuable knowledge about a home's major components and systems by conducting a thorough visual examination and assessment to detect defects and deficiencies so you can make a more informed decision.

Home Inspections are intended to inform a client of the condition of the home at the time of the inspection. Firm Foundation prides itself on its personal service, attention to detail and its flexible work schedule. Firm Foundation provides home inspections for buyers and sellers, home maintenance inspections for homeowners ,

4 point inspections for insurance and mortgage companies.

Comprehensive home inspections include: visual evaluation of nearly 400 different items that effect the safety, condition and value of a home.

Exterior evaluation includes: Roof, Chimney, Flashing, Valleys Siding, Trim, Windows, Storm windows Landscaping, Grading, Drainage Gutters, Downspouts Driveways, Patios, Decks, Porches HVAC systems.

Interior evaluation includes: HVAC Systems Plumbing Systems Electrical Systems Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Windows Structure Attic, Ventilate

Aubrey Kahn offers 3 VALUABLE benefits as a member of InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) that all buyers, sellers and agents should know about!

  1. Indemnify agent by registering and if there is ever a law suit where there is a loss the agent is insured up to $10,000.
  2. Honesty Bond to protect the seller from any loss at the inspection.
  3. 100% Warranty on inspected items for the buyer.

Please join us and learn all about the important benefits of working with an inspector who is a member of InterNACHI the largest inspection association in the world and how it can help the seller, buyer and real estate agent. 

             Connect with Aubrey Kahn:

             Firm Foundation Home Inspections Inc

              2200 Sylvan Ct, Kissimmee, Fl. 34746






             321-624-0254   fax  206-339-2909

Hope to see you Thursday May, 3, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT in the Cosmic Cow Pie blogtalkradio chat room or call in 347-994-1902 to meet Aubrey Kahn with Firm Foundation Home Inspection Inc. where you will learn how to Inspect What You Expect!

It does not matter what state you are in or even what country you are purchasing real estate, the principles are the same with inspections.  An inspection is a must to make sure you know the inside and outside condition of the home. 

Buying or selling a home?  Inspect what you Expect! 

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QR Codes: Are You On The Ship? Part 2 of 3

Part 2 of 3 in a series. QR Codes: Are You On The Ship? 

Part 1 of 3 in a series.

                                                         Clikbrix qr code

First you may be thinking, I have seen those QR Codes and second, why should I care?

QR stands for Quick Response. With the advent of Smartphones there is an exciting phenomena spreading across the world where hyperlinks QR (Quick Response) codes are being used on billboards, business cards, flyer's, t-shirts, store fronts, magazines, merchandise signs in stores and more to give the consumer immediate information about a product or service. 

A consumer points their mobile phone at an eye-catching code and they are automatically taken to a mobile web page with phone numbers, contact details or important messages about the product or service.

If you have a Smartphone and don't have the application you can get it right now at  There are many apps you can download but this one is working well for many people.  You can also find it for free in the iPhone app store.  Go to the site on your phone and it will take you to the download for the app…it's that simple to install a QR Code Reader.  Then you just open the app, point it at a code and it takes you immediately to the website or the information.

Social media and technology is changing every single day.  Creating more chaos and Cosmic Cow Pies  in our thinking more than ever before.  Deciphering what will help in our real estate marketing mix and what won't is going to determine our success or failure as the world turns.  Cosmic Shift Happens and what we do to meet the consumer where they are is the ONLY way to navigate the change. 
It does not matter what you think or how you are communicating, what matters is how the consumer is behaving and how they are gathering information to make a home purchase or sale.  The real estate professional needs to be on the same playing field with information to connect the home buying and selling dots. 
I spent a couple hours on the phone with Erik Goldhar, CEO and founding partner of and want to invite you to aErik Goldharblogtalkradio show that will be like "Carra's Cliff Notes on QR Codes." 
Clixbrix is a turnkey Mobile Website and QR Code solution for real estate agents and brokerages. Erik will walk us through the state of the mobile web and the importance for all real estate professionals to make sure they have a website built specifically for mobile devices such as Androids, and iPhones.  Erik will discuss the massive growth of mobile web users and how YOU can make an immediate and engaging connection to your own mobile consumer through the use of tools such as QR Code technology and the best practices that will help you execute your campaigns properly. 








Erik will use this opportunity to give each of us a sneak preview of the launch of Clikbrix 2.0! 

There may even be a special bonus for those that tune into the broadcast!

Knowing statistics on buyer behavior is only part of the valuable information we will be discussing with Erik Goldhar on Tuesday October 18, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. PT on blogtalkradio.  Set a reminder and call into 347-994-1903 or join is in the chat room.  The show will be archived and you can listen later however, the special bonus offer will only be available to live listeners!  

Review of the topics we will be discussing:

  • Maybe you have a QR code and it is not performing for you… 
  • How to set up your phone to read a QR code (described above)
  • What phones can scan a QR code
  • How to set up a site to give information on a specific house
  • Can they be purchased individually
  • Where do you place a QR code
  • What is the best size of a QR code
  • How do you buy stickers with QR codes for signs
  • Is there such a thing as a generic QR code that goes to a website and different homes can be accessed
  • Do you need a QR code for each house
  • What type of notification or reports will and agent or broker receive when someone has scanned the QR code
  • What is the etiquette to contact someone who has scanned your code?  Do you get a phone number?
  • What are the top 3 things any agent should have in reference to QR codes.. how much is it going to cost.

Install the app from and see if you can scan these codes.  Just hold your phone up to the box and the phone will scan it automatically and take you to the site. 

Re/Max code

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Now taking this QR further.. check out what I found at Michael's! The QR code goes to coupons you will see that you can have a 40% off any regular price item because you are a mobi user. The clerk scans the UPC code on the phone and you are totally green saving 40% at point of sale.

The consumer is already here and the big companies are training people to look for the mobi bonus offerings.

You need to be on this boat! 

Michaels sign




Chili's has affiliated with Heinz Ketchup in going green using plantbottle packaging.  The Bottle itself is educating the consumer about reducing, recycling and reusing materials.  21st century marketing is alive and well on the back of the bottle with a QR code sweepstakes event.  My husband is showing how to scan the code on your smart phone and then when you get to the website there was an opportunity to enter a contest for a trip from the Ketchup bottle.  Think about this and the possibilities as people sit waiting for their meals and now scanning the backs of products on the table to entertain themselves while waiting.  Chili's also has a foursquare check-in bonus of free chips and salsa when you check in so they are setting the bar with the latest in social media and technology to reach the consumer, you can too!

Scanning the Ketchup

back of ketchup bottle













The Social Media ship is sailing and getting a front row seat with a view from the balcony is not hard.  Just takes a little bit of time to connect all the dots and create a plan and have a resource to learn from on a daily basis. If it seems like you are ready to drown with information overload…… get some help

Join Erik Goldhar on Tuesday October 18, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. PT on Cosmic Cow Pie blogtalkradio.  Set a reminder and call into 347-994-1903 or join is in the chat room.   Remember, there will be a real estate QR code special bonus offer will ONLY available to live listeners!  

Connect with Erik Goldharand ClikBrix


twitter @erikg1


Get on the Ship of Success….Connect the QR Code Dots and sail away!

Girlfriends…A Little Something For The Soul

What do you think girlfriends……Do You Need To Reboot Your Brain?

When is the last time you really had:  

  • Mad FUN                                                                                                                                                 
  • Got crazy
  • Had a little fantasy
  • Learned
  • Laughed
  • Cried                                                         

with your girlfriends?

Are you ready to go boldly into WHAT’S NEXT?

You may be a little tired, or discouraged or unsure or just not certain about  who you are and what you really want.

The economy may have you scared and feeling less than on top of your game….

For sure…. you know you could use some time without distractions… Some time to relax, reboot and re-connect with what’s important to you….not just what the world seems to expect from you.

Do you want to connect with your source and come away with something for the soul?

How about…a.. just us girls weekend?

It's easy to understand that "SHIFT Happens."  Do you remember "As The World Turns?"  It seems like our world is spinning and it might be a good idea to get off the hamster wheel and talk with people who are working through all the change with balance and joy! Once you have a new view, at a higher altitude you can help others and everyone rises to a new level.

supportive circle of women to giggle  (or cry) with.

In a simple, cool setting with all your needs met for 3 days at the gateway to the Grand Canyon?

Would this work?

Totally cool!!!! Because that’s what we have in mind

IF the ideas above are ringing any bells then "Girlfriends Reinvention Weekend to Reboot Your Brain Camp" is FOR YOU!

Embracing “Cosmic Shift Happens ™”  in all aspects of life, is part of the vision of the weekend!! 

Master Certified Coach, Joeann Fossland and I have partnered to create a way for YOU to experience a fun 3-day break from all the BUSYNESS…… Think about how taking a step back to reboot might help with forward progress.

                          Girlfriend Circle


What: A 3 day girlfriend-only "Reboot your Brain" Camp Weekend
(think… slumber party, relax, giggle, reframe and rejuvenate)

When: Friday through Sunday, August 19-21st

Where: Williams AZ (where it is cool in the mountains in summer)

What's Included: 3 Days to Connect with other Amazing Women, Time to relax and reflect, Time to Play, Structured mini-seminars to Learn & Grow, Meals & Snacks from Friday night through Sunday morning, Camp Lodging Friday & Saturday and much more!!!!

What Will We Be Doing? Here's the tentative schedule.

How Much? Early Bird Registration $322 OR sign up with a girlfriend — not just for real estate people, bring your best friend or anyone needed a reboot! — for $297 (you each save $25) OR Enter to WIN one of TWO FREE Registrations! (after July 30, the cost will be $399.)

So… perhaps it all sounds goods and you know you want to come…

Cool! Sign up now (and we'll refund your money if you win the contest!)

OR… perhaps it all sounds good BUT…

  • You are doing something else that weekend… oh my, I haven't the power to enable you to be in 2 places at once… we'll miss you!
  • It's too far away… consider going to see the Grand Canyon or Sedona and taking a few extra days to really have a vacation (you deserve it, you know!)
  • It's too much money… Enter the contest :>)
  • It's too much money or any other reason other than you just aren't interested… That may be EXACTLY the reason to take a leap of faith and come, because it IS about Rebooting and getting unstuck or at least a new, lighter'll walk away with a new excitement and empowerment to make the 2nd half of the year extraordinary!

There is a very cool contest to enter and 2 lucky ladies are going to have a place at this event for free.  Check out the rules… it's easy.. write 250 words about what you have to share and how coming will make a difference for you… then tweet, post, e-mail or video to share with the world.  Extra points are given for social media love so blog away and have some fun with this. 

We're also randomly giving away registration prizes  where you have a 1 in 6 chance of selecting one of the gifts if your registration number is one of the lucky choices! The prizes will be presented at the opening event.

Reboot camp really is a camp and a place where you will be able to connect with yourself… have some fun in Williams and even talk to the animals!                                                                The slide show should give you a great idea of where  you will be spending your reinvention weekend. 


Bear cubs at Bearizona

We will be talking to the animals at Bearizona, going to a gunfight on the street in Williams, AZ and cruising Rt. 66 to experience all the nostalgia of this historic area.

This really is a Reboot CAMP so bring your sleeping bag, cowboy boots and an open mind.

We are going to learn, laugh and be inspired to a new way of thinking!

You know what they say about all work and no play!

Please join us for a little something for the soul and leave our event with a new altitude of thought! 


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