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Q & A with Forbes Riley – on Business, Health, Fitness & Life

2017-11-10T21:38:52+00:00 Tuesday, September 26, 2017|

Q & A with Forbes Riley written Andy Charalambous Profession: TV Host, CEO SpinGym, author, speaker, actress Honors & Awards: National Fitness Hall of Fame 2010, Moxie Award Winner “Best Female Presenter of the Year (2x), “Best Home Home Shopping Presenter”, TeleAward Winner, Miss Teenage NY/America Certifications: Personal Fitness Trainer IFTA, AFFA; Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Hypnotist, Certified NLP Master, Brown Belt Tae Kwon Do ·········· What are you known for professionally? As the 2010 National Fitness Hall of Fame inductee I am most known for being a leading authority in the health, fitness and wellness industry. I am most known for selling more than $2 Billion dollars worth of health & fitness products on TV via infomercials and Live Home Shopping (HSN & QVC). I am most recognized from hosting the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer that aired for 8 years in 80 countries and the Montel Williams HealthMaster Blender for the past 6 years. I am also known for creating the fitness sensation SpinGym – the most unique, innovative and portable fitness product. When I launched it on the Discovery TV series PitchMen I was told it would never work and I was wasting my time – we have [...]

Forbes Riley: The Sales Pitch Business Podcast

2017-08-12T15:49:01+00:00 Thursday, March 9, 2017|

Forbes Riley: The Sales Pitch Business Podcast is the subject of our podcast today and its INFORMATIVE and chock full of USEFULL BUSINESS tips -- Listen, Learn and Let's make $$$$   Forbes Riley: What it Takes to Generate Over $2 Billion in Sales – Episode 52  APRIL 8, 2016 MORE EPISODES  Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 36:31 — 33.5MB) Subscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Over $2 billion in sales. Yes, you read that correctly. Today’s guest, Forbes Riley is an amazing woman and one of the most successful infomercial and product saleswomen on the planet. But ironically, she doesn’t like to think of herself as doing “sales.” Instead, she prefers the word “pitching.” It’s an interesting distinction and she and Anthony get into the differences and similarities on this episode. But that’s just the beginning. You’re going to hear Forbes talk about confidence, mindset, what it takes to be successful in sales, and why people with incredible products often fail when it comes to product sales. There’s lots more, so be sure you make the time to listen. Forbes Riley, actress and QVC sales pro on this episode of In The ArenaCLICK TO TWEET From a “typical” childhood to incredible sales success. Forbes Riley grew up in Brooklyn, [...]

Huffington Post

2017-08-12T15:49:03+00:00 Friday, November 18, 2016|

Forbes Riley, Former Actress Finds A New Role And Spins It Into Millions   May 30, 2013 FORBES RILEY One of the reasons I started my website is that I wanted a place for women to come together and dream. We women need to know that we don’t have to hang on to an old dream that has stopped nurturing us — that there is always time to start a new dream. This week’s story is about a woman who hoped to become a famous actress — and sold health and fitness products for others as a side job. But when her acting career wasn’t getting her the gigs she wanted, she knew it was time to embrace the job she’d been doing all along. Now, the infomercial maven has launched her own product line, and she’s become the star of her fitness empire. -– MarloThomas.com By Lori Weiss Forbes Riley is the billion-dollar woman. Actually, she’s brought in $2 billion, if you add up all the products she’s sold on TV. But that money isn’t in her bank account. With 119 infomercials on her resume, she’s sold enough health and fitness products to win a place in the Fitness Hall of Fame [...]

SUCCESS in BUSINESS

2017-08-12T15:49:03+00:00 Tuesday, November 1, 2016|

Success in Business 5 amazing clues - because success leave clues yes?! 1. Take a simplistic approach Listing down your tasks doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You don’t need a lot of planning software and apps just to get your work done. In fact, it can be as simple as using a pen and paper. When creating your list, it will be helpful if you can break it down into specific activities. If you’re scheduled to clean your room on a Sunday, you can create sub-tasks, such as making your bed, taking out the curtains and vacuuming the carpet. 2. Get organized If you are the type of person who likes keeping hard copies of your bills, there’s a good chance you can be keeping piles of paper on your work desk or home, too. To make sure these things don’t block your productivity, it’s a good idea to store them in dedicated folder racks and holders. You can create labels for them so you’ll know right away which ones should be prioritized and which needs to be thrown away. Instead of taking a 5-minute break each time you’re starting to feel bored with your tasks, promise yourself уou’ll get a reward after the day’s goal is done. It can [...]

Power of Video Marketing

2017-08-12T15:49:03+00:00 Friday, October 21, 2016|Tags: , |

THE POWER OF VIDEO MARKETING As someone who has worked in infomercials, live home shopping and commercials for more than 30 years - I know first hand that ideo marketing is the leading way for marketers to influence and engage their target audience. Now, with the explosion the internet its a vital piece of your marketing puzzle.  In fact, studies have show that it could make or break the success of your brand. Marketers who use video are more likely to influence their audience in search, on social media, and on their website. Important information! 1.Before reading any text, 60% of site visitors will watch a video if available. 2.One minute of video is worth 1.8 million words. 3.56% of consumers believe if a company has a website, it should have video content. 4.The Average user spends 16 minutes and 49 seconds a month watching online video ads. 5.80% of consumers say a video showing how a product or service works is important when learning about the company. 6.Youtube has become the 2nd largest search engine – bigger than Bing, Yahoo, and AOL combined. 7.Video search results have a 41% higher click-through than plain text results. 8.50% of marketers consider customer testimonials, explainer tutorial [...]

10 Networking Tips

2016-12-31T01:36:27+00:00 Friday, October 21, 2016|

10 Tips for Successful Networking Networking and Follow-Thru is the true key to relationship building and ultimate success in business. Networking is about being genuine and authentic, building trust and relationships, and seeing how you can help others. When in comes to Networking Groups - Ask yourself what your goals are in participating in networking meetings so that you will pick groups that will help you get what you are looking for. Some meetings are based more on learning, making contacts, and/or volunteering rather than on strictly making business connections. Rule # 1 - Visit as many groups as possible that spark your interest. Notice the tone and attitude of the group. Do the people sound supportive of one another? Does the leadership appear competent? Many groups will allow you to visit two times before joining. Hold volunteer positions in organizations. This is a great way to stay visible and give back to groups that have helped you. Ask open-ended questions in networking conversations. This means questions that ask who, what, where, when, and how as opposed to those that can be answered with a simple yes or no. This form of questioning opens up the discussion and shows listeners [...]

Power of Video Marketing

2017-08-12T15:49:05+00:00 Saturday, September 10, 2016|

THE POWER OF VIDEO MARKETING As someone who has worked in infomercials, live home shopping and commercials for more than 30 years - I know first hand that ideo marketing is the leading way for marketers to influence and engage their target audience. Now, with the explosion the internet its a vital piece of your marketing puzzle.  In fact, studies have show that it could make or break the success of your brand. Marketers who use video are more likely to influence their audience in search, on social media, and on their website. Important information! 1.Before reading any text, 60% of site visitors will watch a video if available. 2.One minute of video is worth 1.8 million words. 3.56% of consumers believe if a company has a website, it should have video content. 4.The Average user spends 16 minutes and 49 seconds a month watching online video ads. 5.80% of consumers say a video showing how a product or service works is important when learning about the company. 6.Youtube has become the 2nd largest search engine – bigger than Bing, Yahoo, and AOL combined. 7.Video search results have a 41% higher click-through than plain text results. 8.50% of marketers consider customer testimonials, explainer tutorial [...]

Who is CEO Forbes Riley

2017-08-12T15:49:05+00:00 Monday, September 5, 2016|

Forbes Riley Shares her Thoughts and Offer Advice on Business, Health, Fitness and Life                                         written Andy Charalambous Full Name: Forbes Riley Profession:  TV Host, CEO SpinGym, author, speaker, actress Honors & Awards: National Fitness Hall of Fame 2010, Moxie Award Winner “Best Female Presenter of the Year (2x), “Best Home Home Shopping Presenter”, TeleAward Winner, Miss Teenage NY/America Certifications: Personal Fitness Trainer IFTA, AFFA; Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Hypnotist, Certified NLP Master, Brown Belt Tae Kwon Do ·········· General Questions  What are you known for professionally?  As the 2010 National Fitness Hall of Fame inductee I am most known for being a leading authority in the health, fitness and wellness industry. I am most known for selling more than $2 Billion dollars worth of health & fitness products on TV via infomercials and Live Home Shopping (HSN & QVC). I am most recognized from hosting the Jack LaLanne Power Juicer that aired for 8 years in 80 countries and the Montel Williams HealthMaster Blender for the past 6 years. I am also known for creating the fitness sensation SpinGym – the most unique, innovative and [...]

Power of the Handshake

2017-08-12T15:49:07+00:00 Sunday, August 21, 2016|

What your handshake says about you! As a golden rule, though, a good handshake—one that won’t strike us as being too weird, anyway, or leave us ruminating on it a decade later—is like Goldilocks’s favorite bed: not too soft, not too hard, but just right. Yet, although we may strive to make changes to our signature style, it may be that we’ve little control over the type of handshake that comes most easily to us.   https://www.facebook.com/100k-Handshake-Keys-to-Entrepreneurial-Success-653622938142436/?fref=ts

10 Networking Tips

2016-10-21T17:00:27+00:00 Sunday, August 21, 2016|

10 Tips for Successful Networking Networking and Follow-Thru is the true key to relationship building and ultimate success in business. Networking is about being genuine and authentic, building trust and relationships, and seeing how you can help others. When in comes to Networking Groups - Ask yourself what your goals are in participating in networking meetings so that you will pick groups that will help you get what you are looking for. Some meetings are based more on learning, making contacts, and/or volunteering rather than on strictly making business connections. Rule # 1 - Visit as many groups as possible that spark your interest. Notice the tone and attitude of the group. Do the people sound supportive of one another? Does the leadership appear competent? Many groups will allow you to visit two times before joining. Hold volunteer positions in organizations. This is a great way to stay visible and give back to groups that have helped you. Ask open-ended questions in networking conversations. This means questions that ask who, what, where, when, and how as opposed to those that can be answered with a simple yes or no. This form of questioning opens up the discussion and shows listeners [...]

Success Masterminds

2017-08-12T15:49:09+00:00 Thursday, June 16, 2016|

mas·ter·mind ˈmastərˌmīnd/ noun a person with an outstanding intellect. "an eminent musical mastermind" synonyms: genius, mind, intellect, author, architect, organizer, originator, prime mover, initiator, inventor verb plan and direct (an ingenious and complex scheme or enterprise). "he was accused of masterminding a gold-smuggling racket" synonyms: plan, control, direct, be in charge of, run, conduct, organize, arrange, preside over, orchestrate, stage-manage, engineer, manage, coordinate; 7 Reasons To Join A Mastermind Group Napoleon Hill created the concept of a Mastermind 75 years ago with his best selling book, Think and Grow Rich. Simply a mastermind group is designed to help individuals navigate through challenges using the collective intelligence of others. How does a mastermind work? A group of smart people meet weekly, monthly, daily even if it makes sense, to tackle challenges and problems together. They lean on each other, give advice, share connections and do business with each other when appropriate. It’s very much peer-to-peer mentoring and if you are lucky enough to get invited to one, you will most likely see a marked change in yourself and your business. Here are 5 reasons why a mastermind can work for you! You’ll be part of an exclusive community. Joining a mastermind typically involves you being invited by the members or going through an application process. The other members need you just as much as you need [...]

Forbes Riley: Businesswoman on Fire

2017-08-12T15:51:49+00:00 Monday, February 8, 2016|

BUSINESSWOMAN ON FIRE INTERVIEW WITH FORBES RILEY Forbes Riley 1. Why did you choose to enter your present field? I wish I could say that I was always interested in helping others achieve their dreams, but that’s just not true. For the first 20 years of my career, it was all about me: being an actress, TV host and someone who people admired. Admittedly, I was very self-centered. Gradually, this began to change. I began to experience and overcome tragedies, which lead me to my current field. I began using the lessons that took me decades to acquire to help inspire others and get them fit, healthy and happy and realize that change can happen in an instant. This was a path that chose me. I began my career as an actress/TV host who earned a nice level of success, acting on several TV series like Fox’s “24”, “As the World Turns”, ABC’s “The Practice” and even the lead in Fox TV’s “Fashion House.” I also hosted ESPN’s X-Games, my own national talk show on TLC called “Essentials”, shows for Disney, Discovery, HGTV,ABC-Family and even a dog game show called “Zig & Zag” on Animal Planet. Even with all of [...]

Warren Buffet

2017-08-12T15:51:49+00:00 Tuesday, January 5, 2016|

I did not write this blog but it needs to be shared... Warren Buffett Says to Invest as Much as You Can in This Warren Buffett is considered to be one of the greatest investors that has ever lived and is consistently ranked among the wealthiest people in the world with a net-worth north of $72 billion. He is well known for his commitment to value investing, and when he gives recommendations, people listen. The other day I came across a quote from him where he was advising people to invest as much as possible in something that everyone has access to, something , he says, in which we can never invest too much. What is this amazing asset he's so bullish on? It's you. You will never get a better return on life than when you truly invest in yourself. Here are some ways to help you make the most of your investment. Stay healthy on all three planes: mind, body, spirit. It all starts here. You need to be firing on all cylinders, or else you won't be able to get the most of out your life. This doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming. Just be mindful about improving [...]

FORBES LIVING TV

2017-08-12T15:51:50+00:00 Thursday, October 29, 2015|

This show is a Dream come true.  Shot in my television studio in St Petersburg, it was created to give small business and entrepreneurs a shot at being successful.  Our clients get my private PITCH coaching and we have created true successes for SO many business! Forbes Living TV was created with the knowledge that every unique product deserves an audience. Hosted by TV celebrity Forbes Riley, this groundbreaking talk show combines the most highly recognized product spokeswoman with new and innovative products designed to engage viewers in a fun, informative and entertaining fashion. Brands are always looking for new ways to engage viewers and Forbes Living is the future of branded entertainment! With the power of Forbes Riley who has hosted more than 120 infomercials and spent 20 years on live home shopping around the world, our show goes beyond simply integrating a "product as a prop" -- but takes innovative solutions to the next level; the brands actually become the star of the show! Here on the YouTube channel we'll also update you on the behind the scenes footage as well as featured guests segments once the show starts to air. Subscribe, Share & Engage. We love our [...]