10 Networking Tips

2016-10-21T17:00:27-04:00Sunday, 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

2017-08-12T15:49:09-04:00Thursday, 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

2017-08-12T15:51:49-04:00Monday, 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

2017-08-12T15:51:49-04:00Tuesday, 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 [...]


2017-08-12T15:51:50-04:00Thursday, 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 [...]

Steve Jobs

2017-08-12T15:51:52-04:00Saturday, August 29, 2015|

Music is many things to many people, but to entrepreneurs it can be an essential success tool. According to a recent study "Brain imaging studies have shown that various parts of the brain may be activated by a piece of music." So the advice is that you can actually "program" your brain to think and feel in specific ways. As one of the world’s most creative thinkers, Steve Jobs revealed that he listened to his favorite music and these are some tunes that inspired him…  

Les Brown

2017-08-12T15:51:52-04:00Friday, August 28, 2015|

I had the amazing pleasure of meeting Les Brown at a private dinner with myself and NLP Guru Christopher Howard.  At the time I didn't really know much about Les but what a live changing, inspiring honor it was and now I get to call him friend! Leslie Calvin "Les" Brown is a motivational speaker, author, radio DJ, former television host, and former politician.               As one of the world's most renowned motivational speakers, Les Brown is a dynamic personality and highly-sought-after resource in business and professional circles for Fortune 500 CEOs, small business owners, non-profit and community leaders from all sectors of society looking to expand opportunity. For three decades he has not only studied the science of achievement, he's mastered it by interviewing hundreds of successful business leaders and collaborating with them in the boardroom translating theory into bottom-line results for his clients. As a premier Keynote Speaker and leading authority on achievement for audiences as large as 80,000—Les Brown energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of our daily lives. The thread is forever strengthened, [...]