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Elena Rahrig: Author of Eleven Books and Entrepreneur

By Cheval John

Elena Rahrig stopped by What’s The Word? to share about how she became an author of eleven books.

She is an international speaker and also founded Otto Publishing New York, a company which publishes books and work books nationwide.

In this episode, you will hear:

What led her to write eleven books

Why potential authors should aim to write a full length book

How social media helped her to be very successful in her business

The importance of live streaming

This episode was recorded on Facebook Live via Blue Jeans Network

Snippet on Vallano Media TV

Full episode on BlogTalkRadio

Website: http://www.elenaspeaks.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ERTransform/

Upcoming Podcast Recording on Facebook Live:

Julia McCoy, Founder of Express Writers– October 3rd at 3 p.m. eastern, 2 p.m. central

Facebook Group Grows To Over 20,000 Members In Less Than A Week

By Cheval John

As the people of the Eastern Caribbean, United States Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Mexico, India, Houston and Florida recover from the weathers disasters, they need to know everyone cares for them.

With social media, people can keep track of what is happening in those affected areas from the United States mainland.

An example comes from a Facebook Group who grew to over 20,000 members in less than a week.

This group is called “St Croix Hurricane Maria Check In

It was created after Hurricane Maria hit St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands on Tuesday before moving on to Puerto Rico the following day.

Their fellow United States Virgin Islands, St. Thomas and St. John, in addition to the British Virgin Islands and the Eastern Caribbean, were hit by Hurricane Irma two weeks prior.

St. Croix and Puerto Rico were used as base to sent rescue workers and supplies in the relief efforts to the devastated places until Hurricane Maria interrupted those plans

St. Croix Hurricane Maria Check became a resource for many to get in contact with family members and friends.

It also is a place where many can find out which relief organizations they can support to help those in the United States Virgin Islands to get back to normal.

This is the true power of social media: building communities.

Here are additional organizations which are helping to get supplies to each of the places who are currently recovering from the natural disasters:

Puerto Rico- City of New York Website

Mexico- UNICEF USA For Mexico

United States Virgin Islands- 21 U.S. Virgin Island Help

Houston- ABC13Houston.com

For anyone who knows of relief organizations for help to Mumbai, India and the U.S. state of Florida, please leave a comment below.

Madalyn Sklar: Online Community Builder and Social Media Influencer

By Cheval John

Starting today, I will be posting about each of the podcast episodes from What’s The Word? here on the blog.

You will be seeing snippets of videos from the Vallano Media TV’s YouTube channel in addition to the full episode which airs on BlogTalkRadio.

The videos are edited from Blue Jeans Network, which I use to record the majority of the podcast on Facebook Live.

The original blog posts will continue as always.

Today’s podcast episode features Madalyn Sklar, host of the #TwitterSmarter podcast and Twitter Chat.

Madalyn is a social media influencer who has built online communities in the age of the internet and now social media.

She started #TwitterSmarter podcast in early 2015 as a way to find out from experts their number one twitter tips people can use to grow their audience.

The podcast became so popular she decided to create a Twitter chat with the same name and it grew even more popular.

Madalyn was also among the first people in Houston to use Twitter in 2007.

In this episode, you will hear:

The history lesson of the formation of social media

What led her to start Go Girls Music Online Community

How she was among the first to live tweet an event at South By Southwest in 2008

How running Go Girls Music Twitter Chat prepared Madalyn to have “immediate” succuss with the current #twittersmarter twitter chat.

Video Snippet from Vallano Media TV

Full Podcast Episode on BlogTalkRadio

Here is the upcoming recording on Facebook Live on the business page:

Deirdre Breakenridge, CEO of Pure Performance Communication- 4 p.m. eastern, 3 p.m. central

If you have a guest you want featured on the show, please leave a comment below.

Codie Sanchez: Former Journalist Who Become an Investor

By Cheval John

Codie Sanchez is not your typical entrepreneur.

She is also the Head of Latin America and Offshore Sales for First Trust, a firm that helps people to reach their investment goals.

Codie recently made an appearance on my show, What’s The Word? to share about how she decided to become an entrepreneur.

In this episode, you will also hear:

What led her to make the transition from a journalist to an investor

How she balances her time between running her own business and being an investor.

How social media plays into her daily life.

You will also hear me speak Spanish in this interview as I allow people who are broadcasters, podcasters, television journalist, or the former to ask me a question on the show.

I will add that Codie, who speaks three languages, demonstrates the importance of knowing a second or third language because it allows her to do well in business and understand her fellow colleagues’ cultural norms in the process.

Hope you enjoy this episode.

Upcoming Podcast Recording on Facebook Live:

Deidre Breakingridge, Founder of Pure Performance Communications-September 21st 4 p.m. eastern, 3 p.m. central

Rebekah Radice: The Master of Preparation

By Cheval John

Those who are great at their skill have one thing in common.

They are masters at preparation.

Peyton Manning, who won two Super Bowls, was very meticulous at preparing for each football matchup.

Another one who I believe is very great in this particular skill set is Rebekah Radice.

Rebekah recently made an appearance on my show, What’s The Word? to share about her newly launch book, “Social Media Mastery”

What I can say about Rebekah is that she is really great at social media because of her dedication to preparation.

Her attention to detail in everything, whether it is creating a blog post, preparing for a speaking engagement, or even recording her new podcast, allows her to stand out from her peers in the social media world.

Rebekah was part of the reason why a few twitter chats which she co-hosted became extremely popular during it’s time because she planned each of those chats for months before they were launched.

Another thing is Rebekah did not look for the quick success when she launched her blog in 2004 at the time when blogs was still a niche medium.

She basically stayed focused on growing her blog during the early years and the results started to occur.

Rebekah’s blog was named a “Top Ten Blog” in 2015 and 2016 by Social Media Examiner and she has spoken at their conference on many occasions.

Rebekah’s attention to detail and hard work allows her to achieve all of the success with her business.

Many should follow Rebekah Radice on all of her social media platforms.

Also, they should take a look at her blog because it is filled with rich information on growing a good business from scratch.

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