Archive | September 2017

Janette Speyer Makes Guest Appearance on International Podcast Day

By Cheval John

This blog post is out spontaneously because today is International Podcast Day.

I actually forgot about this celebration and did not plan out accordingly.

In this article, you will hear the episode featuring Janette Speyer.

Janette made her second appearance on the show to chat about her recently launched Twitter Chat called #FlipBizChat.

She is an avid fan of FlipBoard which is a curating platform which puts together content like a magazine.

The first time Janette appeared on the show, she shared about co-founding Web Success Team and Hot Ice Media.

In this episode, you will hear:

What led Janette to co-found #FlipBizChat

What is internal learning

The process of starting a twitter chat

The episode was recorded on Facebook Live via Blue Jeans Network

Snippet on Vallano Media TV

Entire episode on BlogTalkRadio

What are your favorite podcasts to listen to? You can leave your comment below

Emily Hayes, College Graduate from The University of Louisville

By Cheval John

Emily Hayes stopped by What’s The Word? to share about how she earned her internship after graduating from the University of Louisville.

She was part of the upper level college class which had a practicum based application taught by Dr. Karen Freberg.

Emily and her fellow practicum classmates had to not only create a social media marketing plan, they also had to implement it for the Louisville Bats, a Minor League Baseball Team.

The results of the implementation did wonders for the Louisville Bats.

Here are a few of the stats:

Instagram impressions increased by 202%

Twitter interaction increased by 353%

In this episode, you will hear:

-What led Emily to transfer from Xavier University to the University of Louisville

-Why millennials need to be more social media savvy even though they grew up with the digital age

-Lessons learned from doing the practicum project for the Louisville Bats

-The one person she would spent one day with past or present to learn from

Snippet on Vallano Media TV

Full episode on BlogTalkRadio


Twitter: @emercis

If you enjoyed this episode or have a suggestion of who you want to appear on the show, leave a comment below

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



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


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.