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Success Secrets of Enterprising Women with Felena Hanson & Melissa Murray   

Success Secrets of Enterprising Women with Felena Hanson and Melissa Murray Felena Hanson is the Founder of Hera Hub. Hera Hub is the first international female-focused coworking space – a shared, flexible work and meeting space where entrepreneurial women can create and collaborate in a professional, productive, spa-like environment. The platform provides members with connections to other business experts, access to educational workshops, and visibility within the community… thus giving them the support they need to be prosperous.She has three company owned locations in San Diego and licensed locations in Phoenix, DC, Orange County, and Sweden, with more cities launching soon. She’s on a mission to support over 20,000 women in the launch and growth of their business by the end of 2020. Felena is a published author and international speaker.  Her book, “Flight Club – Rebel, Reinvent, and Thrive: How to Launch Your Dream Business” is available on Amazon. www.HeraHub.com

Success Secrets of Enterprising Women with Felena Hanson & Melissa Murray    2018-02-09T21:43:54+00:00

Women Leading the Way Radio; Are You Ready for Your 15 Seconds of Fame with Michelle Bergquist & Melissa Murray.

Women Leading the Way Radio; Are You Ready for Your 15 Seconds of Fame with Michelle Bergquist & Melissa Murray.   Michelle Bergquist is a nationally recognized author,  award-winning entrepreneur, lively moderator and engaging, professional speaker. Currently, Michelle is the CEO and Co-Founder of Connected Women of Influence, a leading powerhouse community of b2b women owners, executives and professionals who converge and engage to build high-performing professional relationships among peers in business. Michelle is also Co-Founder of SUE Talks™, bold, passionate, talks and viewpoints on business by successful, unstoppable, empowering women changing the face of business. Connected Women of Influence (CWI) is the premier, private membership organization where business-to-business professional and executive women connect, collaborate and cultivate a vast network of high-level affiliations, resources and professional relationships. The CWI Mission is to build a strong, professional community that fosters collaboration and the development of high-level relationships, alliances and partnerships between business-to-business professional and executive women. connectedwomenofinfluence.com

Women Leading the Way Radio; Are You Ready for Your 15 Seconds of Fame with Michelle Bergquist & Melissa Murray. 2018-02-09T21:28:56+00:00

Reinventing Your Personal Image and Brand to Influence your Audience with Nancy Michaels and Melissa Murray

Reinvention Radio Interview with Nancy Michaels, America’s Most Sought-After Consultant to Fortune 500 Companies and Entrepreneurs; Reinventing Your Personal Image and Brand to Influence Your Audience In this interview Melissa and Nancy discuss the secrets and behind-the-scenes strategies for how Melissa helps high-power professionals to brand and repackage themselves for media appearances and keynote presentations. Nancy Michaels is a contributor to the Huffington Post, American Express Open Forum, and Fabulous Female Network and has been recognized in national media such as Entrepreneur Magazine, US News & World Report, CNN-FN, Fox, Inc.com, and The New York Post, among numerous others. Prior to Nancy’s reinvention metamorphosis, she was a publicist for many high profile media professonals and worked with Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars) when they were in Boston at WHDH-TV and WBZ-TV, respectively.  She was also the first recipient of the Tom Peters Wow Project Personified Award, a Fast Company cover story for her reinvention work connecting Fortune 500 companies to small business customers. Nancy is the author of several books including Off the Wall Marketing Ideas with co-author Debbi Kickham,Perfecting Your Pitch, Stripped: 49 Life Lessons Learned from Almost Dying, and Dating Success After 40 with co-author Neil Wood.  She was also named Small Business Woman of the Year by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council [...]

Reinventing Your Personal Image and Brand to Influence your Audience with Nancy Michaels and Melissa Murray 2018-02-09T20:44:25+00:00

Leading as Women; Crafting Your Message from the Inside Out with Dr. Nancy and Melissa

Leading as Women; Crafting Your Image from the Inside Out with Dr. Nancy and Melissa Dr. Nancy and Melissa discuss how difficult it has been for women to adjust to leading with the feminine. Dr. Nancy mentions that we must admit vulnerability and reach out to support each other. Melissa talks about how women put themselves last and don’t invest in their wardrobe in favor other people and things. She advises women to prioritize themselves and be authentic. Women want to lift each other up, lead each other, share, cry together or whatever it is. To do that, we must be real and not try to be more than we are or someone that we’re not. Listen to this interview to hear Melissa’s personal struggle with chronic pain and how she learned what it means to show up as your very best self. Why you need to think about your image even if you’re driving your kids to school or planning a weekend BBQ. Check out her website, melissamurray.com for more information about her presentations, her blog and testimonials about her work and her social media links. She also has an award-winning podcast, “Intentional Influence,” that features insights from professionals on all aspects of [...]

Leading as Women; Crafting Your Message from the Inside Out with Dr. Nancy and Melissa 2018-02-09T20:38:18+00:00

Maintaining your Professional Brand During the Holiday Season

As holiday parties kick into high gear, remember dressing inappropriately can change the playing field with clients and colleagues long after the holiday parties are over! Top 10 Tips for maintaining your personal and professional brand during the holiday season: Deck the halls – just not on yourself. Leave the Santa hat & antler headbands, glitter hair extensions, ornamental battery-powered necklaces & pins, shoes with bells, holiday sweaters & ties, novelty socks, plaid skirts & jackets at home! Instead, opt to be memorable for all the right reasons! One statement accessory is just the right touch! For women, if you are going to add a little bling, don’t overdo it! For men, a pocket square, cuff links, tie, or a statement watch adds just the right touch of sophistication. Daring to bare too much cleavage or skin---fatal mistake! Leave your micro-mini and plunging necklines at home!  Counterbalance bare legs with a covered-on-top look.  Showing too much cleavage can leave you isolated---while men might enjoy a little cleavage (or a lot), women definitely don’t want to look at other women’s cleavage. True story! Don’t look like Santa’s Helper – pairing a red dress with red shoes, a red bag or other [...]

Maintaining your Professional Brand During the Holiday Season 2016-12-07T14:34:05+00:00

What does “Holiday Attire” Really Mean?

The day after I posted my last blog about Maintaining Your Professional Brand During the Holiday Season, I received a call from one of my fav male clients in Texas. His question to me, “My wife and I have been invited to a holiday party and the invitation says, Holiday Attire. What the heck is Holiday Attire?” Many times the location can be an indicator as to what to wear. BUT don’t assume! Your best bet is to pick up the phone and call the host and ask for clarification because you don’t want to be over or under dressed. Several years ago I went to a holiday party and the invitation specifically said Cocktail Attire. One woman showed up in a racy red formal dress with a plunging neckline and long train. And yes, she had matching red lipstick and red shoes. OVERKILL! In addition, it was a business holiday party at the Chairman of the Board’s home---and she was indeed an employee of the organization. So, point being; don’t be THAT person who is wildly out of touch. Be sure to maintain your professional brand during this festive season. As the host of the party – you need to be more specific. [...]

What does “Holiday Attire” Really Mean? 2016-12-07T14:30:12+00:00

Step into Your Own Powerful Presence on Camera and on Stage with Sandra Dee Robinson

Season 2, Episode 3; Intentional Influence Podcast: Step into Your Own Powerful Presence on Camera and on Stage In this Intentional Influence podcast, host Melissa Murray talks with Sandra Dee Robinson, well-known daytime actress, author, TV and radio host, product spokesperson, and wildlife advocate about her new book IMPACT! Secrets to Powerful Personal Presence On Camera and Off. At the age of 17 Sandra Dee Robinson began a successful career in Television as an actress with major roles on Another World, Sunset Beach, Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, The Bay and guest starred on many prime time shows and films, like CSI Miami, Criminal Minds and Two and a Half Men… among others. As Founder and CEO of Charisma on Camera and author of “IMPACT! Secrets to Powerful Personal Presence” Sandra Dee Robinson is under demand as a coach, consultant and speaker for companies, celebrities and well-established experts to help them get what they desire in life by naturally stepping into their most powerful self. In this episode, you’ll learn: How Sandra Dee overcame extreme shyness to step into her own powerful presence on camera Why you need to let go of your [...]

Step into Your Own Powerful Presence on Camera and on Stage with Sandra Dee Robinson 2016-04-10T13:58:38+00:00

3 Easy Steps to Prepare for Holiday Success

By Jan Goss-Gibson, America's #1 Confidence Strategist Confidence can be fickle. One moment you are on top of the world, knowing you’ve got this then, a harsh word, an arrogant look from a superior, or a flash of a painful memory and your confidence has left the building! Would you like some practical empowerment tips so this will never happen again? Here are 3 simple, yet powerful ways to help you prepare in advance so you can hold on to your confidence! 1. Eat something in advance – When we are hungry, we act differently than when we are satisfied. Our nerves are more on edge, we can get a little cranky and certainly not be our best. Even if you are attending a dinner, eat a little snack before you go. Grab a handful of almonds, or eat a piece of fruit or a protein bar. One of the worst impressions you can make is to head straight to the food at a party. Watch for the subtle difference you feel when you are not focused on food at an event. 2. Empty your head trash – Comparison is a killer. There is only one “You” in this world. Don’t compare yourself [...]

3 Easy Steps to Prepare for Holiday Success 2015-12-20T19:31:38+00:00

Holiday Party Etiquette: Master Your Holiday Influence

Fashion blogs, magazines and reality shows are famous for comparing “who wore it better” after a big event. Pity the one who didn’t “wear it” quite as well as the other! I hope the paparazzi is not following you this holiday season looking for . Even if they are, I can give you the fool proof way to feel like a million bucks at your Holiday event. Do a little research and find out answers in advance! What is the dress for the event? Who will I connect with?  Do I bring a gift? What do I bring? What do I say? When do I introduce myself?  When do I eat? Which way do I pass the food? Where do I sit? What hand do I hold my drink in? Do I shake hands or hug people? Do I network and hand out my business card? How do I keep from feeling awkward? What do I say when I leave? The list is endless! Thanks to Jan Goss-Gibson, America's#1 Confidence Strategist, we have a simple way for you to navigate through the Holidays with grace. You can get your questions answered without feeling embarrassed from the comfort of your own home [...]

Holiday Party Etiquette: Master Your Holiday Influence 2015-12-13T19:07:36+00:00

Interior Design for Business: Creating Profit Spaces That Get Results with Nikki Klugh

Season 2, Episode 2; Intentional Influence Podcast: Interior Design for Business: Creating Profit Spaces the Get Results    In this Intentional Influence podcast, host Melissa Murray talks with Interior Designer Nikki Klugh about how to create your ‘money space’ - an office that reflects your personal brand, your company's brand and sets the tone for success. Nikki Klugh is the mother of four boys, the wife of a naval officer and a phenomenal interior designer.  She is the 2014 RADICAL Woman Award Recipient, a 2014​ ​San Diego's Woman of the Year Nominee​ ​and 2015​ ​Women of Influence Award Nominee.  She is​ ​a speaker, an author that has contributed to three Amazon best selling books​ ​and the owner of NIKKI KLUGH DESIGN GROUP, Inc. Nikki has been officially designing for 14 years, but truly she has been evaluating, study and dissecting space and design as far back as she can remember.  She has developed her own unique approach to interior design—an approach that is changing the conversation of the interior design industry.  She is widely known for her sacred spaces and her inviting and accepting personality. In this episode, you’ll learn: What a MONEY SPACE is and how it can set [...]

Interior Design for Business: Creating Profit Spaces That Get Results with Nikki Klugh 2018-01-12T18:55:47+00:00
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