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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

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

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

How Shoulder Pads Started an Empire: Interview with Shapewear Pioneer Kathleen Kirkwood

Season 2, Episode 1; Intentional Influence Podcast: How Shoulder Pads Started an Empire: Interview with Shapewear Pioneer Kathleen Kirkwood     In this Intentional Influence Podcast episode, Melissa Murray talks with Kathleen Kirkwood, shapewear pioneer and founder of Kirkwood International Inc., the longest running private company vendor on QVC, about her entrepreneurial journey, reinvention, and breaking the glass ceiling. Kathleen Kirkwood, a former Ford model, began her entrepreneurial career in 1983 where she designed the original clip-on shoulder pad, Pints of Pads®. Pints of Pads® truly captured the 80s’ fascination with shoulder pads and soon Bloomingdale’s was offering Pints. When Oprah called to have Kathleen on the show to discuss women in business, business soared. Shortly thereafter QVC TV discovered Kathleen, where she boasts a 17-year track record of growth, new products, and millions of fans (QVC is seen in over 90 million homes in the United States.) Her status as the longest running private company vendor on QVC attracted the attention of CNBC and Kathleen was chosen for a reality segment on Squawk Box. Now almost 30 years later, Kathleen continues to revolutionize the shapewear industry with her innovative products, while also being a pioneer for women entrepreneurs. Kathleen [...]

How Shoulder Pads Started an Empire: Interview with Shapewear Pioneer Kathleen Kirkwood 2015-08-16T17:22:38+00:00

Insider Secrets to Getting Camera Ready with Three Top Image and Branding Experts

Season 1, Episode 12; Intentional Influence Podcast: Insider Secrets to Getting Camera Ready with Three Top Image and Branding Experts In this Intentional Influence Podcast episode, guest host Ryan Rhoten talks with Styleology Group Founder Melissa Murray and powerhouse Lead Stylist at QVC Toi Sweeney. Together, they share their favorite tips for helping clients to ignite their personal brands in front of the camera. Toi Sweeney is the Lead Stylist for QVC. With over 10 years of experience in the fashion industry, Toi is a leading authority on style. A fashion stylist to celebrity clients, television personalities and program hosts, Toi is an expert at creating one of a kind personal brands and elevating image to art. She is also a recipient of the coveted Telly Award, the premier award honoring the finest film and video productions, groundbreaking web commercials, videos and films, and outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials. Connect with Toi: Twitter, Facebook, Website. Ryan Rhoten is the host of The BRAND New You Podcast. He is also a speaker and online personal brand specialist whose mission is to help career-minded professionals make an impact on their careers by defining and leveraging their personal brand online. In this episode, you’ll [...]

Insider Secrets to Getting Camera Ready with Three Top Image and Branding Experts 2015-07-07T22:51:05+00:00

Tips From a PR Pro; High Performance Brand Management with Sheila Stewart

Season 1, Episode 10; Intentional Influence Podcast: High Performance Brand Management; Tips from a PR Pro   In this Intentional Influence Podcast episode, Melissa Murray talks with Sheila Stewart about High Performance Brand Management Through Intentional Relations; Permission to be Powerful from a PR Pro! Sheila often jokes that she was born a rebel, living on the Fun Bus of Life™ and being vocal. These qualities are with her today and have been foundational for her in building a global public relations firm, Sonic Seven Communications, an intentional relations firm that focuses on creating messages that matter and results that measure.  A refreshing approach that the firm’s celebrities, global corporations, lifestyle brands and entertainers appreciate. No stranger to the advertising and PR world, it was 1999 when Sheila took her nearly ten years’ of experience and launched her first company, a full service international advertising agency.  Her only assets were her tenacity and drive to succeed.  In six years, she was able to build it to an award winning status with over 150 team members around the world working with clients such as Doubletree Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Parke Davis Prozak, TeleMatrix, Verio and Signator John Hancock. She sold the company [...]

Tips From a PR Pro; High Performance Brand Management with Sheila Stewart 2015-08-19T18:06:21+00:00

Master Your Personal Brand Online with Mari Smith

Season 1, Episode 9; Intentional Influence Podcast: Master Your Personal Brand with Online Radical Strategic Visibility   In this Intentional Influence Podcast episode, Melissa Murray talks with Mari Smith on how to Master Your Personal Brand through Online Radical Strategic Visibility.  Often referred to as “the Queen of Facebook”, Mari Smith is hailed as the premier Facebook marketing expert and one of the most influential and knowledgeable new media thought leaders in the world. Facebook recently partnered with Mari to facilitate and teach at Facebook’s Boost Your Business series of live half-day training events across the United States. Forbes named Mari as a Top Ten Social Media Power Influencer several years in a row; she is currently in the top five. Fast Company described Mari as “a veritable engine of personal branding, a relationship marketing whiz, and the Pied Piper of the Online World.” Mari and her team work with forward-thinking, socially conscious companies of various sizes to help grow their businesses through the power of social media, integrated with all forms of digital and offline marketing. Mari travels and speaks at major events, often sharing the stage with notable celebrities and thought leaders. Mari also leads regular free Facebook marketing webinars and offers numerous online training courses. She is author of The New Relationship Marketing and coauthor of Facebook Marketing: An [...]

Master Your Personal Brand Online with Mari Smith 2015-08-19T18:07:36+00:00

Confidence is an Inside Job; Learn How to Master Your Brand with Jan Goss Gibson

Season 1, Episode 8; Intentional Influence Podcast: Confidence is an Inside Job; Learn How to Master Your Brand   In this Intentional Influence Podcast episode, Melissa Murray talks with Jan Goss on how to Learn the Rules to the Game of Life so Small Shifts Become Behaviors. Jan Goss-Gibson is the CEO of Jan Goss International, a global business training and consulting firm supporting integrity in the marketplace. She is an award winning speaker and author and was recently named America’s #1 Master Confidence Strategist by Allison Maslan International. A sample of her clients include GE, Wells Fargo, the University of Texas at Austin and BusinesSuites. Jan is the author of Protocol Power – 21 Days to Professional Polish and is a highly recognized leader and expert for numerous publications. She began the Austin School of Protocol, LLC in 2007, launched nationwide as Civility Consulting in 2011 and is now serving companies globally as Jan Goss International. Jan and her clients have been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX networks nationwide. In this episode, you’ll learn: -  First Impression Management; Learn the Rules to the Game of Life -  The Secret Language Of Etiquette; Mistakes That Can Cost You a [...]

Confidence is an Inside Job; Learn How to Master Your Brand with Jan Goss Gibson 2015-12-02T20:46:10+00:00

How to Stop Renting the Media and Own It Instead with Larry Genkin

Season 1, Episode 7; Intentional Influence Podcast: Stop Renting the Media. Own The Media!   Listen to the audio: In this Intentional Influence episode, Melissa Murray talks with Larry Genkin about How to Own the Media! Larry Genkin, is one of today's foremost media visionaries. Declared "a great marketing mind" by business legend Robert Allen, Larry has captured the respect of billionaires, CEO's, best-selling authors and marketing gurus. As the founder at Of Eleven Media he has developed MagTitan and Ad Einstein, the next generation of digital magazine and advertising technologies that some have referred to as Digital Media 2.0. In the last 4 months he has launched more magazines than anyone in history, 18, including some with famous partners like Kevin Harrington of Shark Tank, and Super Agent Leigh Steinberg. Prior to Of Eleven Media, Larry created the Thought Leadership Marketing Methodology that was used by over 50 of the Fortune 500. He developed the Thought Leadership Marketing® methodology which today has been implemented by over 50 of the Fortune 500. He’s owned 7 businesses in 6 industries and has consulted with CEO’s of over 85 companies. In this episode, you’ll learn to: -  Why failure is the [...]

How to Stop Renting the Media and Own It Instead with Larry Genkin 2015-08-19T18:08:36+00:00

Communicating Your Brand; 5 Questions for Being on Purpose with Shuronda Robinson

Season 1, Episode 6; Intentional Influence Podcast: Communicating Your Brand; 5 Questions for Being on Purpose In this Intentional Influence Podcast episode, Melissa Murray talks with Shuronda Robinson on How to Have Clarity to Communicate Your Personal Brand. And we celebrate Adisa Communication's 20th Year in Business! A second-generation entrepreneur who, having grown up in a newspaper publishing family, Shuronda Robinson’s passion for effective communications was ignited during her teen years. Since founding Adisa Communications in 1995, the firm has garnered a reputation for creative professionalism by providing a full spectrum of public involvement and communications services. Meaning “one who makes himself clear,” Adisa offers its clients in Austin, Dallas, Houston,  San Antonio, as well as internationally, providing an array of creative and intuitive communication solutions. Her work includes communications strategy, branding and public relations.  Clients include: Walmart, Frost Bank, Lenovo, City of Austin and the State of Texas. In 2009, she launched her second dream, The Joyful Living Center, a national executive coaching and training practice to support entrepreneurs in achieving beyond their goals. Her clients call on her to help solve big communication problems that impact lives of hundreds of thousands of people.  For two decades, she has [...]

Communicating Your Brand; 5 Questions for Being on Purpose with Shuronda Robinson 2015-08-19T18:09:07+00:00
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