Apr 082014
 

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December 12, 2005. We had wrapped up an evening at Reality Bites for our company’s Christmas Party and as we were gearing up for bed, Molly discovered a lump in her right breast. To make a long story short, her doctor was extremely proactive and it allowed us to treat the cancer at an early stage and Molly beat the disease, only for it to reemerge in October of 2008. A few months later, tests revealed that there weren’t any signs of cancer and her latest treatment had been a success.

It’s now April of 2014 and we haven’t looked back. We are still proactive with our health and we continue to do Relay For Life of McLean County as a way to give back, show support, and to remember those who have lost their battle.

I am currently looking at doing numerous fundraising events with area businesses, so if you are interested, please contact me. Especially if you have an interest in hosting or being a part of the 7th ANNUAL I-ROCK OPEN that we’re hoping to get scheduled by the end of August so the money raised can go towards the 2014 fundraising.

My friends at Laughing Dog Graphics have always been great supporters of the cause and they will once again be designing the annual Team T-shirts that will feature the logos of businesses that have helped my team raise funds by either hosting events or making a donation to be on the t-shirt.

Finally, you can also reach out to Justin Boyd at Country Financial to set up an insurance review. He’s not going to sell you anything. He’s just going to make sure you have the right coverage and that you’re paying the best price for it. By setting up a review, he will donate $10.00 to my team for every review that is scheduled with me being the reference.

Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Join my team or make a donation through the Relay For Life Website.

Thanks!

Mar 152014
 

large center for repair 2If you are reading this, you have come to my website that I created back in September as a way to generate additional income through freelance work that I have  been doing for the past two years that includes copy writing, voice work, and audio production for businesses around the globe, as well as website designs and to host the podcasts that I recently started doing.

The reason behind this blog is due to the conversation that I just had with one of  my clients who pays me to work on his website.  It’s fitting that his website is to showcase the watches that he repairs and sells as this blog is about the VALUE of YOUR time.

You see, he gave me a call concerning the site and to run some ideas past me, which I am okay with as it wasn’t at a strange hour of the day and it’s a part of my service contract with his site.  After our 15-minute call, he thanked me for my time and informed me that he was going to send me another payment to cover what I would typically charge of an hour as a “consultation fee” because as he put it: “I’d rather pay you your hourly fee for these past 15-minutes, rather than attempt to make the changes on my own, only to waste 2-hours and end up with a messed up site.”  My clients get it.  Do you? Continue reading »

Mar 092014
 
24: Live Another Day

(Credit: Daniel Smith/FOX)

 

The Gang is getting back together as Jack, Chloe, Audrey, and President Heller return to FOX starting on May 5th in 24: Live Another Day comes to FOX.

Will Jack be able to prevent World War III? How many times will he yell “EVERYBODY DOWN!!!” or “DROP THE WEAPON!!!?? Will Tony Almeida be back?

All I know is that I’ll be watching! #JackIsBack

 

 

Chandler Podcast Linkin Park Linkin Park surprised a lot of people by dropping their new single off of their forthcoming album on Thursday March 6 entitled “Guilty All The Same” featuring one of the most influential Hip-Hop Icons, RAKIM.

I’ll be spinning this track in the cast.

 

Mar 082014
 

OnTheMicOne of the goals that I set for myself in 2012 was to find a way to generate more income and for roughly the past two years I have been doing a lot of freelance work writing for various businesses across the GLOBE. These have been articles for their websites, on various products ranging from hand blown Bohemian Glass Vases to ad copy for businesses in NEW YORK CITY as well as helping businesses with their on-line presence in addition to voice work.

I must be doing something right if they are returning with more orders.  If they aren’t returning it’s due to them being out of business and that isn’t the goal.

I started the freelance gig with just a laptop. No website, well I guess I had my social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and SoundCloud; but all of those have limitations. I knocked on virtual doors, sent what we call in the business “spec spots” to businesses that I heard really terrible radio ads for on stations I listened to while on vacation as a way to build a relationship with people that I didn’t know.

The goal was to show them that I wanted to help their business succeed. I didn’t send them a package or an e-mail that listed a price. I simply sent them a demo of what I thought their message COULD be as well as a link to my portfolio . Some of those individuals took me up on my offer to try it out and we eventually built a relationship where the one message for a client has now grown into multiple orders from the same business owner for copy writing for their radio ads, websites, and using social media to tie them together. Continue reading »

Mar 022014
 

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So I had the opportunity to be backstage during a WWE HOUSE SHOW tonight in Bloomington, Illinois where I met the Uso Brothers as part of a meet and greet contest with listeners of the radio station that I work for.  During our wait, I had a blast talking with the listeners and reminding them to use #WWEBLOOMINGTON as well as the Hash Tag created for the radio station contest that we were using as part of a WWE Contest we were wrapping up during the event.

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Feb 212014
 

So tonight while cleaning up the landmines that were revealed due to the melting snow, I decided to start a podcast. In this podcast I chat about the start up of the podcast, Hulkamania Runs Wild AGAIN!!! 55 States in the Union, and I play new music from Another Lost Year.

Enjoy.

Here is the Fan Made Trailer for Terminator 5. If you didn’t know anything about the film, it would be easy to fall for it.

Another Lost Year is the featured artist.

Another Lost Year

Feb 202014
 

ddp yoga300In December of 2011 I sent a message to 3-Time W.C.W Heavyweight Champion Diamond Dallas Page through Facebook  letting him know that I would love to interview him on my show to promote his “DDPYOGA” as New Year’s Eve was approaching.

Well, we hit it off and after consistently posting photos and videos of my progress, I was flown out to Atlanta, GA in March of 2012 so they could film my story as well as the stories of other regular people that have had their lives changed by doing DDPYOGA.

I knew that one of his goals for DDPYOGA was to get on Shark Tank as a way to grow the company – with or without the Sharks.

Here DDP shares the process of getting onto the show as well as his thoughts on Wrestlemania 30, Jake “The Snake” Roberts going into the Hall of Fame, as well as his thoughts on CM PUNK.

Jan 122014
 

Roy Williams Advertising Not Working

 

So you feel that the money you’re investing to advertise your business just isn’t working.  You feel that the account representative failed you and they simply took your money.

When it comes to the advertisement, what is the message that you are trying to get across to the audience?  Do you have a SINGLE, EASY TO REMEMBER, and WELL CRAFTED MESSAGE in your ad or are there multiple messages that you are attempting to get across?

In my career I have heard many advertisements on the radio, on different stations, and some of the businesses are now out of business.  Some of the businesses that remain in business today may not have been happy with the results of their marketing, so they simply pulled their advertising dollars.

What are you doing to build upon your marketing?  Are you simply hoping that the marketing campaign will turn your business around and open the wallets of potential customers? Continue reading »

Jan 042014
 

Going Out of Business

So you took the risk to open a business.

Your friends raved about your skills.  Whether it was your cooking, your artwork, your woodworking, or your ability to repair cars.

You found a location, came up with a business plan, and found a bank that would give you the money to open up your business.  The BANK doesn’t care if you succeed or fail as they will get their money back one way or another.

Your friends like your business on Facebook and they check in every time that they come in to your business to help promote you to their friends, but you really need to have a plan.

If you do not know anything about me, here’s what you need to know:  I’ve been working in broadcasting since 1999 and I have seen plenty of businesses come and go.  I’ve been to plenty of these businesses and their friends were there from time to time and I would have to admit, the food was good.

However, I cannot dine out EVERY NIGHT.  Nobody I know of can dine out every night, yet the AVERAGE DINER will shell out over $2,500 dining out this year.

Product, Location, and Marketing are the Triple Threat to a successful business. Continue reading »