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Bob Alexander

Bob Alexander, President of The Alexander Resource Group, is former teacher, coach and high school administrator, who has personally conducted thousands of keynote addresses, workshops, and student assemblies worldwide on success principles and career advancement. Bob is passionate about teaching the Ziglar I CAN values and attitudes that enable children to succeed. The Ziglar mantra of encouragement and hope is one that resonates with everyone, including our children…especially children! He shares: The challenge of education; ABC’s of Life…Attitude, Behavior and Character; The Stair Steps to Success; The I CAN success story; Keys to Cultural Transformation. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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David Allen

David Allen is an international expert in personal and organizational productivity who has inspired millions. In Making It All Work he presents a road map to success providing bearings to figure out where you are in life and directions on how to get where you want to go. The ultimate benefit of getting things done is to experience the fulfillment and freedom that come with being positively engaged in our lives. If you feel overworked and overwhelmed listen in to gain control of your work and life within the framework of your own goals! Making It All Work applies to every walk of life whether you are an executive, student, professional or entrepreneur. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Ted Alt

Ted Alt has been a leader in the financial services industry for more than 30 years and is a Certified Financial Planner. He shares his perspective on the current investment environment and guidelines for developing a sound investment strategy in uncertain times. Learn how you can build wealth slowly by: Avoiding get rich quick schemes; Investing internationally; Setting clear investment goals; Investing for the long term; Diversifying assets; Protecting against volatility; and Maximizing tax deferred investments. By focusing on your personal goals and following a sound strategy you will worry less and sleep better! The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Tom Anastasi

Tom Anastasi, author of The Successful Entrepreneur: American Dream Done Right, lays out a roadmap to minimize risk and maximize success. Record unemployment is causing many to consider hanging out their own shingle. Tom guides the new entrepreneur through four phases to success: Start Up covers research on product viability, budgeting, and start-up capital; Being the Boss offers valuable advice on employment issues and leadership styles; Sales and Marketing explains pricing, marketing strategies on a budget, and effective sales; Years Two to Five addresses signs of trouble, getting through tough times, and selling the business. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System. For more visit totalcareersuccess.com. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Rory Aplanalp

Rory Aplanalp, coach, author and speaker, motivates people to be great. He has spoken to over a million people around the globe, inspiring them to be more proactive in their approach to life at work and at home. Learn to: Use the “model of control” in all areas of life to become proactive, even though the world is reactive; Deal with of the two useless emotions of worry and guilt; Use the acronym p.l.a.t.e. to develop the habit of being happy; Embrace change and not be threatened by it; Understand the importance of being a lifelong learned; Recognize moments of inspiration and use them to create self empowerment; Use the “5 minute rule” as the starting place. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit totalcareersuccess.com. View Guest page

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John Assaraf

John Assaraf is a successful multi-millionaire entrepreneur in real estate, internet technology, and consulting. He has researched the principles of success and teaches others how to tap into the same success he has achieved. His passion for brain research and quantum physics led him to discover the natural law of attraction and the power of thought, belief, visualization and affirmation to create one’s dreams consciously and sub-consciously. If you want to get to the next level in your business, overcome a pattern of failure, find a new job or start a new business, tune in to learn how you can retrain your brain to succeed in just 7 minutes a day. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Mary Banks

Mary Banks, Executive Coach and Organizational Consultant, shares from her extensive experience as a human resources executive in the financial services and oil and gas industries. She led teams through national change initiatives resulting in organizational and job redesigns that transformed bottom line results. Ms. Banks is recognized internationally for her innovation and energy to engage people in effective change. Learn techniques to master change for career success by: Recognizing your change bullies, Embracing your change drivers and Becoming a champion of change. Don't miss timely lessons on navigating your career in uncertain times. The show informs listeners and encourages them to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide advice on job search and career advancement View Guest page

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Jill Belconis

Jill Belconis, International Chairman of Young Presidents’ Organization, shares insights on leadership for men and women. Young Presidents’ Organization is life-changing, providing the opportunity to grow and develop as an executive. One of the most effective ways to develop personal and professional leadership is to collaborate with other leaders who are experiencing similar challenges and problems. Leaders on the move can learn: How to face adversity and succeed; How to grow organizations even in tough times; Qualities that enable leaders to grow personally and develop their organizations; How to build relationships with peers to advance their careers. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Janet Bray

Janet Bray is Executive Director of the Association for Career and Technical Education, the largest national education association dedicated to preparing youth and adults for careers. Janet shares how CTE impacts over 50 million students in secondary and post secondary schools and provides employers with qualified employees. She discusses the hottest careers; the knowledge and skills required in today’s workplace; the importance of aligning academics and careers; effective delivery models around the country; benefits of CTE; best practices and their results. CTE has reduced the dropout rate, improved career prospects, and facilitated worker retraining. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Katie Brewer

Katie Brewer, senior policy analyst for the American Nurses Association, shares insights into nursing as a career and its impact on the future of health care in the US. An extremely diverse career field, nursing offers opportunities in direct patient care in facilities and homes, public health and wellness, education, research, public policy and many other specializations. The common draw to nursing is a desire to care for people. The aging population coupled with a growing shortage of nurses creates many career opportunities in the field. Learn about ANA's vision and mission, nursing education, funding and certification, career advancement resources available. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Robert Bunker

Robert Bunker discussed steps to optimizing one’s career. Bob has years of Program, Project and Organizational Management experience in government service and private industry. His breadth of experience and multiple careers provide a rare combination of insights everyone can apply to advance their own careers. A model for career success, he exemplifies the qualities and attitudes essential for achieving one’s goals. Bob has mastered and implemented the techniques and principles of Job Search: The Total System™ in his career transitions to achieve ongoing success. The career and life lessons he shares are for everyone. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear his sage advice. Robert discussed optimizing career success for a lifetime. Listen to the February 2, 2009 show with Robert Bunker here, or visit our VoiceAmerica archive to hear any of our previous shows. View Guest page

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Paula Caligiuri

Paula Caligiuri, work psychologist, professor of human resource management and author of Get a Life, Not a Job, is a leading expert in global career development. Paula shares strategies for career fulfillment including: Spending more time on enjoyable work; Identifying long term career choices to match one’s skills and passion; Transforming your current job; Becoming “lay-off” proof; Defining wealth-building activities; Building an inspiring and financially secure career. By continually developing yourself for activities you personally desire, you achieve a freedom to pursue multiple career options simultaneously. Redesign your career for real financial freedom. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Kim Cameron

Kim Cameron, professor and author of Positive Leadership, shares how to achieve extraordinary effectiveness and spectacular results. In an inspiring way he describes four positive leadership strategies and how to implement them: Enabling a positive climate; Developing positive relationships; Promoting positive communication; and Creating positive meaning. Positive leadership is not about being a Polly Anna and ignoring or minimizing problems and obstacles, but about engendering that which is life-giving, elevating, and virtuous in organizations. Kim demonstrates how a leader’s attitudes and behaviors dramatically impact individual and organizational performance. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Curtis Carver

Colonel Curtis Carver, PhD, Vice Dean for Education at West Point, shares strategies for developing great leaders. The tradition of the Army’s academy is well respected around the world for producing leaders not only for their military service, but for their contributions to civilian careers upon retirement. Colonel Carver will share some of the Academy’s secrets to educating cadets for their roles as leaders. Colonel Carver is an accomplished officer in his field of information technology as well as in education. As an author and keynote speaker, his expertise not only informs but inspires. Be sure to listen in for leadership insights you can apply personally. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit totalcareersuccess.com. View Guest page

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Robert Cialdini

Dr. Robert Cialdini, NYT bestselling author of Influence: Science and Practice and Yes, 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to be Persuasive, will share six fundamental principles of influence based on years of research: Reciprocity – Give first; Scarcity – Promote the unique aspects of your product or service; Authority – Be clear about your expertise; Consistency – Find the values/goals of the person to be influenced and make your request consistent with them; Consensus – Demonstrate that similar others are moving in the same direction; Liking – Identify similarities with the person to be persuaded and bring them to the surface. These approaches can dramatically improve the ability to influence people in all walks of life. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos: www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Allen Clark

Allen Clark is a West Point graduate wounded in Viet Nam and author of Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior, his memoir of triumph over physical devastation and despair. After a successful career in banking, energy and real estate, Clark served as Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs. He now helps wounded and troubled veterans overcome adversity and “be all they can be.” His poignant story is an encouragement to anyone who faces overwhelming challenges. Allen Clark is a real hero and a role model for us all. The lessons he shares are valuable for everyone to grow personally and professionally. Take time to listen to his story and be inspired. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Bill Conaty

A world leader in Human Resources, Bill Conaty engineered the leadership development programs for GE as Sr. Vice President for 14 years. He is co-author of The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders put People Before Numbers. Talent is the only competency that endures while financial results, market share, brand, and products all ungo change from external pressures. Leaders able to assess the risks to take and those to avoid can ensure long term success. He shares 7 principles for developing world-class leaders; How to create a culture of leadership development; How to ensure smooth succession; and How to ensure talent assessment as objective rather than subjective. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com. View Guest page

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Dalton Conley

Dr. Dalton Conley, sociologist and author of Elsewhere, USA has studied the phenomenon of “How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners and the Age of Affluence to the Home Office, BlackBerry Moms and Economic Anxiety.” Today's professional is constantly dogged by a feeling that he/she should be "elsewhere" — back at the office, at a party full of potential clients, home with the kids or at social function with the spouse. Always on the go, people feel like they are in the right place at the right time only when in transit, moving from point A to B. Dalton shares how we can redirect our economic incentives, reverse our negative savings trend and invest for a better future. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System. For more visit www.totalcareersuccess.com. View Guest page

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Manny Contomanolis

Dr. Manny Contomanolis is President of NACE and Associate Vice President of Rochester Institute of Technology in New York State. NACE is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated. The professional association connects more than 5,200 college career services professionals at nearly 2,000 college and universities nationwide, and more than 3,000 HR/staffing professionals focused on college relations and recruiting. NACE forecasts trends in the job market; tracks legal issues in employment, the job search, and hiring practices; and provides college and employer professionals with benchmarks for their work. NACE provides research and information to its professional members, quarterly surveys of starting salary offers to new college graduates, a quarterly journal, a biweekly newsletter, and surveys of employer and college members. NACE provides members with primary tools for reaching and educating college students through our Job Choices publications and JobWeb, the online complement to Job Choices. For more information, visit www.naceweb.org.. The topic of the show focused on the latest trends in employment and higher education and ways NACE supports students and employers as well as tips for professionals who are considering a degree program and how a degree can advance their careers. View Guest page

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Bill Crawford

Bill Crawford, Ph.D., psychologist, coach, trainer and author of Life from the Top of the Mind attacks the debilitating effects of stress from a totally unique perspective that enables people to access specific qualities and characteristics by using specific parts of the brain. He calls it shifting from the resistant and reactive brain where the focus is on blame and resentment to the receptive brain where one can access their clarity, confidence and creativity. Learn how to: Regain control in any situation; Shift from the lower 20% of the brain to the upper 80%; Define ourselves on purpose in any situation; Bring this more purposeful perspective to all aspects of life. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Bruce D’Agostino

Bruce D’Agostino, CEO Construction Management Association of America, shares the bright future of large infrastructure construction projects globally with a 10 year growth rate of 17%. He shares insights about the profession and association: The complexities of construction management; Backgrounds and educational paths to success; Types of projects internationally; Technologies and management methods; Mentoring and scholarship programs. The mission of CMAA is to promote and enhance leadership, professionalism, and excellence in managing the development and construction of projects and programs. This is an industry that adds value to the lives of millions of people. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Lee Daniel

Business owner and entrepreneur Lee Daniel will share lessons from his career and insights on entrepreneurship. Lee has owned and built companies successfully for over 30 years. He is an investor in start ups and Advisor to entrepreneurs. He will reflect on his career development in oil and gas and perspectives on opportunities for success in an economic downturn. His breadth of knowledge and experience in acquiring, building and selling companies is extensive. He has excellent instincts for markets and people, a perfect equation for success. Listen to the January 12, 2009 show with Lee Daniel here, or visit our VoiceAmerica archive to hear any of our previous shows. View Guest page

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Aubrey Daniels

Dr. Aubrey Daniels, organizational consultant, is author of “OOPS! 13 Management Practices that Waste Time and Money.” Providing tips on how to create lasting change, he focuses on individual behavior and reveals why common practices ultimately reward bad behavior, punish good behavior, and lead to devastating results. In challenging economic times, this is a timely topic. From sports coaches to corporate CEOs, leaders of all backgrounds can learn to manage behavior and performance more effectively. By asking ‘why are we doing this?’ leaders can re-evaluate the cost benefit equation and change accordingly to achieve a new level of performance. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Ben Dansker

Ben Dansker, a business consultant in Israel for small to mid-size organizations, discusses how entrepreneurship, venture capital, research and development and an educated workforce as well as government, industry and university collaboration have put Israel in the global economic spot light. Ben helps organizations capitalize on opportunities created by these trends. Gain insight into: Opportunities in various markets and sectors; The potential in Israel and the region for US manufacturers; Qualifying and developing partners for success; The analysis of local markets for launching businesses; Qualifying potential distributors or importers; Logistical and administrative aspects of doing business in Israel and the region. Israel has opened its doors to the global market and saavy organizations are entering. To help them optimize their potential in Israel and elsewhere in the region, Ben applies his knowledge of US and middle Eastern business and contacts to enable them to succeed. View Guest page

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Melinda Doolittle

Melinda Doolittle, American Idol star, recording artist and author of Beyond Me, sky rocked to fame since her rise on American Idol. She shares her secrets to finding one’s way to the next level: Invest in others; Work hard to realize your dream; Listen to the wisdom of others; Be prepared; Be open to criticism and release offenses; Face your fears and do it anyway. Tone deaf as a child, her love of singing drove her to enter a talent show in the 7th grade and miraculously, she stunned the audience with her spot-on vocals and beautiful voice. Melinda is an excellent model of how success is achieved - by faith and hard work. Be inspired to attain your next level. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Janine Driver

Janine Driver, body language expert, takes the use and interpretation of body language to a whole new level. Her insights and recommendations on how to be more aware of the messages we send through our own body language and of those others send, enable people to improve relationships, performance and confidence. Whether in social, business or professional settings, non-verbal messages are as important to success as verbal messaging. Janine helps people learn to: Improve personal presence; Develop more effective customer relationships; Get the job they want; Communicate more effectively to build rapport and influence; and Increase sales results. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.totalcareersuccess.com View Guest page

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Phil Dyer

Phil Dyer, Deputy Director, Financial Education for Military Officers Association of America, served as an Army Captain and worked in the corporate world in sales and financial planning. He shares valuable information on military service, transitioning from the military, and on Military Officers Association of America which provides support to over 370,000 members and their families. Dyer gives tips on: Benefits of serving in the military; Benefits after transitioning; Challenges for long term military careers; Seeking help when transitioning; Assessing one’s career fit; Networking for civilian opportunities; Benefits offered by the Military Officers Association. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Tamara Erickson

Tamara Erickson, consultant in workforce trends and talent management solutions, is author of Retire Retirement: Career Strategies for the Boomer Generation. Employers have a problem – there aren’t enough young people to take the place of retiring baby boomers! The recession is masking the problem for the short term, but employers are braced for the talent gap. For boomers, this is good. The power is shifting in favor of boomers who can renegotiate their relationship with work. Tammy explains options for boomers who want and need to work. She shares how to: Challenge assumptions; Renegotiate your deal and get what you want; and Reinvent your career and your life. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Cody Farzad

Cody Farzad is a pre-employment background investigator with Employerschoiceonline.com. Cody shares his expertise in surveillance, security and background investigations. Companies have increased their security vigilance due to rising incidents of fraud, violence and misrepresentation in the job market and workplace. With the prevalence of online information, job boards, blogs and social networking, companies have access to information on candidates they never before dreamed of accessing. Gain interesting insight into the world of background checks and how you can increase the security of information about your background and social networking brand. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Margaret Feinberg

Margaret Feinberg, author and speaker will help you answer the perennial question, “What the heck am I going to do with my life?” Her popular book by the same name is for all ages and all stages of one’s life and career. If you’ve asked yourself that question lately, don’t miss her insights to help you come up with the answer. Margaret is not afraid to try things that are challenging and perhaps risky. In fact she challenges others to take risks as well, especially when they have a desire to do something that is greater than their fear of the outcome. If you want to see your choices in a new light, tune in to hear Margaret’s story. The show is designed to inform and encourage listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advice. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more: www.tcsworldwide.com View Guest page

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Donna Fenn

Donna Fenn is contributing editor for Inc. Magazine and an expert on the entrepreneurial habits of Gen Y. Learn how eight key factors contribute to Gen Y business success: Building collaborative tribes; Deploying technology for competitive advantage; Disrupting the status quo; Deconstructing the Gen Y market; Generating branding buzz ; Leveraging social mission; Creating dynamic workplaces; Morphing and growing strategically. Whether studying Gen Y's approach to business to beef up one’s bottom line or aiming to be tomorrow's great under-30 entrepreneur story, these concepts and steps will help get a business out in front of the pack. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Keith Ferrazzi

Keith Ferrazzi is NY #1 bestselling author of Who’s Got Your Back. No one is a self-made success. Keith adapts methodologies of the most successful behavioral change programs to provide a do-it-yourself blueprint for creating relationships and a support structure that separate the great from the merely good. With a nine-step action plan for creating relationships that help you learn, change and achieve your goals, Keith gives you the tools to achieve your dreams. Whether seeking to advance your career, expand your business, or find a new job, these techniques will enable you to succeed. This is not another self-help book, but the first ‘let others help’ book! The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Donna Flagg

Donna Flagg, consultant and author of Surviving Dreaded Conversations, reveals dos and don’ts and easy-to-memorize scripts for the tongue-tied. She shares insights like: There is real value in being forthcoming and forthright; Communication is the most powerful tool at work; High emotions are what most often deteriorate the integrity of a conversation; and Worrying about what someone might do or say creates barriers that can be difficult or even impossible to overcome. While the thought of having a difficult work conversation is unpleasant, the experience doesn’t have to be. It’s all about telling the truth and being clear without always expecting to fight. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Brian Fleming

Brian Fleming, Veteran of the Afghanistan war and author of Never the Same: Overcoming the Attack of a Suicide Bomber, shares his story of being badly burned and overcoming his physical and emotional wounds. With many veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, it is a timely message. Brian’s story of struggle, perseverance, courage and hope is one from which we all can benefit. He shares how he is applying the lessons from his traumatic experience to help others. Brian demonstrates the power of faith and purpose to overcome any trial. One of the most mature young men you will meet, Brian is a model for young and old alike. Tune in and be inspired. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife. View Guest page

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Paul Frison

Paul Frison, Founding CEO and Executive Vice Chair of the Houston Technology Center (HTC) joieds Ken and Sheryl on Total Career Success to discuss emerging technologies and entrepreneurial business opportunities. HTC is a business accelerator for Houston-based emerging technology companies and enhances Houston’s position as a leading city for starting and growing companies in key technology sectors such as: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology and NASA-originated technologies. Early stage companies generate the lion’s share of new jobs in the US. With the support of more than 300 corporations and organizations, HTC achievements include over $500 million capital raised by HTC clients, over 1000 startup companies assisted resulting in over 3000 jobs created by clients… those are impressive results! Paul discussed emerging technologies and entrepreneurial business opportunities Listen to the January 26, 2009 show with Paul Frison here, or visit our VoiceAmerica archive to hear any of our previous shows. View Guest page

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Joe Gandolfo

Joe Gandolfo, PhD. has 50 years experience in 50 states with clients whose net-worth ranges from $6.5 billion down to hundreds of thousands. He answers your tax planning questions and reveals strategies that are not generally known such as: Why you should never pay more than 20% income tax; What you can do if your estate is over the limit to transfer to your heirs tax free; Why you should put your children on the payroll to pay for their education without taxes; Why you should never own property jointly; How a charitable remainder trust enables you to sell assets without capital gains. Learn the secrets to reducing your taxes now and in the future. The show is designed to inform and encourage listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advice. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more: www.tcsworldwide.com View Guest page

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Jerry Gauche

Jerry Gauche, Senior Vice President, National Oilwell Varco, will share his extensive experience as an executive in the oil and gas industry. NOV is an $11 billion Fortune 500 global company. Learn techniques to master organizational and career success by: Finding your passion – be enthusiastic and engaged; Having a strategy or a plan; Viewing opportunities from a creative perspective; Maintaining a “customer” focus; Keeping current in technology; Developing skills and competencies. For executive and professional alike his insights are exceptionally useful. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a master of organizational and career strategy! Listen to the March 16, 2009 show with Jerry Gauche here, or visit our VoiceAmerica archive to hear any of our previous shows. View Guest page

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Doug Gehrman

Doug Gehrman was most recently assistant professor of management and program director of the MS-Human Resources Management program at Houston Baptist University, where he taught courses on human resources management and leadership. Before joining Houston Baptist University, Doug was Managing Director for Bridge Consulting Group where he helped clients effectively manage change and develop leaders. Prior to his consulting and teaching years, Doug had a distinguished career leading human resources for major financial and energy companies culminating in his role as Executive Vice President. The lessons from his vast experience are distilled in his new book, Leadership for Life - Your Guide to Becoming a Transformational Leader. For more information, visit http://www.bridgewaypub.com/. Listen to the January 5, 2009 show with Douglas Gehrman here, or visit our VoiceAmerica archive to hear any of our previous shows. View Guest page

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Tim Geraghty

Col Tim Geraghty, USMC (Ret.), author of Peacekeepers at War, shares his gripping account of an important historical event whose shock waves still reverberate. On October 23, 1983, suicide truck bombings killed 241 US Marines in their barracks at the Beirut International Airport and 58 French paratroopers two miles away. In this long-awaited book, the Marine commander of the U.S. Multi-National Peacekeeping Force that was destroyed by terrorists in Lebanon tells his story and reminds us on this July 4th weekend, that our fight for freedom is ongoing. A former CIA Counterterrorist expert, Tim knows first hand the relentless and destructive purpose of Islamic terrorism. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Michael E. Gerber

Michael E. Gerber is the Founder of E-Myth Worldwide the coaching, training, and education firm he founded to transform the development of small businesses worldwide. As the author of eight E-Myth books, including the mega-bestseller The E-Myth Revisited, Michael Gerber has established his revolutionary perspective as the gold standard for small business development, becoming what Inc. Magazine called “the world's #1 small business guru”. For more information, visit www.e-myth.com and www.inthedreamingroom.com.. Mr. Gerber shared insights on important considerations regarding becoming an entrepreneur as well as the impact of the current economic situation on small business and particularly startups. View Guest page

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George Gilder

Venture capitalist and author of Wealth & Poverty, George Gilder makes the moral case for Israel as a bastion of capitalism and freedom in his new book The Israel Test. Gilder contends that if we allow Israel to be quelled or destroyed, we succumb to forces targeting capitalism and freedom everywhere. The Israel test is ultimately a test of America’s will to triumph over enemies who hate the US, as they hate Israel, for the values that have made them great. The Israel test for each of us is whether we resent the excellence in achievement demonstrated by Jews over the centuries and Israel today or admire and aspire to their contributions to humanity and world economy. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit totalcareersuccess.com. View Guest page

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Dr. Marshall Goldsmith

Marshall Goldsmith, executive coach and author of MOJO: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back When You Need It!, delivers game-changing insight to finding personal momentum that fosters a successful career and a balanced lifestyle. The leading authority on improving workplace behavior, he empowers people by sharing: Four building blocks of Mojo - Identity, Achievement, Reputation, and Acceptance; The Mojo Toolkit - eleven specific actions that help one change; Simple exercises for improving workplace behavior, attitude, and productivity level; Mojo killers and how to turn negativity around; Eight arguments that occur at work and how to avoid them. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Mark Goulston

Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen: Discover the Secret to getting through to Absolutely Anyone, heads executive coaching at an international strategic and development firm. He shares insights that have helped Fortune 500 executives, managers and line workers achieve success. Learn communication techniques to get through to anyone: Understand how to respond quickly to take control; Get one’s own emotions under control; Make people feel felt so you can connect; Engage a person by being sincerely interested; Turn complainers and obstructers into allies; Be willing to bare one’s own neck and deliver an empathy jolt; Make amends with a power apology. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Jen Groover

Jen Groover, branding and body language expert, discusses taking control of your career, life, and destiny! "What if…? and Why not…?” is aimed at inspiring individuals to empower their lives and our culture. An innovator who helps others innovate themselves, Jen begins with a simple question and engages people to think, be, do and become. Jen shows people how they can be in control of the messages they send not only through body language, but in every aspect of their work and life. Whether stepping up to a new career, building a new business, making your voice heard, or helping someone else overcome a hurdle, Jen shows you how to make a difference. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.totalcareersuccess.com View Guest page

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Dave Guerra

Dave Guerra is the co-founder and CEO of Corpus Optima, a management and leadership consulting firm. He is the originator and leading exponent on the new theory and practice of Superperformance. Dave regularly addresses and consults with executives from some of the world’s leading companies, and conducts workshops and transformation campaigns based on this knowledge. As a prolific author, he has written the highly-acclaimed business book Superperformance: New Profound Knowledge for Corporate Leaders, as well as the upcoming Moving the Needle: Conversations with a Superperforming CEO. Dave is an executive coach, conference and keynote speaker on the local, national, and international stage. He has contributed to or been quoted by a variety of well-known publications including Business Week, Forbes, Industrial Management Magazine, Journal of Performance Improvement, and Market Watch. For more information, visit http://www.corpusoptima.com.. The topic of the show focused on how individuals can improve their performance as individual contributors and leaders in the workplace. View Guest page

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Dan Harrison

Dr. Dan Harrison discusses assessing behavioral preferences to optimize career potential and presents his unique time and cost saving technology for talent managers to evaluate behavioral and eligibility fit for hiring. With 30 years experience and diverse background in Mathematics, Personality Theory and Organizational Psychology, he created solutions to: Automate the recruitment process; Hire the best employees; Develop employee success; Retain top talent. The comprehensiveness of Harrison Assessments makes it an outstanding tool for self development as well as talent selection and development. Whether for the college student seeking career direction, seasoned professional desiring career advancement, or corporate applications, Harrison Assessments provides the data needed to make sound career decisions. Dr. Harrison discussed Assessing Behavioral Preferences and Performance Potential. Listen to the February 16, 2009 show with Dr. Dan Harrison here, or visit our VoiceAmerica archive to hear any of our previous shows. View Guest page

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Joseph Harrison

Dr. Joseph Harrison, retired USAF Medical Service Corps Officer and Chief Civilian Recruitment for the US Army Medical Command, shares about great career opportunities in the health career field. U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps employees work at regional medical centers, community hospitals and outpatient clinics at over 70 locations worldwide. The U.S. Army Medicine Civilian Corps was listed as one of the best places to work in Federal Government. As a civilian employee those in MEDCOM are not subject to boot camp or military uniforms. For those who value the military mission, this is a great way to contribute to the mission without actually being in a service. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Chad Hennings

Chad Hennings is 3 time Super Bowl winner with the Dallas Cowboys, Air Force fighter pilot, businessman and author of Rules of Engagement. In all of the roles he has played he has seen that the persistent go-it-alone myth in our society traps men from connecting in a meaningful way with others. Chad shares the lessons he has learned from personal and professional challenges that will make a difference in men's lives and tear down the walls that separate men from each other and their true selves. With the foundation of character, vision, and work ethic he lays out a comprehensive game plan to engage every aspect of life, career and relationships for true success. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Craig Hickman

Kevin Hogan

Kevin Hogan is an expert in body language and influencing whose best-selling book, The Science of Influence, reveals the secrets of how to: Present a convincing appearance; Ask questions to learn your target’s values and needs; Use secret tools to build credibility fast; Convince your target to the negative consequences of a “no”; Be persistent – not annoying. Kevin’s book reveals the fascinating hard science of influencing. Kevin's revolutionary system enables you to communicate more effectively with family, friends, co-workers, clients, and potential employers. It is the “Holy Grail” of persuasion – a proven system for turning a “no” into a “yes”. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Steve Howard

Steve Howard, speaker and writer, is founder of a training and consulting firm. His new book, Boomer Selling, is a practical resource to help organizations understand the motivations and buying habits of this unique generation. When the American economy recovers, it will be on the backs of Baby Boomers and Howard shows in Boomer Selling why: Boomers are the engine that drives our economy; Most companies are wasting money going after the wrong customers; Customization is critical when selling to Boomers; 80% of Boomers buy premium products. Listen in for practical techniques to improve your company’s sales strategies and win over a loyal customer base. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Lewis Howes

Lewis Howes, pro-athlete and author of LinkedWorking: Generating Success on Linkedin. He is developer of SportsNetworker.com where he has put into practice the techniques he recommends to business people, consultants, and professionals to take their businesses, practices and careers to the next level. Besides his own success in applying relationship building strategies, Howes presents numerous success stories to demonstrate winning techniques in a variety of industries. He shares how to: See opportunities in everyone;Identify capstones and weak ties; Lead a life of altruism; Harness the power of reconnection; Be concise, compelling and value driven; Persist patiently. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Hank Kohlbrand

Hank Kohlbrand, retired Global R&D Director, Process & Manufacturing Technology R&D for Dow Chemical Company and President of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), will share: Key business trends that will shape chemical engineers professional future; Megatrends that define opportunities; Important skills, beyond technical skills, needed for future success; Embracing change as opportunity; Association resources for members and others to advance their careers and the industry. AIChE is a professional society of more than 40,000 chemical engineers in 92 countries. Learn the inside story of how chemicals change lives and society. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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David Krueger

David Krueger, MD, is author of The Secret Language of Money, a guided tour to the subconscious meanings people give money, the conflicted ways the brain deals with money, the reasons people tend to make the same money mistakes over and over, and how one can change all that. CEO of MentorPath, an executive coaching, publishing, and wellness firm, Dr. Krueger shares how to make smarter financial decisions and live a richer life by: Rewriting one’s money story; Finding the balance of wealth, health, and joy; Avoiding debt and saving for the future; Avoiding repetition of the same money mistakes over and over; and Increasing your financial intelligence. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.totalcareersuccess.com. View Guest page

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Peter Land

Peter Land, Consultant and trainer to Fortune 500 companies, has a life time of experience as an Air Force pilot, leader and trainer. Having conducted hundreds of leadership workshops on four continents and built winning teams in many environments, he is a consummate trainer and team developer. You will learn: What winning teams actually do; The specific skills and techniques to be a great team leader; What leaders should do to be part of the team; Why competition in teams is dysfunctional; How to have fun with teams. If you want to turn your group of employees into a winning team or learn how to be a better team player, listen to a master. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Raymond Larson

Raymond Larson has 30 years in business and ministry. He combines vision and practical application to produce results for success. He shares his perspective on how business touches all other areas of the culture – government, education, family, religion, arts and entertainment, and media. Through a unique educational program for entrepreneurs, 7 Degrees offers a hands-on team approach to developing business acumen, networking and mentoring. Not only does the program develop entrepreneurs, but it impacts the culture through integrity, creative ideas, energy, research, and the right team. Larson discusses specific strategies to succeed in spite of a tough economy. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Kirk Lawson

Kirk Lawson is Executive Director of Business Professionals of America and leads the organization’s strategic growth. It is the top career and technical student organization aimed at preparing students for successful careers and providing employers with competent and skilled professionals. In spite of the recent emphasis on a lack of jobs, many decry a lack of skilled workers. Kirk shares how the organization facilitates career exploration, skills and leadership development, assessment of skills, and motivation for middle, secondary and post-secondary students. Learn how this educational organization can impact students and future workers in your local area. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com. View Guest page

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Adrienne Leigh

An experienced entrepreneur with over 25 years of business ownership, consulting, and franchise experience, Adrienne Leigh, coaches clients through the due diligence process to ensure that they are a match for a business or franchise. Selecting a company or franchise to buy is an art as well as a science and Adriene is skilled from both perspectives. She takes a lot of the guess work out of the equation, reducing the risk. As an astute negotiator, Adrienne enables the new franchisee to optimize their investment. If you are thinking about a franchise or considering your options for the future, listen in to gain insights from an expert. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Stephen Lundin

Dr. Stephen Lundin, writer, filmmaker and author of the best selling book, FISH!, was the featured guest this week. Over several decades Steve has created a rich history in business and graduate business education. He blends his work as an entrepreneur with his personal story to awaken his audiences to the possibilities that already exist in every workplace, home and life. The captivating fish story that is the subject of his book, FISH!, is simple in its narrative, yet profound in its message for everyone who desires passion in work and life. He gave a sneak preview of his new book, CATS on the 9 levels of innovation. For more information, visit www.topperformer.com/cast/stephen_lundin.php and www.ninelivesofinnovation.com. Listen to the December 8, 2008 show with Dr. Stephen Lundin here, or visit our VoiceAmerica archive to hear any of our previous shows. View Guest page

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James B. Maas

Dr. James B. Maas is Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Professor and past Chairman of Psychology, Education and Communication at Cornell University. He teaches introductory psychology to 1,300 students each year and holds the world’s record for college classroom teaching, having taught more than 65,000 students. Dr. Maas conducts research on sleep and performance, as well as on leadership and critical thinking. He is bestselling author of Power Sleep and is a sought after guest on major networks and speaker in corporations internationally. View Guest page

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Roee Madai

Roee Madai is Israeli Economic Affairs Consul for the US Southern Region. Entrepreneurship, venture capital, research and development, an educated workforce and government, industry and university collaboration have put Israel in the global economic spot light. In the past three years, Israel has enjoyed annual growth of more than 5%. Israel has enjoyed the fruits of economic prosperity, enabling it to utilize its relative advantages in the field of high-tech. Multinational companies operate 120 R&D centers in Israel representing an important engine for their future growth in communication, information and software, life sciences and renewable energy. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit totalcareersuccess.com. View Guest page

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Bonnie Marcus

Bonnie Marcus, executive coach and motivational speaker, inspires and coaches women to promote themselves and excel in their chosen careers. To gain control of your career advancement learn: How to create an effective and memorable message to promote yourself and your business; The key to feeling more comfortable with self-promotion; How to effectively use self-promotion to advance your career. We often think of the work world as a jungle. Bonnie teaches us how to explore opportunities in “jungle gym” fashion. Rather than attempting to conquer the new dynamics of the workplace on traditional career ladders, she helps clients see creative ways to advance. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Curtis Miller

Curtis Miller serves as Director Education for the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. He develops new educational materials and provides internal expertise on agricultural literacy and awareness among students and consumers. While only 2% of the population works on farms, over 15% works in food, fiber and green industry segments that produce, package and distribute food. There are significant numbers of job openings in management, sales, science and engineering, and the educational areas of the agricultural industry among many other opportunities. Curtis shares an optimistic future for agriculture as the worldwide population continues to expand. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Richard Miller

Dr. Richard Miller is an award winning educator and leader in reinventing engineering education. Olin is transforming the field of engineering to meet the global challenges in energy, clean water, health care and cyber security. He shares Olin’s interdisciplinary and experiential learning model designed to better prepare engineers. By blending engineering, entrepreneurship and liberal arts, Olin has intensified student and faculty engagement, and produced graduates who are entrepreneurs as well as engineers. By their forth year, students are actually consulting on real business problems and creating solutions that are viable, desirable, as well as, feasible. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Ivan Misner

Dr. Ivan Misner, chairman of BNI and NYT bestselling author of Networking Like a Pro: Turning Contacts into Connections, discusses why meeting new people is only half the battle in networking. He provides advice, tips and action plans for leaving a lasting impression. Contrary to popular belief, it takes more than an elevator pitch and a business card. Successful networking is about cultivating and maintaining strong relationships, and the courting begins the first time you meet someone. Dr. Misner presents five excellent questions to go beyond sharing what you do. Apply these techniques to your job search and career for success. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Margaret Morford

Margaret Morford is an organizational consultant, trainer, speaker, and author of leadership books including The Hidden Language of Business: Workplace Politics, Power & Influence. As a former attorney and human resource executive, she addresses how to navigate office politics regardless of your position and background for career success. Learn inside intelligence to: Advance in your workplace; Avoid common missteps that undermine success; Apply positive political skills; Maximize career advancement. Margaret’s razor-sharp insights help identify who has real power and influence in your organization and how to develop your own career plan to achieve your goals. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com. View Guest page

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Darlene O’Brien

Darlene O’Brien’s company BLIND AMBITION captures her determination as a blind person to open opportunities for the 54 million disabled in the US to work and achieve their own ambitions. A career counselor she assists applicants and employers in the recruitment process. Offering Disability Etiquette Training Darlene helps organizations improve access to opportunities for the disabled and increase awareness of this vast talent pool of qualified workers. Learn how to achieve independence after becoming disabled; adapt to a disability for independence and marketability; assess work options; and improve understanding of and interaction with disabled candidates and employees. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. 7 free videos: www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Lynn O’Shaughnessy

Lynn O’Shaughnessy is author of Shrinking the Cost of College, college contributor for US News & World Report, and blogger for TheCollegeSolutionBlog. College tuition has been increasing faster than inflation for years with the most expensive colleges costing $50,000 annually. Learn how to get cash for yourself or your college bound child: Save tens of thousands of dollars by identifying the financial fingerprint of colleges; Discover 60 colleges that offer the best financial aid packages; Attend out-of-state public universities for in-state prices; Discover why expensive schools can be cheaper than your home state universities; Tap into the biggest source of scholarship cash. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Mike Oakes

Mike Oakes has 25 years experience in commercial and corporate banking in the Houston market with an emphasis on the energy industry. Prior to joining Trustmark, he managed the Houston loan production office of the Industrial Bank of Japan with responsibility for $3.2 billion in loan commitments and a staff of 15. Mike led the entry into the Houston reserve-based lending arena for both ABN AMRO Bank and the Industrial Bank of Japan. During the years preceding his banking career, Mike spent time in the audit group of Ernst & Young and served as controller for a firm client. He is a CPA, earned an MBA from the University of Houston and a BBA – Accounting from the University of Texas. Mike discussed careers in banking during tough economic times. Listen to the January 19, 2009 show with Mike Oakes here, or visit our VoiceAmerica archive to hear any of our previous shows. View Guest page

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Dan Oglesby

Dan Oglesby, Sr. Vice President of Spectrum Health was the featured guest this week. Dan Oglesby has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources management. He has held senior HR leadership positions at Dow Chemical, Corporate Express Delivery Systems, and Alticor (formerly Amway Corporation). Dan has primary responsibility for the oversight of Spectrum Health’s Human Resources; the largest employer in West Michigan with a staff of 14,000, 1500 physicians and 2,000 volunteers, Spectrum has 7 hospitals and more than 140 sites. Spectrum is ranked among the nation’s Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks. A key focus of Dan’s efforts is the strategic alignment and integration of human capital initiatives at Spectrum Health. Dan’s extensive experience and leadership supports Spectrum Health’s goal to be a regional Employer of Choice. The Michigan Business & Professional Association named Spectrum Health as one of the “Best and Brightest Companies.” Dan focused on the value of working for an organization that invests in the success of their employees. Listen to the December 15, 2008 show with Dan Oglesby here, or visit our VoiceAmerica archive to hear any of our previous shows. View Guest page

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Kerry Patterson

Kerry Patterson shares how to communicate for healthy results, think before speaking, be aware of context and conditions of a discussion, and maintain respect even when disagreeing – skills ideal for individual, family, and organizational success. Learn to: Focus on goals when emotions run strong; Increase awareness of warning signs that a conversation is about to take a turn for the worse; Make it safe to talk about anything; Create healthy dialogue even when scared, angry, frustrated or hurt; Say potentially hurtful things in a way that minimizes defensiveness; Listen effectively when others blow up or clam up; Move from discussing tough issues to taking healthy action. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 Free videos: betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Vince Patton

Dr. Vince Patton, Director Community Outreach, Military Advantage/Monster Worldwide and Retired Career Coast Guardsman, brings the knowledge and experience of a 30-year military career and multiple advanced degrees to the subject of employing Veterans. Honoring Veterans Day, the show is dedicated to helping Vets and employers connect. Dr. Patton addresses: Issues facing transitioning service members; The value of career fairs for employers and job seekers; How to help disabled veterans get jobs; Job opportunities in government; Transferable skills from military to civilian jobs; Educational options for military personnel; How to attract vets to work for your company. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success & authors of Job Search: The Total System,3rd edition. For more visit totalcareersuccess.com. View Guest page

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Robert Pennington

Dr. Robert Pennington, executive coach and educational psychologist, usually calls the shots, but on one occasion took a 38 caliber shot to his chest by an unknown assailant! Dr. Pennington walks the talk of someone who knows professionally and personally how to deal well with life’s challenges. Learn to: Recognize stress quicker and move through it faster; Understand three definitions relating stress and change; Discover the Positive Opposite Possibility of Worry; Avoid up to 90% of stressful disagreements. One of the top hurdles to overcoming change is resistance. Rob shares techniques to help you adapt to and embrace change. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.totalcareersuccess.com. View Guest page

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Bill Pepicello

As the sixth president of the University of Phoenix, Dr. Bill Pepicello is responsible for the leadership of the largest private university in the United States. He has extensive experience in higher education, having served as Provost for the University, Dean of the School of Advanced Studies, as well as in executive, administrative, and faculty positions with a number of prestigious institutions. He holds both master's and doctorate degrees in Linguistics from Brown University. Dr. Pepicello serves on a number of national, state, and local Boards and is recognized as a leader in the changing landscape of American higher education.. Dr. Pepicello spoke about his perceptions on how education positions one for success in their field of choice, how the current econonic conditions will challenge various career aspirations, how global competition impacts career choices and addressed questions from the audience. View Guest page

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Rebecca Robbins

Rebecca Robbins is co-founder with Dr. Maas of the Sleep for Success consulting firm and co – author of Sleep for Success. Rebecca is a graduate of Cornell University and is teaching and consulting in health, psychology, and performance. View Guest page

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Jerry and Shirley Rose

Jerry and Shirley Rose, leaders of Total Living Network and authors of Significant Living share how you can: Find greater joy in life; Navigate the roadblocks of aging; Leave a legacy for those who follow; Strengthen relationships; Discover answers to loneliness, defeat and despair; and Make the second half of your life exciting, full, and significant. with GPS accuracy they give coordinates for significant living for those in retirement and approaching retirement. As a matter of fact, it would not hurt if younger generations listened in on their wisdom! They realistically demonstrate that finding significance and being significant is possible at any age.”The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Tony Rubleski

Tony Rubleski, marketing consultant and author of Mind Capture shares referral, retention and repeat marketing strategies for entrepreneurs, professionals and sales teams across industries. Understanding and applying the principles of Mind Capture will determine success or demise in today’s sped up, web based world. Learn: Why people buy; How to capture attention when attention spans are short; How to stand out in the sea of marketing chaos and win more business; and How to differentiate in the crowded and highly fragmented media universe. You can differentiate yourself in your career, your business and association, with Tony's "mind capture" techniques. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.totalcareersuccess.com. View Guest page

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Kevin Saunders

Kevin Saunders, motivational speaker, shares his personal story of triumph after being paralyzed from the chest down. Rather than remain miserable after a life-threatening accident, Kevin sharpened his body and mind to become a world class athletic competitor. Now he teaches audiences around the world to move forward in spite of their challenges. His nonstop energy and genuine enthusiasm are contagious. His struggle to find new meaning and focus for his life will inspire you to never give up regardless of your personal or career obstacles. Learn the secrets of transforming agony into ecstasy and using life’s battles to become a winner. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Allen Saville

Dr. Allen Saville, Executive Coach and author, shares strategies for achieving top performance and developing a coaching culture. With over 30 years of leadership consulting and experience in diverse industry and government environments, Dr. Saville is a recognized thought leader in organizational performance and performance-based coaching to empower people and teams to achieve more. Learn the secrets to: Turning a shared vision into peak performance; Building trust and empowering others through a coaching culture; Retaining talent through effective communications and competency development; Leading change for organizational growth and performance improvement. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit totalcareersuccess.com. View Guest page

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Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel, leading personal branding expert for Gen Y and author of Me2.0: Build a Powerful Brand to Achieve Career Success, shares the tools for building your brand and gaining a competitive advantage. Learn how to: Effectively use online social networks, blogs, videos, and podcasts; Develop a 4-step strategy for discovering, creating, and communicating your personal brand; and Improve your networking online and offline. His octopus model visually shows the impact of branding on networking, career development, entrepreneurship, the use of social media, public relations, marketing, search engine optimization as well as interaction with human resources. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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William Schrom

Simon Sinek

Entrepreneur Simon Sinek reveals how a leadership edge in business, politics, or any arena of life is simply a matter of re-focusing the mind. In START WITH WHY: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon contends that exceptional leaders and companies share a common bond--they know WHY they do what they do. He explains why WHY matters. It begins with a cause or purpose—the WHY that inspires leaders to continue striving while inspiring followers to believe and take action. Providing a framework for launching a product, building a business, or turning an idea into a social movement, he proves that with a little discipline, anyone can learn to inspire. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Andrea Sittig-Rolf

Consultant, trainer and author, Andrea Sittig-Rolf was be the featured guest this week. Sittig-Rolf is the Founder and President of Sittig Incorporated, author of numerous compelling sales books, creator and writer of the column Sales Solutions, and host of Power Talk, a radio program on the VoiceAmerica Business Network. Sittig Incorporated is a renowned sales training firm that helps businesses increase their sales and development. The Blitz Experience, Sittig Incorporated’s sales training program, empowers participants with activity based training that emphasizes real results. Blitz Masters, Sittig’s experienced training professionals, host unique workshops that use inspirational methodology to help businesses acquire new customers. Sittig-Rolf has provided training for organizations across a range of industries, including banking, media, and telecommunications, and seminars and workshops have focused on client development, new product launch, and numerous other topics. Some of Sittig’s many clients include Hewlett Packard, Microsoft, Washington Mutual Bank, and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Blitz Masters host workshops at various locations throughout the year, and businesses and individuals can also access Sittig’s Free Sales Tips Newsletter. For more information, visit http://www.sittiginc.com/. Andrea addressed the role of power networking in job searches, as well as other insights for building lasting relationships, selling yourself, and advancing your career. Listen to the December 29, 2008 show with Andrea Sittig-Rolf here, or visit our VoiceAmerica archive to hear any of our previous shows. View Guest page

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Scotty Smiley

Captain Scotty Smiley, a West Point graduate, Ranger, and the Army’s only active-duty blind officer lost his sight in a suicide bomber attack in Iraq. He shares his remarkable journey of faith, hope and courage. Since his injury, he has climbed Mount Rainier, surfed, skied, skydived, completed a triathlon and earned an MBA from Duke University. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star, a Purple Heart, and the Army’s prestigious MacArthur Leadership Award. His inspiring story demonstrates the qualities that enable one to succeed even after a major loss or trauma. His encouragement brings good news to anyone struggling with life’s challenges. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com. View Guest page

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Barry Smotherman

Barry Smotherman has an extensive career in energy and entrepreneurial organizations both as CFO and consultant. Barry exemplifies the core values that enable any employee succeed – excellence, innovation, integrity, and teamwork. He addresses ways to tap the job market for the best opportunities and how to navigate organizational transitions. His philosophy is get organized, have a plan and execute. Some of the lessons highlighted include: Prepare ahead of time and think through the eventual process; Have a real sense of urgency; Listen and then listen some more; Don't be intimidated by difficult odds; Best people get things done through A players; KEEP YOUR FAITH. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Betty Spence

As President of NAFE, Betty Spence brings together America’s most senior corporate women to tackle issues related to women’s advancement. Research demonstrates a correlation between increased female leadership and bottom-line results. NAFE has over 10,000 members in the US and internationally. Betty discusses how NAFE assists women in networking and professional develop particularly in P&L competencies and responsibilities for advancement to leadership roles. NAFE’s Top Companies committed to the advancement of women have more women in their succession planning and development programs and also measure accountability for the promotion of women into leader roles. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Gregg Stocker

Gregg Stocker, organizational consultant and author of Avoiding the Corporate Death Spiral, helps organizations in change management, strategic planning, and performance improvement. Having worked in the automotive and other manufacturing industries internationally, Gregg brings clarity to the signs of decline and the strategies to breathe life into a dying company. Learn to recognize and eliminate the signs of decline including: Losing sight of the organization’s purpose; Placing more focus on numbers than people; Basing supplier relationships purely on price; and Failing to manage the organization as a whole. All companies can apply his principles for success. The show is designed to inform and encourage listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advice. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For more www.totalcareersuccess. View Guest page

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Mark Taylor

Dr. Mark Taylor, Columbia University, is author of Crisis on Campus: A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities. Taylor characterizes American higher education as expensive, wasteful, and archaic. He calls for reforms such as: Eliminating tenure; Restructuring departments for interdepartmental cooperation; Emphasizing teaching rather than rarified research; Creating global networks; Developing partnerships among institutions, private and public, for profit and nonprofit. As a nation, we fail to make such necessary and sweeping changes at our peril. Like other bubbles that have burst, this one will devastate our economy and global competitiveness. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Leo Thorsness

Leo Thorsness, a Medal of Honor recipient and Viet Nam POW, has a unique resume having been an Air Force pilot, a corporate executive and State Senator. His new book, Surviving Hell: A POWs Journey, is a powerful account of life as a POW that is authentic and compelling. Leo has masterfully told his story of survival in a way that has lessons for us all. Whether you are in the military, a Vet, or patriotic citizen, you can apply his essential building blocks of character, courage, faith and loyalty to your life and career challenges and survive anything. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a story that will make you proud as an American this July 4th. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Jackson Toby

After a half-century of teaching, Jackson Toby concludes the current system tells high school students that college is an entitlement. His book is an unflinching look at this broken system and how to fix it. He documents how far admission standards have fallen and measures the cost of remedial programs. This important book: Advocates using financial assistance as a motivator for stronger academic performance; Clarifies the negative impact of lowering standards; Explains how the morphing of scholarships into financial aid undermines higher education; and Illuminates how to streamline financial aid grants and loans. This is a strong argument for raising the bar. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com. View Guest page

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Mark Tomlinson

Mark Tomlinson is passionate about manufacturing and the key role it plays in the US economy. Having spent his entire career in the field, he understands the vital role of manufacturing and what it takes to excel in the industry. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), provides manufacturing professionals with access to the knowledge, skills and resources they need to advance their careers and at the same time improve the profitability and growth potential of their companies. With the industry facing a severe skilled-worker shortage, one of the top goals of SME is to fill the talent pipeline with new manufacturing employees through the Education Foundation. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Bob Toth

Bob Toth discusses his multi-faceted career as an investment advisor, attorney and doctor, and shares his perspective on how to invest safely in turbulent investment markets. The show is designed to inform listeners and encourage them to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders to provide advice on job search and career advancement. Bob's special interests include principal-protected investments that are suitable for investors who are either in or approaching retirement. Learn how to leverage your strengths in a career change, how to protect your assets in a down market, how to avoid fraud and Ponzi schemes, and much more! Bob shares with a humility and care for others that is rare in the investment field where the attitude of 'what's in it for me' prevails. For more information visit Bob's personal website. Listen to the February 23, 2009 show with Robert Toth here, or visit our VoiceAmerica archive to hear any of our previous shows. View Guest page

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Dr. Elizabeth Travis

Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy

Leigh Anne and Sean Tuohy are the inspiring couple featured in the Oscar-nominated movie The Blind Side: The Story of Michael Oher. Authors of In a Heartbeat, they share their extraordinary journey of faith and love with unforgettable lessons about the power of giving. The Tuohys’ deeply inspiring story of a family that makes giving a way of life and the huge blessings that decision has brought to them, demonstrates the ways we can all make a difference in our own communities. Just a few of the lessons in generosity from the Tuohys include: If you can’t give something big, give something small; when you receive something, give part away; generosity starts at home. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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David Ulrich

David Ulrich, business professor and management consultant, and Wendy Ulrich, psychologist, share how leaders can create meaning for themselves and value for employees, customers, investors, and communities. Drawing from their unique backgrounds and disciplines, the Ulrichs demonstrate that meaning matters and that it is an essential leadership agenda for success. Rather than the traditional focus only on profit maximizing, they show how focusing on meaning results in: Abundant organizations that thrive; Increased value for customers, investors and employees; Increased engagement and retention; Increased productivity; Increased customer focus; Improved skills and competencies; Improved organizational capabilities for growth. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Wendy Ulrich

David Ulrich, business professor and management consultant, and Wendy Ulrich, psychologist, share how leaders can create meaning for themselves and value for employees, customers, investors, and communities. Drawing from their unique backgrounds and disciplines, the Ulrichs demonstrate that meaning matters and that it is an essential leadership agenda for success. Rather than the traditional focus only on profit maximizing, they show how focusing on meaning results in: Abundant organizations that thrive; Increased value for customers, investors and employees; Increased engagement and retention; Increased productivity; Increased customer focus; Improved skills and competencies; Improved organizational capabilities for growth. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Angelo Valenti

Dr. Angelo Valenti, organizational psychologist and coach, is author of Unleashing Leadership. He reveals the most important element of successful organizations - organizational alignment which involves: Communicating organizational expectations and eliciting employee expectations; Profiling positions and projects; Profiling competencies of talent; Developing a Composite Team for alignment. Angelo’s leadership system provides leaders with a practical methodology to analyze both task requirements and the competencies and styles of their team members to facilitate alignment. With alignment leaders are able to create synergy and achieve the highest performance. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit totalcareersuccess.com. View Guest page

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Jan Vermeiren

Jan Vermeiren, founder of Networking Coach and international bestselling author of How to REALLY use LinkedIn, shares how to effectively utilize LinkedIn to: Get new customers; Find a new job; Keep in touch with your network; Expand your network; and Discover new suppliers & partnerships. With over 45 million profiles, LinkedIn is a networking goldmine - used correctly, it is like opening your network contacts’ address books! Jan provides step-by-step basic and advanced techniques to optimize your LinkedIn presence. Accelerate the power of networking by applying Jan's recommendations to enhance your network, advance your career and build your business. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Rob Waldman

Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman, key note speaker and author of Never Fly Solo, reveals how the same steadfast interdependence of wingmen in combat is necessary to transform relationships with colleagues, co-workers, and friends into interdependent partners for success. Whether you are a seasoned executive, entrepreneur, or new to the business world, creating a work environment based on mutual support and trust is crucial to success. Waldo encourages everyone to prepare diligently for every mission, face challenges with courage, build meaningful relationships, and maximize one’s potential both in business and in life. Waldo’s expertise not only informs but inspires. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Tom Walsh

Tom Walsh, Business Consultant, brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to the career development process. While his expertise is in the plastics industry, the lessons he shares apply across industries, functions and careers. Tom successfully leveraged his expertise in consulting with hard work and effective networking and is a sought after expert. Some of the lessons shared include: Be flexible in a tough market; Work hard and target your search; Focus on your passion and what you are really good at; Manage your own career – don’t wait on your company to lead the way; Keep learning throughout your career or be left behind; Never stop networking. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Vicki Wiederkehr

Vicki Wiederkehr, founder of Cardinal Selling Services, LLC, is an author, instructor and speaker. Vicki conducts entrepreneurial boot camps nationally, gives presentations to a variety of audiences regarding small business creation, and inspires others with her tremendous energy and passion for entrepreneurship. Vicki is working to incorporate entrepreneurship as a vital piece in educational reform. Learn the Cardinal Rules for financial independence; How to create an e-commerce business on E-bay; Why creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship empower our youth and leaders to create businesses; and Essential qualities and strategies for business success. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Pat Williams

Pat Williams of the Orland Magic NBA playoff basketball team is motivational speaker and author of numerous books on leadership, teamwork and families. His latest book, The Takeaway: 20 Unforgettable Life Lessons Every Father Should Pass on to His Child, is co-authored with his daughter Karyn Williams. Championship sports leader and father of 19, Pat Williams certainly qualifies for giving advice! A very personal yet universally relevant book, The Takeaway has something for everyone. Sports fan, young person, and parent alike will be challenged, inspired, and entertained by the stories from Pat's career and bigger than life, multi-cultural family. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson, entrepreneur, organizational consultant and author of the award winning book, Play to Win, shares how to go as far as you can with all that you have – at work, at home, and in all your relationships. Mr. Wilson shares the tools to leave fear behind and choose to grow and thrive in every part of life. Learn how to quit unproductive thought and behavioral patterns and discover what you really want and how to get it. The strategy enables one to achieve high performance and fulfillment in turbulent times. One of the keys to success is learning to adapt to the changing workplace and economy. Everyone can win by living with meaning, passion and purpose. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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Welcome Wilson

University of Houston System Board of Regents Chairman, Welcome Wilson, is an entrepreneur, statesman and educator whose career spans half a century. His current passion is leading the UH to become a Tier One University, which will reap economic and educational benefits for generations to come. Having assisted hundreds of thousands of professionals advance their careers, UH is a leader in higher education. Mr. Wilson shares insight into the importance of education to the economy, the community, and to individual success. He discusses tips to help you make educational decisions that fit your career aspirations. Not only that, he has a great sense of humor. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. & authors of Job Search: The Total System, 3rd edition. For more visit totalcareersuccess.com. View Guest page

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Dan Woolley

Dan Woolley, relief worker for Compassion International and author of Unshaken: Rising from the Ruins of Haiti's Hotel Montana, tells his incredible story of survival. Buried in utter darkness under tons of rubble for 65 hours, Dan emerged a changed person. One year after the devastating quake, Unshaken is the only known first-person account by a survivor. The experience changed his outlook on family, relationships, work and life. Dan’s compelling story is one that resonates with people of all backgrounds who experience hardships. Regardless of one's career or life challenges, his story poignantly demonstrates how important it is to take each breath with purpose. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts Ken and Sheryl Dawson are principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com. View Guest page

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Tony Zeiss

Tom Ziglar

Tom Ziglar, CEO of Ziglar, Inc. and son of the inspirational Zig Ziglar, carries the torch to continue the vision of personal and career success that has transformed the lives of millions through the life and work of his father. He will share: Personal lessons on achieving one’s potential; Zig’s Greatest Accomplishment; The 7 components of success; The secret of sustained success; Web 2 Technology and success. Through social media like blogs, Twitter, Facebook, Tom corresponds with people from all walks of life around the world. His goal is to help both individuals and organizations succeed by giving them Pure and Simple answers to their toughest questions. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos go to www.betterjobbetterlife.com View Guest page

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UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX President Bill Pepicello on Current Career and Education Strategies for Success

February 22, 2010
Hosted by Ken Dawson and Sheryl Dawson

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Bill Pepicello discusses:Next generation learners and how to educate them. Only 27% of undergraduates fit the traditional view of college students, creating the need for new directions in higher education. Current legislation and how it could affect for-profit institutions. The UOP's centralized curriculum model facilitates consistency in learning in the classroom and online. Being relevant to students, alumni and the organizations for which they work, is one of the top goals of the UOP. The UOP partners with Total Career Success, Inc. for job search and career development providing access to proven resources that enable students to excel in self-marketing. The show informs and encourages listeners to achieve their career goals by featuring experts and business leaders on job search and career advancement. Show hosts are Ken and Sheryl Dawson, principals of Total Career Success, Inc. and authors of Job Search: The Total System. For 7 free videos visit www.betterjobbetterlife.com

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Total Career Success is designed to inform, energize and equip listeners to achieve their career goals. From executive to college grad to new worker, everyone can benefit from the practical and proven advice on job search and career advancement. Our mission is to enable every listener to achieve their career aspirations and advance their careers, to achieve their potential and meet their financial goals. Topics include job search, career opportunities, professionalism, financial aspects of career advancement, workplace advances and future changes, organizational challenges at work, relationships at work, motivational issues, success attributes and success stories.

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As a pioneer in the outplacement and career transition industry, Ken Dawson founded Dawson Consulting Group and is now Chairman and CEO of Total Career Success. He has inspired thousands of employees and executives to earn better jobs for better pay and maximize their career success. The creative genius behind Job Search: The Total System, Ken continues to develop practical and creative ways to optimize one’s career potential. As an energetic, informative, humorous and motivational presenter, Ken inspires his participants to excel. His extensive career and credentials in management consulting provide a wealth of experience upon which he draws to present the best job search and career success advice available worldwide.
Widely recognized for her expertise in talent management consulting, program design and development, project management, and career and behavioral assessment, Sheryl Dawson is CEO of Dawson Consulting Group. Sheryl is responsible for achieving the vision and leading the growth of this Houston-based talent management consulting and coaching firm serving the corporate market. As COO of Total Career Success, which provides career advice to the retail, educational and professional association markets worldwide, she leads the publishing and web-based services divisions. As author, speaker, and consultant, she is sought after by professional and community organizations and publications to share her expertise on talent, career and organizational related topics.

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