Ice Bucket Challenge ALS ] ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (emotional) pt 1 with Lisa Hyatt

BREAKING NEWS: Pete Frates and his wife Julie just gave birth to their baby girl, Lucy Frates today, August 31, 2014 while we were editing this video.

Special serendipity for the timing on this tells us (along with the $100 Million dollars donated this month alone) that #ALS will soon have a cure.

Here’s the video with the latest #IceBucketChallenge with Lisa Hyatt as she accepts the Challenge by Glen Ledwell, with a little help from her Coach: Deborah Cole.

Recently I’ve been hearing whiners and negative comments about how people are “sick of the ALS challenge.” To which I say: So are people suffering from ALS. So I guess you’re in the same boat. #NOTreally

Forbes shares stats along with a great rebuttal to all the people getting “tired of the Ice Bucket Challenge”.

Last year only $2 Million dollars in donations were collected in August. This year, $98 Million dollars MORE all because of the viral nature of this #IceBucketChallenge movement. Is this just the beginning? Or is this the end of the #IceBucketChallenge for #ALS ?

Who knows how much more it’ll be by the time others watch this challenge video? Post in the comments below the donation updates on how much is raised to date when you watch this.

When i watched the Pete Frates video of where this all started about 2 weeks ago, they “only” raised 2 million dollars from the Ice Bucket Challenge by then. This donation amount actually made me do a triple check that the reports of them raising $100 Million dollars for ALS were true, or just a typo/misprint with an additional zero.

Nope. The donation amount was accurate.

One hundred Million dollars raised in the month of August with the Ice Bucket Challenge.

What makes a viral movement start like this that catch on like wildfire?

More importantly, what gets people to take action and actually donate? Some videos go viral, but you don’t see the corresponding amount of donations to support the craze. This movement matches action with the fun videos many are creating to raise awareness for ALS. To date, the ALS association reports that over “three million people have donated.”

First let’s look at where it all started…

Have you asked yourself, what’s behind this #ALS #IceBucketChallenge that you see all your friends doing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram?

Here’s the video produced by #ESPN that will introduce you to the man, Pete Frates, who inspired this movement that has raised more awareness and donations for the ALS foundation.

It all started with a man, a brother, and a family dedicated to fight this disease with everything they’ve got, and inspire others to help them do it.

And now, Pete Frates is a Dad. Today. August 31, 2014. As i type this, Pete’s heart is filled with a love he’s never known before, at the same time he’s just as dependent as his newborn daughter, Lucy. He can’t speak, and he’s confined to a wheelchair. This is a debilitating disease that takes your life very quickly.

Lisa Hyatt accepted this challenge — despite how much she hates the cold. Her business Coach, Deborah Cole helped her accept the challenge, and they talked about her friend who also suffers from #ALS and is fighting it right now.

This challenge had special significance to Lisa — beyond just being called out by the mastermind we’re both in: Flight Club.

We were honored to be challenged by Glen Ledwell, the leader of Flight Club Mastermind. Knowing that while we are not only in the group to make more money in our businesses, but also to make a HUGE impact on the world we live in is the Best part of being in Flight Club.

What has made this Ice Bucket Challenge spread so quickly and so far?

Entrepreneur shares 6 viral marketing lessons to learn from the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS:

This challenge quickly became a movement that everyone is participating in. From athletes to CEOs, (like Kobe Bryant and Bill Gates); from musicians to movie stars like Eminem and Charlie Sheen who put a NEW spin on how to do the Ice Bucket Challenge in #Hollywood.

Even politicians are getting involved like the New Jersey governor, Chris Christie.

Some are funny, some are epic, some are epic fails. Like this epic Ice Bucket Challenge #FAIL with the girl on the horse.

Some of the psychological reasons we participate in this campaign – beyond being asked by our friends to do something they just did are all tied to how we’re made up as spiritual beings sharing a human experience.

People WANT to be involved. They look forward to being called out. We like to be challenged. We like to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.

Our brains kick in creative ways to put new spins on the challenge. We also love laughing at our fellow human beings especially when they’re throwing ice cold buckets of water over their head. It’s just funny. And an unusual sight to see.

But at the end of the day… we’re accountable to one another and don’t want to be called a chicken. Then again… maybe being called names is better than freezing our faces off.

Part two of this Ice Bucket Challenge brings a whole new perspective with Coach Deb as she challenges the ice bucket challenge and tries to break the rules. After all, that’s what being an entrepreneur is all about, right?

Stay Tuned for Part Two of the Ice Bucket Challenge for #ALS.

Adam Carolla lawsuit: Settles with Patent Troll for Podcasting (the debate on crowd funding)

Adam Carolla was sued by a patent troll on podcasting and was refusing to let them drop the lawsuit, fighting the lawsuit for over a year and a half.

Mashable reports, “The 50-year-old comedian and media personality made headlines recently when he declined an offer that included dismissal of the case by the plaintiff, a company called Personal Audio. Why, it stood to reason, would someone being sued decline to dismiss a lawsuit?”

Coach Deb Cole explains why he fought them and how he raised the money to keep on fighting in this interview on the Big Biz Show with Sully Sullivan and Rusty Nailz.

Adam Carolla has broadcast his show live from New Media Expo in Vegas, interviewing attendees right on the trade show floor. Many of the podcasters who attend #NMX see Adam Carolla as their Champion and donated to his crowd funding campaign that he opened to fight this patent troll.

To date, $475,167 was donated through Fund Anything.

Sully Sullivan debates the ethics of crowd funding in this episode of his TV Show. What do you think about what he argued about with @CoachDeb in this show?

In recent news:
Adam Carolla settles with patent troll on August 18, 2014, and agrees to a quiet period, which seems to be 40 days, as he tweets out his promise to discuss this in 40 days.

Personal Audio will issue a statement today, Tuesday, August 19, 2014.

Follow Adam Carolla on Twitter

Follow @CoachDeb Cole on Twitter

Follow @NMX and @NMXpodcast on Twitter to join the tribe of podcasters & tweet your thoughts on this lawsuit, patent troll and the future of podcasting using the hashtag #NMX and #PatentTroll to join the conversation.

Amy’s Baking Company gone bad. Gordon Ramsey revisits them on FOX Kitchen Nightmares.

Amy’s Baking Company gone bad! Did you see the original Kitchen Nightmare’s show with Gordon Ramsey where he fired #AmysBakingCompany ? Apparently they re-opened and Gordon Ramsey did another Kitchen Nightmares show with them.

Is this all just a publicity stunt to get clients intrigued enough to go check out their restaurant? Or just poor influence skills by the owners?

In this TV interview, @CoachDeb breaks down Amy’s Baking Company Blunder & the importance of Reputation Management when getting involved online and when using social media.

Coach Deb reveals what went wrong with Amy’s Baking Company on this episode of the Big Biz Show, and what could’ve been a great Social Media Marketing Strategy – if only Amy’s Baking Company had a Social Media Plan.

Reputation Management is one of the most important things for a business owner to have a plan for when marketing their business online. Clearly this restaurant didn’t have a plan, or understand how viral social media fans or foes can make something.

What do you think about Amy’s Bakery Blunder? Was it a crazy public relations plot gone bad? Was this their way of getting more media attention for their bakery? Or do you think they really didn’t have a plan, and this was just chaos on baking powder? (steroids baking humor)

Watch the full episode of Kitchen Nightmares with Amy’s Baking Company and decide for yourself – What’s the truth behind the Gordon Ramsey TV Story?

They told FOX News Amy’s Baking Company site got HACKED.

What do you think?

Was it really them getting mad at their haters online and lashing out? OR did Amy’s Baking Company get hacked?

Their appearance on the FOX show “Kitchen Nightmares” turned into a real life nightmare.

This Scottsdale couple is taking a lot of heat from people all over the country, and most of the hatred is spilling over online.

Do you think it’s deserved? Or are they getting an unfair deal from their publicity on Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsey?


[Social Media Marketing Plan] VIDEO: Social Media Strategy Session with TV Host Bob “Sully” Sullivan

Coach Deb Cole gives Bob “Sully” Sullivan a Social Media Consulting Session on how to boost his Twitter profile to get more followers and increase his engagement.

Watch this 14:16min consulting session LIVE on this TV Guest Interview on The Big Biz Show and you’ll learn Social Media Marketing Secrets to get more traffic, leads and clients.

Topics covered in this Social Media Strategy Session:

  1. How to get more followers on Twitter
  2. How to get leads from Twitter
  3. How to drive Traffic to your Blog from Twitter
  4. How to get Media Influencers to follow you
  5. How to get the Local News Stations to pay attention to you and retweet you
  6. How to track keywords in your industry and join the conversation
  7. How to use #hashtags to get business
  8. Why Robert Scoble is the Influencer Coach Deb trusts on Twitter since 2006 @Scobleizer
  9. Why it’s okay be to chatty on Twitter
  10. Why you may want to turn people off on Twitter
  11. Sully’s Got Jokes
  12. How to get retweeted by influencers and fans
  13. How to get your fans to do your marketing FOR You
  14. How to get the attention of influencers in your industry
  15. How to get influencers to follow you and value your expertise and form partnerships with them / Joint Ventures, etc.
  16. What’s the big deal about retweeting other people?
  17. How Realtors can use Twitter to get Leads who need their services RIGHT NOW
  18. Killer Social Media Marketing Secret to get leads using Twitter

[Social Media Marketing Secrets] The Cost of Social Media Marketing in Business

Social Media Marketing Consultant, Coach Deb Cole is interviewed on The Big Biz Show talking about the new way of advertising for the 21st Century.

Social Media Marketing Secrets Revealed in this interview:

1) How to get your business found in the 21st Century

2) Where to advertise for your business

3) The Cost of Social Media Marketing

4) Getting influencers to follow you online

5) How to get influencers to promote your business

6) How to get your brand seen by millions all over the internet

7) Who should care about YELP

8) The ROI of Social Media Advertising

9) Costs of NOT advertising on Social Media

10) Where are people going to find your services

11) Keeping up with the times – the new way of doing business

Are you using Google Places for your physical business?

Is your website “mobile friendly”?

Are you guilty of giving your website address the way this one person did and demonstrate you’re not up with the times of new technology for your business advertising?

Find out what you may be doing wrong in advertising and marketing using social media and your website in this 9 minute media video interview with Coach Deb and Bob “Sully” Sullivan with Russ T Nails on The Big Biz Show.

[Media Interviews with Coach Deb] How to Get Followers on Social Media sites

Coach Deb was interviewed on The Big Biz Show by Bob “Sully” Sullivan on how business owners can get more followers on Social Media.

Watch the 16-minute replay here:

Social Media topics discussed during this TV interview:

What is Social Media?

How to use Social Media Marketing for Business?

How do you get followers on Twitter?

Why do you want to use YouTube to get found on Google?

How to get retweeted on Twitter?

What’s a #Hashtag?

Why should you use hashtags on Twitter?

What’s New Media compared to Social Media?

What does a Social Media Manager cost to hire?

How to use Twitter as a Marketing Strategy for business?

Got Jokes?

Got handcuffs?

The Dangers of Social Media sites and how it can work against you.

[Media Interviews with Coach Deb] Fair Warning re: the NEW Social Graph Search on Facebook

“Your Competition is hoping you’ll ignore Social Media.” says Coach Deb on The Big Biz Show.

Social Media Strategist, Coach Deb Cole, reveals what Social Graph Search is, and warns business owners about the dangers of ignoring social media for their business. Reputation Management Specialists are now helping companies who ignored social media to bump up their good name and boost the positive things about the company to the first page of Google.

Dominate or Die.

Watch this 11 minute video to see what’s NEW in Social Media, and how thousands of business owners will be affected by this new social graph search on Facebook.

Will you be left behind? Are you giving all your business to your competitors?

Or are you ahead of the curve, being found on Google and Facebook search?

Consider this post your Fair Warning for how the game of business advertising has forever changed with Social Graph Search.

Share your thoughts on what you love about Social Graph Search below. And share your ideas for how it can be improved and what you hate about Social Graph Search.

Bob “Sully” Sullivan & Russ T Nails, hosts of The Big Biz Show interviews Coach Deb, Author, Speaker, Social Media Strategist from http://CoachDeb.TV on their Radio / TV show where they grilled her about how Social Graph Search will affect business owners this year.

[Media Interviews with Coach Deb] Social Graph Search revealed on TV by Coach Deb (Big Biz Show)

“Social Graph Search is the hottest thing since Google was created!” says Coach Deb on The Big Biz Show.

Coach Deb reveals what Social Graph is, and tips on how a business owner can use little known Social Media Secrets to get traffic to their Twitter feed, Facebook wall and their blog. Coach Deb also shares a cool tool that automates your social media activity across 5 different channels, using a “Set it and Forget it” feature. Learn how to save time using the things shared by the world’s first author on Twitter & Social Media Strategist.

Watch now and get time saving tips for Twitter and finding the BEST Brand Name for your business.

Bob Sully & Russ T Nails, hosts of The Big Biz Show interview Coach Deb, Author, Speaker, Social Media Strategist from http://CoachDeb.TV

Enjoy this 14min interview and share this video with all your friends to give them tips on how to get traffic to their site, and what types of keywords to use when selecting their Social Media profiles.

Then leave your comments, thoughts and social media tips that you’ve got that expands on this topic. Especially as it relates to Social Graph Search. It’s only just the beginning for Social Graph Search, so add links and resources you come by as time moves forward with this tool being launched in full.

[Media Interviews with Coach Deb] BIG Biz Show interviews Coach Deb on Social Media for Business

Bob “Sully” Sullivan and Russ T Nails from The BIG Biz Show interviewed Coach Deb Cole on how to use Social Media for business.

In true Radio entertaining fashion, these two TV hosts drew out social media tips for business owners from Coach Deb and had fun doing it. Get ready to take notes and laugh as you learn the secrets behind what’s hot in social media today!

You’ll discover how you can get your brand free advertising.

When you set up your social media profiles on Twitter and Facebook, etc. there are several key things you must do if you want to quickly get followers who engage with you and increase your EdgeRank in social media.

Here are a few tips shared by Coach Deb in this TV interview:

  1. Be Entertaining
  2. Follow others in your industry
  3. Engage with influencers
  4. Retweet influencers and twits you learn from
  5. Provide Value in your twitter stream
  6. Be where your customers are at (this means MySpace for specific brands)
  7. Hire a Social Media Manager with Caution

Enjoy this short 14:53 minute video with Coach Deb and leave a comment on this post with a few tips of your own so others can learn from YOU!

PS: Coach Deb was asked to be a regular guest on The BIG BIz Show since Sully & Russ liked the tips she shared for their listeners, so tune in to The BIG Biz Show every Thurs morning @ 9:00am PST / 12noon EST to hear Coach Deb share how to use social media to get traffic, leads and sales for your business! Their show is syndicated around the country on both Radio and TV networks. You can even TiVo Coach Deb and watch her when you finish your work day. Or catch the Replay online using Ustream.

Be Great, Be Powerful Beyond Measure (Best Inspirational Video Ever Made)

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…

Dare to Be Outstanding Today!

Have you watched this Powerful, Motivational video yet today?

I first came across this video on the Facebook wall of a new friend of mine, Jeffery Davis, (a Leader in the #1 Weight Loss Company in North America) who mastered the world of network marketing by serving his clients.

I was honored to be able to spend some time with him after a regional conference in Houston, Texas, where I learned not only several brilliant marketing strategies that will help me in a huge way, but I also learned a lot about this man and how influential he is, not only as an Ambassador in his company, but as a Dad, as a Role Model and as a Leader in Life. (I think we’ve only just seen the beginning of his Greatness!) 


Leadership Tip to Learn from:
Instead of having a set agenda of what Jeffery would say before a call, he simply let people share what was on their heart and he actively listened to each one of them, finding unique ways to help them reach their goals, rise up to the challenge of losing weight, and ultimately Be Great!

What inspired me the most is how Mr. Davis didn’t try to build up empty hype of the business opportunity with his team, but rather he sought to uncover what was really holding them back; what truly inspired them, and where their light was buried, and then he worked to guide them towards digging deep within to find their true purpose for starting their own business. That’s where true intrinsic motivation comes from — Motivation that LASTS!

What inspires you? Why did you first start your own business? What made you choose the job you’re in? If it’s NOT ultimately giving you joy and purpose in life — then find a way to get out and find something that will fill you up every day. If you’re not jumping out of bed on Monday morning, excited to take on the day, you’re probably misaligned to your true calling.

This fan-made video spells it out perfectly when it comes to business and life. Life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. And all too often, we hide from what makes us brilliant, spectacular and outstanding. We hide in the shadows of where we think our peers or family expects us to be. We are taught to be humble in school, in church and in our family. Yet, all that teaches us to do is to hide our light under a mask that’s not aligned to our true self. We then start living an inauthentic life, living for how we think other people want us to live, do, breathe and do.


(This picture was snapped off the record breaking jump by Felix Baumgartner as he jumped from space, free falling for over three minutes, sponsored by the Redbull Stratos Project. This is a man who embraced the Greatness within, and has inspired millions every day leading up to this jump, and millions more now that he did it on October 14, 2012!!!)

Yeah, exactly… I know what you’re feeling… Now, What does THIS inspire you to do Today?

Marianne Williamson said it best in A Course in Miracles when she explained, “It’s not our darkness that most frightens us, it’s our light.”

This video brings this concept home. How life and business and work and people can sometimes beat us down. But it’s not how many times we get knocked down, is it? It’s how many times we get BACK UP that counts!

It’s interesting, because when the last Rocky movie came out, my first reaction was that I had no intention of seeing the movie, because the series ran its course. I thought, what angle could they come out with that would beat any of the previous movies? Well… Sly did it once again! And in my opinion, he topped all other movies previously in the series.

One flight back home one day, Rocky was the in-flight movie playing on Continental airlines, and the movie brought me to tears. (On several occasions.) My favorite part of the entire movie was when he had a heart to heart talk with his son. It’s probably what I love most about this video’s version of the famous poem by Marianne Williamson how it’s about Daring to be GREAT, and letting our Light Shine.

I loved this Rocky speech so much that I started scribbling down what he said on the plane… and now I’ll share my scribbles with you so you can let it speak directly to YOU… as you watch this video — every day for the next 30 days, like I intend to do, because it’s just the message I need to meet my new 90-Day Challenge I’ve set for myself, and having my friends hold me accountable to reach my goals.

“I’m gonna show you how Great I Am!” Muhammad Ali

Transcript from this video (forgive me if I get a few words different.) Rocky to son:

But somewhere along the line… you changed.

You stopped being you.

You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no good.

And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame. Like a big shadow.

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place, and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently… if you let it!

You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it doesn’t matter how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward.

That’s how WINNING is done!

Cuz if you’re willing to go through all the battling you gotta go through to get where you wanna get, who’s got the right to stop you?

Maybe some of you guys got something you never finished… something you really wanna do, to say something to someone that you never said… something…

…but you’re told no…

Even after you pay your dues…

Who’s got the right to stop you?


It’s your right to listen to your own gut. Ain’t nobody’s right to say no, and tell you that you can’t! After you’ve earned the right to be what you want to be or do what you wanna do!

Now if you know what you’re worth… then go GET what you’re worth!

But you gotta be willing to take the hits.

And not point the finger, saying, you ain’t where you wanna be because of him, or her.

Cowards do that, and that ain’t you! You’re BETTER than that!

…Now… if you have children… Imagine saying the following to them each night before they go to sleep for the next 90-days… or for as long as you tell them bedtime stories and tuck them in… Imagine the impact that would make on their mind… their psychology and their potential to be Great as they grow up, and inspire the world with their unique gifts and talents imprinted on them since birth…

Our Deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

It’s our Light, not our darkness that most frightens us.

Playing small never served the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.

We were all meant to shine, as children. It’s not just in some of us. It’s in everyone.

As we let our own light shine… we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. And we are all liberated from our own fear.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure…

My challenge to you… Join me everyday and watch this video — before you go to sleep… and right when you wake up to start your day.

If you’re with me, leave a note in the comments section below this blog post, share your 90-day BIG Goal that you will accomplish as you DARE TO BE GREAT!

And if you really desire to be held accountable and increase your chances of achieving your goals, then come back and watch this video DAILY and Comment on this post EVERY DAY!

This “Challenge to Be Great” will not only serve you to reach your goals, but you’ll inspire others to be Great and get through the rough times as you share the things you discover and accomplish along the way. Share how life tries to beat you down… and prove each day that you keep getting up and moving forward. Tell us how you overcome each hurdle… and Let’s Do This Together!

Dare To Be Great!

Are you with me?


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