Radio & Podcasts

Seaview-Radio-logoGAME CHANGERS RADIO SHOW, BY PLATFORM-POWER, DATE IN SOUTH FLORIDA:

Tune in: Saturdays 8:00 am – 8:30 am & Wednesdays 6:30 pm – 7 pm

All success begins with passion! Your passion is what compels your vision forward. Social media is how to get you to where you are going. Have an idea? A project to share? A book to publish? A dream to awaken. Tell a powerful story and you’re there…through social media!

Are you all in?  Get in the game, tune in and join Game Changer host, Aria Dunham. She gives you the tools and psychology behind social media power to build platform and influence for positive change and global impact. With the power of social media and communications, everyone connects, engages and communicates.   Have a question? Call: 1-877-960-9960. Live Webcam!

Previous Podcasts 

August 2013

8/21/2013 Become a Cyber Grandmother! Why Social Media needs Grandmothers to Get Active On-Line! Click to Listen.

8/17/2013 – 5 Ways Faith Based Organizations Can use Social Media in a Powerful Way and why they should. Click to Listen.

8/10/2013 – When People Talk about Race & Culture what they mean is Religion and Gender. Click to Listen.

8/03/2013 – How faith based individuals can make an social media impact using the simplest emotion of all – LOVE. Click to Listen.

July 2013

7/10/2013 – Aria interviews Mark Pogodzinski, Founder of No Frills Buffalo, LLC & Amelia Press Publishers. Together they discuss No Frills and how to get your book project published and keep all rights. Click to Listen.

7/6/2013 – Who Should Write your Social Media? You are a writer for hire? Click To Click to Listen.

7/3/2013 – Should you kickstart your project with Kickstarter? Click to Listen.

June 2013

6/29/2013 – Blogging: Steps to Build Trust and an Active Community. Click to Listen.

6/26/2013  – On Wednesday’s Show, Aria interviewed Game Changer, Rick Cooper, Social Media Expert and President of Social Media Outcomes based in Sacramento, California.  Rick shares some simple steps and a free promotional offer for training on social media outcomes. Click to Listen.

6/22/2013 – Aria encourages Game Changers on how to get active in social media by engaging their passions and purpose. Click to Listen.

6/19/2013 – Aria explores the untapped power of secret sharing and social media. Click to Listen.

6/15/2013 – More social media tools to help make life easier. Click to Listen.

6/12/2013 – Social Media discussions and exploration on what’s out there and how to maximize it. Click to Listen.

6/05/2013 – Aria shares some social media tips and resources to simplify your life. Click to Listen.

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July is “Write and Publish for Platform” Month

Everyone has a story to tell. How to tell your story is a big decision. It has to be done well. It needs to be done right. Whether you’re a stay at home mom, or a entrepreneur who just wants to help other succeed, you can use publishing and social media to create a personal brand.

Are you ready for a Game Change? For the entire month of June, Aria challenges Game Changers everywhere to reignite passion– professionally, physically, emotionally, and mentally. Don’t put it off one more day. Are you passionate, or just living day to day? If you are unsure what your passion is in life, but know that you’re ready for a change, the month of June is packed full of information.

As Aria explores passion plays in our every day lives, check in at Platform-Power.com for resources to help you along the way.

Have a question you want answered by Aria? Email us. Aria takes all listener calls on SeaView Radio – on air Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Past podcast topics include:

Kat, sex trade survivor and trainer for FBI and law enforcement cutting down on the biz, Cecil Murphey, New York Times best selling author and co-author for Dr. Ben Carson’s book to film “Healing Hands”; Kathy Andersen, Harvard educated author of “Change Your Shoes; Change Your Life” and survivor of childhood sexual abuse; Ian Punnett, On Air Personality, Author, and CNN Correspondent who recently released, “How to Pray when You’re Pissed at God” and Dr. Doug Phillips, Theocentric healer on the latest in quantum physics and energy medicine, and Jim Peterson, former CFO of Florida Power & Light and current Chair for SCORE of the Palm Beaches; Rick Cooper, Founder of Social Media Outcomes

Game Changers is a Platform-Power Production where listeners communicate and the world listens. 

SeaView Radio in South Florida: 960 AM, 95.9 FM, 106.9 FM

Position Your Platform Positively

By Aria Gmitter

communicationGround breaking news rattled the cages of conservative family advocates upon the announcement that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was declared unconstitutional. Like the parting of the red sea among religious groups even amidst faith lines there lay those who supported the declaration, and those who did not.

Today, after reading NPR’s social media’s blog, I sat in the hot sauna at my local gym sweating and wondering how this relates to opportunity. I’ve learned the hard way that to advocate against a group creates isolation no matter how well-intended my motivation. In walked a woman, about my age, and I could tell she probably didn’t know that today was a day that made American history.

“Hi,” I said. “Did you hear the news?”

She wiped her forehead, sat down. “No. What news?”

“NPR just posted on their website that the DOMA of 1996 was declared unconstitutional,” I filled her in. I never like to get into deep political conversations. For one, I don’t like how it makes most people feel. However, this was an opportunity for me to test the waters. To see how I can connect with a complete stranger in the midst of unknowing. I had no idea who she was. Nor did I know how this news would impact her life.

Building a platform with social media is a lot like a stranger-to-stranger introduction happening in a hot room. Individuals entering the room are mentally prepared to feel heat, experience some tension, but accept that it’s part of the process required to get that physical release. In social media, there are many times that individuals enter the cyber arena knowing that there is a lot of negative to the situation. Yet, we log-in. We sign up, knowing that there is a benefit to the drill of social media engagement.

For writers and business owners, social media is a necessary evil to inexpensively promote a message, a deal—that will trigger a sale. What’s not desired in the exchange by the business builder is a negative reputation, or to have something said innocently come back to haunt them later.

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The atmosphere that our Tweets, Facebook and blog posts enter into may be hot and sticky creating an awareness that there is a discomfort there. However, staying in a hot sauna for 20 minutes at the highest temperatures allows the body to break a sweat that is healthy, healing, stress relieving and just plain good. When done intentionally, social media can accomplish the same mental, emotional and social breakthroughs used by the ancients for body healing to promote peace and harmony in society. The heated atmosphere, for whatever topic then becomes an ideal circumstance to promote opportunity. Then, a writer, or any person with a message of impact can connect quickly. Why? Because just like a body temperature once it’s risen is set to sweat freely, aware individuals are set to engage.

Power-Platform is all about engagement. It’s about growing a community of communication.

Let’s all agree. We writers already  know that any word streamed together that add impact and value provokes reaction. In many ways, we are taught by those who have powerful platforms that this is the way to trigger a potential audience to engage. Yet, my observations is that like all things, society is growing tired of negative impact. Yes, unfavorable reactions for some are powerful building blocks. But if you’re like me, that’s not the type of platform I want to build. Why? Because I like to grow people and passions that feels good, and that aligns with my value systems.

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In the end, powerful platform is about the builder.  A builder carefully analyzes what kind of community is suitable to live in. Where would the builder want to see his or her own family engage?

What type of neighbors are wanted? A strong house is much more powerful than a single brick wall. Sensational engagement triggered by controversy does definitely incite dialogue, but it’s a wall building endeavor. The community is speaking, but few actually are listening and really changing points of view. Heart rates rise, but senses of unity decreases. In the end what generates sales, what creates faithful advocates, word-of-mouth promoters, and people who will happily share your content are those that get a want met.

What is it that we all want most?

Love.

We want love. We want all the things that come attached to love. Acceptance. Assurance. Acknowledgment.

We want to believe in good. Good triumphing over evil. That if we are good, we will get some kind of reward. That if we are bad, we will get some kind of grace and still get a reward.

You might say, “I see other people with huge platforms built upon sensationalism and controversy.”

True fact. But the important part in building any kind of platform is ensuring that all dialogue points directly towards the person it promotes.

Ask yourself:

  • What do I want to be remembered most for?
  • How can my personal branding promote that message?
  • How can I fill the wants of my audience in a way that gives them a community that feels like home?

Platform-Power that has impact to create these types of realities when using social media are the kind that provide a two-fold purpose.

Purpose 1:  It encourages honest dialogue which allows you to gauge your future projects and business plans.

Purpose 2:  Makes you accessible to the end-user. To find out if you are obtaining any kind of ROI with social media, look at the level of engagement that exists. If engagement is high. Then, you know…something is working.

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When focusing on your purpose and the good in your message when using social media, you gain freedom of expression. Instead of struggling to war against the masses that may or may not agree with  you, you get the chance to encourage change with an open door.

On SeaView Radio, I interview Rick Cooper, Social Media Expert on how to create powerful impact using social media without compromising your message, or the values behind your brand. Whether you want to get political, or want to keep your content strictly business Rick Cooper and I can help you to navigate the social media changes that impact your life. —>Here are his FREEBIES to help you get started!

rick-cooperRick Cooper is an Online Marketing and Social Media Trainer. He works with small business owners who want to generate more leads and increase sales using the internet. He specializes in helping entrepreneurs leverage their expertise to attract clients online. Rick is Founder of Social Media Outcomes, based in Sacramento, California and is author of Seize your Opportunities, Marketing Magic, and Extreme Excellence. Rick is an International Speaker on Online Marketing and Social Media. He was featured in Comstocks magazine and has been interviewed by The National Networker, AllBusiness.com and the East Bay Times Business Journal.

Aria on the Air! Radio Show

Seaview-Radio-logoGAME CHANGERS RADIO SHOW, BY PLATFORM-POWER, DATE IN SOUTH FLORIDA:

On Air Time: Saturday 6/15/2013 8:00 pm

“Air it Out with Aria” on the Game Changers Show. From same-sex marriage to all things religious and political, Nothing is off the table, and everything is out of the closet on the Game Changers show.  Game Changer’s host, Aria Dunham explores how to make positive change and global impact through communication.

Aria will be talking with Jim Peterson, current Chapter Chair for Palm Beach SCORE this Wednesday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m.

Jim Petersen, Chair of Palm Beach SCORE

Jim Petersen, Chair of Palm Beach SCORE

He is a former Vice President of Human Resources for Florida Power & Light, where he directed and managed all aspects of setting policy relating to hiring, motivating, and disciplining employees at the parent company, and for a number of smaller subsidiary companies. Jim has also been a business consultant to a number of area small businesses regarding employee related issues. He has served as a mentor to numerous business owners over the years as part of the local SCORE chapter’s leadership team.
SCORE Palm Beach has 35 active volunteers who provided more than 900 hours of mentoring to residents considering opening a new business or who already owned an existing business in Palm Beach County in 2012.
SCORE is not just made up of retired individuals. Today, SCORE Palm Beach has skilled volunteers in social and digital media as well as those in business planning, finance and human resources. SCORE also makes program available to veterans for free.
 In 2012, the Palm Beach County SCORE mentors worked with more than 500 new small business clients. Chapter volunteer mentors conducted more than 60 workshops  that were attended by 450 participants. SCORE’s local chapter, which receives a small amount of federal funding, returned $57 to the Federal Treasury for every $1 allocated by the Small Business Administration.
Nationally, SCORE has 14,000 volunteers, spread over 370 Chapters. Together they have put in more than 1.35 million hours serving 500,000 clients and put on more than  9000 business training workshops.

If you are a looking for a way to make a Game Change and want to Air it Out with Aria tune in and call with your questions at 1-877-960-9960. Or watch Live on Webcam here –> SeaView Radio: 960 AM, 95.9 FM, 106.9 FM

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May is “Awareness” Month

Are you concerned with the current state of affairs facing our country today? With unemployment at a record high, and federal tax dollars funding our United States military at a record low, there is cause for concern. In fact, the average United States Veteran has an unemployment rate of over 30%! Many military families face unique challenges ranging from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to education and work limitations after returning home.

This month, Aria Dunham explores the controversy associated with these hot issues. If you avoid controversial topics because communication isn’t your strength, Air it Out with Aria. She is dedicated to promoting awareness on current events and showing others how to use social media and communication for global impact that is positive and can be used by anyone!

Last month, Aria interviewed Kat, sex trade survivor and trainer for FBI and law enforcement cutting down on the biz, Cecil Murphey, New York Times best selling author and co-author for Dr. Ben Carson’s book to film “Healing Hands”; Kathy Andersen, Harvard educated author of “Change Your Shoes; Change Your Life” and survivor of childhood sexual abuse; Ian Punnett, On Air Personality, Author, and CNN Correspondent who recently released, “How to Pray when You’re Pissed at God” and Dr. Doug Phillips, Theocentric healer on the latest in quantum physics and energy medicine. Have a question you want answered by Aria? Email us. Aria Answers listener questions on SeaView Radio – on air Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Game Changers is a Platform-Power Production where listeners communicate and the world listens. 

SeaView Radio in South Florida: 960 AM, 95.9 FM, 106.9 FM

Sex Trafficking – It’s the Second Biggest Crime in Florida

Seaview-Radio-logoGAME CHANGERS RADIO SHOW, BY PLATFORM-POWER, DATE IN SOUTH FLORIDA: 4/3/2013 6:30 pm

Sex trafficking. It’s the second biggest crime in Florida.

Game Changers host Aria Dunham will be talking to sex trade survivor, Kat this Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Kat is training seasoned law enforcement officers, strip club workers, and substance abuse counselors about sex trafficking.

Now you can learn more by tuning into Game Changers with host Aria Dunham on SeaView Radio: 960 AM, 95.9 FM, 106.9 FM

Top authors on the topics of sex trafficking and child sex abuse will be interviewed throughout the month of April.

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Seaview-Radio-logoGAME CHANGERS RADIO SHOW, BY PLATFORM-POWER, DATE IN SOUTH FLORIDA: 4/3/2013 6:30 pm

Sex trafficking. It’s the second biggest crime in Florida.

Game Changers host Aria Dunham will be talking to sex trade survivor, Kat this Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:30 p.m. Kat is training seasoned law enforcement officers, strip club workers, and substance abuse counselors about sex trafficking.

Now you can learn more by tuning into Game Changers with host Aria Dunham on SeaView Radio: 960 AM, 95.9 FM, 106.9 FM

Look for Podcasts to listen when you want!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Do you know the sex trade is the second largest crime in Florida?  Aria Dunham’s show Game Changers is focusing on this important topic all month.

Aria is interviewing Kat a sex trade survivor; Cecil Murphey, a New York Times best selling author and speaker on sexual abuse and recovery; Kathy Andersen, Harvard educated author and survivor of childhood sexual abuse; and more. Look for Game Changers on SeaView Radio with Aria Dunham – on air Wednesdays and Saturdays every week. Email here.

 

Game Changers is a Platform-Power radio show that brings top authors to listeners about important topics today.

SeaView Radio in South Florida: 960 AM, 95.9 FM, 106.9 FM

The Death of Time with the Birth of Social Media

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By Aria Gmitter

Perhaps one of the greatest threats to story creation is that of poor time management.  Family, work obligations, the need to eat, sleep and pay the bills can leave many writers little to no time to focus attention on creative project development.

In today’s fast-paced social and multimedia environments the threat is even more pressing.  Platform is an essential component to obtaining the coveted publishing contract. So, you follow the rules. Post to Facebook. Upload your pictures to Instagram and Flickr. You link up with other writers on LinkedIn. Blog and tweet random thoughts and hashtag keywords. You’re filled with hope that those Google+ circles will become the X that marks the spot and suggest your name in the cyber engine search sphere.

Perhaps you fear you’ve become a word wielding schizophrenic with narcissistic tendencies prone to bouts of brag and boast.  You’ve succumbed to “I just saw this on my drive to work…” stories and quoting beloved inspiration that has stimulated your soul. Still your Klout score is lower than a person’s self-esteem after a bad date.

So, you speed tweet faster than a sent email. More socially engaged than a teenager on a sugar rush. More powerful than a YouTube video gone viral. But alas, the day ends. All that remains are single sentences barely making one coherent paragraph. Maybe standardized testing failed you and you’re the writer left behind. Or that “great writing” note on your essays in college are accidental misprints intended for another colleague. Sure you’re writing, and friends, are “Liking” it.  But still, the only book your name is on remains pirates treasure buried in your caffeinated brain.  “A writer can’t exactly make the New York Times Best Sellers List on retweets or Facebook posts,” your imaginary friends cajole in your thoughts during the midnight hour.

Even if the truth leaves you ready to toss in your ball point pen, hold on to your ink. You’re not alone. In fact, let me assure you, Business Newsweek won’t blame you for the failing economy. Even if that book in your head falls and hits the pillow harder than the Dow on Wall Street.  You’ve got a case of poor time management. You need a powerful bailout from the new writer’s block that’s leaving you publishing bankrupt.

Creating high-quality content requires focus and discipline. A story developer is more like a long-distance runner that requires long periods of rigorous thought, soul-searching, writing, rewriting, and editing.  Today’s social media world is more suited for sprint writers who unleash concept and word-power in bursts of 140 characters a minute. The combination for writers is distraction, time loss, and lack of creative quality development.  What’s worse is that a writer can have social media engagement, a slew of followers; but, if the story falls flat or doesn’t pull heart-strings, publishers may pass on their work all together.

Switching gears breaks focus, concentration and damages a writer’s ability to dig deeply into their craft, themselves, and even their characters.  In fact, readers want characters in pain and that just doesn’t happen unless the story writer has lived through the process of personal experience or sympathetic imagination himself.  Ayana Mathis during an Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 interview  attributes her success with, The 12 Tribes of Hattie, that the art of pain, epiphany and resolution is how she connects and hooks her readers.  This kind of bone deep story writing isn’t simple and it does require time.

So, how can you effectively manage your time to write? Can’t be all that difficult, now can it? Just sync all your social media together and with one touch of a click, you’re done. Right? Wrong! Not all social media has the same purpose or audience.

Do you know who your audience is, or what media will reach them best?