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• Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

Since launching The Strategy Sessions in its original incarnation in 2004, and its current format on Blog Talk Radio in 2009, we have had a cadre of stellar leaders in business, entrepreneurship, health, travel, careers, and women’s issues share their strategies with our listeners. Last year, Blog Talk Radio took notice and now we are one of 300 featured show hosts on their network of almost 20,000, and are grateful to YOU for listening to, liking, and sharing The Strategy Sessions with others.

Airs on the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 11am ET

Our goal is to continue offering programming that is interesting, thought-provoking, and insightful. We thank our listeners for tuning in live, listening online, or subscribing to our podcast on iTunes. Most important, we appreciate our guests who always give great conversation! Hence, we share with you the top 5 most listened to episodes of 2013. Be sure to tune in on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. ET for our 2014 episodes.

The New Face of Diversity

Original airdate: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Guest: Elizabeth Riley-Williams, CEO & President of the American Conference on Diversity

Elizabeth Williams-Riley, American Conference on Diversity

Summary: Our guest talked with us about the sweeping legislative changes resulting from the November 2012 elections, including the DREAM Act and same sex marriage, diversity in the workplace and immigration.
Listen online or download the podcast on iTunes: http://tobtr.com/s/4223843
Connect with American Conference on Diversity
Phone: (732) 745-9330

Against the Odds

Original airdate: Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Guest: Rob Long, Graduate of Syracuse University and NFL Hopeful

Against the Odds: Rob Long

Summary: Our guest talked about his personal struggle after being diagnosed with brain cancer while attending Syracuse University in New York. Mr. Long shared what motivated him while battling cancer, how his faith and family encouraged him, and what’s next for the NFL aspirant.
Listen online or download the podcast on iTunes: http://tobtr.com/s/4624983
Connect with Rob Long
Twitter: @RobLong47

Preparing Women to Lead

Original airdate: Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Guest: Dawn Culpepper, Director of Programs and Operations, Public Leadership Education
Network (PLEN)

Dawn Culpepper from PLEN

Summary: Our guest highlighted programming that help young women prepare for leadership in the public sector, corporations, and the community. Ms. Culpepper also talked about the Women, Law, and Legal Advocacy Seminar and Networking Reception, featuring a keynote address by Heather Podesta.
Listen online or download the podcast in iTunes: http://tobtr.com/s/5564277
Connect with PLEN
Phone: (202) 872-1585
Online: www.plen.org
Twitter: @PLENNetwork

Meet the DC Pink Divas

Original airdate: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Guest: Shyrea Thompson Robinson, Executive Director of the Capital City Area Heath Education Center (AHEC) and Rita Butler-Trewick, breast cancer survivor and member of the DC Pink Divas.

Shyrea Thompson-Robinson of Capital City AHEC

Summary: Our guests talked about their health initiatives for residents in the Washington, DC community, and specifically, their program, DC Pink Divas, which is a support system for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Listen online or download the podcast on iTunes: http://tobtr.com/s/4797863
Connect with the Capital City AHEC and DC Pink Divas
Phone: (202) 506-6122
Twitter: @DCPinkDivas

Annual Road Trip with AAA

Original airdate: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Guest: Heather Hunter, Director of Public Relations at AAA

Heather Hunter from AAA

Summary: Our guest highlighted some of the summer popular vacation spots, travel tips, and strategies for traveling with the family, alone, and with pets.
Listen online or download the podcast on iTunes: http://tobtr.com/s/5120849
Connect with AAA
Online: www.aaa.com
Twitter: @AAANews and @AAA_Travel
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• Monday, June 03rd, 2013

Angela Franco, President and CEO of the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, joins us on The Strategy Sessions radio show on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET to talk about the organization’s upcoming Gala recognizing Hispanic Women in Business. During the second half of the show, Gabriela Mossi, Program and Resource Development Director of the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation, discusses how the Foundation is helping newly minted business owners in Washington, DC.

Angela Franco

Gabriela Mossi

TOPICS COVERED:
• The upcoming 37th annual Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Gala on June 21, 2013 in Washington, DC
• The role the organization plays in supporting local businesses and providing opportunities to new entrepreneurial efforts
• How the economy impacts business owners in the Greater Washington, DC area
• The organization’s strategic alliances and partners
• Enterprise DC business mentoring program

Listen LIVE: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thestrategysessions

Have a question or comment for our guests?

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For more information about the Greater Washington Chamber of Commerce, and their upcoming Gala, visit www.gwhcc.org.

ABOUT THE STRATEGY SESSIONS

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A radio show featuring industry leaders who share tips and strategies on business, careers, travel, health, and more, The Strategy Sessions airs live on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 11:00 a.m. ET. The show has featured luminaries representing corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations such as the U.S. Small Business Administration; Internships.com; AAA; American Express; Women Impacting Public Policy; LifeLock; Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship; Aetna; the American Heart Association; and, Lockheed Martin. For more information, or to download the podcast, visit www.blogtalkradio.com/thestrategysessions. Twitter hashtag #TheStrategySessions

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• Monday, January 14th, 2013
The New Face of Diversity: President and CEO of the American Conference on Diversity, Elizabeth Williams-Riley, joins us on The Strategy Sessions radio show on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET.

November’s election included sweeping legislative changes for many states, including the DREAM Act and same-sex marriage. In America, diversity has long been a discussion topic at work; however, it has taken on new meaning as social issues, including immigration and advocacy for women. Our guest, Elizabeth Williams-Riley, President and CEO of the American Conference on Diversity, joins us on The Strategy Sessions radio show to highlight how the conversation on diversity is re-shaping the workplace and communities.

Elizabeth Williams-Riley

 

TOPICS COVERED:

  • How the definition of diversity has changed as legislative and societal changes have evolved
  • The impact November’s election will have on the workplace and the community, including states’ support of Same-Sex Marriage and the DREAM Act
  • The relevance of diversity training as women and people of color make strides in the workplace
  • How diversity impacts youth – bullying, leadership, and education
  • American Conference on Diversity programming to raise awareness, train, and prepare tomorrow’s leaders

Listen LIVE: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thestrategysessions

Have a question or comment for our guest?

Call (347) 539-5143

Email talkback@ksgsc.com

Tweet us @KesiStribling

For more information about Elizabeth Williams-Riley, or to view her bio, visit www.ksgsc.com/thestrategysessions.

 

ABOUT THE STRATEGY SESSIONS

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A radio show featuring industry leaders who share tips and strategies on business, careers, travel, health, and more, The Strategy Sessions airs live on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 11:00 a.m. ET. The show has featured luminaries representing corporations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations such as the U.S. Small Business Administration; Internships.com; AAA; American Express; Women Impacting Public Policy; LifeLock; Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship; Aetna; the American Heart Association; and, Lockheed Martin. For more information, or to download the podcast, visit www.blogtalkradio.com/thestrategysessions. Twitter hashtag #TheStrategySessions

 

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• Monday, December 31st, 2012

Top 5 Episodes of 2012

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In 2012, The Strategy Sessions radio show featured the nation’s top thinkers and influencers on entrepreneurship, nonprofit organizations, communities, women’s and youth issues, and other topics. From disaster planning to Small Business Saturday, our listeners tuned into our show in a big way – we have surpassed our half million mark.

As more than 500,000 listened live, or downloaded the podcast, our guests have added considerable value to conversations on current events, and issues that impact us perennially. I’m grateful to Blog Talk Radio for making me a Featured Host, raising our visibility.

Following is a list of our top 5 shows in 2012 (the most live/podcast listens). We hope you will continue to tune in, and call in with your questions and comments. If there’s a topic you would like us to consider, email our producers at talkback@ksgsc.com, or Tweet @KesiStribling.

 

Protect Your Assets: Preventing Identity Theft

Guest: Tami Nealy, Senior Director of Corporate Communications, LifeLock

Original air date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Summary: LifeLock shared tips on protecting passwords (in light of Malware Monday), your online identity, and credit cards and other sensitive information. The company also detailed how it’s aiding customers in the fight against online identity theft, including community awareness programs.

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One Million Pure

Guest: Tanisha Hopson, Publisher, Optimal Living Magazine

Original air date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Summary: Optimal Living Magazine highlighted its sexual purity initiative to encourage women – and men – to save themselves until marriage, and the cover story featuring actress Meagan Good, who abstained before marrying her husband, Hollywood studio executive, DeVon Franklin.

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Women Helping Women

Guests: Lindsey Mask, Ladies America; Susanne Greenfield, Ladies NYC; Elle Toussi, Ladies LA; and, Jean Schindler, Ladies DC

Original air date: Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Summary: Under their motto of Women Helping Women, Ladies America and some of their constituent units talked about how they are helping members and the community affected by Hurricane Sandy, issues that are of concern to women across the United States, and unique programs for members on the West Coast.

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Youth Entrepreneurship & STEM Careers

Guests: Julie Kantor, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship-DC and Thurman Jones, Patriots Technology Training Center, Inc.

Original air date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Summary: NFTE DC discussed their Dare to Dream Gala, honoring youth entrepreneurs, including a Washington, DC high school jewelry designer whose creations have been worn by entertainer, Beyoncé. Patriots shared details about their 15th Annual Youth Summit to encourage participants to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

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Small Business Saturday

Guests: Marie C. Johns, Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration; Gloria Berthold Larkin, Corporate Advisory Board of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) and President of TargetGov; and Patricia Norins, American Express Small Business Saturday Advisor and Owner of Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc.

Original air date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Summary: Guests talked about how businesses can get involved in Small Business Saturday, the impact on revenue since its inception, how the SBA is helping businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy, and Small Business Saturday success stories around the country.

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The Strategy Sessions radio show airs the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m. ET. Live-streaming on http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thestrategysessions.

For additional information, visit http://www.ksgsc.com/thestrategysessions.

We return in 2013 on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 (no 1/1/13 show!). Be sure to tune in at 11:00 a.m. when we interview Elizabeth Williams-Riley, CEO of American Conference on Diversity. LISTEN LIVE

 

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• Monday, December 03rd, 2012
Franchises 101 on The Strategy Sessions Radio Show on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. ET

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Entrepreneur Magazine has listed the top 500 franchises in the United States for 2012, including Subway, 7-Eleven, and Servpro.

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The number of franchises continues to grow; however, there is a lot to know before investing money, time, and effort to own a business and ensure profitability.

The Strategy Sessions radio show welcomes founding partners of Arnold Sai Law Firm LLP Justin Arnold, Esq. and Sai Pidatala, Esq. to share insight on the pitfalls to avoid when purchasing a franchise; operational issues that impact businesses; and, what businesses should do to close out 2012. The Strategy Sessions radio show is hosted by Washington, DC entrepreneur Kesi Stribling.

 

Have a question or comment for our guests?

Call (347) 539-5143

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Tweet us @KesiStribling

For more information about our guests, including their bios, visit www.ksgsc.com/thestrategysessions.

 

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• Saturday, November 17th, 2012
Small Business Saturday on The Strategy Sessions radio show

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Black Friday has long been considered the official start of the holiday shopping season for Americans. Small Business

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Saturday is gaining momentum as the holiday shopping kick off for small businesses, and the customers they serve. Launched by American Express and Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)  in 2010, this year’s Small Business Saturday is on November 24.

The Strategy Sessions radio show welcomes Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Marie C. Johns; WIPP Corporate Advisory Board Member and TargetGov Founder Gloria Larkin; and, Small Business Saturday Advisor and owner of Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc. Patricia Norins to talk about Small Business Saturday and resources for businesses that want to participate.

Questions for our guests? Are you a business owner who participated in Small Business Saturday?

Call into the show: (347) 539-5143
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Tweet @KesiStribling

Guests’ bios, Small Business Saturday resources including social media pages, are listed on our website at www.ksgsc.com.

 

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• Saturday, July 14th, 2012

LifeLock shares tips on protecting your identity on The Strategy Sessions radio show ( 7/17/2012)

 

Computers affected globally by Malware Monday and 400,000 leaked Yahoo! passwords were the leading headlines over the past week.  Clicking on bogus websites, leaked email passwords, and stolen credit cards are some of the issues that can easily lead to identity theft.

 

Tami Nealy of LifeLock

On the next episode of The Strategy Sessions radio show, Tami Nealy , Senior Director of Corporate Communications for LifeLock, shares how listeners can protect their online identities and minimize damage if sensitive information is stolen, and highlights what listeners can do if their online or personal information has been compromised.

Tune into The Strategy Sessions radio show on Tuesday, July 17, 2012

LISTEN LIVE at 11:00 a.m. ET:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thestrategysessions

 

Questions for LifeLock?

Call into the show: (347) 539-5143

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View Tami’s bio and get more LifeLock resources on our website at www.ksgsc.com/thestrategysessions.

 

ABOUT THE STRATEGY SESSIONS

A radio show featuring industry leaders who share tips and strategies on business, careers, travel, health, and more, The Strategy Sessions airs live on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 11:00 a.m. ET. Prior guests have included Internships.com; DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency; American Express OPEN; Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship; AAA; the National Urban League, CommonHealth ACTION, Dress for Success – Washington, DC; and, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA). For more information, or to listen to archived radio shows, visit www.blogtalkradio.co/thestrategysessions.

 

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• Monday, July 02nd, 2012

AAA joins The Strategy Sessions radio show on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 @ 11:00 a.m. ET

July 4th travel will mark the official summer travel season, and gas prices are at a national low. On our annual Road Trip with AAA on The Strategy Sessions, we will cover the top travel destinations, strategies for maximizing your getaway money, and we’ll get a sneak peek at the popular AAA Travel Views blog. We’ll also talk about how to stay safe, especially if wayward weather intercepts your vacation.

Cynthia Brough of AAA

Our guests are Cynthia Brough, National Director of AAA Public Relations, and Heather Hunter, who is the National Manager of AAA Public Relations. Combined, Cynthia and Heather’s leadership spans the organization’s travel, driver safety, automotive, partnerships, and publishing efforts, including the AAA travel guides.

Heather Hunter of AAA

Tune into The Strategy Sessions radio show on Tuesday, July3, 2012

LISTEN LIVE at 11:00 a.m. ET:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thestrategysessions

Questions for our AAA experts?

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View Cyndie’s and Heather’s bios and get more AAA resources on our website at www.ksgsc.com/thestrategysessions.

 

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• Monday, June 18th, 2012

 

The Strategy Sessions radio show on 6/19: Dan Berger of Social Tables talks all things events

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A recent study revealed that the average couple spends $20,000 planning their dream wedding – half of the median yearly salary for many brides and grooms. Events can be costly in money, time, and effort. Our guest, Dan Berger of Social Tables, shares strategies on planning your special event, including corporate functions and reunions, with ease and style, in the most cost effective manner.

Social Tables founder at The Running of the Brides

Social Tables is an interactive online resource that enables users to manage guest lists, assign seating, share updates via social networks, and develop group categories. Featured in The Washington Post, Real Simple magazine, and Inc., Social Tables is the go-to resource for any special event. Kesi Stribling, host of The Strategy Sessions radio show, talks with Berger about how to plan a stellar event that leaves a lasting impression.

Social Tables online resource for any event

Questions for Dan? Ask him about all things events!
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• Friday, April 27th, 2012

 

Show sponsor: Career Connect USA

The Strategy Sessions Radio Show on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 11:00 a.m. ET

The Strategy Sessions is pleased to welcome guests Julie Kantor, NFTE, and Thurman Jones, Patriots Technology Training Center on May 1, 2012 to discuss what their organizations are doing to create opportunities for youth in the Washington, DC area.

Julie Kantor, NFTE

Julie Kantor, Executive Director of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship in Washington, DC, talks about the organization’s upcoming Dare to Dream Gala, which will recognize two youth honorees Khaled Khalifa and Jordan Brooks; veteran entrepreneur and CEO of iStrategyLabs Peter Corbett, and DC Teacher of the Year Maureen Naughton of Wakefield High School. Event supporters include E*TRADE, Microsoft: Geek to Chic, and Capital One Bank.

The show’s second guest, Thurman Jones, is the founder of Patriots Technology Training Center in Prince George’s County, MD, which will host their 15th Annual Youth Summit at Bowie State University. Jones will discuss the upcoming event, anticipated to draw almost 1,000 young people interested in STEM careers and sponsors such as Pepco, BAE Systems, and the United States Department of Defense.

 

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Click here to LISTEN LIVE TO THE SHOW ONLINE on Tuesday, 5/1 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Thurman Jones, Patriots

ABOUT THE STRATEGY SESSIONS Featuring industry leaders and notables who share tips and strategies on business, careers, travel, health, and more, The Strategy Sessions radio show airs live on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 11am ET. Guests have included Robin Richards, CEO of Internships.com; Millicent West, Director of the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency; Glen MacDonnell of AAA; David Sheppard, Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS; and, Dr. Valerie Wilson, Vice President of the National Urban League Policy Institute. Visit the site to download previous shows/podcasts on iTunes.

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