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From Mattel Toys to Kids Meals

Ken Strottman

In this episode host Ric Brutocao talks with Ken Strottman, founder of Strottman International, a unique design and marketing firm that creates toys—from concept and design to final product—as part of powerful, unique, brand-experience marketing campaigns. His clients include firms such as Wendy’s, Lowe’s, and many more. Prior to launching his own firm, Ken was VP of Mattel Toys, but before Mattel, as he puts it, he literally started his career journey in the toilet! Quite funny. His journey—even his unexpected exit from Continue reading


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Nancy Duarte Reveals What You Didn’t Know About Creating Masterful Presentations

Nancy Duarte, CEO of Duarte Communications

In today’s episode, The Mentors host Tom Loarie interviews Nancy Duarte, founder and CEO of Duarte Communications, the largest design firm in Silicon Valley and the fifth largest female employer in the area. As a multi-award-winning influencer, CEO, writer, speaker and author of three best-selling books, Nancy talks about what’s missing in most presentations and how to create presentations that engage, convince, and deliver meaning. We can learn a lot from master presenters such as Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos. Nancy talks about this, and then delivers more. You’ll also learn some of Nancy’s remarkable Continue reading


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Harness the Power of Your Story to Increase Sales -#TM007

Chris Smith, The Campfire Effect

On April 22, 2017, CEO Mentor Host John Phillips talks with Chris Smith, founder of The Campfire Effect, on effective branding and brand story-telling.  In a fun, dynamic back-and-forth, this Continue reading