28 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
In Session: Kitty Bucholtz
I present to you another In Session with a wonderful energy, Kitty Bucholtz. She is not only a writer who pens superhero urban fantasy and romantic comedy, often with an inspirational element woven in, she decided to become a writer-turned-independent-publisher, forming Daydreamer Entertainment and self-publishing her first novel in 2011. Founder of WRITE NOW! Workshop and host of WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast, she loves to teach writing workshops online and in person and has been doing so since 1997. I think her In Session exemplifies a problem many of us run into, and that is those of us who service a variety of clients can empathize when it comes to personal branding and not exactly knowing how to create an effective branding message. For More Info on Kitty: Write Now Workshop Podcast: https://podcast.writenowworkshop.com/ Her website: https://kittybucholtz.com/ If you want to work with Kitty on your book: https://www.writenowworkshop.com/ and you can find her on various social media @KittyBucholtz
32 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
In Session: Kenny Peters
Musician, Kenny Peters is joining me on this A Factor Podcast episode. He is a “musician/singer/songwriter/actor turned entrepreneur/record label owner/recent college-grad (yes at 54) with a Bachelors of Science in Audio, a writer with 4 projects running at once, a recording artist/dog sitter/pet aftercare giver/wedding officiant/photographer/DJ/host.” He has a new album coming out and In-Session, we talk about how to enter back into the post-COVID world and marketing one’s own personal brand, while touching on ageism in a youth market. For more info: Kenny Peters Website: https://www.kennypeters.com/ Kenny’s latest album: Worth the Wait https://www.worththewaitproject.com/ and give him a subscribe on YouTube @KennyPetersMusic Jess Ponce III’s info: For More Info JP3GlobalMedia.com My social media: Facebook: JP3GlobalMedia Instagram: JessPonce Twitter: JessPonceIII My books: A.W.E.S.O.M.E.: The 7 Keys To Unlocking The Speaker Within (Amazon) A.W.E.S.O.M.E.: The 7 Keys to Unlocking The Speaker Within (Barnes and Noble) Everyday Celebrity: A Personal Branding Guide from a Hollywood Media Coach
25 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
In Session: Nellie Sciutto
It is episode 22 and welcome to my first, In Session episode. We are going to do something a little different and something I am hoping to bring to you more often and that is letting you experience a coaching session. I hope during this In Session with actress, Nellie Sciutto, you will also be able to identify things that could help you enhance your brand and business. Nellie is in the process of distributing a book out into the world and is seeking advice about how to connect universally with her audiences -one of the As of The A Factor. For more information on Nellie Sciutto: IG: Nellie Sciutto Twitter: NellieSciutto Blog: https://www.nelliesblog.com
45 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
The C-Suite Executive: Charlene Wheeless
Episode #21 and joining me is Charlene Wheeless, a communications pro, author, and speaker with more than three decades of experience in business, corporate affairs, and communications. She leads her own communications and business advisory firm, Charlene Wheeless LLC, and she is the senior advisor for equity and justice at APCO Worldwide, a global advisory and advocacy communications consultancy. As a speaker, Wheeless has presented at global business and industry events about societal issues, empowerment in corporate America, her “a-ha” career moment, the importance of being authentic, diversity beyond inclusion and much more. And we talk about the importance of having a champion, the scarcity mentality, and the hurdle of unconscious bias. And for more information on my guest, you can visit her website: https://www.charlenewheeless.biz/ Charlene Wheeless' book: You Are Enough! Reclaiming Your Career and Your Life with Purpose, Passion, and Unapologetic AuthenticityIG: charwheeless And for more about this podcast and to contact me, you can go to: JP3GlobalMedia.com My books: A.W.E.S.O.M.E.: 7 Keys to Unlock the Speaker WithinEveryday Celebrity: A Personal Branding Guide from a Hollywood Media Coach My social: Twitter: JessPonceIII IG: JessPonce FB: @JP3GlobalMedia LinkedIN: Jess Ponce III YouTube: JessPonce
23 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
The Activational Keynote Speaker: Rick Tamlyn Part II
Part Two of my interview with The Activational Keynote Speaker, Rick Tamlyn. He is trusted advisor to Fortune 100 companies, author, activational keynote speaker, co-creator of The Bigger Game, and Produce You, a fully immersive event that solves your success struggle. If you didn't get a chance the first time, you can catch up with Episode #19 before or after! It's where Rick covered the power of permission, focusing on the impact you want to have with your life, and how “you can't be a secret and a success at the same time." For more information on Rick: www.ricktamlyn.com twitter: @RickTamlyn ig: ricktamlyn fb: @RickTamlynBiggerGame October 6-8, 2020 Produce You, a 3-day full immersion, online event: https://produceyouevent.com/ For more information on Rick: www.ricktamlyn.com twitter: @RickTamlyn ig: ricktamlyn fb: @RickTamlynBiggerGame October 6-8, 2020 Produce You, a 3-day full immersion, online event: https://produceyouevent.com/
19 minutes | Jul 27, 2021
The Activational Keynote Speaker: Rick Tamlyn
Episode # 19 is a special one! This is my first two-part interview with Rick Tamlyn, trusted advisor to Fortune 100 companies, author, activational keynote speaker, co-creator of The Bigger Game, and Produce You, a fully immersive event that solves your success struggle. Rick talks about the power of permission, focusing on the impact you want to have with your life, and how “you can't be a secret and a success at the same time." (🎤 drop) For more information on Rick: www.ricktamlyn.com twitter: @RickTamlyn ig: ricktamlyn fb: @RickTamlynBiggerGame October 6-8, 2020 Produce You, a 3-day full immersion, online event: https://produceyouevent.com/
33 minutes | May 5, 2021
The Stylist: Keylee Sanders Helmich
Welcome to Episode # 18, The Stylist: Keylee Sanders-Helmich, and co-founder of Helmich Luxury Group. She is a 20-year fashion and luxury veteran, had a career on and off-camera, and is an entrepreneur who has worked as a stylist, host, brand ambassador, and fashion blogger. PLUS she was crowned Miss Teen USA in 1995! AND she has the one superpower that a lot of us that are public-facing would love to have and that is she has NO FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING. Keylee talks about the comfort of being in front of the crowd and warns us, “I'm that girl you rarely want to give a microphone to, cause I don't give it back.” If you would like more information about her follow her on: IG @KeyleeSandersStyle, HelmichLuxuryGroup.com or her website: KeyLeeSanders.com
45 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
The Acting Coach: Andi Matheny
My guest today, Andi Matheny said this in my book: “Think about what even the shyest person is capable of doing under extraordinary circumstances. When we must act, we do.” In this episode, we discuss exactly how we do this. I met Andi on a talk show I produced over a decade ago. You may recognize her from The Resident as Dr. Kelly Whitley, or maybe as Sara Rue’s mom on Hallmark’s "True Love Blooms." We chat about her journey in becoming an acting coach, recognizing through the process that: first, everyone is running in their own race. Second, hosting gave her the permission to be herself. She even shares a couple of acting exercises with us that are helpful to tap into the power of being one’s authentic self. If you want to learn more about Andi, or would like to follow her on social media you can find her: Andi Matheny Acting Studios https://www.andimathenyactingstudios.com/Instagram- @andimatheny Facebook -@andimathenyactor
10 minutes | Apr 6, 2021
An A.W.E.S.O.M.E. Preview
In this special episode, I wanted to share with you an excerpt from my new book, A.W.E.S.O.M.E.: 7 Keys To Unlocking The Speaker Within (you can find it on amazon.com and https://www.barnesandnoble.com). A.W.E.S.O.M.E. is a guide I wrote to awaken the powerful speaker within you. Fear and uncertainty stops us from owning the spotlight and I want to show you how to discover ways to speak with intention to provide the messages your audience needs to hear. My goal is to empower you with my new book to shine anywhere, anytime and I’ve enlisted the advice from a myriad of entertainment professionals so you can learn to: Express yourself with clarity, confidence, and charisma Deliver effective pitches, interviews, keynotes, toasts and presentations Align your words with your body language, external surroundings, and untapped intuition Create messages that stand out, regardless of the medium or situation I hope you enjoy this. Please like and subscribe!
48 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
The TV Executive: Loren Ruch
Hello everyone and welcome to Season 2 I am back! The A-Factor went on a little hiatus because I had been working on something special, which I can reveal to you now, which is a new book: A.W.E.S.O.M.E.: 7 to Unlocking the Speaker Within (you can purchase it on Amazon!) and to launch my new endeavor, I have an episode devoted to Loren Ruch: Group Senior Vice President of Development and Production for HGTV where he oversees the programming and development team who are responsible for all of their hit programs including Celebrity IOU, A Very Brady Renovation, Property Brothers: Forever Home, My Lottery Dream Home, Bargain Mansions and…key figure in my A.W.E.S.O.M.E. book, and forever friend. We met many years ago when we were just starting out and grown-up personally and professionally together. AND… AND… AND…you can see him now on his own show HGTV House Party (#hgtvhouseparty on @discoveryplus / #discoveryplus. I can’t express exactly how proud and excited I am for him. We talk about The Brady House renovation, how he managed to sync his passion and work, and how to personally innovate. Hope you enjoy it. And if you want more information, you can find him: @lorenruch on Facebook, Insta, and Twitter.
39 minutes | Aug 5, 2020
The Attorney: Mishawn Nolan
Calling all creatives! What you do, how you do it, and who you know are worth a lot more than you might realize. Get expert advice on how to protect it all; from your creations to your ideas, and your relationships. It's time to make sure you safeguard your brand. Mishawn Nolan of Nolan Heimann, LLP is here to open your eyes to the four types of Intellectual Property (IP) including TRADE SECRETS (forgotten and unknown by many.) She also shares the importance of recognizing your priorities and how to relinquish the right type of control in order to become a successful entrepreneur.
42 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
Emily Aiken: The Branding Expert
Creating a brand is just the beginning. What steps do you need to take to make it successful? In this episode, branding expert, Emily Aiken, aka “The Brand Dominatrix,” explains that it starts with a concrete promise; one that is based on something you love doing. It must be part of “who you are." From there you create an offer that you can recurrently do over and over again. It has to be honest and authentic, and address the needs and pains of your audience. From Apple’s slogan, “Think Different” to the book “Get A Life that Doesn’t Suck,” Emily Aiken breaks down what effective branding really means and what it produces. She is the founder of @thestorystudio and co-founder of futureXO and shares advice and strategies every business owner needs to know to level up. If you’re an entrepreneur, subject-matter expert, or someone who works behind the scenes in Marketing, this is the podcast for you.
43 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
The Photographer: Shandon Youngclaus
How do you keep it cool when working with A-List celebrities, influencers, or high profile figures? Just ask "The photographer." Shandon Youngclas has the perfect technique that keeps him grounded and advances his business while fostering his passion and personal convictions. He shares advice on navigating layered audiences, which for him is the photo subject and the casting department/studio, as well as what it takes to balance the technical and creative aspects of visual storytelling. Witty and charming, Shandon shares his magic touch that is true to inspire the creative genius in all of us. You can find him at https://www.shandonphotography.com/ (scroll through Familiar Faces and you can bet you will recognize a lot of the subjects) or on Instagram @shandonphotography
41 minutes | Jul 8, 2020
The Food Stylist: Denise Vivaldo
From San Francisco to Paris to Hollywood, she leaves an impression everywhere she goes! A former colleague and life-long friend, Denise Vivaldo says it like it is. She is a food stylist, entrepreneur, author, podcaster (A Woman of a Certain Age), and blogger. In today's interview we reminisce about our production days and discuss how TV shaped our careers and passion. We also dive into how entrepreneurs can best serve their audiences with personal lessons she learned from Joan Collins and Richard Simmons. A force of nature, Denise cooks up her special recipe for The A Factor.
47 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
The Author: Rebecca Forster
Imagine this: you are a successful ad agency exec and on a dare do something that changes your career path and life forever. You become a best-selling author, writing over 30 books, and venture into the world of independent publishing. This is the story of author and publisher, Rebecca Forster. In today's podcast, she shares her amazing journey from 9-to-5 employee to full-time author to independent publisher and entrepreneur. She also reveals her strategy for the business of writing and how she discovered her unique voice as a writer. She's smart, daring, and captivating. If you would like to find Rebecca’s books or would like to know more about her, visit her website at https://rebeccaforster.com/
34 minutes | Jun 24, 2020
The Resilience Expert: Dr. G
Calling all influencers, subject matter experts, and media personalities! I know so many of you go at it alone when you're trying to promote and manage your brand, but you don’t have to do it all by yourself. My amazing client, Dr. Deborah Gilboa is proof. Dr G is a subject matter expert in resilience and a media personality you might recognize from Today, GMA, The Doctors, or Rachel Ray. She offers some great advice on what it takes build your personality brand— and I am able to offer my own insights on what's like behind to work with her behind the scenes on her branding, marketing, and products; how we collaborate to build the brand; and how you can work with somebody who might be able to do the same thing for you. As a family doctor, Dr. G was taught to delegate. She knew she wanted someone who would, “also think about my business in the shower.” I have had the pleasure of actually being her brand manager, who guided her to get out there in a bigger way. And you can find Dr. G : Twitter & YouTube: AskDocG Facebook & Instagram: AskDoctorG
32 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
The Interior Designer: John McClain
In this episode of The A-Factor Podcast, I have an insightful and raw conversation with interior designer, entrepreneur, and media personality, John McClain (@johnmcclaindesign on IG, YouTube, & Facebook). With candor and wit, he shares his personal experiences of being both a creative and business owner. We get real about the risk of entrepreneurship, the imposter syndrome many of us face, and how vulnerability can be an incredible asset. John shares funny anecdotes and also breaks down the balancing act of dealing with the first "A" of The A Factor, his audience. In his own words, “The adrenaline rush of doing something new and exciting has always been on the tip of my tongue. And I'm always looking for that next fun thing to do.” So, take a moment, sit back, and get ready to laugh, while discovering some useful business tips in the process.
11 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Have you ever been in a situation where someone has left you hanging? Did it change the way you thought about that person? For me, I had an experience with “The Publicist,” who I established a business relationship with that ended in a temporary ghosting. I wasn’t quite sure how to relate to him any longer because at the end of the day, vagueness does more damage to your personal brand than anything else. Closing the loop is hugely important in communication. In this episode, you can learn how it can build and maintain strong relationships, and make them thrive whether it is an offer, a request, or a proposal.
6 minutes | May 27, 2020
The Engineering Students
All of us could use a little help when it comes to speaking about ourselves and getting over our nervousness and this was the case with “The Engineering Students.” Say you are preparing for a job interview like these students were, you don’t need to remind them what is on your resume. There is something on that resume that has already resonated with the person you're being interviewed by, so why would you need to repeat it? They are looking for something different and to communicate that “something different,” you will need three things: Intention, understanding your audience, and reaction time.Subscribe and if you want to follow me on social media, you can find me at @JP3GlobalMedia on Facebook, @JessPonceIII on Twitter, and @JessPonce on Instagram.
12 minutes | May 20, 2020
How many of you have heard get your 90-second elevator pitch ready? I met “The Techie” in one of my workshops. He, like many others that attend my class and workshops, ran through his pitch and wasted his moment. Right now, here and now, let me tell you: You need to abandon this technique and instead come up with a 90-second CONNECTION. Within that 90 seconds that you are going up the elevator with that individual that you think is some important decision-maker, you gotta remember he or she has heard a ton of pitches all day and every time he or she is going up that metaphorical elevator, someone is objectifying them and looking at them as a yes or no person or not even as a person at all as a thing that is either going to greenlight your project or not. “The Techie” who was used to using his data was ignored repeatedly because he wasn’t engaging the decision-makers in his process. Subscribe and if you want to follow me on social media, you can find me at @JP3GlobalMedia on Facebook, @JessPonceIII on Twitter, and @JessPonce on Instagram.