Sunday, July 29, 2018

John Monforto on the go..... As Elvis !

Yay ! Back to Sunday posts and our latest edition of ETA's.  We missed last month with all the stories going on.... so much happening that 2018 and 2019 are sure to be jam packed with cool stuff. Thank you all for taking a few moments to read..... and engage !

Say hello to JOHN MONFORTO... John is such an accomplished entertainer. He has a repertoire of more than just Elvis, yet here we are featuring him as Elvis.... so let's get the formal stuff written first.... LOL....

John comes to us from New Jersey...woo hoo ! John's years of experience on the road performing enable him to entertain us in small gatherings as well as corporate settings and larger stages....

Wow all in one person !!!!  I guess us creatives have a virtual office of talents within ourselves... LOL

John has been seen as Elvis on many billboards across Germany for Sony as well as Performing as Elvis for the Norwegian Cruise Lines.... He is also the official Rocky Balboa Impersonator for the City of Philadelphia !

John began singing and performing at an early age...He continued acting after school and worked with numerous bands and performers.

John's ability to capture and audience of 10 or 10,000 keeps him in high demand for various projects including radio, TV and corporate functions to name a few....

John has been performing now over 30 years and keeping us all entertained.

Seen above with ELAINE CHEZ as Marilyn !

I have had the pleasure of speaking with his partner and business associate, Debbie Flemming Montforto and found our conversation to be quite engaging.  I am looking forward to  a repeat story on John in the future as well as some of our other ETA's.

I'm thrilled to , not only , have reported on these ETA's yet have become friends with them. This is especially true of Richie Santa as well as Jimmy T. as Elvis, Walt Sanders, Peter Alden and several others....  ( find them on Face Book too ) I'm truly blessed to know these performers  and to call them friends.  Stay tuned as we continue reporting on ETA's across the Country....Hats off to John Monforto.... as Elvis !

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Sharing the Journey part 2 of 2....

Well hello Monday !

So this is up a little late as I have been sick in bed since I got home from Beautiful Dallas ! I think it's just someone's way of telling me to slow here we are with part 2 of the eWomen Network Conference Journey. Some of you may have seen some FB clips.... either way , enjoy the experience here and check out some of the pages for yourself.... this is just "cliff notes" ! LOL

First, I have to mention our hypnotist, Wayne Lee. Going to share a video clip of one of his shows from you tube.  Funny thing is he talks about how he found something he enjoyed, cultivated it, learned and by replicatiing practically the same routine each time, he makes it work for his life !
He even comments in one of his videos that the "participants" or the "people" make it different each time even though the premise is the same. He talks about "WEAPON WORDS" and how they can make us do things out of the ordinary.... so hypnotism in general is something we can relate to our everyday lives.......

Above: Full show from Wayne Lee 
This is the same basic premise yet from a few years ago.... he did the same thing at our conference and it was totally a different vibe !  Amazing !

A few photos from OUR conference with Wayne:

Aside from hearing Sandra Yancey Speak, one of my favorite sessions was with Rock Star Marketer Craig Duswalt.  Check him out at 

Craig brings an out of the box thinking and energy to all that he does. As a former Road Manager for Guns and Roses, Craig embodies the Rock Star image and how you can obtain that in all of your marketing and writing ! It's so special to me when I can get Craig to pose with an 
Ava's Eye Bag too !! Woo Hoo

....and the journey doesn't stop as you connect with Women and Men from all over the World, the Country and even from our own backyard ( our own chapter).... 

....Like Nitra Jain of Glitter Trunk,  Julia Bernadsky of Untamed Hearts... Trenesa Danuser, David Medansky,
Amy Ostigny, Michele McLaughlin, Sylvia Henderson, Aime Hutton, Bonnie Paterino , Brenda Kiss, and more....

Of course, our chapter managing Director Rosemarie Couture DeSaro makes it all gel together for our team....

Pictured here on screen with CEO Sandra Yancey

We even did a "Shoe-fie" challenge and I took my familiar NOT BASIC sneakers on a little journey of its own.... LOL

WE learned how important the use of video is these days and now Julia is going to be doing some podcasting on how to eat Vegan on the road while traveling.... cool !

I also can not forget my special time with Global Designer Samina Mughal.... our friendship dinner and our business collaboration all in one swoop ! Love you girl ! check her out with so much to offer....

So what does it all mean????   Let's end with this much.... Did you know only 2% of Women make six figures !!!   That said, Sandra is on a mission to help 1 Million Women make 1 Million dollars in revenue each year.... Check out the amazing Women ( and Men) of eWomenNetwork and join us on the journey !

Remember you can always contact me for any and all information on my posts. This blog is for entertainment and information from my perspective ! Remember, everything goes down better with a little perspective !

Enjoy !

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

How are you sharing your journey? Part 1 of 2...

Well hello everyone… I am coming to you from beautiful Dallas Texas… Where everything is bigger including the heat ha ha .....
It is a beautiful hump day, I've been traveling the road to get today is the day I can post.

I am at the eWomen network international conference. This is my seventh or eighth conference and it always amazes me how many wonderful women and men I get to meet here. As Sandra always says it is all about the access you can give to someone.

 We have been doing Facebook live to promote not only our beautiful new Ava's Eye bagz yet to promote other businesses as well... as we bring a little piece of the conference to you. I get to meet so many wonderful entrepreneurs here. As Sandra always says it is all about the access you can give to someone. ....Sandra is the founder and CEO of eWomen network…

So what are you doing to share your journey? With all the ways we have to share these days, if you are not doing it already, you need to tap into something that you are comfortable and familiar with.  I know it's the rule of thumb to step out of your comfort zone  and work in realms, and with people,  that you are not familiar with or that you might be a little uncomfortable with.  That said, to take someone on a journey with you, you need to work in mediums that you know. A good author writes about things that they know. So when you are taking someone along for the ride stick to things that you know, use social media that you are familiar with , Or that you at least have a good understanding of.

 Maybe you are a podcast -er or host a webinar or write a column for the local paper… Whatever it is invite us in and bring us on the journey with you… This week we will be sharing some photos and some stories of the journey I am taking this year. I am spending the Summer tweaking some of my business practices and procedures and what we can do to move forward. This conference is a great place to make that happen. So sit back and enjoy the journey as we visit some amazing women and men  here at the eWomen network international conference in Dallas.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The 2 new FACES of Atlantic City... A Rock and a Ball !!!

Wow ! The 4th is almost here so I've been saving this post for today to wish you all a fabulous celebration of  our Country's Independence. If  you are reading this from Outside the U.S., I hope you will take a moment to share in the joy with us and use every moment of your life to create your own joy !

                                                 BERMAN REALITY AT HARD ROCK

Thank you all for taking this blog post to over 61,000 viewers ! We are read in over 5 Countries....this post includes a lot of little stories that go along with of which that the new Hard Rock Hotel and Casino is operating in over 75 Countries around the World. So along with our Nation's Celebrations, Hard Rock Celebrates all over the World.  Much to be thankful for this holiday weekend....  Above is local Radio Personality Marc Berman. I just love catching people catching the action !

Let's start with the new Ocean Resort Casino. If you remember, this was the REVEL with a huge ball that sits atop the building. We found out that this is a remote controlled panel so all kinds of things can be put onto that ball....Now that it is the Ocean Resort, their theme is going to be " Have a ball".... so if you ride by and look can see a great big Beach Ball lighting up that ball atop the building.

We know all the execs. are excited about the new found spirit in Atlantic City. This was a deal that came within 9 minutes of not happening.... and now, it's another unique AC experience. The views from the boardwalk levels are amazing and overlook the Ocean. Walking paths and scenic areas to relax grace that space. Ocean Resort has also employed Ambassadors, many of them college students, to act as escorts to various places around the property.... Welcome to the new Ocean Resort !

Next, we move on to the iconic name of the HARD ROCK hotel and casino.  They have taken over the building formerly known a the Taj.  Honored to be part of the press for both properties, we had an amazing day at the grand openings.....

 This is a step forward for the Seminole Tribes, who are partners in the Hard Rock Brand. It was great to hear and see the tribe around for the day....

 Let's see if I can sum it up quickly with photos...there were so many memories....

From Meeting the very first Hard Rock employee, Miss Rita, to the fabulous food at the Press Luncheon...the day was just amazing.... Check out the photos and captions....

 Yours truly with Miss Rita, what a blast....

 A guitar and plaque handed to the son of Mark Etess as they re dedicated the Theater and entertainment space.....

 Miss Beverly showing off her barefoot sandals with guitar pick sewn in...

Fabulous Food ....

Local Reporters from SNJ Nick and from Shore Local Magazine Steve....Earl from AC Times...The new Miss New Jersey Jaime Gialloreto.... and from the legendary E Street Band... Mr.  Vini Lopez....

One of my fav's....Elvis' Rolls in the lobby.... and on the big screen as you ride up the escalator....

And also, while I was at the event..... a photo sent to me of the guitar travelling up on the highway....thank you !

CEO of Hard Rock Jim Allen made the day quite special.... Over 50,000 applications came in to the property and 3,900 of the best and brightest were selected to kick off the Residence of Hard Rock into AC.... They position themselves as an Entertainment Brand not a Casino Brand so things are done just a little differently....They are committed to providing World Class Entertainment, World Class food and more ....

Ocean Resort will be sporting Free parking for the Summer as well. With 2 great Faces, Casinos, Resorts, Entertainment.... AC is enjoying an excitement that has been missing for some time now.
When you are in the area, check out the boardwalk with all of it's great Casinos and shops and be sure to visit both Ocean Resort and Hard Rock !!!

Withe the slogans.... "Have a Ball" and "Love all, serve all"...we are sure to see these brands around for quite some time !

Enjoy !

                                                     Legendary Drummer Max Weinberg

Ava and Hard Rock CEO Jim Allen

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