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This episode is a Halloween special. The interview has two parts. First we discuss the book and then we discuss what Jeff Abraham looks for as a publicist.

"The Show Won't Go On: The Most Shocking, Bizarre, and Historic Deaths of Performers Onstage" is the first comprehensive study of a bizarre phenomenon: performers who died while performing before an audience. From the comedy magician who dropped dead on live television to the amateur thespian who expired during a play called The Art of Murder, the book is a celebration of lives both famous and obscure, as well as a dramatic and accurate recounting of events leading to the moments they died "doing what they loved." The Show Won't Go On covers almost every genre of entertainment, and is full of unearthed anecdotes, exclusive interviews, colorful characters and ironic twists. With dozens of heart-stopping stories, it's the perfect book to dip into on any page.

Jeff Abraham is one of Hollywood's foremost comedy historians and the go-to pop culture expert for television producers, documentary directors and authors.  As senior account executive at Jonas Public Relations, he's gained a reputation for representing some of the top names in comedy, including Andrew Dice Clay, Steve Harvey, George Lopez, Bill Maher and, for the last eleven years of his life, George Carlin.  Not limiting his work to comedians, Jeff has a varied clientele that includes many actors, actresses and authors, for whom he's created countless successful book launch and promotion campaigns. The owner and curator of the largest comedy album archives in Hollywood, he's been called upon as research consultant to countless authors and numerous film documentaries and television specials including Make ‘Em Laugh for PBS; Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All TimeLet Me In, I Hear Laughter: A Salute To Friar’s Club on Cinemax; and the acclaimed Encore film, Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis.  Jeff has conducted interviews for The Archive of American Television, worked closely with The Paley Center for Media, and is on the board of The National Comedy Center.  He's also author of the upcoming authorized biography of The Ritz Brothers. 

Jeff's Links

Web: https://theshowwontgoon.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrComedyPR

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Rebecca D. Costa is an American sociobiologist and technology futurist. She is a renowned global expert on the subject of “fast adaptation in complex, high failure-rate environments” and recipient of the prestigious Edward O. Wilson Biodiversity Technology Award. Her career spans four decades of working with founders, executives and leading venture capitalists in Silicon Valley. Costa’s work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, The Guardian, and other leading publications. She presently serves on the Advisory Committee for the Lifeboat Foundation along with futurist Ray Kurzweil and Nobel Laureates Daniel Kahneman, Eric S. Maskin, Richard J. Roberts and Wole Soyinka.
Costa was the founder and CEO of one of the largest technology marketing firms in California, where she developed an extensive track record of launching game-changing technologies. Her clients included industry innovators such as Hewlett-Packard, Apple Computer, Oracle, Siebel Systems, General Electric, 3M and others.
Retiring at the zenith of her career in Silicon Valley, Costa spent six years researching and writing the international bestseller The Watchman’s Rattle: A Radical New Theory of Collapse. Her follow-on book, titled On the Verge, was introduced in 2017 to critical acclaim, shooting to the top of Amazon’s #1 New Business Releases. The success of The Watchman’s Rattle led to a popular weekly news program called The Costa Report which was syndicated throughout the United States until 2018.
Owing to global pressures to respond more rapidly and efficiently to the accelerating pace of change, Costa is a popular international speaker. She brings both an evolutionary biologist and technologist’s perspective to the subject of fast adaptation.

Rebecca's links

Web: https://www.rebeccacosta.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rebeccacosta

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccadcosta

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Adaleta Avdić has been working since she was 16 and went on to graduate from the University of Arizona, with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Business Writing.

Taking that writing degree to a new level, Avdić established her blog adaatude.com in 2013 as part of a senior class college project. Fast forward to present day, after years of dedicated posts, she speaks to 85K readers with 47K unique page views a month. Now known globally as @adaatude on social media, she is sought after by major brands to be their brand ambassadors.

Now known globally as @adaatude on social media, she is sought after by major brands to be their brand ambassadors. Over 650,000 followers later, Adaleta Avdić is an accomplished Social Media Influencer and well-known blogger that covers various topics including beauty, travel, lifestyle and fashion.

Adaleta's links

Web: https://adaatude.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adaatude/

Twitter:https://twitter.com/adaatude 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/adaatude 

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Tommy Griffith has been doing search engine optimization for more than 10 years. He previously managed SEO at PayPal and Airbnb, and now runs ClickMinded, a digital marketing training platform for marketers and entrepreneurs.

Tommy started ClickMinded as a side project while working full-time at Airbnb. He grew it until it started generating more revenue than his annual salary. Two years ago, he quit Airbnb to go full-time on it and ran into a number of problems in trying to grow the business from there.

In this episode we not only discuss the ins and outs of SEO in an organization but also what it took for him to burn all the boats and launch his own company. Note that it is not a kumbaya tale but rather a story of hard work.

 

Strategy guides from ClickMinded:

https://www.clickminded.com/seo-strategy/ 

https://www.clickminded.com/digital-marketing-strategy/ 

Tommy's links

Web: https://www.clickminded.com 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TommyGriffith

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clickminded/

Burning the boats: https://www.clickminded.com/burning-the-boats/

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Brian Ahearn is the Chief Influence Officer at Influence PEOPLE. A dynamic international keynote speaker, author, coach and consultant, Brian specializes in applying the science of influence and persuasion in everyday situations. He is one of only 20 individuals in the world who currently holds the Cialdini Method Certified Trainer® designation.

This specialization in the psychology of persuasion was earned directly from Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. – the most cited living social psychologist in the world on the science of ethical persuasion. Brian is one of only a handful of people certified to lead the Moment Maker Workshop, which is based on Robert Cialdini’s New York Times best-seller Pre-suasion.

Brian's Links

Web: https://www.influencepeople.biz

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianahearn

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IinfluencePeopleBrianAhearn

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