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Miami – A Vision of the City’s Future, Communicate to ‘Rock the Room’, Dealing With Stress During the Holidays

Episode 242: 12-12-13

Miami – A Vision of the City’s Future

Manny Diaz was first elected mayor of Miami in 2001. He was reelected to a second term in 2005 and was chosen to lead the United States Conference of Mayors as its president in 2008. He has been a force in local, state and national politics for nearly three decades.

Mayor Diaz developed a vision for Miami as an international city that embodies diversity, economic opportunity, effective customer service and a highly rated quality of life. During his two-term tenure, Diaz was recognized for completely transforming the City of Miami and for many nationally recognized innovative programs in the areas of urban design, sustainability and green initiatives, education, infrastructure investment, affordable housing, law enforcement, poverty and homelessness, and arts and culture.

Mayor Diaz is a senior partner at Lydecker Diaz in Miami. We will discuss his vision of the future for Miami.

Communicate to ‘Rock the Room’

Bruce Turkel, CEO/EDC of Turkel Brands, is one of the leading experts on branding in the USA. We discuss how to build your brand. We talk about things our listeners can do immediately to improve their businesses – including the use of social media, how to direct customers to your business, how to set your firm apart and what ideas work and do not work. It will be irreverent and full of useful content. We will discuss how you can “Rock the Room” with your presentation as you build your brand.

We also interview communications strategist and Speaker Hall of Fame inductee Victoria Labalme, who transforms people’s presentation skills so they can reach their goals. She is the private coach to top executives at Microsoft, Starbucks, PayPal, and works with leading entrepreneurs, TED speakers and elite thought leaders.

As founder of the Executive Mastery Series, The Throughline and Rock The Room, her systems have transformed cultures and teams around the world. For more info, go to

Dealing With Stress During the Holidays

Our special guest from UHealth is Dr. Charles Nemeroff, chairman of Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. We will discuss how to work with holiday stress.

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