Category Archives: Guest Updates

Speaker Zeb Welborn at Shark Boot Camp

As you may recall, I was recently invited to speak at the Shark Boot Camp event held at the Balboa Bay Club on November 9.

The event was full of great guest speakers, including entrepreneurs who had appeared on the hit ABC TV Show Shark Tank, like Shelly Ehler from ShowNo Towels, Michelle Kapustka from SendaBall, Mike Robinson from Cuddletunes, Mona Weiss from Eco Nuts, Nick Romero from The Ave., Brandon Marz from Marz Sprays.

They also had numerous other speakers on business including Mike Cordes from Viral Booth, Peter Mehit author of Killer Business Plan, Aggie Kobrin from Funder Way, Rey Ybarra, author of Conversations with Shark Tank Winners and former Defining Success Podcast guest, Rey Ybarra, TJ Hale, host of the Shark Tank Podcast and former Defining Success Podcast guest, K.J. from Smartphone Trainers, and Dan Fowler from Red River Productions.

The speaking engagement provided me a great opportunity to interact with other fans of the show and share my expertise when it came to interacting and communicating with the guests who had been on the show itself.  Plus, it’s always great to reconnect with others who have appeared on the Defining Success Podcast like Rey Ybarra and TJ Hale.

Another great benefit of the event was the new connections I was able to establish with the people who attended the event.  One of our future episodes will include an interview with Shelly Ehler, the owner of ShowNo and several others who may make their way into the Defining Success Podcast.

I’d especially like to thank Aggie Kobrin for inviting me to the event and hope to be involved in future opportunities.

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Board of Advisors for EZeeGolf

As listeners of the Defining Success Podcast, you may remember Steve Fluke (Episode 45: Listen to Your Market).  Steve was the owner of EZeeGolf.  EZeeGolf is a golf club that can propel the ball without a traditional golf swing.  The club acts more like a gun where you press a button and can hit your ball between 50 and 225 yards down the fairway.

The main goal of EZeeGolf is to help golfers who can no longer enjoy the game because of their physical limitations enjoy the great game of golf.  By using this tool golfers who can no longer swing because of shoulder problems, disabilities, or old age can now still get out on the golf course and enjoy a round with their friends and family.

After our interview on the Defining Success Podcast, Steve and I have gotten to know each other much better, so much so that Steve invited me to be on the Board of Advisors for EZeeGolf.  In my current position, I’ll be working with Steve to help increase and enhance the online and social media presence of EZeeGolf in a consulting role.  If you haven’t checked out EZeeGolf, please do.  You can visit their the EZeeGolf website, Facebook page, and/or YouTube page.

Zeb Welborn from the Defining Success Podcast Named to the Board of Advisors for EZeeGolf

EZeeGolf

I’m really looking forward to working with Steve and EZeeGolf to help those individuals who enjoy the game continue to get out on the golf course and enjoy the experience with their families and friends.

If you have any ideas about how we can market and promote EZeeGolf, please let us know on the Defining Success Podcast Facebook page.  We’d love to hear your thoughts about this new golf club!

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The Kingdom Net: Learning to Network Like Jesus

The Kingdom Net: Learning to Network Like Jesus by Dr. Joseph Castleberry was recently made available and we’re excited to give the listeners of the Defining Success Podcast the opportunity to check it out.

If you’re interested in learning about marketing or becoming a marketing expert, it’s important to learn from the best.  Jesus used networking not for his own selfish needs but to be of service to others.  Dr. Joseph Castleberry explores the necessities of networking and how you can use it to apply to all aspects of your life in his new book.

The greatest networker in history was Jesus Christ. Beginning with a team of three close friends and a dozen followers, He created an organization that today has over 2 billion members.

Jesus networked for a single purpose: to introduce people to the kingdom of God. No product, service, or personal friendship can meet the needs of people more completely than ushering them into God’s rule. Jesus used networking to deliver to humanity the highest level of service that anyone has ever offered.

Regardless of your line of work, adopting the Jesus style of networking can take your life and career to a new level. By networking His way, you can achieve greater success in your career or professional life. You can enhance your personal life through building more and better friendships. You can find more significance in your life by ratcheting up the level and breadth of service you provide to others. Learning to network like Jesus will help you make the most of your life for God and for others.

The Kingdom Net Learning to Network Like Jesus by Dr. Joseph Castleberry

The Kingdom Net

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World Wide Rave | FREE eBook from David Meerman Scott

David Meerman Scott (Episode 46), author of The New Rules of Marketing & PR is offering his book, World Wide Rave free to anyone who is interested in generating positive word of mouth for any business.

Learn how to harness the power of the Internet to get people talking about you, your company and your products.  Get people to visit your website because they genuinely want to be there and reap the rewards!

Take advantage of this opportunity to get your hands on this great book by David Meerman Scott for FREE!

“A World Wide Rave!

What the heck is that?

A World Wide Rave is when people around the world are talking about you, your company, and your products. It’s when communities eagerly link to your stuff on the Web. It’s when online buzz drives buyers to your virtual doorstep. It’s when tons of fans visit your Web site and your blog because they genuinely want to be there.

Rules of the Rave:

  • Nobody cares about your products (except you).
  • No coercion required.
  • Lose control.
  • Put down roots.
  • Point the world to your (virtual) doorstep.

You can trigger a World Wide Rave: Just create something valuable that people want to share and make it easy for them to do so.

What happens when people can’t stop talking online about you, your company, and your products? A World Wide Rave is born that can propel a brand or company to seemingly instant fame and fortune. How do you create one? By learning the secret to getting links, YouTube, Facebook, and blog buzz to drive eager buyers to your virtual doorstep. For free.

In World Wide Rave, David Meerman Scott, author of the award-winning hit book The New Rules of Marketing and PR, reveals the most exciting and powerful ways to build a giant audience from scratch.”

World Wide Rave by David Meerman Scott Free Ebook

World Wide Rave by David Meerman Scott

Listen to Episode 46 with David Meerman Scott where he discusses Real-Time Marketing.

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Bunkers Paradise Charity Golf Tournament at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course

Bunkers Paradise held their first annual Bunkers Paradise Charity Golf Tournament for the Special Olympics of Southern California at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course on Sunday, October 13.

For a first year tournament, Bunkers Paradise had close to 50 golfers playing for the Special Olympics of Southern California, including two previous guests of the Defining Success Podcast, Ken Lee (Episode 9) and Kate Hughes (Episode 26).

Ken Lee is the Editor-in-Chief of Bunkers Paradise and worked with San Dimas Canyon Golf Course to help put on the event.  Welborn Media and 19th Hole Media are currently working with San Dimas Canyon Golf Course on their social media presence.  Check out the San Dimas Canyon Facebook page to see how we can help build and grow the online presence of any golf course. Kenny Donovan Zeb Welborn Mike Quiroz Gary Christman Surprisingly enough, with the help of Gary Christman, Kenny Donovan and Mike Quiroz, the Welborn Media and 19th Hole Media ended up shooting a 14-under par to tie for the lead at the tournament and each of us won brand new Cleveland XL Drivers thanks to the folks at Bunkers Paradise.

Kate Hughes was in attendance as a contributor to Bunkers Paradise and an advocate of the Special Olympics and golf.  All in all, the tournament was a great success and we were happy to be a part of it!  Even happier that we ended up winning the first ever Bunkers Paradise Charity Golf Tournament!

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Rey Ybarra’s Conversations with Shark Tank Winners Book Launch

Rey Ybarra, (Episode 31) invited me out to the Conversations with Shark Tank Winners book launch in the Northern Trust Bank in downtown Los Angeles on September 17, 2013. The event was attended by many people who had appeared on Shark Tank, including, Jennie Nigrosh from the Green Garmento, Jim Tselikis from Cousins Maine Lobster, Brandon Marz from Marz Sprays, Aly Lessor from Cozy Bug, T.J. Hale, the host of the Shark Tank Podcast, and many other successful entrepreneurs and business owners.

Rey Ybarra Conversations with Shark Tank Winners Book Launch Zeb Welborn

Rey Ybarra and Zeb Welborn

The event was a blast, as we got to mingle with some of the Shark Tank entrepreneurs and we even had a panel discussion with several of the business owners themselves where they shared how they got on the show, the impact the show has had on their businesses and how excited they were to be in Rey’s new multimedia book.

Rey appeared in Episode 31 of the Defining Success Podcast where he shared with our listeners the stories of failure and success that the entrepreneurs who appeared on Shark Tank have faced.  Because we got along so well and Rey valued my opinion, he asked me to review his book before the launch.  You can see my book review of Conversations with Shark Tank Winners here – http://www.sharktankeffect.com/book-reviews.

I feel very fortunate to have met Rey Ybarra and those who have appeared on the show Shark Tank.  Rey’s book has a lot of very interesting insights about the guest who have appeared on the hit ABC Reality TV Show Shark Tank and I’d definitely recommend Conversations with Shark Tank Winners to any entrepreneur looking to build a successful business.

Thank you Rey for including me and giving me the opportunity to interview you, to invite me to your book launch and for all the kind words and exposure you’ve given to the Defining Success Podcast.  Great job!

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New Client! Greenskeeper.org Facebook Page

We’re very excited to announce that we were recently hired by Greenskeeper.org to help manage the Greenskeeper.org Facebook page.

John Hakim from Greenskeeper.org on the Defining Success Podcast with Zeb Welborn Know Before You Go

Greenskeeper.org

After appearing as a guest on the Defining Success Podcast, Johnny and I have become great friends and are even working on a book together on how golf courses can use the Internet to reach more golfers and encourage more golfers to play at their golf course more often.

Johnny is the owner of Greenskeeper.org, a website made for golfers with an almost unlimited amount of features that golfers can use to enhance their enjoyment of the game.  Golfers can post scores, review golf courses, learn of golf course conditions and interact with others in the Greenskeeper.org community.

The members who use the site regularly refer to themselves as GKers and even have regular golf outings where GKers can interact, get to know each other and play some golf.  As a lover of golf and promoter of the game, I am extremely excited to be working with Johnny to help more people interact in the GK community, reach more golfers and give golfers a better experience when they do decide to get out and play.

Johnny Hakim | How to Make Your Customers Become a Part of Your Business | Greenskeeper.org

Johnny Hakim

Many of you may remember Johnny Hakim as our guest in the 35th episode of the Defining Success Podcast.  His episode was titled, Episode 35: Making Your Customers a Part of Your Business | Johnny Hakim from Greenskeeper.org where he talked about how he’s been able to build a community around Greenskeeper.org and get more members active and involved in the GK Community.

We’re really excited to be managing the Greenskeeper.org Facebook page and encourage all of you to visit the page, like it, and interact with other GKers.

If you have any questions about how we can help you reach more customers, encourage customers to buy more and build a strong online presence for your business, please visit Welborn Media or contact me by email – Zeb@WelbornMedia.com

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Eighty Bugs Song Universal in Microsoft’s New International Marketing Campaign

An update from former guest on the Defining Success Podcast, Eighty Bug.  Eighty Bugs song Universal recently got picked up by Microsoft for their new, international marketing campaign.

For those of you that need a refresher on Eighty Bug, she appeared in Episode 38 of the Defining Success Podcast in the episode titled – “Episode 38: Having Multiple Passions is Okay! | Eighty Bug from 80bug.com.

Eighty Bugs song Universal in Microsofts new international marketing campaign

Eighty Bug

Eighty was also gracious enough to take the time to create the intro music for the Defining Success Podcast which we are extremely grateful for.  She is very passionate and was willing to put that together for us free of charge, just because that’s the type of person she is.

The 30 second spot is for Microsoft’s campaign for a new generation of PC.  In the video, they are promoting some of the latest Windows 8 ultrabooks, convertibles and all in ones.

Watch the video here:  A New Generation of PCs

In two weeks, the YouTube video has already received more than 40,000 views and increasing drastically every day.

Let us know what you think of the commercial and Eighty Bugs song Universal by commenting below.  Thank you everyone and I hope you have a great day!

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Greenskeeper.org Golf Tournament at Malibu Golf Club

Johnny GK, aka Johnny Hakim, the owner of Greenskeeper.org invited me to play in a Greenskeeper.org Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 27 at Malibu Golf Club.  He paired me up with former Defining Success Podcast guest, Jay Miller and a new friend of his, Alexandra O’Laughlin.

Zeb Welborn, Jay Miller, Alexandra O'Laughlin and Johnny Hakim at a Greenskeeper.org Golf Tournament at Malibu Golf Club

Greenskeeper.org Golf Tournament

You may remember Johnny Hakim and Jay Miller as previous guests on the Defining Success Podcast.  Johnny Hakim is the owner of Greenskeeper.org and if you’re a golfer, I strongly encourage you to check them out.

Greenskeeper.org provides a variety of services including: golf course information, score/index tracking, maintenance and aeration alerts, schedules golf outings and gives golfers an opportunity to socialize and connect with one another online.

Jay Miller is the Director of Business Development for Golf Card International and he and I just finalized plans to offer a free 3-month trial membership to Golf Card International for anyone who is associated with 19th Hole Media.  If you’re interested in getting your FREE golf card, please go here – http://19thholemedia.com/special-offer-free-membership-to-golf-card-international-sign-up-for-the-19th-hole/

Alexandra O’Laughlin is a collegiate level golfer and successful model.  She plans on working in the golf industry for years to come, perhaps working for the Golf Channel or reporting on golf for television.

Almost a Double Eagle, Albatross at a Greenskeeper.org Golf Tournament

Almost a Double Eagle

We had a great time at the tournament and it was a great success.  I even almost had a double eagle with the ball lending centimeters from the hole, leaving me with a three foot putt for eagle which I made.  It’s always a great time to get in a round of golf with successful people, especially three golfers whom I admire and get along with really well.

After being a guest on the Defining Success Podcast, Johnny Hakim and I have decided to write a book for golf course owners, and general managers on how to use social media to reach more golfers and encourage golfers to play golf more often.  We have been working feverishly and hope to be done with the book within the next couple of months.

Stay tuned for more exciting news from Greenskeeper.org and Welborn Media in our next Defining Success Podcast newsletter!

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New Theme Song – SUCCESS by Eighty Bug

Zebs Theme (success)

Our guest Eighty Bug is overflowing with creativity. She saw the opportunity to craft a custom theme song for us and we can not express how much we love the new sound. We love that she takes her talents and passions and when she sees an opportunity to help someone with those skills she just does it. Thank you so much Eighty!

Eighty Bug 80Bug Defining Success Podcast Zeb Welborn Universal Microsoft Multiple Passiona

Eighty Bug

We can’t tell you how cool it was when Eighty offered to create our NEW theme song and even cooler when we got to hear the finished product.  We absolutely love the NEW theme song and would love to hear your thoughts on it as well.  Definitely check out Eighty’s music in iTunes and be sure to check out her website – http://www.80bug.com/.

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Former Guests David Kramer and Jay Miller at Los Serranos Country Club

It’s rare that two guests from the Defining Success Podcast and I are able to get together, but last week, David Kramer and Jay Miller met me at Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills, CA.

David Kramer, Zeb Welborn and Jay Miller at Los Serranos Country Club in Chino Hills, CA

David Kramer, Zeb Welborn and Jay Miller

Jay Miller is the Director of Business Development at Golf Card International and he met me early in the morning at Los Serranos Country Club so we could get in a round of golf. 

Jay and I were the first ones out in the morning and sped around the golf course playing a round of 18 holes in a little over three hours.  The round seemed to fly be even quicker as I got to hear some amazing golf stories from Jay about his experience working and playing with some of the top golfers in the world.  Jay is absolutely one of the most interesting people I’ve ever had the opportunity to play a round of golf with.

Jay bogeyed the last hole to shoot a one over par and I played one of the best rounds I’ve played in a long time, shooting a three over par 75, at least that’s what Jay told me.  I was so invested in hearing Jay’s stories that I really had no idea what I shot.  But, I knew I was playing well.

David Kramer and Jay Miller met me after our round for lunch.  David Kramer is the Senior Vice President at Los Serranos Country Club and was one of our very first guests on the Defining Success Podcast.  He’s very passionate about golf and helping others and when he and Jay got together, it was great to see them share such memorable stories about golf and life.

David Kramer and Jay Miller have known each other for a long time as lovers of golf and have worked with each other on numerous golf-related activities in the California Golf Course Owners Association, of which, Los Serranos Country Club was named the 2012 Golf Course of the Year.

Because he enjoyed being on the podcast so much, Jay Miller recently gave me free golf cards from Golf Card International to give out to listeners of the Defining Success Podcast.  If you would like a free 3-Month Membership to Golf Card International, please visit the 19th Hole Media Website found here – http://19thholemedia.com/special-offer-free-membership-to-golf-card-international-sign-up-for-the-19th-hole/

These are definitely two of my favorite people and it was a blast getting together with both of them.  I hope we can all get together a bit more often.  Thanks David and Jay for taking me under your wing and helping me navigate the world.  I owe you both so much already.  Thanks for everything!

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FREE 3-Month Membership to Golf Card International

Earlier this year we had Jay Miller from Golf Card International on the Defining Success Podcast.  Jay had such a great experience on the podcast and has had such success with his discount golf cards that he and Golf Card International have decided to offer listeners of the Defining Success Podcast a FREE 3-Month Membership to Golf Card International.

With Golf Card International you will receive discounted tee times at nearly 3,000 golf courses in the United States and Canada, including free green fees at over 600 courses and 2 for 1 at many courses.

You can also receive car rental discounts from Alamo and National Car Rental, 10-20% discounts on golf equipment at apparel at participating proshops, access to the members only area of golfcard.com including Handicap Tracking, Tee Time Reservation history, and Trip Routing, Hole-in-One recognition, the opportunity to meet fellow golfers, toll-free access to the member service team, admission to their eNewsletter, special savings on golf packages, and a personalized membership card.

For an additional fee, you can receive a year subscription to Golf Digest and a USGA approved handicap index card.

To receive your FREE 3-Month Membership to Golf Card International visit www.golfcard.com, select the join option and enter the Promo Code:  ZEBGOLF or click on the banner ad below.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this offer, I strongly encourage you to sign up for the 19th Hole Media newsletter to receive monthly, golf-related updates from 19th Hole Media and Golf Card International – http://eepurl.com/CugiD

Zeb Welborn Golf, Defining Success Podcast Golf and 19th Hole Media Golf are offering you a free 3-month membership to Golf Card International

Free 3-Month Membership to Golf Card International

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New Book Update: Teen Mom Confidential | Ashley Majeski

Teen Mom Confidential

Teen Mom Confidential

In our 5th episode of the Defining Success Podcast, titled Having a Business Mind, Ashley shared that she was working on a big project, but she couldn’t unveil the details. The exciting project she was working on was a new book titled, Teen Mom Confidential.

Ashley Majeski, the founder and editor of TheAshleysRealityRoundup.com, teamed up with Sean Daly, an L.A.-based journalist who has conducted over 2,000 celebrity interviews and contributed stories to People, Us Weekly and In Touch, to put this project together.

The book has been given a lot of great recommendations from Starcasm.com, TheStir.com, TeenMomNews.com and LAFamily.com which you can find on the Teen Mom Confidential website.

Learn about Amber Portwood, Jenelle Evans, Kailyn Lowry, Maci Bookout, Farrah Abraham, Catelynn Lowell, Chelsea Houska, Leah Messer and the rest of MTV’s famous young teen moms.

Teen Mom has been in the news a lot recently, especially Teen Mom Farrah Abraham for a recent pornographic film she shot.  With the publicity surrounding the Teen Mom series on MTV, Ashley’s new book was released at just the right time.

Ashley has learned to take her passion for Reality TV and turn it into an income stream for herself. If you’ve ever thought of writing and making money from an online blog Episode 5 of the Defining Success Podcast is a must.

You can listen to Ashley’s episode on how to have a business mind when starting your blog or you can by her book, which is on sale now for just $12.99 – Teen Mom Confidential: Secrets & Scandals from MTV’s Most Controversial Shows.

If you’re a fan of Teen Mom or 16 and Pregnant, buy Ashley’s book . . . It’s a great read and I know you’ll like it.

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