Ep. 115 Get Social With Your Business - Tech Interview with Lee Lonitz by Sonya Paz
I am pleased to have Social Media Mentor and Strategist Lee Lonitz back on the show today, this is Lee's second time on the podcast, we spoke to Lee back in September 2016. Will all of the changes with Social Media, Facebook, Instagram etc, we are discussing what is the best way to keep up with social media, how to post to facebook and Instagram, what to post, types of posts and more. Lee has services that...
Ep. 114 Holiday Bustle Remedies and Reflection to Overcome Stress and Chaos
With the holidays approaching rapidly, you need to get prepared and remain calm at the same time! Here are my top 3 podcast shows to get you on the right track so you don't completely freak out! Staying organized and being productive is essential
Episode 018 - How to not suffer from burnout and overwhelm
Episode 041 - Overwhelm Solutions for a Bustling (and Profitable) Holiday Season
Ep. 113 Unwrapping your Retail Business! Interview with Sue Monhait by Sonya Paz
I am pleased to have Sue Monhait of the Ribbon Print Company and the podcast "Gift Biz Unwrapped" with me on the Rockstar Mentor Podcast show today!
We learn so much from Sue, and her journey from a corporate gig to savvy retail gift basket business to building her Ribbon Printing Company and how she teaches and inspires others from her podcast and membership site!
I really enjoyed this interview with Sue and...
Ep. 112 Expanding Your Artful Offerings - Creating Products of your Artwork
If you are looking to expand your artful offerings into a viable and amazing product line, this episode give you a little insight of how this can be achieved, I have developed an amazing colorful and useful artistic product line that had brought color and excitement to thousands of art loving collectors and fans trough my brand at SonyaPaz.com. You can do this too. Listen up for todays episode to take the baby steps...
Ep. 111 When History meets technology meets innovation meets inspiration!
Some old fashioned marketing and promotion is not a bad thing!
For those of you that know me well, will know that I just love history, I love hearing about the age of innovation and anything that is architecture or Mid Century Modern related. I recently heard a great story on 99% Invisible Podcast about Sears, you know, the mega department store that became the "everything store" back in the day. For many of my...
Ep. 110 Storytelling, Spiels and Pitches for your business - a great recap of these topics and Ice Breaking Questions.
A great recap of these topics and more.
Today's episode is a recap of three episodes that I love where I discuss necessary components of what you need in your suitcase of knowledge to be ready for your interaction of being an entrepreneur. Plus an insight of a question you can ask others to break the ices of conversation, listen up!
Referencing these awesome...
Ep. 109 Art Murals and Teaching, Interview with Francisco Franco by Host Sonya Paz
When art is bigger than life itself!
Today's episode is an colorful and insightful interview with Francisco Franco of Francisco Franco Studios, we discuss his journey as an artist, his formal education, witnessing 911 firsthand and how art has helped shape him to the amazing artist he is today through murals, commissions, gallery exhibits and more!
To learn more about Francisco, visit him...
Ep. 108 The Superhero vs. The Imposter Syndrome Villain
The Superhero vs. The Imposter Syndrome.
“With great power, comes great responsibility.” – Spiderman
“Life doesn't give us purpose. We give life purpose.” – The Flash
“You’re much stronger than you think you are. Trust me.” – Spiderman
Do any of these quotes sound familiar? Well they should, and you will have your own quote for success too!
You are your best Superhero, you can achieve super powers with fending off the forces of...
Ep. 107: Preparing for art shows and festivals on one of the largest 3 day sales weekend ever!
Three days to rock it your art business and be on your best game!
The labor day weekend is the largest artistic festival sales weekend for artists and many artists prepare the entire year to this weekend of sales and awesomeness! This episode focuses on many areas to keep you organized and on top of your game.
There are a few past episodes to reference:
Episode 005, 024, 066 and 090.
Ep. 106: Communication in your business is critical, listen to the way you speak.
Face to face or voice to voice communication is key....The way you engage with customers and how they hear you may be two different things, listen to today's podcast to get a reality check on how you may be attracting or detouring your customers. Ban the LIKE!!!!
Public speaking opportunities are a great way to tell others about your business, be the expert in your area of expertise. Fine tune your spiel...
Ep. 105: The procrastination bug.... it's a killer and time is wasting away and... it's not your friend.
What are you waiting for...? Procrastination can completely inhibit your goals and objectives! Listen up to this weeks episode, #105 to get the kick you need to overcome the bug and get your goals on the right path! Let's do this!
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Ep. 104: Competition, Collaboration and Character, no trophies please
Let me ask you, if you drank a weak cup of coffee that appeared less than stellar how would you feel? Would you give it a participation trophy and call it a day? Would you return it and know that there was potential there... somewhere? I know there is no loss for this cup of coffee and it can be better. Stronger, Bolder, Great,
This weeks show I am focusing on "Competition, Collaboration and Character, with no trophies...
Ep 103: Interview with Anne Leuck and Sonya Paz
Capture the magic moments in your art and how personal experiences shape your creativity
This creatively fun interview with Anne Leuck of Chicago, Illinois is on the show today! Anne's journey as an artist and how her personal experiences have shaped the new body of work she is creating.
I have known Anne Since 2000 and we connected because our love for colors and a passion for pets and fundraising are much alike! Listen up as we discuss her...
Ep. 102 Wholesaling Your Art to Retailers ... Because Direct Selling is Sexy!
To consign or not to consign, that is the question (and we have answers)!
Are you at the point where you are ready to sell to a retailer? Do you sell direct to retailers with a wholesale program or do you sell consignment where you get a percentage. Listen up, this question came to me by my artist friend Mary Medrano, she asked some amazing questions with wanting to know "what would Sonya do?"
It's always a...
Ep. 101 - YouTube Star Rob Appell of Man Sewing Interview Today with Sonya Paz
I am celebrating my birthday today with a special episode with Rob Appell.
Rob is an amazing YouTube sewing star with over 131K subscribers and 220+ videos of all types of sewing magic, on how to make a canvas bag, aprons, quilting tips and techniques, appliques sewing, modern quilting, sewing machine maintenance, hemming jeans and so much more!
I discovered Rob's YouTube channel last year while searching for...
Ep. 100 - We are Celebrating 100 Episode of the Rockstar mentor Podcast.
I am reflecting on some of my favorite episodes of the past two years.... and 100 episodes! I also want to give thanks to many of the artists and creatives that I have had on the show!
Many thanks to Jason Michael, The Real Brian, Lee Lonitz, Mike Chambers, Randal Wark, Kwame Christian, Natasha Wescoat, Annette Kelley, Ed Heck, Marc Mahwinney, Marty Hiser, Joy Munshower, Dana and Troy Mounier, and Kim Niles!
Ep. 099 I am pleased to announce my new Online Course to teach you how to sell your art and make more sales in a concise format on Skillshare is published and is live and online! We are also remembering Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain.
I am please to announce that my new online course "The Creative Guide to Selling Your Art, Confidently" is published and ready for you.
Learn something new! Get out of your comfort zone.... don't let your fear of learning new things intimidate you. Go for...
Ep. 098 Challenging yourself to explore new and exciting things.
When you take risks and get out of your comfort zone, amazing things happen! Unleashing undiscovered talents is the beginning to expanding your knowledge.
I am thrilled to announce that Rockstar Mentor is two years old! We have reached the two year mark and have recored 98 episodes to this point! Yeah!!!
As much as I love my acrylic painting "roots" I have expanded my knowledge for other styles and mediums of art. My...
Ep. 097 Hats off to learning, Royal Wedding Inspiration and Online Courses
You can never stop learning and changing up your routine is not a bad thing!
I was truly inspired by the hat in the Royal Wedding this past weekend, makes me want to wear one every day! This episode discusses how you can change up your creative routine with keeping the style and integrity of your current art, craft or business.
I am reaching the date for the release of my new online courses, there is so much to...
Ep. 096 Brand Mistakes That Will Cost You The Sale... Are you trying to hard to brand yourself the wrong way?
Branding is an essential component in your business, whether you are a creative biz selling in personal or online, if you are promoting your product, retail, personal products etc., building you brand is number one. Market yourself wisely and be the Rockstar with your art biz.
Sometimes we think that we are doing the right thing by over compensating our brand. Listen up, this...