Social Media Business Hour with Nile Nickel

Social Media Brand Strategist, Business Consultant , and Speaker, Karen Yankovich is the CEO of Dimar e Group, LLC. Having “been there and done that” i n the arena of losing (and then re-finding) a focu sed approach to business and life, Karen now offer s coaching and consulting for entrepreneurs. Her u nique specialty blends her “get it done” attitude with a passion for soulful living in her personal services and online workshops.

Social Med ia and LinkedIn Evangelist, Karen guides entrepren eurs to creating wealth by combining smart busines s practices with simple proven systems that develo p and maintain strong customer relationships. She offers results oriented and expert Conversational Marketing strategies that position her clients to bring in instant results. Karen’s background inclu des over twenty years in the fields of information technology, marketing, and customer relationships , making social media her ideal niche.

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Kathleen Gage is the “no-nonsense, common sense” online marketing strategist, speaker, author, product creation specialist, and owner of Power Up For Profits.


She helps entrepreneurs make money online. Her clients are driven by making a difference through their own unique voice

As an early adopter of online marketing, Kathleen is considered to be one of the nation’s most passionate speakers.


She is known for cutting through the fluff and helping people leave their sob stories behind so they can stop focusing on the past and start looking towards the future. (This isn’t by accident)


She speaks and teaches about what she believes are the core elements of a successful life: accountability, integrity, honesty, and living with passion and hope. 

Although Kathleen is recognized as a top leader in her field, this wasn’t always the case.         - - -  Now’s please listen,  Business life isn’t always easy - - -  But let’s talk about stacking the deck against yourself - - - Kathleen has that story as well


You see, Kathleen made choices in her teens and early twenties that took her from a comfortable middle-class upbringing to a life of homelessness and being unemployable. 

But that condition didn’t stop her or define her.

Kathleen Gage rose above seemingly insurmountable odds to become an award winning business owner, bestselling author, Internet sales and marketing trainer, and award winning keynote speaker. 

With more than thirty years of experience in sales, marketing, management, public relations, and promotions, Kathleen has consulted with and trained organizations such as the U.S. Marine Corps, Novus Corporation, and AT&T. She has acted in leadership and advisory capacities for many organizations, including being past president of the National Speakers Association Utah Chapter, past vice-chair and marketing chair for the Central Region Council for the Department of Workforce Services of Utah, and a member of the legislative council for the American Cancer Society of Utah.

Kathleen has written dozens of information products and books, has hundreds of interviews to her credit, and is a highly skilled, inspirational keynote speaker.


Her mission is to help people understand that their business is merely a means to get their message out to the world.



She teaches that it’s not just about what you do, but the reasons behind why you do it.

Kathleen’s most recently published book is, Power Up for Profits! The Smart Woman’s Guide to Online Marketing.

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Jason M. Silverman, Martial Arts Master Instructor, Information Marketer, Marketing Expert & Coach, Sought-After Speaker, CEO of Powerful Words Character Development and Co-Founder of Dance Sites Done Right / All Star Cheer Sites, is known for his no-b.s. yet supportive approach to helping entrepreneurs and their businesses to thrive.

His “Out of the Box, Powerful” Marketing and Business Systemization Strategies have proven successful for the growth of not only the Powerful Words Character Development System (now being implemented in over 500 schools in 10 different countries), but also in the successes his clients experience in their businesses.

Jason has been a featured expert at The Martial Arts SuperShow, The Dance Teacher Summit, ASGA Conference, USA Gymnastics National Congress, USA Gymnastics Regional Congress and the US Swim School Association’s International Convention.

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When Debra was a kid, her Dad programmed the first mainframe computer for The Salvation Army’s Western Territorial Division. In 1985 he gave Debra her first computer, a TRS-80 from Radio Shack with an 8-pin, dot matrix printer. In 1989 Debra was on Prodigy chatting with a friend who moved to Kentucky, on dial-up. She was desktop publishing by 1991 with the first version of Microsoft’s Publisher.

In 1990 she created The Business Resource, a local small business publication with a community of business owners who wrote articles for the paper. The members networked twice a month at business luncheons. Because of her desktop publishing skills, McGraw-Hill persuaded her to help them build their first New Media Division.
Debra worked for McGraw-Hill from 1994 to 2003. It was an exciting time on the Internet. McGraw-Hill was pioneering online learning tools. Eventually Debra was programming the websites that supported McGraw-Hill’s textbook division.

When they closed their Carlsbad office in 2003, Debra started a business helping other business owners use the Internet to market their businesses. In 2006, Debra started podcasting, North San Diego Business @Large (, where she interviews business owners in North San Diego County. Today she consults with business owners who want to work with WordPress, social media and podcasting.

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